Kia Seltos is the only car in the C-SUV segment that comes close to being called a threat to the Hyundai Creta in India. The car, similar to the Creta, comes loaded with multiple features, which make it a strong choice for buyers. Also, the car looks every part bold, giving competition to Creta even in the design department. Although both the cars being sister companies have a lot of elements in common, however, there is one thing that the Kia gets over the Hyundai Creta, a special variant. Kia offers the Seltos in a GT Line avatar. Hyundai also has its N Line in foreign markets which is still to make its debut in India. We believe the Hyundai Creta N Line variant could be a direct answer to Kia’s GT Line. In this article, we will discuss the changes that we could see with the Hyundai Creta N Line variant. Let’s go.
Note: By this article, we do not intend to say that there is an N Line variant of the Creta coming for sure. This article is just about our way of looking at what Hyundai might bring if it ever decides to bring a Creta N Line variant.
The N Line variants from Hyundai are the true depiction of the brand’s performance focus N cars that come with powerful engines and track-ready dynamics. This is achieved through multiple exterior changes that give the car a really mean look. A new front grille with N-badging, muscular front & rear bumpers, sporty spoiler, sportier twin-tip exhausts, side skirts, red brake callipers and unique alloy wheels might be some of the additions. Other than this, Hyundai might give the car unique colours to easily differentiate the N Line variants.
On the inside, the Hyundai Creta N Line variant might get special stitching accents on the steering wheel, seating & upholstery and gear knob. Also, the steering wheel and the seats might come with the N badging to give the interior a unique look. Hyundai might also decide to add sportier seats to give the feel of a sports SUV. Rest other elements are not expected to receive any major changes. However, Hyundai might modify the touchscreen infotainment system on the Creta to make it fall in line with the N Line variant. Hyundai might offer additional data like G-Meter, acceleration force meter, braking force meter and few other additions like this.
Engine & Transmission
The N Line variant is mostly expected to come with the 1.4-litre turbo petrol engine that makes 138bhp and 242Nm of torque. This engine will come mated to the 7-speed DCT gearbox. We expect Hyundai to slightly re-tune the engine in order for it to make a bit more power. Also, the Creta will surely sound meaner with the sportier exhausts.
As far as the pricing is concerned, we expect Hyundai to price this variant Rs 1 lakh over the current top-of-the-line variant. If launched, the N Line variant would take the top spot in the Creta variant portfolio.
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