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Friday, March 30, 2012

By Pawan Rana

New Hyundai i20: 10 exclusive features

It is after a series of spy shots, cat and mice game and lot of speculations, anticipations that Hyundai has finally launched the new Hyundai i20 hatchback in India. In order to keep this car attain the same popularity and sales, the Korean car maker has kept its start price at Rs 4.73 lakh despite of the various constraints that intended to make it more costly. In addition to the makeover, the company has also named it i-Gen i20. Thus the new Hyundai i20 is now Hyundai i-Gen i20 now. The new Hyundai i20 is now available in 12 variants in both petrol and diesel engine options. The i-gen i20 Sportz AT is the costliest version and its price is Rs 7.67 lakh.  

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Where the petrol powered i-Gen Hyundai i20 now has two options – 1.2 L and 1.4 L while the diesel i-Gen i20 is available in 1.4 L CRDi engine option. Where the 1.2 L Kappa engine has a power boost and now churns 84 PS, the 1.4 L Gamma engine also has a power of 100 PS. The diesel CRDi engine has a maximum power of 90 PS as before. There is a change in the transmission systems mated to engines and the diesel engine gets its six-speed manual transmission back.  

The class apart new features of the Hyundai i20 includes:-

1 Rear-view Camera for parking the car with the help of cabin located mirror display.
2 Automatic Headlight Control that enables them to sense the visibility poorness around. 
3 Rain Sensing Windscreen Wipers that activate as soon as the rain falls and manage the overall backside visibility for the driver.
4 Rearview Electro Chromic Mirror works for night time driving; it help you fearless driving by providing crystal clear vision through its anti-glare function.
5 Supervision Cluster comprises of all the displays on the instrument panel, the new cluster is more readable and comes with strong indicator signals.
6 Clean Air Cluster Ionizer is really a cool feature in Hyundai i20 as it maintain the inside aura of the cabin by refreshing the air when need arises.
7 Driver Seat Armrest feature, generally comes in luxury cars, is dedicated to the commander of the i20. It increases the comfort level and helps letting long drivers a fun.
8 Smart Pedal System is really a boon for the car’s and its accommodator’s safety as it activates when sudden braking is applied.
9 ORVMs with Heated Function do serve you when the weather becomes foggy or humid; the heat melts down the fog hence assists to automate the cleaning. These mirrors are electronically powered so that folds in/out by a press of button.
10 Alloy Wheels in the new i20 are strong and light; now they are designed with 8 spokes doing away earlier 5 spoke in outgoing i20.

Besides the slight change in engine configuration what really is amazing about the new i20 is the array of features. These are: the front grille gets a new look, outside mirrors get turn indicators, door handles are chrome plated, alloy wheels are now 8-spoke type and the rear spoiler gets a stop lamp fitted in it. Apart from these the new i-Gen i20 also has six airbags, rain sensing wipers, all disc brakes, heated ORVMs, and an array of other features that were unknown in the existing models of i20.

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