Hyundai has launched the 3rd generation i20 in India, with prices starting at INR 6.80 lakh (US$ 9,152), ex-showroom, Pan India. Variant wise introductory ex-showroom prices are listed below; these prices are valid till 31st December 2020.
|1.2L N/A Petrol||5MT||INR 6,79,900||INR 7,59,900||INR 8,69,900||INR 9,19,900|
|CVT||–||INR 8,59,900||INR 9,69,900||–|
|1.0L Turbo Petrol||iMT||–||INR 8,79,900||INR 9,89,900||–|
|7DCT||–||–||INR 10,66,900||INR 11,17,900|
|1.5L Turbo Diesel||6MT||INR 8,19,900||INR 8,99,900||–||INR 10,59,900|
The 3rd generation i20 made its global debut earlier this year with an updated ‘Sensuous Sportiness’ design language.
Features for the Indian market depending on the trim includes LED projector headlights with integrated LED running lights; Z-shaped LED taillights, and 16-inch Diamond-cut alloy wheels.
There are 6 monotone exterior colors to choose from: Typhoon Silver, Titan Grey, Metallic Copper, Starry Night, Polar White and Fiery Red. Dual-tone options include Fiery Red with black roof and Polar White with black roof.
Depending on the variant, the cabin features man-made leather upholstery, height-adjustable driver seat, a digital driver display, a 10.25-inch touchscreen display, Apple CarPlay & Android Auto connectivity, wireless smartphone charging, 7-speaker Bose audio system, auto AC, and cruise control. The Asta (O) trim gets an electric sunroof.
Safety and assistance features include front fog lamps, airbags (front, side & curtain), ABS with EBD, ESC, Tyre Pressure Monitoring System, reverse parking sensors and a rearview camera. Download the brochure here.
Moving on to the business end of the story, there’s a wide range of powertrain options for the Indian market as we saw in the list above. The 1.2-litre 4-cylinder naturally-aspirated Kappa petrol engine develops 61 kW (83 hp) at 6,000 rpm and 115 Nm (85 lb-ft) of torque at 4,200 rpm, when paired with a 5-speed manual gearbox. When paired with a CVT (branded as IVT), the power jumps to 65 kW (88 hp).
There’s also a 1.0-litre 3-cylinder turbocharged petrol engine on offer, the same one that powers the Venue, Verna and Sonet. The output figures here are 88 kW (120 hp) at 6,000 rpm and 172 Nm (127 lb-ft) of torque between 1,500-4,000 rpm. This engine can be paired with either a 7-speed DCT or a clutch pedal-less iMT gearbox.
For those who want a diesel grunt, Hyundai will, of course, offer a 1.5-litre 4-cylinder turbocharged U2 motor that develops 74 kW (100 hp) at 4,000 rpm and 240 Nm (177 lb-ft) of torque between 1,500-2,750 rpm. The diesel engine is paired with a traditional 6-speed manual gearbox.
Read more about the global i20 model here. Check out the first-look video of the global i20 below.