Hyundai i20 garners 30,000 bookings in 40 days
The third-gen Hyundai i20 has become another major sales hit for Hyundai Motor India. The premium hatchabck has received over 30,000 bookings since order books opened on October 28. Hyundai has delivered 10,000 units of the new i20 so far and shipped 20,000 wholesale units in this period. The i20 had crossed the 20,000 bookings milestone within 20 days of bookings opening.
Around 85 per cent of these bookings have been for higher variants of the i20, versions equipped with the Bose 7-speaker audio system, the 10.25-inch touchscreen, digital instrumentation, Bluelink connected-car tech, TPMS, wireless charger and 6 airbags being the most popular. The Fiery Red and Starry Night paint options have been the most popular, while 10 per cent of the orders have been for dual-tone paint options. The i20 comes with an extensive list of features. To know what you get for each variant of the i20 click here.
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.
The 2020 Hyundai i20 sits on a new platform that using a higher percentage of high-strength steel that has increased rigidity and dropped weight. It 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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