Hyundai i20 Automatic brochure leaked; the premium hatchback will lock horn with Maruti Suzuki Baleno CVT, Honda Jazz CVT and the VW Polo GT TSI
Hyundai i20 is a popular upmarket hatchback in Indian market, and the South Korean auto major is gearing up to give the car a more premium touch with an automatic transmission. While the car is about to launch in a few days, the brochure of the model has been leaked already.
The Magna trim comes equipped with projector headlamps, alloy wheels at exterior. The interior comes sporting touchscreen infotainment system, automatic AC, while other features include rear parking camera, keyless entry. On the safety front the car comes with dual front airbags as standard, while the ABS and EBD are not available.
The automatic transmission will be available in the magna variant only, mated to a 1.4 litre petrol engine. The conventional four speed torque converter automatic transmission, paired with the 1.4 litre dual VTVT four cylinder engine will churn out 100 PS of peak power at 6,000 rpm and 132 Nm of peak torque at 4,000 rpm.
Apart from the 1.4 litre petrol, the i20 also comes in two different engine options – 1.2 litre petrol and 1.4 litre diesel. The smaller petrol engine comes mated to a five speed manual transmission generating 83 PS of peak power at 6,000 rpm and 114 Nm of peak torque at 4,000 rpm. While the diesel engine on the other hand is paired with a six speed manual transmission and kicks out 90 PS of peak power at 4,000 rpm and 219 Nm of peak torque between 1,500 rpm – 2,750 rpm.
The Hyundai i20 comes available in five different trims – Era, Magna, Sportz, Asta and Asta (O). Adding the automatic transmission to the top trim would increase the pricing much higher, as it gets increased excise duty of 24% from 12.5%. Therefore the car won’t be accessible to larger number of customers, and this is why Hyundai has introduced the transmission option to the Magna trim. Once launched, the car will take on the rivals like Honda Jazz CVT, Maruti Suzuki Baleno CVT and Volkswagen Polo GT TSI.