The new Hyundai i20 is all set to be launched in India on Thursday, November 5, 2020. Hyundai already revealed the international-spec, third-generation i20, earlier this year. The model for India will receive majority of the features and styling of the international model.
Hyundai has also officially begun accepting bookings for the new i20 at its dealerships and online retail platform, with the booking amount set for Rs 21,000.
New i20 will come with two petrol and one diesel engine options
Its styling will be much sharper and sportier than the outgoing model
It will rival the Tata Altroz, Maruti Suzuki Baleno, Toyota Glanza and Honda Jazz
New Hyundai i20 design
When compared to the current Elite i20 offered in India, the all-new i20 will come with much sharper, sportier and more angular overall styling. Making use of Hyundai’s ‘Sensuous Sportiness’ design language, the new i20 will also feature a new, wider ‘cascading grille’ design, new headlight and DRL design, along with new taillights with angular Z-shaped LED inserts.
The new i20 will be available in 6 colours – Polar White, Typhoon Silver, Titan Grey, Fiery Red, Starry Night, Metallic Copper. Additionally, it will also be offered in two dual tone finishes – Polar White with Black Roof and Fiery Red with Black Roof.
New Hyundai i20 engines
Under the hood, the all-new Hyundai i20 will come with two petrol and one diesel engines option in India. The petrol units in question will be a 1.2-litre naturally aspirated petrol for the lower trims, while the higher-trims will get a 120hp, 1.0-litre turbo-petrol engine.
The 1.2-litre engine will come with the option of both a 5-speed manual and Hyundai’s iVT automatic gearbox. While the 1.0-litre will come with a 7-speed DCT automatic gearbox (like in the Venue). Hyundai will also offer its new iMT (clutch-less manual) gearbox with the 1.0 turbo-petrol.
Coming to the diesel engine, it is expected to be the 100hp, 1.5-litre diesel unit (also present in the Venue and Creta in higher states of tune). The engine will likely come paired with a 6-speed manual gearbox.
New Hyundai i20 features
Hyundai plans to pack the new i20 with a large feature list, with the hatchback getting a large 10.25-inch touchscreen infotainment system with Android Auto, Apple CarPlay and Hyundai’s ‘BlueLink’ connected car features. In its higher trims, the new i20 is also expected to get a digital instrument cluster, wireless phone charger, ambient lighting and even ventilated front seats.
At launch, the new Hyundai i20 will be available in four trim-levels –Magna, Sportz, Asta and Asta (O).
New Hyundai i20 rivals
Being a premium hatchback, the new Hyundai i20 will compete with the likes of the Tata Altroz, Maruti Suzuki Baleno, Toyota Glanza and Honda Jazz once launched. In terms of pricing, we expect Hyundai to price the new i20 between Rs 5.5-9.5 lakh (ex-showroom).