New Hyundai i20 launched at Rs 6.80 lakh
The new Hyundai i20 has just been launched in India with prices for the petrol versions starting at Rs 6.80 lakh and the diesel version starting at Rs 8.20 lakh
|New Hyundai i20 prices (ex-showroom, India)|
|1.2 NA petrol MT||1.2 NA petrol CVT||1.0T petrol iMT||1.0T petrol DCT||1.5 diesel MT|
|Magna||Rs 6.80 lakh||–||–||–||Rs 8.20 lakh|
|Sportz||Rs 7.60 lakh||Rs 8.60 lakh||Rs 8.80 lakh||–||Rs 9.00 lakh|
|Asta||Rs 8.70 lakh||Rs 9.70 lakh||Rs 9.90 lakh||Rs 10.67 lakh||–|
|Asta(O)||Rs 9.20 lakh||–||–||Rs 11.18 lakh||Rs 10.60 lakh|
New Hyundai i20 Engines
In terms of mechanicals, the third-gen Hyundai i20 is being offered with two petrol and one diesel engine options in India.
The petrol units in question will be a 1.2-litre, four-cylinder naturally aspirated petrol which is good for 83hp and 115Nm of torque. There is also a 1.0-litre, three-cylinder turbo-petrol engine that produces 120hp and 172Nm of torque.
In terms of gearbox options, the 1.2-litre engine will come with the option of both a 5-speed manual and a CVT automatic gearbox (which with 88hp gets 5hp more than the manual). While the 1.0-litre will come with a 7-speed DCT automatic gearbox (like in the Venue) and an iMT (clutch-less manual) gearbox.
The diesel engine in question is a 100hp, 1.5-litre, four-cylinder unit that is also present in the Venue. As of now, Hyundai only provides the engine with a 6-speed manual gearbox in the new i20.
The ARAI claimed mileage for the 1.2-litre petrol engine is 20.35kpl with the manual gearbox and 19.65kpl with the CVT auto box, while the 1.0-litre turbo petrol returns 20.25kpl with the DCT gearbox and 20kpl with the iMT. The 1.5-litre diesel manual has a claimed fuel efficiency figure of 25.2kpl.
New Hyundai i20 design
Coming to the styling of the all-new i20, it is much sportier and sharper than the Elite i20 it replaces. Hyundai has also made use of its ‘Sensuous Sportiness’ design language on the new i20. This has resulted in the new and wider ‘cascading grille’ design, new headlight and DRL design, as well as the new taillights with angular Z-shaped LED inserts.
The Korean carmaker will also offer the new i20 in six colour options including – Polar White, Typhoon Silver, Titan Grey, Fiery Red, Starry Night and Metallic Copper. Over and above this, the i20 is also available with two dual tone finishes – Polar White with Black Roof and Fiery Red with Black Roof.
New Hyundai i20 features
Hyundai has packed the new i20 to the brim with features. The top-spec Asta (O) trim gets a 10.25-inch touchscreen infotainment system with Android Auto, Apple CarPlay and Hyundai’s ‘BlueLink’ connected car features. This trim also gets a digital instrument cluster, a 7 speaker Bose sound system, sunroof, a wireless phone charger, ambient lighting and much more.
The new i20 also gets a number of safety features, including 6 airbags, ABS with EBD, electronic stability control, vehicle stability management and hill start assist, to name a few.
Hyundai is also offering the premium hatchback with up to 5 years warranty with its ‘Wonder’ warranty package, along with 3 years of roadside assistance (RSA), and a 3-year subscription to its BlueLink connected tech.
New Hyundai i20 rivals
Just like its predecessor, the new Hyundai i20 will compete in the premium hatchback segment in India. This means it will take on the likes of the Tata Altroz, Maruti Suzuki Baleno, Toyota Glanza, Volkswagen Polo and Honda Jazz.