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2020 Hyundai i20 Review (3rd Generation)

Written by Parichay Malvankar

Hyundai launched the all-new i20 in the Indian market priced starting at INR 6,79,900 ex-showroom, India. The brand has announced that the launch price is the introductory price applicable on deliveries till 31st December 2020. Now in its 4th generation, the new Hyundai i20 comes with a plethora of new features, completely revamped exteriors and interiors and new powerful and efficient engines with a range of gearbox options. 

The all-new i20 is powered by three engine options and five gearbox options spread across the trim line. The entry-level model is powered by a BS6 emission-compliant Kappa series 1.2-litre naturally-aspirated Petrol engine that produces 83 PS of power on the 5-speed Manual and 88 PS output on the IVT automatic transmission. The engine with both transmissions produces 114.7 Nm of the torque output. The new i20 also comes with a sporty yet efficient BS6 compliant 1.0-litre Turbo-Petrol motor that belts out 120 PS of power and 172 Nm of torque paired to either a 7-speed DCT automatic or an optional iMT clutch-pedal-less Intelligent Manual Transmission. The third option is for the diesel aficionados, a 1.5-litre U2 CRDi diesel mill that generates 100 PS of power and 240 Nm of torque and comes matched to a 6-speed Manual transmission. The diesel engine does not come with an automatic transmission option. 

The Hyundai i20 features sharp and edgy looks and is based on the brand’s new ‘Sensuous Sportiness’ design philosophy. The i20 also comes with the Parametric Dynamics design evident on the parametric jewel pattern radiator grille and the crease line on the sides. The i20 comes with LED projector headlamps, LED daytime running lights, Z-shaped LED taillamps with chrome finishers, a wraparound dashboard with horizontal lines on the fascia, a twin concept fully digital instruments cluster and touchscreen infotainment system with Bose Premium 7 Speaker System, BlueLink connected features, smart air-purifier, wireless charging and more. 

The Hyundai i20 has been built using an all-new Light-weight K platform that claims to be not only lightweight but also features enhanced tensile strength. The new car has been created as a superstructure and follows the brand’s 6 core pillars – Iconic Exteriors, Impressive Interiors, Innovative Technology, Invincible Performance, Incredible Safety and Impeccable Peace of Mind. In terms of size, the Hyundai i20 is 3995mm in length, 1775mm in width, 1505mm in height and comes with a wheelbase of 2580mm. The car rides on 16-inch steel wheels on the entry-level model and 16-inch alloy wheels on the higher-spec variants. 

In terms of safety, the new i20 features a combination of 66% Advanced & High Strength Steel along with the best in segment safety of 6 Airbags, first in segment Hill Assist Control, Vehicle Stability Management, Electronic Stability Control, first in segment Tyre Pressure Monitoring System, first in segment Emergency Stop Signal, DRVM (Driver Rear View Monitor) and ISOFIX. Even as standard the i20 is offered with Driver & Co-Driver Airbags, ABS with EBD, Rear Parking Sensors, Driver and Passenger Seatbelt Reminder with Pretensioner & Load Limiter, Seat Belt Reminder for front occupants and Over-Speed Alert. 

The all-new Hyundai i20 is offered in four trims – Magna, Sportz, Asta and Asta (O) and is available in 8 single tone colour options – Polar White, Typhoon Silver, Starry Night, Copper Metallic, Titan Grey, Fiery Red and 2 Dual-Tone colour options Polar White with Black Roof and Fiery Red with Black Roof. The Interiors are also offered in two shades – a Monotone – Black Interiors with Copper Inserts and a Dual Tone – Black Interiors with Red Inserts. 

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