Our detailed comparison between the Hyundai i20 N-Line and VW Polo GT TSI is shown below. These premium hatchbacks are part of our market’s hot-hatch segment. Polo GT TSI has dominated the segment, but the newly launched i20 N-Line takes a more modern approach to compete with the Polo’s dominance. See which one wins this comparison and which one you should go with in the next section.

Specifications of the Hyundai I20 N-Line vs. the Volkswagen Polo GT-TSI

An all-new 120 PS/172 Nm direct-injection turbo-petrol engine powers the N-Line. Either a 6-speed manual or a 7-speed DCT gearbox is available. Compared to the regular i20, the N-Line version has a few minor mechanical differences. For example, the steering setup has been improved and the suspension system has been updated, and the exhaust note has been tuned to inspire confidence even when driving at high speeds.

A 1.0-litre TSI turbo petrol engine produces 110 PS and 175 Nm of peak power and torque in the VW Polo. 6-speed manual or 6-speed torque converter automatic transmissions are available. In the past, the Polo’s ride and handling, as well as its steering feedback, were its strongest selling points. This is what the Polo is known for around the world.

I20 N-Line Vs Polo GT- Design And Styling Comparison

An array of athletic design enhancements elevates it to N-Line status on the i20. N-line badges adorn the front grille, which has been completely blacked out. On the bottom of the bumper, there is a bright red accent that is hard to miss. There are also red highlights on the side skirts, which look great with the 16-inch alloy wheels that come standard with this car. With twin-tip exhausts, Hyundai has given the i20 N-Line an exciting and loud exhaust note.

The GT also does a great job of blending in with the thousands of’s we see on Indian roads today. Carbon Steel, Sunset Red, Flash Red, and Candy White are the available colours.

The Hyundai i20 N-Line vs the VW Polo GT TSI: A comparison of the features

As far as premium hatchbacks are concerned, the Hyundai i20 is arguably the most feature-rich vehicle in its class. In addition to Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, the 10.25-inch touchscreen infotainment system includes Hyundai’s own Connected Car Tech with Bluelink App and wireless charging. In the middle console between the two seats, there is a purifier for the air. The Bose 7-Speaker Audio System with a Subwoofer is another segment first. Hyundai has included an electric sunroof in this premium hatchback because sunroofs are popular in India. Ambient lighting, automatic climate control, cruise control, rear AC vents, leatherette upholstery, a cooled glovebox, and keyless entry and go are other features of the vehicle.

As a 10-year-old car with some modern features like Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, steering mounted controls, Bluetooth connectivity, cruise control, VW has managed to keep up with the times. ABS, dual airbags, vehicle stability control system, and ISOFIX child seat mounts are all included, but the 360-degree camera, Hill-start Assist, and traction control aren’t available. Volkswagen has kept it’s Polo up-to-date, even though it isn’t a brand-new car. A few modern features like Wireless Charging and Digital Instrument Cluster are not available. There are no rear AC vents and no rear armrest with cup holders or phone holder.

Hyundai I20 N-Line vs Volkswagen Polo GT TSI – Interior Comparison

The Hyundai i20 N Line comes with a black interior with N logos on the steering wheel, shift knob, and seats. A 10.25-inch HD touchscreen infotainment system with navigation and Hyundai Bluelink connectivity is also included. There is also a TFT multi-information display with a digital instrument cluster. The vehicle has a cooled glove box, rear AC vents, wireless smartphone charging with cooling function, cruise control, leatherette seats, and other features.

An infotainment system with a touchscreen in the middle and climate control air conditioning are found inside the GT. Among the GT’s other features are an analogue instrument cluster with an integrated digital display (MID), cruise control, a cooled glovebox, cloth seats, and other comforts.

Hyundai I20 N-Line vs Volkswagen Polo GT TSI- Engine Comparison

The Hyundai i20 N Line is powered by a 1.0-litre three-cylinder turbo-petrol engine. The motor has 120 PS and 172 Nm torque output. I20 N Line comes standard with a 7-speed automatic DCT with paddle shifters. As an option, the vehicle is also available with a 6-speed clutch-free iMT transmission (intelligent Manual Transmission).

While the Volkswagen GT is powered by the Volkswagen Group’s own TSI engines. The GT is powered by a three-cylinder 1.0-litre TSI (Turbocharged Stratified Injection) petrol engine. A 110-horsepower engine with 175 pound-feet of torque powers the car. The GT TSI engine is paired with a 6-speed torque converter automatic transmission.

Price Comparison: Hyundai I20 N-Line vs Volkswagen Polo GT

The Volkswagen GT TSI starts at Rs 9.99 lakh ex-showroom. However, the top-of-the-line Hyundai i20 with the same engine starts at Rs 11.40 lakh. As of now, the Hyundai i20 N Line can be reserved at Hyundai Signature dealerships in India, as well as through the Click To Buy platform.

Verdict

In any case, both of these premium hatchbacks are incredibly popular and capable in their own right. With all the latest tech and convenience features, comforts, and stylish and premium things, the Hyundai i20 N-Line is a modern car. A lot has been done to improve the driving experience in order to justify the hot-hatch tag. However, we do not know how much it will cost. The i20 N-Line is expected to cost around Rs 12 lakh.

On the other hand, the VW Polo’s age is the only issue. There are, however, a lot more compromises to be made as a result. This includes a dated interior and features, a dated exterior design, and a slightly less powerful engine, to name a few things. But if you want to save money without sacrificing driving dynamics, you can still go for a Volkswagen Polo. The i20 N-Line, on the other hand, is a great choice if you’re on a budget and want the latest technology in your car.