The year is about to end. It seemed a long year for almost everyone but that’s not the case with the auto industry, at least not in India. Starting from Jan 2020, many cars from different manufacturers received a facelift and this kept on going during the lockdown period as well. Now the lockdown is almost over and the sale of four-wheelers is experiencing an all-time high. Be it, newcomers, like Kia and MG in the Indian market, people are showing interest in every new model of car which is offering a good quantity and quality of features. Trying to remain in the competition Hyundai has come with an all-new i20.
The third-gen i20 is now completely new both in terms of appearance and features. Hyundai also offering some of the new-in-segment features like an air purifier, cooled glove box Hill Assist Control and tyre pressure monitoring.
In India, the all-new Hyundai i20 comes with a price range of Rs 6.80 lakh to Rs 11.18 lakh. With this price range, Hyundai offers four trim levels, three engines, and five gearboxes to choose from. These options are a lot to confuse you.
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All-New Hyundai i20 – The Powerhouse and performance
The latest hatchback now comes with three engine options – 1.2 L Kappa petrol with dual VTVT, 1.0 L Turbo GDi Petrol, and 1.5 L U2 diesel. The 1.2 L Kappa engine has options of 5-speed MT and iVT while the 1.0 L Turbo petrol can be mated with 7 DCT and iMT. The 1.5 L diesel comes mated with only 5-speed Manual transmission.
These combinations of engine and transmission produce different power outputs which may confusion in selecting the right variant for your need. The 1.2 L Kappa when mated with MT produces 83 PS while with iVT its power increases to 88 PS. The 1.0 L Turbo petrol is the most powerful engine you can get with i20. It gives 120 PS with both DCT and iMT. The 1.5 L Diesel produces 100 PS when mated with 6-speed Manual Transmission.
The latest i20 now rivals other luxury hatchbacks particularly with Tata Altroz, Honda Jazz, Maruti Suzuki Baleno, Toyota Glanza, and the Volkswagen Polo in its third generation. With that being said, I also feel that it will get competition with compact SUVs of this price range especially Kia Sonet and Tata Nexon as well.
Highlights – The Attention Grabber
- New i20 gets segment-unique kit like leatherette upholstery and wireless charging
- Gets more safety kit than rivals like six airbags and a tyre pressure monitoring system
- New Hyundai i20 prices range from Rs 6.80 lakh to Rs 11.18 lakh
Comfort and Safety
As the newest Hyundai i20 in the category, this contrast contains the most specifications. The i20 has a 7-speaker Bose audio system with 10.25 inches touchscreen and also comes fitted with connected Hyundai car technology, BlueLink. Features exclusive to the i20 includes a full-digital instrument cluster and wireless charging. The Leatherette seat upholstery.
On the safety side, the Hyundai i20 gets two airbags as standard and four extra airbags are fitted to the i20 Asta (O). i20 is also the only hatchback to have an ESC, a hill assist control, a tyre pressure monitoring system with display in MID, and an ISFOX child’s seat anchorage.
The latest i20 remains an enticing bundle, which definitely draws many customers in the premium hatchback market, considering the then high price.
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