Production of the new gen Hyundai i20 2020 is going on at full capacity at the company plant in Chennai
Ahead of launch in India, production of the 2020 Hyundai i20 has already started at the company plant. Today, Hyundai India has officially announced that bookings for the new gen i20 will start from 28th Oct, 2020. For an amount of Rs 21,000 you can book the new i20 either online via company website (https://clicktobuy.hyundai.co.in) or can visit any authorized dealership.
Hyundai India states, “Hyundai announces the opening of Bookings for the all-new i20 at Rs 21,000. The date for launch has been set at November 5, 2020. The all-new i20 will come with Magna, Sportz, Asta and Asta (O) variants in Petrol, Diesel and Turbo Petrol BS6 engines with transmission options such as IVT, 7DCT, iMT and Manual Transmissions
Mr. SS Kim, MD & CEO- Hyundai Motor India Ltd. said, “The all-new i20 is all set to re-establish benchmarks in the premium hatchback segment with its sleek style, thrilling performance and unmatched new technologies.”
“Hyundai has showcased it’s manufacturing excellence through the origins story of the all-new i20 that portrays a Robust Superstructure, Impeccable Appeal, Vibrant Charisma, Dynamic Performance and Paradigm of Quality. Developed as a Masterpiece of Human Centric Engineering the all-new i20 is set to offer customers quality time for a happy life.”
The third gen i20 premium hatchback will replace the current Elite i20, which is one of the largest selling models in its segment. Spy shots of the model on test sported some visible exterior changes. It is based on the company’s ‘Sensuous Sportiness’ global design language that brings harmony between four fundamental elements of proportion, architecture, styling and technology.
Exterior updates include a lower nose, hexagonal shaped front grille finished in a gloss black color scheme, triangular air vents, projector head lamps with LED DRLs, LED turn indicators and ORVMs along with Z shaped LED tail lamps. The new i20 will sit on 5 spoke, 16 inch diamond cut alloy wheels and will get a chrome strip running across its bootlid.
It will also receive a bumper mounted number plate recess, rear washer and wiper along with a shark fin antenna. The exterior colour schemes will include single tone and dual tone options of Polar White, Fiery Red, Typhoon Silver, Titan Grey, Sunburn Sway (Orange), Starry Night (Black). The two colours of white and red will also be offered in dual tones with a contrasting black roof for a sportier appeal.
The interiors will also see several updates. Spy shots revealed an all black interior, a 10.25 inch touchscreen infotainment system, digital instrument cluster, a BOSE sound system, a 4 spoke steering wheel, electric sun roof, wireless charging for smartphone and an air purifier. It will also receives safety features such as parking sensors, rear view camera and ABS and EBD as standard.
Engine borrowed from the Venue
Though yet unconfirmed, the new gen i20 is expected borrow its engine and gearbox options from the Venue. This would include a 1.2 liter naturally aspirated petrol engine making 83 hp power and 113 Nm torque mated to a 5 speed manual or a CVT. There will also be a 1.0 liter turbo petrol engine mated to a 6 speed iMT or 7 speed dual clutch transmission while its diesel engine option could include a 1.5 liter engine making 100 hp power and 240 Nm torque mated to a 6 speed manual transmission.
As was seen with its earlier counterpart, the third gen Hyundai i20 will continue its rivalry against the Honda Jazz, Tata Altroz, Volkswagen Polo, and Maruti Baleno. Where pricing is concerned, the new i20 could be priced between Rs. 5.5 lakhs and Rs. 10 lakhs.