Scoop: Next gen Hyundai i20 launch by 15 August 2014
Hyundai i20 in an all new avatar will hit showrooms by 15th August 2014, confirms a source in Tamil Nadu. There are only about 21 units of Hyundai i20 hatchback in Tamil Nadu, out of which only one unit of diesel powered top end Asta variant is available and about 3 units of Asta petrol version is remaining.
Source mentioned that price of next gen Hyundai i20 diesel top end would be priced between Rs. 9 and Rs. 10 lakhs, and petrol option would also be more expensive than outgoing variants. Cash discounts are offered to clear stock; more details here.
Codenamed IB, next gen i20 will bear very European design with new lower front grille, new headlamps, stylish fog lamps, Outside Rear View Mirrors (ORVMs) with embedded turn indicators, vertical tail lights, tailgate mounted spoiler and such.
New Hyundai i20 replacing current car is expected to receive must-have features of nowadays like push button start, reverse camera, automatic day / night inside rear view mirror, automatic headlights, automatic or rain sensing wipers and the like.
Engine options will be same, 1.2 litre Kappa petrol engine producing 83 PS @ 6,000 rpm and 114 Nm @ 4,000, and a 1.4 litre diesel plant generating 90 PS @ 4,000 rpm and 220 Nm @ 1,500-2,750 rpm. Auto and manual gearbox variants will be available.
With competitors like Maruti Swift, 2014 Volkswagen Polo, 2014 ¬†upcoming Fiat Punto EVO, Polo GT, Tata Bolt and Honda Jazz, Hyundai i20 better be priced aptly.