The South Korean car manufacturer Hyundai has launched the new i-Gen i20 after considering the overwhelming success of its previous counterparts in the Indian subcontinent. With additional interior space, enhanced fluidic design, latest technology, sporty, aggressive and sleekly looks, the i-Gen i20 promises to be a revolution in the hatchback category. Targeted for the young generation, the car is inspired basically from its premium hatchback model Hyundai i30, launched in Europe and Korea. With several new features like the Motor Driven Power Steering (MDPS), Smart Key with Push Button Start, Tilt and Telescoping steering, its price tends to peak a bit higher than the previous versions, ranging between Rs 5-8 lakhs.
The signature fluidic design of Hyundai ensembles brilliantly on the i-Gen i20, giving it an eye-catching and alluring look leaving a spellbound effect on the buyer. Decorated with high-gloss front grille, diamond shaped multi reflector front fog lamps, turn indicators on the outside rear view mirrors and spoiler comprising integrated stop lamps, this car is a visual treat to people fond of style and sporty looks. The car undoubtedly resembles like a scaled-down version of an SUV.
A ground clearance of 6.5 inches makes the Hyundai i-Gen i20 a comfortable ride on our desi roads. It encompasses a few first to-be features on a hatchback like the Auto Headlight Control Function, Sunroof (optional), Electro Chromic Mirror (providing anti-glare vision during night), rear parking cameras and the Rain Sensing Wipers. The wheels get athletic looks with 8 spoke 14 inch wheels as standard. The car measures 3940 mm in length, 1505 mm in width and 1505 mm in height, giving it a long and a sleekly look as compared to the other Indian hatchbacks.
In comparison with the other Indian hatchbacks, the 5-seater Hyundai i-Gen i20 is a spacious car with graceful interiors. The rear seats accommodate added leg space of 56 mm providing comfort to the passengers whereas the front seats get a height varying headrests to made driving comfortable. The car is decked with sophisticated features like Clutch footrest, Power Window with time delay operation, Cloth Seat Upholstery and Rear AC cooling ducts with Heater. Additional features like Luggage Lamp, Bench flopping rear seat, Rear wiper and washer, Rear defogger with timer and Power outlet of 12V makes it an ultimate option for a buyer who doesn’t want to compromise on the interiors.
The new Hyundai i-Gen i20 gets the option for both petrol as well as diesel engines. The petrol version of the car is powered by a 1.2L Kappa engine having dual VTVT. This engine is mated to a five speed manual gearbox delivering a maximum power of 83 PS @ 6000 rpm and a maximum torque of 114 Nm @ 4000 rpm. The diesel version gets 1.4L CRDi engine delivering a maximum power of 90 PS @4000 rpm and a max torque of 220Nm @ 1500-2750 rpm.
|Type||Displacement(cc)||Max Power (BHP/rpm)||Max Torque (Nm/rpm)|
When it comes to safety, no other Indian hatchback can beat the Hyundai i-Gen i20. With its state of the art safety features, this car can be driven in a relaxed state even on the overcrowded Indian roads. Central locking, impact sensing auto door unlocking, speed sensing auto door locking, seatbelt arresters during collision, six airbags including the driver, passenger, side and curtain airbags switches, front and rear fog lamps during adverse weather conditions, reverse parking sensors and cameras offer high tech safety and security features to this mean machine.
|Features||Base Variant (Era 1.2 petrol)||Base Variant (Era 1.4 CRDi)|
|Engine||1197cc, 4 Cylinder, 16 Valve||1396cc, 4 Cylinder, 16 Valve|
|Fuel Tank Capacity||45 L||45 L|
|Power||82.8bhp @ 6000rpm||88.7bhp @ 4000rpm|
|Mileage (City/Highway)||13.3/18.5 km||18.4/21.9 km|
|Hyundai i20 Era 1.2 (Petrol)||Rs. 4,81,000|
|Hyundai i20 Magna (Petrol)||Rs. 5,06,151|
|Hyundai i20 Magna Optional (Petrol)||Rs. 5,36,652|
|Hyundai i20 Sportz 1.2 (Petrol)||Rs. 5,85,474|
|Hyundai i20 Era 1.4 CRDi (Diesel)||Rs. 6,06,936|
|Hyundai i20 Magna 1.4 CRDi (Diesel)||Rs. 6,31,269|
|Hyundai i20 Asta 1.2 (Petrol)||Rs. 6,32,124|
|Hyundai i20 Magna Optional 1.4 CRDi (Diesel)||Rs. 6,32,124|
|Hyundai i20 Asta Optional with sunroof 1.2 (Petrol)||Rs. 6,77,733|
|Hyundai i20 Sportz 1.4 CRDi (Diesel)||Rs. 7,10,595|
|Hyundai i20 Asta 1.4 CRDi (Diesel)||Rs. 7,57,239|
|Hyundai i20 Sportz AT 1.4 (Petrol)||Rs. 7,81,048|