The latest-generation Hyundai i20 has only been around since the first week of November. However, it has already garnered over 20,000 bookings from eager customers. Obviously, it certainly seems like Hyundai’s recent investment might pay dividends in the time to come. The ex-showroom price of the all-new i20 starts from Rs 6.80 lakh, extending all the way up to a rather pricey Rs 10.75 lakh. Interestingly, the Korean automaker revealed that over 85 percent of the bookings were registered for variants Sportz and above. For reference, the entry-level Sportz variant is priced from Rs 7.60 lakh, while the fully-loaded Sportz (Turbo) variant retails for Rs 8.95 lakh. As for the higher Asta and Asta (O) cars, those start from Rs 8.70 lakh and Rs 9.20 lakh, respectively.
Mr. Tarun Garg, Director (Sales, Marketing & Service), Hyundai India, said,
“The i20 has been a trendsetter in its segment and icon among the new-age customers. Now with the launch of the all-new i20, we are upping the ante and setting a new benchmark. Nearly 45 % customers have preferred variants enabled with our already established BlueLink technology. Sunroof continues to be a customer favorite with close to 30 % Bookings made for models with this particular feature. Similarly, in line with the needs of the current environment, 35 % customers have opted for models with Industry Unique Oxyboost Air purifier. Our new and advanced transmission offerings (IVT/iMT/DCT) have received a strong traction from 25 % of the customers and to top it all, almost 20 % of the customers have opted for our Powerful and Efficient 1.5 l U2 CRDi Diesel BS6 Powertrain.”
Hyundai also mentioned that it successfully delivered over 4,000 i20s during the peak Diwali season. Depending on which variant you opt for, the all-new Hyundai i20 can be had with bucket-loads of features. For instance, top Asta trims come with goodies like LED projector headlamps, 16-inch diamond-cut alloy wheels, electric sunroof, keyless entry & go cruise control, leather-wrapped steering wheel, and dual-tone leather seats with red stitching. That is not all. The interior of the Asta trims also get wireless charging with a built-in cooling pad, air purifier, automatic climate control, and front & rear USB chargers.
If you like digital screens, you will like the Asta variants of the all-new i20. They come with a fully-digital instrument display for the driver and a 10.25-inch touch-infotainment head unit. The latter comes with Android Auto & Apple CarPlay, plus Hyundai’s Bluelink technology and smartwatch connectivity. There is also a 7-speaker Bose audio system that is pretty decent for what it is, though it isn’t that great. The top variant of the i20 comes well-equipped with some modern safety gear – it has a rearview camera, Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS), Hill Assist Control (HAC), Electronic Stability Control (ESC), ABS with EBD, ISOFIX anchorages, and 6 airbags. Unfortunately, lower variants of the all-new i20 don’t even get adjustable rear headrests nor ISOFIX anchor points.
The all-new Hyundai i20 is offered with a wide variety of engines and gearboxes. There are two petrol engines; one’s a naturally-aspirated 1.2-liter four-cylinder while the other is a 1.0-liter turbocharged three-popper. Then there is a 1.5-liter turbocharged four-cylinder diesel engine as well. You can only have the diesel variant with a 6-speed manual gearbox, though the petrol versions can be had with either a 5-speed or 6-speed manual ‘boxes. The list also includes a CVT, Hyundai’s clutchless iMT, and a 7-speed dual-clutch automatic.
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