All-new Hyundai i20 - Live Launch Video!

All-new Hyundai i20 - Live Launch Video!

by admin | November 06, 2020

Hyundai i20 Live Launch

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:

  • Magna

  • Sportz

  • Asta

  • Asta(o)

 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

  • Ambient lighting

  • Leather upholstery

  • 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 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.

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:      Hyundai i20

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    Mahindra and Mahindra Launched the new generation Thar SUV. The new Thar is based on an all new platform featuring lots of new features and new petrol engine option with automatic gearbox. With this new gen Thar, Mahindra have made it more road and user friendly. Here are all the details on the new Indian made lifestyle SUV.


        The new Mahindra Thar has grown in every dimension while maintaining the traditional Thar design. With a wider track and longer wheelbase, the Thar now resembles the Jeep Wrangler. The front grille and the bumpers are quite different in design though. The higher


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    spec LX variants also feature LED DRLs along with 18” alloy wheels. The lower spec AX variants get 16” Steel rims. The new Thar will be available either as a Hard top on the LX variants or with a fixed or convertible soft top on the AX variants. As standard all variants come with a tailgate mounted spare wheel with the LX variant getting a full size alloy wheel.


        The interior of the new gen Thar gets revolutionary changes when compared to the previous model. The design, layout and materials are vastly superior with more creature comfort and features.


    The new gen Thar will be available in two variant series; the Adventure focused AX series and the feature oriented LX series.

        The AX series variant offers the following standard features:

    • AC

    • Power steering

    • Power windows

    • Central locking

    • 16” Steel wheels

    • Reverse sensors

    • Steel foot steps

    • Mechanical Diff lock 4x4

    • Fixed soft top

    • 6 seats (side facing rear seats)

    However the AX series can also be had with an option pack including the following features:

    • Remote locking

    • Forward facing rear seats

    • ISOFIX child seat mounts

    • Height adjustable driver seat

    The comfort oriented LX series will include the following additional features:

    • 18” alloy wheels

    • Front fog lamps

    • LED DRLs

    • Electric ORVMs

    • Driver seat lumbar adjust

    • TFT instrument cluster

    • 7” touchscreen system

    • 4 roof mounted speakers

    • Android auto & Apple carplay

    • Adventure stats and Tyre direction assist

    • Electronic AC controls

    • Cruise control

    • 4 seats

    • Convertible or Hard top

    • Moulded foot steps

    • Brake locking differential

    All these features will make the new Thar more modern and comfortable for daily usage too.


           Safety features on the new Mahindra Thar BS6 include:

    • ABS with EBD

    • Dual airbags

    • ISOFIX child seat mounts (only on 4 seater)

    • Pretensioner seatbelts

    • Engine immobilizer

    • Hill hold assist

    • ESP with traction control

    • Tyre pressure monitoring system


           The new Thar will be offered with both Turbo petrol and Turbo diesel engines. The 2.2L MHawk turbo diesel engine produces 130PS Power and 300NM torque through either a 6 speed manual or a 6 speed Torque converter automatic gearbox (only on LX variants). Mahindra's new 2.0L MStallion turbo petrol engine will be debuting on the new Thar, producing Max Power of 150PS and torque of 320NM. The turbo petrol will be available with a 6 speed manual transmission only on the AX variants and with a 6 speed automatic transmission only on the LX variants.

    All Thar variants will be available with a standard manual Shift-on the fly 4X4 transfer gear box with diff locks.

    Price :

            The new Mahindra Thar launched pricing starts 9.8lakh ex-showroom.

    The All New THAR 4WD MT : 

    AX Std 6 Seat Soft Top Petrol : 9.8 Lakh

    AX 6 Seat Soft Top Petrol : 10.65Lakh

    AX 6 Seat Soft Top Diesel : 10.85 Lakh

    AX ( O) 4 Seat Convertible Top Petrol- 11.9 Lakh

    AX (O) 4 Seat Convertible Top Diesel - 12.10 Lakh

    AX (O) 4 Seat Hard Top Diesel - 12.20 Lakh

    LX - 4 Seat Hard Top Petrol- 12.49 Lakh

    LX - 4 Seat Convertible Top Diesel - 12.85 Lakh

    LX - 4 Seat Hard Top Diesel - 12.95 Lakh

    The All New THAR 4WD - AT: 

    LX - 4 Seat Convertible Top Petrol - 13.45 Lakh

    LX - 4 Seat Hard Top Petrol- 13.55 Lakh

    LX - 4 Seat Convertible Top Diesel - 13.65 Lakh

    LX - 4 Seat Hard Top Diesel - 13.75lakh

    The AX series price starts from ?9.8L to ?12.2L and 12.49L to 13.75L for the LX series. With all the additional features and power, we expect this new Thar to give a tough time to the urban oriented compact Crossovers too.

    From what is expected, the new 2020 Jazz receives updates on the exterior. A fresh look at the front and rear is something which is most likely while the overall profile remains similar. The version displayed at the 2020 Auto Expo displays updates like LED DRL’s, Projector headlamps, new dual tone alloy wheels, LED tail lamps.

    The new Jazz at the auto Expo also displays many changes to the interior. A new Dashboard, a two spoke steering wheel, new touch screen infotainment system, white highlights and an all new centre console, magic rear seats, cruise control, auto headlamps and auto wipers.


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    We aren’t sure if all the updates would land in India but we do expect the Indian version of the 2020 Jazz to come with some updates, if not all.

    The debuted version also comes with many safety features such as an electric parking brake, ABS, EBD, SENSING technology which is Honda’s collision mitigation braking using a wide angle camera in the front and eight sonar sensors.

    Engine options for the India bound Honda Jazz 2020 could remain the same- the 1.2 Litre i-VTEC that produces 90 PS of power, 110 NM of torque and the 1.5 Litre i-DTEC engine that produces 100 PS, 200 NN of torque would most probably be upgraded to meet BS6 emission norms. The petrol option currently comes with a 5 speed manual and CVT transmission while the diesel option comes mated to a 6 speed manual gearbox only. However, the new Jazz Diesel could receive CVT transmission from the Diesel Honda Amaze.

    When launched officially in India, the 2020 Honda Jazz will compete with Toyota Glanza, Suzuki Baleno, Hyundai i20, Tata Altroz. While it would feel more premium than the outgoing model, prices are expected to stay between Rs. 5.50 Lakhs and Rs. 9.50 Lakhs (ex- showroom).  


    Morris Garages India has silently been developing a facelift version of their best selling Hector 5 seat Crossover SUV and now this facelift version has started to arrive at showrooms a few weeks ahead of its expected launch. Here's a quick summary on what to expect on the updated Hector.

    The 2021 MG Hector gets cosmetic and feature upgrades to the exterior and interior.

    Exterior updates:

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    • New front grille with Chrome studs (similar to Mercedes Benz cars)

    • Glossy black strip connecting the tail lamps, replacing the red reflector.

    • 18” dual tone alloy


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    Apart from these updates, the 2021 Hector will look largely the same as the current model and will carry forward the same features including LED headlamps, DRLs and tail lamps, Roof rails, Panoramic sunroof and surround body cladding.

    Interior and feature updates:

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    • Dual tone, beige and black interior theme

    • Ventilated front seats

    • Wireless charging

    • Proximity auto door locks

    While the design layout and quality will remain exactly the same, the 2021 Hector will get a dual tone colour theme while also offering some new features to have an edge over the Seltos and Creta. It will also receive Proximity sensing auto door locks which can automatically lock or unlock the car by sensing the distance of the key fob, without the need to press the request button on the door handles.

    Other features including the large portrait-style touchscreen system, 100+ voice commands, ambient mood lighting, digital instrument cluster, powered seats, leather upholstery are expected to remain the same on the top spec variants.

    The Hector will continue to offer class leading 625L of boot space, while also offering smart powered tailgate.


    The current range of engine will be carried forward to the facelift Hector as well:

    • 1.5L turbo petrol non hybrid producing 145PS through 6 speed manual or DCT

    • 1.5L turbo petrol with 48V mild hybrid producing 145PS through 6 speed manual

    • 2.0L Fiat-sourced turbo diesel producing 170PS through a 6 speed manual.

    Launch and price:

    The new MG Hector facelift is expected to be launched officially before mid-January and the top spec Sharp Variant is expected to be priced around ?30,000 higher than the current Sharp trim level.

           Just as before, the new Hector will compete against the Tata Harrier, Jeep Compass. Hyundai Creta and Kia Seltos.

    Stay tuned for further updates.