2020 Hyundai i20 launched in India, prices start from Rs 6.80 lakh
Hyundai Motor India has launched the third-generation Hyundai i20 in India. Prices for the i20 premium hatchback start from Rs 6.80 lakh for the base petrol variant and go up to Rs 10.60 for the top-end diesel-manual. Prices for the turbo-iMT variant start from Rs 8.80 lakh with the turbo-DCT priced from Rs 10.67 lakh. Prices for the diesel Hyundai i20 start from Rs 8.20 lakh. These prices are ex-showroom India and applicable up to December 31, 2020. Bookings for the new i20 have already opened online or at Hyundai dealerships for Rs 21,000.
2020 Hyundai i20 exteriors and dimensions
The Hyundai i20 sits on Hyundai's new K-platform and the hatchback is now 10mm longer than the earlier Elite i20 at 3,995mm, 41mm wider at 1,775mm while height remains unchanged at 1,505mm. Wheelbase has grown by 10mm to 2,580mm. Hyundai claims the new i20 is significantly more spacious than the car it replaces with an 88mm increase in legroom and 40mm more shoulder room. Boot space too has grown by 26 litres to 311 litres. While based on the same underpinnings as the international-spec car, Hyundai India has cut short the i20's length by 45mm to help it meet our sub-four-metre regulations.
The new Hyundai i20 follows Hyundai's Sensuous Sportiness design theme and has taken on a significantly more assertive look. This comes through with design elements like the widened, squat stance, the full-faced grille with the wide, swept-back headlamps and chiselled bonnet. Moving along there are some very sharply defined bodylines and the unique taillamps with their Z-motifs and their linked chrome element. Other touches are the upswept glass-house with a strong chrome bordering, the unique C-pillar treatment and gloss-black boot-lid highlight. Higher-spec cars get a gloss-black grille with angular detailing, LED projector headlamps with LED DRLs, projector fog-lamps, 16-inch diamond-cut alloy wheels, and contrasting front lip, side skirts and an ornamental rear diffuser. Despite having grown in size, the i20 only weighs about 1,100 kg on an average, with 66 per cent high-strength steel being used in its construction.
2020 Hyundai i20 interiors and dimensions
The interiors of the new i20 have been completely revamped as well. The flat, layered theme from newer Hyundais is seen here as well, with either an all-black with red highlighting or a dual-tone available as per the chosen variant. The i20 is unique here with its horizontally themed layout with a starked mid-riff running through the dash and integrating the AC vents. This theme is then followed in the lower-section with the wide AC controls and button arrangement. There is a floating panel to house the touchscreen and a digital instrument cluster. The new four-spoke steering wheel makes an appearance here too. Headlining features on top-spec cars are a sunroof, wireless charging with phone cooling, an air purifier, a 10.25-inch touchscreen infotainment with Android Auto/Apple Carplay and seven-speaker Bose audio. Safety features highlights on the new i20 are six-airbags, TPMS and hill-start assist. The newest iteration of Hyundai's Bluelink suite of connected-car features makes an appearance here as well. Four variants are on offer: Magna, Sportz, Asta and Asta (O) variants.
Hyundai i20 engines and fuel efficiency
The 2020 Hyundai i20 is powered by a set of familiar engines, already seen on cars like the Venue and facelifted Verna. At the base of the range is the 1.2-litre naturally-aspirated Kappa four-cylinder petrol which makes 83PS when paired with a five-speed manual and 88PS when paired with the CVT. Torque output is 114 Nm. The 1.0-litre three-cylinder T-GDi makes an appearance here too, in its highest 120PS and 172 Nm form. This pairs with either a seven-speed DCT or a six-speed iMT. There is no manual option but Hyundai claims a 0 to 100 kmph time of 9.9s with the turbo-iMT. The diesel engine option is the 1.5-litre four-cylinder U2 CRDi diesel. Seen here in its non-VGT 100PS and 240 Nm, this motor pairs only with a six-speed manual.
The turbo-petrol i20 has a mileage of 20.25 kmpl. The 1.2-litre petrol with the manual returns 20.35 kmpl with the manual and 19.65 kmpl with the CVT. The diesel manual has a fuel-efficiency figure of 25.2 kmpl. Helping here is the co-efficient of drag of 0.33.
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