Here’re some incredible facts about all-new Hyundai i20 that you need to know.
The new-gen Hyundai i20 saw daylight on 5th November 2020. The hatchback is credited to have carved out a new segment termed premium hatchback in India when it was first launched in 2008. Fast forward 2020, we have the third generation of the i20 with contemporary styling, chic interiors and a plethora of engine-gearbox combinations. With its introduction, it refreshes its rivalry with arch-rival Maruti Suzuki Baleno, Volkswagen Polo, Honda Jazz, Toyota Glanza and Tata Altroz.
Let’s delve into more details on the five key facts which you should know.
Multiple engine options
The second-gen model saw the discontinuation of the diesel engine before the commencement of the mandatory BS6 emission norms from April 1, 2020. The new i20 finally gets a diesel engine along with two petrol motors sourced from the Hyundai Venue SUV. It includes 1.2-litre petrol, a 1.0-litre turbo-petrol and a 1.5-litre diesel engine.
|Engines||1.2-litre||1.0-litre turbo||1.5-litre diesel|
|Power||83 PS||120 PS||100 PS|
|Transmission||5-speed manual / CVT||6-speed iMT (clutchless manual)/
Among the three, the 1.0-litre turbo turns out to be the most powerful of the lot. For that matter, the 120PS power makes it the most powerful vehicle in the premium hatchback space. For the uninitiated, the iMT transmission is essentially clutchless gear system which offers a manual gear stick without a clutch pedal.
The only downside to these options is you do not get a diesel-automatic option and don’t expect it to get one anytime soon.
Hyundai cars are known to offer an amazing list of features and the new i20 is not an exception. It gets several segment-first features such as tyre pressure monitoring system with the display on MID, wireless charger with cooling pad and Oxyboost air purifier with air quality indicator.
Among the segment-best features, it gets a front projector fog lamps, leather seat upholstery, digital cluster with digital MID, Bose premium 7-speaker system and a big 10.25-inch touchscreen infotainment unit with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay connectivity.
The all-new i20 gets electronic stability control (ESC) with vehicle stability management (VSM), 6 airbags, hill assist control, emergency stop signal, rear defogger with timer, auto headlamps, rear camera with dynamic guidelines and several others.
Yup, space. The all-new Hyundai i20 sees a marginal improvement in the cabin space with increased wheelbase and width. Although it was never a complaint factor, the new-gen model has made it better. The rear row occupants get enough legroom, knee room, shoulder room and headroom – even for a six-footer!
Despite the generous space, it still gets a decent boot space of 311-litres – 26-litres more than its predecessor. On the negative side, the 60:40 split option of the Elite i20 gets a miss in the latest avatar.
The all-new Hyundai i20 is offered with 6 monotone shades and 2 dual-tone colours. Black interior upholstery with contrasting red inserts is offered in Fiery red with black roof and Polar white with black roof.
The available monotone colours include Typhoon silver, Titan grey, Starry night, Polar white, Fiery red and the newly added Metallic copper. You get black interior with copper inserts with these shades.
The third-generation i20 isn’t the most aggressively priced car, in fact, it’s costlier than the Baleno and the Altroz. Below is the variant-wise pricing of the new i20.
|New i20 Variants||1.2-litre petrol||1.0-litre turbo-petrol||1.5-litre diesel|
|Magna||INR 6.79 lakh||–||INR 8.20 lakh|
|Sportz||INR 7.60 lakh (MT) |
INR 8.60 lakh (IVT)
|INR 8.80 lakh (iMT)||INR 9.00 lakh|
|Asta||INR 8.70 lakh (MT) |
INR 9.70 lakh (IVT)
|INR 9.90 lakh (iMT) |
INR 10.67 lakh (7DCT)
|Asta (O)||INR 9.20 lakh||INR 11.18 lakh (7DCT)||INR 10.60 lakh|