On Thursday, Hyundai Motors India launched its highly anticipated new-gen i20 Premium Hatchback. It will have a starting price of Rs. 6.80 lakh. The Korean automobile manufacturer has also revealed that they have received over 10,000 bookings already for the new car till now. These are strong numbers as the pre-bookings were initiated on October 28 officially.
With its latest new-generation i20, Hyundai promises enhanced refinement, more space, and an even more upmarket experience.
Hyundai will launch the new i20 in 4 variants:
- Asta (O)
It will also be available in 3 engine options:
- 1.2 L, naturally-aspirated petrol: This will generate 83 hp and 115 Nm of torque.
- 1.0 L, turbo-petrol: This will generate 120 hp and 172 Nm of torque.
- 1.5 L, diesel: This will generate 90 hp.
In addition to manual gearboxes, Hyundai will provide the options for a dual-clutch automatic transmission with the 1.0 L turbo-petrol engine.
Hyundai introduces a slew of features in the new-gen i20
With the huge demand for the i20 in the Indian market, Hyundai aims to build upon the success of its popular brand with the launch of this new-gen model. This new model comes packed with incredible new features. Some of these features are also segment-first. The introduction of Bluelink connectivity has upgraded the car to become a connected car. Additionally, the new-gen i20 also has AC vents, climate control, Apple Carplay, Android Auto, and a first-in-segment feature, a new sunroof.
Hyundai claims that their new-gen i20 offers 50+ connected features that are available in their higher models such as Verna, Creta, and Elantra.
The i20 will also feature a slew of safety features, including:
- ABS with EBD
- Electronic Stability Control
- Vehicle Stability Management
- Hill Start Assist
- Rear Parking Camera with Sensor Display, among other features
Hyundai is also providing the premium hatchback segment with a warranty offer of 5 years, namely Wonder Warranty.
The new i20 will feature a sharp and sporty design. It will be available in six color options:
- Polar White
- Typhoon Silver
- Titan Grey
- Fiery Red
- Starry Night
- Metallic Copper
Also, the new-gen i20 has grown in dimensions compared to its predecessor. It has a length of 3995 mm and a width of 1755 mm. The height is still the same at 1505 mm. The wheelbase of the new generation model has also increased by 10 mm at 2580 mm. All in all, the new i20 has increased slightly in dimensions than its predecessor, the outgoing Elite i20.