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I noticed in a YouTube video that the 2018 GT Sport has red outlines on the start/stop button (and also the climate control panel), while the 2019 GT N-Line does not. For the start/stop button in particular I am wondering if the 2018 GT button can be purchased and fitted to the 2019 N line car and how easy it might be to remove/refit ?
 

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I noticed in a YouTube video that the 2018 GT Sport has red outlines on the start/stop button (and also the climate control panel), while the 2019 GT N-Line does not. For the start/stop button in particular I am wondering if the 2018 GT button can be purchased and fitted to the 2019 N line car and how easy it might be to remove/refit ?
I also want red outlines around the climate control system which was also previously on the'18 GT sport. At this point I'm trying to find some vinyl to apply over these areas to try to get the same color as around the vents which is more metallic orange than red to my eyes.
 

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I just made the mistake at looking through photos of the interior trim differences of the 2018 sport relative to the 2019 N-Line. We lost red trim around the start button, red trim around the temperature control system, and red seatbelts!

I've attached pictures I found of all three. Major bummer.
 

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I just made the mistake at looking through photos of the interior trim differences of the 2018 sport relative to the 2019 N-Line. We lost red trim around the start button, red trim around the temperature control system, and red seatbelts!

I've attached pictures I found of all three. Major bummer.


Red seatbelts are Canadian. My US '18 GT Sport has black seatbelts. Otherwise, yes the GTS has red vents front and rear, red around the HVAC and red around the start/stop button. The GTS also has matte finish around the steering wheel controls whereas the N-Line is gloss piano black, in addition to the N-line specific steering wheel, N-line DCT shifter, N-line seat embossing and carbon fiber embossing on the bolsters.

I thought it was odd that they dropped so much of the red accents from the N-line. I was hoping they would have added more to areas like the door trim. But, oh well...
 

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Yeah....I managed to test drive the 2018 GT Sport and 2019 N Line, I did notice the difference on the console/interior.
I had hoped that the ‘red’ accents would continue into the 2019 model but did not.
Ultimately, purchased the new N Line as I felt it drove better and could sacrifice some of the red interior.
I would still be interested to hear if anybody has found any after market vinyl or other to get some of the 2018 GT Sport color into the N Line.
 

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I was a little disappointed as well, but, it's part of the N-Line design aesthetic.


If you look at the N bumpers on the full-N cars, they are trimmed in red.
If you look at the N bumpers on the N-Line, they are trimmed in silver.


This extends to the cabin. So you get silver accents on the climate control and ignition button, but in return you get red stitching on the seats (and in Canada, red seatbelts and additional fender badges), etc.


At least the N-Line gets larger flappy paddles, too. They are easier and more comfortable to use than the nigh-vestigial size of the '18 Sport.
 

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I don't like the red as much so the N-line direction is better for me but I realize I'm in the minority here.

Has anyone researched getting I30 parts from overseas? I think the Euro ones do silver instead of red for the left and right air vents, I'd like to change it out if it isn't too cost prohibitive.

Does anyone know if the trim ring is separate or is the vent one assembly?
 

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I don't like the red as much so the N-line direction is better for me but I realize I'm in the minority here.

Has anyone researched getting I30 parts from overseas? I think the Euro ones do silver instead of red for the left and right air vents, I'd like to change it out if it isn't too cost prohibitive.

Does anyone know if the trim ring is separate or is the vent one assembly?
Couldn't you just use the vents from a non N-Line GT?

I don't know about the trim being separate. There's a video (or at least pictures on this forum) of a head unit swap and they show how the dash and vents are removed.
 

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I'll bet you could sell your red trimmed vents pretty quickly to someone in the UK, to put on their i30N.

I know I'd pay money to trade someone (a 2018 owner) my silver trimmed components for their red trimmed ones.

I also wonder if you could just wrap or paint them. $90x2 is pretty steep and that's assuming you aren't going to change the backseat vent, too.

Couldn't you just use the vents from a non N-Line GT?
I thought they were black but I looked at some photos and it appears they are silver! Looking at part number, you have to buy a whole vent unit so ~ $90 per side.
 

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Yeah, the price is a little steep for something I really don't see that often so paint or a wrap might be the best solution.
 

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I've never heard anywhere that you could fit the 2018 GT button in a 2019 N line car. I was also hoping that you could share the link to the video on youtube you were talking about, so I could have a better understanding of what you are talking about. From what I know, you can purchase red rings on eBay for the start-stop button, but I believe it would be better if you would buy the right buttons for the right model. Speaking about youtube, I always use youtube-mp3.me/fr/fr-2/ to download my favorite videos from youtube, because it is very easy to use it.
 
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