Upon its launch, Hyundai i20 will continue to rival the likes of Maruti Baleno, Honda Jazz, Volkswagen Polo and Tata Altroz
The upcoming third generation Hyundai i20 has been in the news for a while especially since multiple spy images of the sport hatchback have surfaced online in the recent past. Recently, the interiors of the premium hatch were spied throwing some more details about it.
As previously reported, the next generation Hyundai i20 is expected to be launched later this month. The company has started dispatching the units to various dealerships across the country. Select dealers have also started accepting bookings unofficially at a token amount amount ranging from Rs 10k-25k.
To be offered in a set of 8 colours, 6 mono tone and 2 dual tone; the 2020 Hyundai i20 India-spec has now been rendered in all these 8 colours. These are Polar White, Fiery Red, Typhoon Silver, Titan Grey, Sunburn Sway (Orange), Starry Night (Black). The first two colour options of white and red will also be offered in dual tone finish with black roof.
Exterior Design Details
The front end is noticeably a lot similar to the recently launched Verna facelift earlier this year. The most prominent aspect being the completely blacked-out grille which takes centre stage and is common to most of the current crop of Hyundai cars.
At the centre of honeycomb mesh design grille, the Hyundai badging makes its presence felt. Beneath the front bumper, it gets a slim glossy black air dam and triangular fog lamp housings on either side of the bumper.
At rear, it gets a pair of new wraparound LED tail lights with integrated reflector strips. A thin chrome strip connects the two tail lamps. It now receives a dual-tone rear bumper with a glossy black rear diffuser. It also gets a gloss black film around the rear windshield. The top-spec Asta trim on display also gets a shark-fin antenna and freshly designed dual-tone diamond-cut alloy wheels.
As mentioned in our previous report, the new i20 will be offered in four trim levels, spread across fourteen variants with different engine and gearbox combinations. The four trims on offer will be- Magna, Sportz, Asta and Asta (O). There will be three engine and four transmission options to choose from.
Powertrain & Transmission
The first option is a 1.2-litre four-cylinder naturally aspirated Kappa petrol engine which generates 83 bhp and 114 Nm of peak torque. It will be paired to either a 5-speed manual or an automatic gearbox. The punchier 1.0-litre GDi turbo petrol engine will also be on offer which will most probably push out 119 bhp and 172 Nm of peak torque. This unit will be mated to either a 6-speed iMt or a 7-speed DCT automatic gearbox.
A 1.5-litre CRDi diesel engine is also set to be on offer which will be married to a six-speed manual gearbox as standard. This unit will churn a maximum of 99 bhp and 240 Nm of peak torque. It is expected to be priced in between Rs 5.5 lakh and Rs 10 lakh (both prices are ex-showroom).