Hyundai India is launching the new i20 premium hatchback today on 5th November. The new generation premium hatchback is expected to be priced between ?6-10.5L ex showroom and will rival the new Tata Altroz, Honda Jazz, Maruti Suzuki Baleno and the Toyota Glanza.
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The new i20 will be available with 3 engine options, 4 trim levels and 5 transmission options.
Prior to its launch, the new premium hatchback has started to arrive at dealerships. There are few visible changes to the India spec i20 as compared to the European one. 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 DRLs. Lower variants will get Projector units. 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 chrome bar running across the width on the Asta(O) variant. The new i20 will also receive unique looking 16” alloy wheels on the top spec variants.
The new Hyundai i20's interior features a fresh and clean layout with a wraparound layered design. The interior sports a flowing cockpit theme while being loaded with features. There are 7 slats running across the width of the dashboard, connecting all four AC vents. All Variants will feature an all black theme with few silver accents.
The new i20 will be offered in four variants:
Here's an extensive list of features on the top spec Asta(O) variants of the new i20:
10.25” touchscreen system
Blue link connectivity
Fully digital instrument cluster
Automatic climate control
Air purifier system
Split folding rear seats
Auto LED headlamps
The new i20 will also offer more safety features:
ABS with EBD
ESP with traction control
Hill hold control
ISOFIX child seat mounts
Smart key access
Geofencing & tracking
The new i20 is will 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 Venue Turbo producing a maximum output of 120PS through either a 6 speed IMT gearbox 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.
The 1.2L petrol will be available on all Variants with only the Sportz and the Asta variant getting a CVT option.
The 1.0L turbo petrol will be available on the Sportz, Asta and Asta(O) Variants. However, a 6 speed iMT gearbox will be available on the Sportz and Asta whereas the 7 speed DCT will be available only on the Asta and Asta (O) Variants. This means the Sportz variant will get only an iMT and the Asta(O) gets only the DCT.
The 1.5L diesel will be available on the Magna, Sportz and the Asta(O) variants with only a manual gearbox.
Stay tuned for our detailed report and reviews.