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Hyundai i20

Rs. 4,85,409 to Rs. 7,88,090 (ex showroom delhi)

Hyundai i20 Review

Hyundai reveals the features of European Hyundai i20

 
August 12, 2014: Korean car maker along with launch of new Elite i20 has also disclosed the features of Hyundai i20, 2015 to be launched in European car market. The new Hyundai i20 is scheduled to be showcased during the upcoming Paris Motor 2014 to be held next month. The Hyundai i20, 2015 looks much similar to recently launched Elite i20 and carries most of the cues adorned in it.
 
 
 
 

Hyundai to discontinue i20 after launch of Elite i20

 
August 7, 2014: It is reported that Hyundai Motors India Limited will discontinue its hatchback i20 from Indian car market once its new hatchback Elite i20 is launched in Indian car market next week. The Hyundai Elite i20 going to debut in Indian car market on August 11, 2014 and is regarded as an advanced version of existing hatchback i20.

Hyundai Elite i20: an upgraded version of i20 hatchback

 
August 4, 2014: With an objective to make explore its reach to rural population and corporate sector Korean car maker Hyundai Motor India Limited is speculating to enhance its share in Indian car market.  The first step towards this objective would be the launch of Elite i20, which is considered as an advanced version of its existing hatchback i20.  Apart from this according to sources of company every year it will bring a new model to satisfy the needs of specific segment of buyers in Indian car market.

Hyundai i20 to be revamped as The Elite i20

 
August 1, 2014: Korean car maker Hyundai Motors has finally revealed the design of its upcoming hatchback The Elite i-20, which is modified version of its existing hatchback i20. The design of new Elite i20 was designed at Hyundai Motor’s Design Centre Europe in Rüsselsheim, Germany. The new version of Hyundai’s popular B-segment model features the brand’s ‘Fluidic Sculpture 2.0’ design philosophy, in a sophisticated and distinctive design.

Generation next Hyundai i20 spied un-covered for first time

 
July 30, 2014: It would be interested to know that spies have witnessed the generation next Hyundai i20 without any covers. The new i20 receives various contemporary cosmetic changes which includes enlarged head and tail lamps. The new i20 has been developed on new IB platform and continues the company’s fluidic design philosophy. 

HMIL to launch the new i20 on August 15, 2014

 
July 28, 2014: According to recent industry reports Korean car maker Hyundai Motors is going to launch the all new refreshed hatchback i20 in Indian car market on August 15, 2014. The new i20 will carry most of its cues from i20’s European version. It will be launched in both petrol and diesel variants and continue the same existing engine configuration in both the trims.

Next generation Hyundai i20 to launch ahead of festive season

 
July 1, 2014: The next generation Hyundai i20 has yet to make its appearance in Paris Motor Show 2014, spies have witnessed the hatchback going through test drive on various occasions. The hatchback is expected to be launch in Indian car market immediately after it’s unveiled at the Paris Motor Show 2014. It will be launched in both petrol and diesel variants. 
 

Hyundai i20 facelift landing in November 2014

 
May 27, 2014: South Korean car maker has boosted its preparation of launching the all new Hyundai i20 during Paris Motor Show after which it will be launched in Indian car market during the festive season taking place in month of November this year. The facelift i20 will however carry the same existing engine line up in both petrol and diesel variants but will boost various new features on outside and inside of the hatchback.

Generation next Hyundai i20 to be unveiled in Paris Motor Show 

 
February 17, 2014: The Korean car manufacture Hyundai Motors will unveil the generation next Hyundai i20 in the forthcoming Paris Motor Show 2014. Blessed with various unbeatable features the new i20 is expected to set a new  benchmark for cars in the segment. The company will however carry the same engine configurations as offered in the existing version of Hyundai i20.

Hyundai i20 Review by Expert

Hyundai i20 is premium hatchback that was launched in India in the year 2008 by the Korean automaker Hyundai Motors. The car has got various upgrades in terms of features and always likes to be in news with its stunning elements offered every time. The latest update it got was its re-launch as ‘Hyundai i-Gen i20’, which is called as the next generation i20. With accolades such as the ‘Viewer’s Choice of the Year’ and ‘Design of the Year’, Hyundai i20 spells freshness from every angle you view it. These awards truly proves the dedication of Hyundai that it has always tried its level best to incorporate some or the other ‘New’ aspect to the premium hatchback at regular intervals since its initial launch, in order to maintain the No.1 spot in the premium hatch segment in India.  
 

Hyundai i20 Pictures

Hyundai i20 frontage is remarkable with utmost design element and it gets elevated more with latest feature of Automatic Headlights Control enables the headlights to switch-on automatically as visibility drops. The outside rear view mirror (ORVMs) sport lustrous turn indicators mounted that add brownie points to the style quotient of the car; the electrically adjustable and foldable ORVMs now comes with heated function to face any bad weather condition. The sunroof is a gold star in the champion Hyundai i20. Not only does it allow for ventilation, it can be slid and titled making it conveniently adjustable to you. Nevertheless, one can sense a hint of Fluidic sculpture in the overall outer appearance that gets noticed on every road it moves.
 

The interiors of this sporty machine cocoon you and detach you from the chaos of the busy world. Designed for diverse travel requirement, the Hyundai i20 i-Gen provides practical solutions to its passengers. The easy to read silver finished information cluster adds beauty to the interiors. The addition of Rain Sensing Wipers provides you tackle the bad weather conditions with ease, while the Supervision Cluster makes instrument panel appear clearer for better viewing at the time of driving. The Clean Air-Cluster offers fresh air in the cabin along with Driver Seat Armrest, which ensures a commanding position and comfort to the driver. Moreover, Hyundai i20 bestows convenient aspects like Rear-view Electro Chromic Mirror for appropriate night visibility and Smart Pedal system that overrides the accelerator at the time of sudden braking together with various other handy elements are fitting. There are some exceptional safety features that comprise of six airbags along with ABS with EBD system to ensure maximum protection to occupants.

Hyundai i20 Pictures

The Hyundai i20 is packed with a more refined 1.2 Kappa petrol engine with Dual VTVT mechanism that is capable to deliver 84 PS of maximum power. On the other hand, the Hyundai i20 diesel hi-tech CRDi power train of 1.4L is mated to a 6-speed manual transmission that delivers 90PS power together with best in class torque. The Automatic Transmission (AT) equipped 1.4L Gamma petrol yields promising 100 PS of sheer power. In the coming times, it is expected to launch an extremely fuel efficient version that will be able to deliver an amazing 37 kmpl of mileage. The frugal diesel engine was launched in UK auto market. The Hyundai i20 is powered by a 1.0L CRDI technology with 3-cylinder engine.
 
 

Hyundai i20 Rivals

Hyundai i20 has been here for long time and has been heartthrob of many in the country. Its growing sales numbers has got the backing of continuous amendments and innovations that has made it a segment leader. Recently the hatchback went through major modifications inside-out. Nevertheless, since long there have been rivals chasing the success mantra of this exclusive large size hatch. But the two worth mentioning cars that aptly fancy their chances against Hyundai i20 are Skoda Fabia and Fiat Punto.

The appearance part of all three is totally matchless and depends upon the individual taste. Although on the dimension piece Skoda Fabia is slightly longer than the two and on the width aspect Hyundai i20 wins among the rest. Being large hatchbacks the inside of trio is spacious to hold the 5 occupants with their heavy luggage as there is sufficient boot space. Coming to the comfort and convenience element Fabia and i20 takes the cake leaving behind Italian beauty that feels short on the headroom for rear occupants.

Talking about the features on the offing inside one would say that the base model Punto gets more value for money features, against the two, that have their top end trims fully loaded with advanced gadgetry. Moreover, choice between the two, among features, will be Hyundai i20 as it has got many segment first features like electric sunroof, daytime running LEDs and rain sensing wipers etc. The safety features are more in i20 in comparison to the two. The driving and handling is best with Fiat Punto, especially the diesel mill, albeit i20 and Fabia play a draw here as both perform near about equal. At high speeds, the trio remains planted on the road offering great stability. Mileage comes best with Hyundai i20, followed by Skoda Fabian and Fiat Punto. On the whole, if you talk about space Fabia is good, talk about refinement Punto attracts your mind, whereas if you consider these factors as a whole than Hyundai i20 is a complete package for you that gets you every of your desire.
 
 
Hyundai i20 Direct Competitors Table
Model Engine Mileage (City/Highway) Acceleration (0-100 kph) Unique features Price (Ex-Showroom, Delhi)
Hyundai i20 Petrol 1197cc 14 kmpl/ 18.5 kmpl 15.2 seconds

Contemporary  looks, numerous features, safety

Rs 4.75 lakh
Hyundai i20 Diesel 1396cc 18 kmpl/ 21.9 kmpl 13.6 seconds Rs 6.01 lakh
Skoda Fabia Petrol 1198cc 12 kmpl/ 16.2 kmpl 14.5 seconds

Premium appearance, space, Skoda brand

Rs 5.37 lakh
Skoda Fabia Diesel 1199cc 14.5 kmpl/ 20.8 kmpl 16.2 seconds Rs 6.58 lakh
Fiat Punto Petrol  1172cc 12 kmpl/ 15.2 kmpl 14.5 seconds Ultra refined diesel engine, sporty performance, Italian looks Rs 4.91 lakh
Fiat Punto Diesel 1248cc 15.8 kmpl/ 20 kmpl 13.3 seconds Rs 5.60 lakh

 

Hyundai i20 Mileage and Fuel Efficiency

The excellent Hyundai i20 is indeed charming when it comes to mileage and fuel efficiency, besides its looks. Being an economical ‘Uber Cool’ i-Gen hatchback is extremely endearing with its 1.2 Kappa petrol variant delivering 14.0 Kmpl in the city whereas superb 18.5 Kmpl mileage on the highways. On the other hand is the Hyundai i20 diesel 1.4L CRDi variant now provides a more refined 17.0 Kmpl in the city and 21.9 Kmpl on the highways. The butter-smooth 1.4L variant in the form of capable AT mechanism delivers an adequate 12.5 Kmpl in the city and 15.0 Kmpl on the highways, which is currently available with petrol compatibility.

 

Hyundai i20 Models Mileage (City) Mileage (Highway)
Hyundai i20 Petrol 14 kmpl 18.5 kmpl
Hyundai i20 Petrol Automatic 12.5 kmpl 15 kmpl
Hyundai i20 Diesel 17 kmpl 21.9 kmpl

 

Hyundai i20 Models and Features

Variants Features
Hyundai i20 Petrol Era The base variant features comprise of high gloss radiator grille, body colored bumper and full wheel covers. While there is Blue interior illumination, chrome finish inside door handle and metal finish AC vents along with other features like electric power steering and manual air conditioner. Safety features such as central locking, clutch lock are kept standard.
Hyundai i20 Petrol Magna This variant has got all features of base model along with cooled glove box, low fuel warning and luggage lamp. The inside day & night mirror, lane change indicator and roof mounted antenna are some more features of this model together with front door map pockets and rear parcel tray. The impact sensing auto door-unlock and smart pedal are kept as safety elements.
Hyundai i20 Petrol Magna (O) With Magna option variant comes packed with aspects such as body colored outside door and tailgate handle, front door map pockets and chrome finished parking lever tip teamed up with centre console multi-purpose storage area. The others include Tachometer, outside temperature display and digital clock. Whereas, some convenient and safety elements comprise of power outlet and dual horn function respectively.
Hyundai i20 Petrol Sportz Turn indicators mounted on ORVMs, alloy wheel and chrome finished gear knob are some of the exciting features of this variant. The other elements are leather wrapped steering wheel and center fascia with metal finish along with central room lamp and 2DIN music system with Radio, MP3, and CD player. Moreover, the newly added ORVM with heated and adjustable feature is a part of variant.
Hyundai i20 Petrol Asta There are chromed outside door handles and front passenger seat back pocket for convenience along with fully automatic AC and heater. Power windows with anti-pinch and cluster ionizer for fresh air, super vision cluster for clearer vision are present to provide handiness. While, steering wheel mounted audio controls and Bluetooth connectivity are some noteworthy features of this model.
Hyundai i20 Petrol Asta Sunroof The top end model carries all the aspects of previous models along with the USP of its own in the form of ‘sunroof’.  The 2DIN music system comes with 2 front and 2 rear speakers along with two tweeters and aux-in, USB ports. Rear seats come with 60:40 split seats and driver seat with height adjust & front arm rest for convenience. ABS with EBD, 6 airbags, parking camera with parking sensors are a part of safety aspects of this ‘Asta’ variant.
Hyundai i20 Diesel Era The diesel version has all the features of ‘petrol Era’ model but still to name some are driver and passenger vanity mirror with lid, two speakers and two tweeters along with front power windows & theatre dimming effect.
Hyundai i20 Diesel Magna Door and tail gate open warning indicator, low fuel warning display, bench folding rear seat and internally adjustable outside mirrors. Apart from this, all the features are same as its petrol counterpart Magna version.
Hyundai i20 Diesel Sportz This premium variant has most of the offerings from Hyundai. The features include tilt & telescopic steering wheel and adjustable front and rear head rests. The safety aspects includes Electro chromic mirror with display inside rear view mirror. All the other features are similar to that in the petrol version.
Hyundai i20 Diesel Asta The high end version of i20, Asta, has got all the premium features incorporated into it starting from rear defogger with washer and wiper, push button start-n- stop function of engine along with metallic inserts on steering and all other features of earlier variants. While some advance elements like rain sensing wipers, fog lamps, automatic headlight control and keyless entry provide a touch-of-class to the hatch.

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Hyundai i20 Colors

The new Hyundai i-Gen i20 is now offered in some attractive shades you can select from. In all there are 6 colors to pick from that includes addition of some more vivacious colors too. The Hyundai i20 colors comprise of shades like Twilight Blue, Bronze, Sleek Silver, Coral White, Maharajah Red and Ember Grey. Out of all, Twilight Blue, Bronze, Coral White, Maharajah Red and Ember Grey are new entrants in this paint section.

 

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Sparkle Blue Silky Beige Black Diamond Crystal White Sleek Silver Berry Red Dark Gray Metallic

 

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Hyundai i20 Engine, Power and Performance

The Uber cool Hyundai i20, which can also be called as i-Gen i20, comes with two petrol engine and one diesel engine choice.

The 1.2L Kappa Petrol Engine is behind the Hyundai i20 with 16 valves and the Dual Overhead Camshaft Technology (DOHC) technology. The DOHC technology is already known for its power and efficiency that has worked well with Hyundai i10 too. The highly fuel efficient engine is well equipped with cylinder block and head with light aluminum alloy construction that lowers the weight and enhances the engine efficiency greatly. The Engine offers a displacement of about 1197 cc. The maximum power offered by the engine is around 80 PS at 5200 rpm and the maximum torque is 114 Nm at 4000 rpm. The engine is mated to a 5-speed manual transmission.    

The evenly competitive is bigger 1.4L CRDi Hyundai i20 Diesel Engine with 4 cylinders and the DOHC technology that has 16 valves yet again. The diesel engine is highly powerful and brings out phenomenal performance. The Common Rail technology has been quite famous for delivering high fuel efficiencies and power packed performances. The Engine comes with a displacement of 1396 cc that is coupled with a manual transmission of 6-speed. The utmost power produced by this diesel motor is around 90 PS at 4000 rpm along with peak torque of 220 Nm at 1500-2750 rpm.

The third choice 1.4L Petrol Gamma Engine that is especially designed keeping in mind the Automatic Transmission (AT) of New Hyundai i20. With this sort of 4 speed auto gearbox at hand, this Uber cool hatch makes stop-start city driving a piece of cake. The 6 drive modes, overdrive lock facility and the cutting-edge variable line pressure system in automatic transmission ensure a smooth drive, while the advanced VTVT (Variable train valve timing) technology and light aluminum alloy construction of the 1.4 engine boots power, economy and engine life. With an engine displacement of 1396cc it smoke out top notch power of 100 PS at 5500 rpm and the torque is 136 Nm at 4200 rpm.

 

Hyundai i20 Pick Up and Acceleration

The 1.2L Kappa Engine of the Hyundai i20 delivers a maximum power of about 84 PS at 5200 rpm, which is now increased by 4 PS as earlier it was only 80 PS, and a torque of around 114 Nm at 4000 rpm offering a pickup fromHyundai i20 Techometer Pictures

stationed to 100 kmph within 13 seconds and along with attaining a top speed of 154 Km/ h with ease. On the other hand, the CRDi Diesel Engine does the same with a peak power of 90 PS together with a high-yielding torque of 220 Nm. The diesel Hyundai i20 catches up 100 kmph mark from nothing in mere span of 13.2 seconds combined with a spot-on top speed of nearly 166 Km/ h.

The AT (Automatic Transmission) variant that has Gamma technology incorporated however offers a maximum power of 100 PS at 5500 rpm and a torque of 136 Nm at 4200 rpm with a top speed of 170 Km/ h with a pickup of reaching 0-100 kmph spot within 15.4 seconds only.

 

Engine Variant Power (PS/RPM) Torque (NM/RPM) Acceleration (0-100 kmph) Top Speed Transmission
1.2L, Kappa Petrol Engine 84/5200 114/4000 15.2 Seconds 154 kmph 5-speed Manual Transmission
1.4L, CRDi Diesel Engine 90/4000 220/1500 - 2750 13.2 Seconds 166 kmph 6-speed Manual Transmission
1.4 Gamma Petrol Engine with AT 100/5500 136/4200 15.4 Seconds 170 kmph 4-speed Automatic Transmission

 

Hyundai i20 Interiors and Features

Hyundai i20 Front Seats PicturesThe ‘Uber Cool’ Hyundai i20 now has more futuristic approach with the launch of ‘i-Gen i20’ that is stuffed with some incredible and premium features in the interiors of the car with its marvelous design engineering.

The beautiful dual-tone beige and brown color flourish through the couture that makes the cabin feel graceful and roomy. The dashboard looks more polished and cleverly designed this time, as it has improved quality of plastic use. The supervision instrument cluster is now much easier to read out information displayed with soothing blue and white display. The big sized cooled glove box is ready to serve you with cold drinks with chilling effect on the go.

Hyundai i20 PicturesMoreover the height adjustable driver seat is now offered with armrest for additional comfort of the driver in longer journeys. The smart-techy steering wheel that is tilt-able and telescopic for relaxed drives and now has audio, Bluetooth controls mounted. The addition of advanced start-stop button enables driver to off the ignition with ease.

Everything from the warning lights to the indicators and the multi info unique digital display reveals much of the information like the trip distance, audio selection, outside temperature, engine running time and calendar. The central console of Hyundai i20 houses 2-DIN Audio system making you experience some brilliant surround music with 4 speakers and 2-tweeters, whereas there is convenience of auxiliary port, USB support along with Bluetooth connectivity for enriched music.

The first in segment features includes Electro Chromic Mirror that automatically reduces glare at night driving; which tends to be safer, furthermore there is Clean Air Cluster ionizer that purifies and freshen air for occupants. An optional feature like Sunroof not only adds to aesthetic value but also provides an open air environment inside. Other features like automatic climate control and vast boot space are highly appreciable in New Hyundai i20 and always make you feel sitting in comfy cradle of a sedan.

 

Hyundai i20 Exteriors and Features

Hyundai i20 Head Light PicturesThe ‘Uber cool’ Hyundai i20 is now more updated with its latest ‘i-Gen’ avatar. The premium hatchback of the country has now got some more modifications in the outer surface. The front fascia that saw chrome slat at the grille earlier, has now changed to high gloss black grille together with chrome ‘Hyundai’ badge that is positioned amid with pride. The more disciplined and premium looking wrapped around headlamps along with clear fog lamps, placed on body colored bumpers, that seems inspired by Verna, showcase a hint of fluidic-ness in the overall structure. The headlights are now provided with the feature of darkness sensing, with which it gets switched-on automatically as visibility drops. The character lines and cues on the hood and newly added rain sensing wipers quietly sitting at the end of windscreen along with proper air-dam complete the frontage with gratification.

On the side profile, there are flared wheel arches along with ORVMs that have sleek looking side indicators mounted and chrome door handles welcoming with warm affection. The new body colored ORVMs is now electrically foldable, adjustable and has heated function in it to counter any bad weather condition. A roof mounted antenna is incorporated to receive better signals for the music lovers inside the cabin together with there are 8-spoke alloy Hyundai i20 Wheel and Tyre Pictureswheels, which were earlier 5-spoked, grant the hatchback an authoritative yet elegant stance.

Hyundai i20 exteriors at the rear house an integrated sporty appearing rear spoiler with stop lamp that acts as a safety aspect for the impending vehicle. The big boot space at the back has body colored tailgate handle combined with ‘Hyundai’ badge and rear body colored bumpers with reflectors make the rear look really modish compared to other hatches in the segment. One of the vital aspect of the hatch is its exteriors finishing levels, which is just ‘marvelous’ by every angle. The new Hyundai i20 possess all the ingredients of present day entry-level luxury vehicle that is sharp and alluring, together displaying a blend of superiority and sophistication at its very best. 

 

Safety Features in Hyundai i20 

Hyundai i20 ORVM PicturesThe Hyundai i-Gen i20 hatchback has been loaded with Gen-X (generation next) safety features that are more than enough to protect all the occupants in the car. The long list of features starts with as many as 6-airbags—for driver and passenger in the front along with side and curtain airbags for rear passengers, whilst the Antilock Brake System (ABS) with Electronic Brake-force Distribution (EBD) comes handy while applying brakes in slippery surfaces.

The latest additions are rain sensing wipers and automatic darkness sensing headlamps, while there is rear defogger with timer along with Smart Pedal that works wonders in sudden braking of the vehicle. Furthermore, there is reverse guide camera with rear parking sensors combined with day & night Electrochromic inside rear-view mirror. Moreover, the other standard Hyundai i20 safety features consist of central locking, impact sensing auto door unlock, keyless entry along with front & rear fog lamps and advanced engine immobilizer.

 

Driving and Handling of Hyundai i20

Hyundai i20 Steering Wheel PicturesThe Hyundai i20 i-Gen Uber cool is an easy drive with the comfort of a super responsive ‘light’ steering with smooth transmission and braking mechanisms. The suspensions are firm both at the front and the rear making terrains and city drives less bumpy. The engine, especially the diesel one, is really punchy that picks up at an incredibly faster rate. The overall ride can be said comfortable but not that fun as compared to closest rival in the segment Honda Jazz.

Hyundai is always known for softer suspensions and i20 is no difference hence it at times lacks in handling on higher speeds. However, these facts can be useful for a moto-racer enthusiast who wants to drive on the maximum speed, which requires apt braking, and not for a city or daily commuter. The NVH (Noise, Vibration and Harshness) levels are good all around even in the entry level Hyundai i20 petrol variants. 

 

Hyundai i20 Accessories

Hyundai i20 Stereo PicturesThere are loads of genuine accessories available from interior specific to exterior portion for your Hyundai i20 i-Gen hatchback. For inside there is colorful and dual tone steering wheel covers available along with exclusive looking twin-tone seat covers that light up the inner ambience of the car. Furthermore, there are black carpet mats and rubber mats for the flooring, alongside to add newness, there are transparent mats too. To make your car look matchless from outer surface there are alloy wheels and door scuffs along with sporty appearing roof rails on the top that provides Hyundai i20 more of an aerodynamic look. The modern-n-stylish body graphics at the sides makes your i20 stand out of the crowd. At the back, is the dynamic rear roof spoiler, which goes precisely very well with the overall appearance of the Korean hatchback.

 

New Features in New Hyundai i20

1). There is a Rear-view Camera along with parking sensors for better safety in parking.

2). The Automatic Headlights Control enables to switch on automatically after sensing darkness around.  

3). The Rain Sensing Wipers proves to be handy while driving in bad weather conditions.

4). Rear-view Electro Chromic Mirror will now be seen at your service for convenient night driving.

5). For better control in case of mishap there are Rear Disc Brakes, apart from the earlier front ones.

6). The Supervision Cluster for enhanced and clearer viewing while driving on highways.  

7). The Cluster Ionizer increases the premium feel of the cabin with fresh air throughout.

8). The Driver Seat Armrest makes it more commanding than ever.

9). In the event of panic braking, the Smart Pedal (brake) System overrides the accelerator.

10). Outside Mirrors with Heated Function for maximum clarity in moist or foggy weather circumstances.

 

Hyundai i20 Road Test Report

Hyundai i20 Sunroof PicturesThe New Hyundai i-Gen i20 has now got its kappa petrol engine incorporated with fabulous Variable Valve Timing (VVT), earlier the same technology has empowered the Hyundai i10’s engine. To begin with, the idle state is much calm than the predecessor. As soon as you insert the key the smooth refinement will be sensed the very moment. Here you can experience the more refined and properly tuned kappa engine, which drives well and outpours more power against previous version. The maximum power it generates is of 84 PS that is just above 4PS of older i20, while torque remains the same. The throttle response is not that apt and reflects some wavering initially at the start, but goes well at speeds.

This engine lacks a bit on performance and pickup, here the competitor engines like Maruti’s K12 and Honda’s Ivtec 1.2 seem ahead of it, the power train starts to play when it reaches above 5000 rpm, and now it becomes matchless. In the 1st and 2nd gear the Hyundai i20 gives out remarkable pickup and this makes the city drives totally hassle free, especially in stop-go traffic conditions. But when in longer routes it feels dragging and the speed mounts up a bit slow comparatively (in 1st and 2nd gears). The low speed rides, which were a concern with older version has enhanced a lot, now you can take-on the crowded or narrow lanes of the city straightforwardly. Overall, Hyundai i20 drive was nearly excellent, but thrice the rear suspension made some bang noises as it passed through some big-sized potholes, it was felt when we were at low speeds, the newness of Hyundai i20 Photosthe spring might have been the culprit for this, which might get softer a bit later.

There was a big concern raised by Hyundai i20 owners previously about the rattling of steering wheel on bumpy tracks that has been addressed in this edition, as Hyundai takes care genuinely of customer’s feedback. Just to test it, we drove many times over potholes but the steering was intact all the time. The steering has ESP facility, which is above average, when it comes to handling, but can be improved. The superior body rolls allow cutting corner with ease, but not as trouble-free as Maruti Swift or Fiat Punto, although larger wheel base and low posture of Hyundai come to the rescue quite intelligently. The interesting aspect that we were eagerly looking turned tedious, when Hyundai i20 acceleration from 0-100 kph took more than 16 seconds, which was expected in pretty less time as older one catches it at less than 15.50 seconds. However there were reasons to cheer as it comprehensively beat/defeated its earlier top speed of 153 kmph with a new achievement in the form of nearly 165 kmph. For Hyundai i20 highways are full of delightful as it has got maximum peak power delivery on it.

 

Hyundai i20 Conclusion

The refined version of full size Hyundai hatchback i-Gen i20 has again added more on the overflowing features of the car. The currently added features discussed in the overall section are just phenomenal considering that they are incorporated in a hatch. From the feature point, one cannot claim that it’s a hatch; the obvious words will be ‘it’s a sedan’. It accomplishes all the characteristics of a premium vehicle from features to comfort and lively engine to remarkable fuel efficiency. The New i-Gen though has ‘some’ cues flowing on the body that might make you feel ‘Fluidic Philosophy’, but they are not entirely done like the Hyundai Verna and recently launched New Hyundai Sonata.

There is vital focus given to the safety aspects with 6 airbags, ABS and EBD along with all disc brake integrated wheels for optimum control of the Hyundai i20. Here, a vital part is fuel efficiency too, as it delivers a more than satisfactory with 21.9 kmpl and 18.5 kmpl with diesel and petrol power-trains receptively. Furthermore, recently unveiled Hyundai i-Gen i20 (in UK) with its advanced 1.1L diesel common rail engine is said to be returning a beyond belief mileage figures of 37 kmpl. As far as the price as concerned, the premium car buyer has no worries for the price, but still the new price tag across 12 variants applauds the Korean carmaker’s efforts for keeping it fairly 1down.

Hyundai i20 Variants

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Hyundai i20 Petrol
Price (ex showroom)
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1197 cc , Petrol

13.8 kmpl (City)
18.1 kmpl (Highway)

*Power Steering *Power Windows - Front *Air Conditioner with Heater *Central Locking
1197 cc , Petrol

13.8 kmpl (City)
18.1 kmpl (Highway)

*Automatic Climate Control *Adjustable/Tilt Steering *Power Windows (Front & Rear) *Music system with 4 speakers
1197 cc , Petrol

13.8 kmpl (City)
18.1 kmpl (Highway)

*ABS with EBD *SRS Airbags
1197 cc , Petrol

13.8 kmpl (City)
18.1 kmpl (Highway)

*Multi-function Steering Wheel *Alloy Wheels *Driver Airbag *Keyless Entry
1197 cc , Petrol

13.8 kmpl (City)
18.1 kmpl (Highway)

*PAB ON/OFF Switch *Fog Lights (Front+Rear) *ABS with EBD *Dual Front Airbags
1197 cc , Petrol

13.8 kmpl (City)
18.1 kmpl (Highway)

*Sun Roof *Side and Curtain Airbags
1396 cc , Petrol

11.0 kmpl (City)
15.0 kmpl (Highway)

*1.4L Gamma VTVT engine *Automatic Transmission
Hyundai i20 Diesel
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1396 cc , Diesel

18 kmpl (City)
23 kmpl (Highway)

*Power Steering *Power Windows - Front *Air Conditioner with Heater *Central Locking
1396 cc , Diesel

18 kmpl (City)
23 kmpl (Highway)

*Automatic Climate Control *Adjustable/Tilt Steering *Power Windows (Front & Rear) *Music system with 4 speakers
1396 cc , Diesel

18 kmpl (City)
23 kmpl (Highway)

*ABS with EBD *SRS Airbags
1396 cc , Diesel

18 kmpl (City)
23 kmpl (Highway)

*Multi-function Steering Wheel *Alloy Wheels *Driver Airbag *Keyless Entry
1396 cc , Diesel

18 kmpl (City)
23 kmpl (Highway)

*PAB ON/OFF Switch *Fog Lights (Front+Rear) *ABS with EBD *Dual Front Airbags

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