Hyundai i20 2020
Hyundai i20 2020 has been lauched officially in india at a initial price of 6.79 lakh (ex showroom, pan India, introductory). It is one of the awaited lauches of the year for the Indian automotive industry, because of the popularity that premium hatchbacks are seeing again.
From looks to engine options and transmission to the adudance of features integrated to refresh the challenge that the car seeks to mount once again after first being launched here back in 2008, the i20 is seeking to dominate its segment with maximum authority.
S S Kim, MD & CEO, Hyundai Motor India, said,”With the launch of the all-new i20, Hyundai has once again redefined standards in the premium hatchback segment. As a customer-centric organization, we have developed the all-new i20 to offer state-of-the-art technologies and flamboyant design, bringing to life an unparalleled mobility experience for new-age customers.”
Built on a lightweight K platform, Hyundai i20 2020 has grown bigger and looks sleeker and sharp. The Z-shaped LED tail lights, angular blacked-out grille and compact LED headlamp unit may divide opinion. However, things have become more familiar, thanks to the resemblance with Verna. The inspiration is carried forward into the cabin as well. The 10.25-inch infotainment system, D-cut, flat-bottom steering and gaming console-inspired driver’s display shows Hyundai’s commitment to every extra money they charge.
Starting at Rs 6.79 lakh (ex-showroom), surpassing Tata Altroz, Maruti Suzuki Baleno and other rivals by a fair margin, Hyundai promises to keep up with the pace with a flurry of creature comforts and most importantly with widest possible choice of engine and transmission. Tata Altroz, the only diesel offering in the segment, will now witness a steep challenge from 1.5-lite U2 CRDi diesel-powered i20, which boasts the segment-best Fuel Economy claims of 25.25 kmpl. For now, we hope, Tata Motors hurry things up with the turbo and automatic variants of Altroz.
For enthusiasts, Hyundai’s attempt of standardize 1.0-litre T-GDi (turbo) petrol engine continues in the premium Hyundai i20 2020 hatchback segment. And to go neck and neck with Maruti Suzuki Baleno, 1.2-litre Kappa petrol comes in two states of tune.
On paper, Hyundai’s engines look potent, and from past experience, we had decent feedback with Venue, which comes with identical options. However, a test drive awaits ahead of further comments on the performance.