2020 Hyundai i20 is offered in three engine choices and it comes with a host of exterior and interior changes compared to the outgoing model
Hyundai Motor India Limited (HMIL) introduced the Elite i20 back in 2014 and it has been a roaring success for the South Korean auto major. The premium hatch continued to dominate its segment for long until the arrival of Maruti Suzuki Baleno, which certainly eat into its volumes. Both the hatchbacks did well in upping the ante in the B2 segment and the Elite still performs well as 8,399 units were sold.
To address the needs of the evolving customers, the second-largest carmaker in the country has launched the third generation i20 today in the domestic market and is based on the Euro-spec i20 debuted earlier this year. Hyundai has thoroughly upgraded the i20 both on the inside as well as out alongside enhancing the equipment list with segment-first features.
The 2020 Hyundai i20 is offered in Magna, Sportz, Asta, and Asta (O) variants across 13 trim levels. Priced at Rs. 6.79 lakh for the mid-level variant, it goes all the way up to Rs. 11.17 lakh for the range-topping variant (all prices, ex-showroom). The i20 range has certainly been widened courtesy of three engine options: a 1.2-litre naturally-aspirated petrol, a 1.5-litre diesel and a 1.0-litre three-cylinder turbo petrol.
|2020 Hyundai i20 Dimensions||Units|
All three powertrains can also be found in Hyundai Venue and Kia Sonet. Retailed across all four trims, the 1.2-litre inline four-pot petrol motor generates 84 PS of maximum power and 114 Nm of peak torque, and is paired with a five-speed manual transmission as standard while a CVT automatic unit is available as an option. The 1.0-litre, turbo gasoline motor develops 120 PS and 172 Nm.
|1.2-litre petrol||84 PS/115 Nm/5 MT, CVT|
|1.5-litre diesel||100 PS/240 Nm/6 MT|
|1.0-litre turbo petrol||120 PS/172 Nm/ 6 iMT, 7DCT|
It is connected to the segment-first six-speed iMT (intelligent Manual Transmission) as standard while a seven-speed dual clutch auto is offered as an option. The former is present in Sportz and Asta trims, and the DCT in Asta and Asta (O) trims. The 1.5-litre, turbo inline diesel is good enough to kicks out 100 PS and 240 Nm of peak torque, and is linked to only a six-speed MT.
|1. 1.2 Magna Petrol||Rs. 6.79 Lakh|
|2. 1.2 Sportz Petrol||Rs. 7.59 Lakh|
|3. 1.2 Asta Petrol||Rs. 8.69 Lakh|
|4. 1.2 Asta (O) Petrol||Rs. 9.19 Lakh|
|5. 1.2 IVT Sportz Petrol||Rs. 8.59 Lakh|
|6. 1.2 IVT Asta||Rs. 9.69 Lakh|
|7. 1.0 Turbo iMT Sportz Petrol||Rs. 8.79 Lakh|
|8. 1.0 Turbo iMT Asta Petrol||Rs. 9.89 Lakh|
|9. 1.0 Turbo DCT Asta Petrol||Rs. 10.66 Lakh|
|10. 1.0 Turbo iMT Asta (O) Petrol||Rs. 11.17 Lakh|
|11. 1.5 6MT Magna Diesel||Rs. 8.19 Lakh|
|12. 1.5 6MT Sportz Diesel||Rs. 8.99 Lakh|
|13. 1.5 6MT Asta(O) Diesel||Rs. 10.59 Lakh|
On the outside, the new-gen Hyundai i20 gets a revised front fascia with a more prominent hexagonal front grille, sharper headlamps with integrated LED Daytime Running Lights, newly designed bumper with restyled air intake and sportier housing for the fog lamps. Other highlights are more aggressive cuts and creases, a set of new alloy wheels, redesigned LED tail lamps and bumper, etc.
The cabin has also been thoroughly updated with new dashboard and centre console, an all-digital instrument cluster, automatic climate control, sunroof, new multi-functional steering wheel with mounted controls, new seats and upholstery, use of more premium quality materials, a 10.25-inch touchscreen infotainment system with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto as well as BlueLink connectivity, etc.
The 1.0-litre turbo petrol iMT has claimed mileage of 20 kmpl while the DCT gets 20.28 kmpl, 1.2-litre five-speed MT with 21 kmpl, 1.2-litre CVT with 19.65 kmpl and 1.5-litre diesel six-speed MT with 25 kmpl. The new i20 comes with five years Wonder Warranty and three years RSA with three years Blue Link free service.