2021 Hyundai i20 - All you need to know

2021 Hyundai i20 - All you need to know

by admin | September 17, 2020

2021 All-New Hyundai i20 Bookings Open Unofficially!

Hyundai India will be launching the new i20 premium hatchback by the end of this year. The i20 has been one among their best selling products and still is one among the most feature loaded hatchbacks in its category. This here is a quick walkthrough on the highlights of the new generation Hyundai i20.


       The new Hyundai i20, sports a completely different design language. On the front fascia, it features a new and larger hexagonal cascading grille with a more swooping bonnet and angular headlamps. The headlamps will feature LED lighting on the top spec trims along with inverted L shaped DRLs. Projector fog lamps are also expected to be offered. The new i20 will be longer and wider than the current model. The sides have sharp, dynamic creases lending the car a more dynamic profile. The window line features Chrome detailing which flows from the A pillar to the top of the C pillar whereas the snazzy Z-shaped LED Tail lamps are connected by a red reflector bar. The new i20 will also receive unique looking 16” alloy wheels on the top spec variants.


       The new Hyundai i20's interior will feature a fresh and clean layout with a wraparound layered design. The interior is expected to sport a flowing cockpit theme while being loaded with features.

 Here's an extensive list of features on the new i20:

  • 10.25” touchscreen system

  • Blue link connectivity

  • Fully digital instrument cluster

  • Automatic climate control

  • Air purifier system

  • Ambient lighting

  • Leather upholstery

  • Ventilated seats

  • Split folding rear seats

  • Electric sunroof

  • Auto LED headlamps

  • Cruise control

The new i20 will also offer more safety features:

  • Pretensioner seatbelts

  • 6 airbags

  • ABS with EBD

  • ESP with traction control

  • Hill hold control

  • ISOFIX child seat mounts

  • Smart key access

  • Geofencing & tracking


       The new i20 is expected to be available with two petrol engine options and one diesel engine. The standard 1.2L 4 cyl Kappa petrol engine will produce 83PS Power through either a 5 Speed manual transmission or a CVT. The 1.0L 3 cyl turbo petrol powertrain is expected to be carried over from the Aura Turbo producing a maximum output of 100PS through either a 6 speed manual gearbox, or the new IMT or a 7 speed DCT. The 1.5L turbo diesel engine from the Venue is also expected to be on offer producing 100PS Power through a 6 speed manual transmission.

Launch & price:

       The all-new i20 is likely to be launched during the festive month of October this year and will go up against the new Tata Altroz, Maruti Suzuki Baleno, the new facelifted Honda Jazz and Toyota’s Glanza. Prices are expected to be around Rs20000 to Rs50000 higher than the current gen model which it will replace.

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