Motor India launched its all-new i20 hatchback in the price range of Rs 6.79 lakh
to Rs 11.18 lakh. The prices are introductory and are pan India that are valid
on deliveries till December 31, 2020. It competes against the likes of the
Maruti Suzuki Baleno, the Volkswagen Polo, the Tata Altroz and the Glanza from
Toyota Kirloskar, among others. The new
Hyundai i20 was launched by S S Kim, MD & CEO, Hyundai Motor India through
a web based telecast.
The all-new i20
1.2 l Kappa Petrol
Rs 6 79 900
Rs 7 59 900
Rs 8 69 900
Rs 9 19 900
Rs 8 59 900
Rs 9 69 900
1.0 l Turbo GDi Petrol
Rs 8 79 900
Rs 9 89 900
Rs 10 66 900
Rs 11 17 900
1.5 l U2 CRDi Diesel
Rs 8 19 900
Rs 8 99 900
Rs 10 59 900
new i20 is 10mm longer than the Elite i20 at 3995mm, is 41mm wider at 1775mm
and has a similar height at 1505mm. The wheelbase too has marginally increased
by 10mm at 2580mm.
two tone coloured car looks stunning with a very sporty element to its design.
In front you have the parametric jewel pattern grille, LED headlamps and LED
DRLs, besides projector fog headlamps. Sleek and sporty is what the front is
all about. The i20 branding on the LED head lamps and tail lamps gives the
impression of enhanced style.
i20 branding is also there on the side sill. The side profile is accentuated by
the fly back chrome belt line, and the large DLO area. DLO stands for Daylight
Opening which actually defines the window area. Along with the quarter glass,
it gives an impression of an airy cabin from both inside and outside. The car
also has a shark fin antenna.
new i20 comes with R16 diamond cut alloy wheels. As you move to the rear you
see the Z shaped LED tail lamps. The rear seems wider because of the tail lamp
integrated connecting chrome garnish.
cabin has an ambient light. The dashboard gets a very sleek design and the
horizontal design pattern gives the cabin a wide feel. The cushioned seats come
with leatherette upholstery.
of a slightly wider dimension, the new i20 gets 88mm more leg room at the rear
at 938mm which the company claims is the best in class. The shoulder room too
has increased by 40mm at 1390mm. Thus, 2nd row seating is a lot more
comfortable now. There is amble thigh support and leg room for the passengers
in the cabin. The boot capacity too has gone up by 26 litres at 311 litres.
few quick words on the technology related features. The digital cluster with
TFT multi information display or MID is the best in segment. Another best in
segment is the 10.24 inches touch screen infotainment with navigation. It gives
you smartphone connectivity, both Android Auto and Apple Carplay. You also get
multi device Bluetooth connectivity. Continuing with its best in segment
features it also has a Bose 7 speaker system. This includes 4 speakers, two
tweeters and one subwoofer, besides the amplifier.
car now has a wireless charger with a cooling pad. This feature is a first in
segment. And keeping in mind the prevailing pandemic conditions, the company is
providing an Oxyboost Air purifier with Air Quality Indicator or AQI. This is a
first for a car in India. For those who want to stick their head out literally,
you also have an electric sunroof.
all-new i20 will become the first hatchback in the country to offer BlueLink
connected features with 50 connected features including 1st in
segment Over The Air or OTA map updates, besides wake up/ voice command.
Engine and Transmission
new Hyundai i20 will come with three engine options. Like its several family
members, this i20 also gets the 1 litre turbo GDI engine that delivers 120ps.
It comes with an option of 7DCT and a 6 speed intelligent manual transmission
or iMT. Then there is the 1.2 litre Kappa petrol engine which again has a
choice of an IVT automatic transmission and a 5 speed Manual Transmission.
Power produced is around 83ps. For diesel lovers you get the 1.5 litre engine
with only an option of a 6 speed manual transmission.
for its safety features, this vehicle built on the light weight K-platform, has
a strong body structure comprising 66 per cent advanced high strength steel and
high strength steel. You get six air bags, a best in segment, vehicle stability
management or VSM, electronic stability control or ESC, Hill Assist Control
which is a first in segment and rear parking camera with dynamic guide lines
and rear sensor display.
OVERALL LENGTH (mm)
MAXIMUM POWER (HP/RPM)
MAXIMUM TORQUE (Nm/RPM)
Advanced 1.2 lKappa
81.86 / 6000
114.8 / 4200
86.80 / 6000
IVT (Intelligent Variable Transmission)
1.5 l U2 CRDi Diesel (BS6)
98.63 / 4 000
240.26/ 1500 –
1.0 l Kappa
Turbo GDi Petrol (BS6)
118.36 / 6 000
171.62 / 1500 –
7DCT (Dual Clutch Transmission)
iMT (Intelligent Manual Transmission)
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