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Hyundai i20 Updates:

April 7, 2010 - Hyundai Motor India Ltd (HMIL) has launched two new variants of Hyundai i20 - the Era and the Sportz. These variants are avialable with both petrol and diesel options. Era is the base variant of the car while Sportz will fill the bridge the gap between i20 Asta and Magna. The new Hyundai i20 is loaded with an array of smart features which are Fully Automatic Temperature Control (FATC) system and in-built USB port (in Magna) and several other attractive features like a burglar alarm, steering wheel with audio remote and passenger vanity mirror (in Sportz and Asta). Hyundai i20 is the first hatchback car in the Indian auto market which is packed with six speed manual transmission gearbox.



Version
Avg Ex-Showroom Price
Hyundai i20 Era 1.2 BS-IV
1197cc Petrol, Manual, 12.4 kpl Full Specs | Features
Rs. 4,64,908
Hyundai i20 Magna 1.2
1197cc Petrol, Manual, 12.4 kpl Full Specs | Features
Rs. 5,05,330
Hyundai i20 Sportz 1.2 (O)
1197cc Petrol, Manual, 12.4 kpl Full Specs | Features
Rs. 5,33,897
Hyundai i20 Sportz 1.2 BS-IV
1197cc Petrol, Manual, 12.4 kpl Full Specs | Features
Rs. 5,49,227
Hyundai i20 Era 1.4 CRDI BS-IV
1396cc Diesel, Manual, 14.9 kpl Full Specs | Features
Rs. 5,77,472
Hyundai i20 Asta 1.2
1197cc Petrol, Manual, 12.4 kpl Full Specs | Features
Rs. 5,91,196
Hyundai i20 Magna 1.4 CRDI
1396cc Diesel, Manual, 14.9 kpl
Rs. 6,18,175
Hyundai i20 Asta 1.2L (O) With Sunroof
1197cc Petrol, Manual, 12.4 kpl Full Specs | Features
Rs. 6,36,674
Hyundai i20 Asta with AVN
1197cc Petrol, Manual, 12.4 kpl Full Specs | Features
Rs. 6,43,428
Hyundai i20 Sportz 1.4 CRDI (O)
1396cc Diesel, Manual, 14.9 kpl Full Specs | Features
Rs. 6,46,507
Hyundai i20 Sportz 1.4 CRDI BS-IV
1396cc Diesel, Manual, 14.9 kpl Full Specs | Features
Rs. 6,61,940
Hyundai i20 Asta 1.4 CRDI
1396cc Diesel, Manual, 13.48 kpl
Rs. 7,04,448
Hyundai i20 Asta DSL with AVN
1396cc Diesel, Manual, 13.48 kpl
Rs. 7,56,548
Hyundai i20 Asta 1.4 (AT)
1396cc Petrol, Automatic, 11.2 kpl Full Specs | Features
Rs. 7,68,754
Hyundai i20 Asta 1.4L AT with AVN
1396cc Petrol, Automatic, 11.2 kpl Full Specs | Features
Rs. 8,25,422


Hyundai i20 Description :

In the hatchback category of cars Hyundai i20 is a new generation car with large headlamps and fog lamps. This new Hyundai i20 is even more spacious, stylish having amazing eye catching features. Equipped with standard safety features it has ABS, seat belts with pre-tensioner, dual air-bags for the driver and front passanger, auto-unlocking doors Hyundai i20 is one of the best car. Motor Driven Power Steering (MDPS) and suspension systems in the car are such that they provide maximum ease while driving the vehicle. This latest version of Hyundai i20 is best featured with many important special equipments that co-ordinates best with the activity of the driver.


Design:

Hyundai has designed the i20 with strong European influences, following the recent trend that began with their new design philosophy. The i20 has a large number of longitudinal lines and curves all over the car with a few running across its front and rear doors on both sides which makes the car look very aggressive.

Hyundai has added a bold waistline crease that rises toward the rear - the way this crease curves and falls to the rear fender over the wheel arch adds a lot of power and aggression to the design. However, the mirrors of the i20 are very Getz-like and the top-end variant of the i20 features 5-spoke alloy wheels. The rear of the hatch has a thick C-pillar and tail lamps shaped like parallelograms with rounded corners extending to its edges. The rear bumper sports small vertical and horizontal lines and a recess for the number plate. The bootlid incorporates a stylised Hyundai logo which is also the boot release.

Interiors:

The Korean designers have given the i20 brown and beige with some black on the dash. The steering wheel has audio controls on it and there are three dials in the instrument gauge cluster, where the small central dial has a temperature gauge and fuel level indicator mounted on either side. The speedo is backlit with red lights with no option to adjust the brightness. The electrically adjustable mirrors can be opened or folded at the touch of a button even when the key isn't inserted, and the multi-functional buttons on the steering work without the key turned to the 'on' position, which are features not found in many other cars.

The centre console has a digital multi-function display which displays the time, date, distance covered, current audio track, fuel efficiency and ambient temperature. It can be turned off with the button called 'Dark'. The centre console features two knobs for the air-conditioning unit and a centrally integrated audio system located above it, and points for USB and other auxiliary inputs below it; adjacent to the cigarette lighter with the vertical vents on both sides.The centre console also has an indicator and warning for seatbelts for all five passengers. The gear knob has a combination of black, chrome and brown, with a slot ahead of the lever to place your mobile phone and two cupholders followed by one for bottles behind the knob. The glovebox is illuminated and chilled, which is a nice touch.

The seats of the i20 are flat and didn't feel like they were bolstered enough in the right places. It took all of us quite a few attempts until we found a seating position that felt comfortable. There is immense legroom in the front row, which will comfortably seat six-footers. Short drivers will particularly like the seat height adjustment while a steering wheel that tilts and telescopes and a dead pedal help with overall driver ergonomics.




We spoke about the specs of the i20 and posted some exterior pics of the i20 here. Autobild seems to have checked out the i20 in person at the Paris Motor Show. Yes, the Paris Motor Show starts on 2nd but i guess they got to checkout the supermini before that. The interiors of the i20 are really very good.

The steering wheel seems to be from the Elantra. There is a integrated audio system which seems to be the order of the day for most cars.

The interior seems to be quite spacious for a hatchback. Expect beige interiors for the Indian version of the i20.



Engine, Transmission:

The 1.4-litre common rail engine used in the i20 is a refined Hyundai CRDi engine. The 16-valve 89 bhp 1396cc engine produces a maximum of 220Nm of torque giving the car a head start when the throttle is nailed, but when the turbo isn't assisting things, the engine feels sluggish and this can be quite annoying in bumper-to-bumper office. The car did 0-100kph in 12.6 seconds during testing.The i20's CRDi engine is noisy and the strong turbo kick at about 1800rpm will put a wide grin on your face. The turbocharger itself doesn't intrude with the typical high-pitched whine characteristic of turbos.

The i20 was initially launched with the 1.2-litre petrol engine. This is the Kappa engine which was first seen on the i10. It is a highly refined engine which produces a maximum power of 80bhp and a torque of 112Nm. With the i20 weighing a little more a ton, on paper the car feels underpowered, but once the engine crosses 3000rpm, it means serious business. The true power of the car is unveiled.
Hyundai has designed the gear ratios of the i20 to suit city as well as highway driving. The short throws and positive engagement makes shifting easy but the shift gate is too small which could lead to some fouled shifts when in a hurry.
The i20 CRDi is a little thirstier than expected. The 1.4-litre engine on an average travels 16.2km on a litre of diesel. During testing, we achieved an efficiency of 12.5kpl.




Safety:

 The i20 comes complete with an extensive range of safety features. Standard throughout the i20 range is Electronic Stability Control with Traction Control System; a four-channel, four-sensor Anti-ski Braking System and Electronic Brakeforce Distribution.

The front seatbelts in the 120 are fitted with pretensionsers, load limiters and are height adjustable. The child-seat anchorage points and child-proof door locks are standard across the range.

Airbags for driver and front-seat passenger are standard while side airbags and front and rear side curtain airbags are standard on the Elite and Premium models.

The i20 has been designed to absorb and dissipate energy during a frontal collision and rigid cabin and crumple zones front and rear have also been incorporated into the design. Dual side intrusion bars offer added protection in the event of a side impact.



Trim levels:

 All models come with keyless entry and alarm, folding side mirrors (an option on the three-door Active), glovebox cooling, AUX and USB input as standard. Both the Active and the Elite have cloth-upholstered seats but the Elite has leather on the steering wheel that also incorporates the audio controls, a trip computer, front fog lamps, a cargo net and 15 inch alloy wheels (including a full-size spare).

The Premium i20 comes with full automatic climate control, a combination of leather and cloth upholstered seats, leather on the steering wheel and driver’s armrest and 16 inch alloys (including a full-size spare).



Seating:

 The seats in the i20 are a complete redesign compared to what was in the Getz. The shape has been enhanced to offer maximum support and comfort. The driver’s seat is now height-adjustable.

The rear seats do have a 60/40 split folding capability

Comfort:

 Air conditioning is standard across the range and rear passengers now have ducted ventilation in the foot well.

The audio package features a CD player with MP3, WMA and AM/FM tuner and the auxiliary input and iPod connectivity allows you to add external audio sources.


Driving Dynamics:

The Hyundai i20 is certainly one of the best cars we've used in the city; it goes through traffic faster than a glutton goes through dessert at a buffet. The hatch's handling is astounding within city speed limits and it's a complete hoot to drive through traffic. Point the car to where you want it to go, and floor it! However be warned that spirited starts from traffic lights means plenty of torque steer and burnt rubber. Traction control would be a welcome addition - something which the new lineup of Hyundai CRDi powered cars need. Although the handling is fairly predictable there were a couple of instances where we had the rear end step out of line and were quite surprised.

The i20 has a light steering which is highly responsive until the turbo kicks in after which the steering tends to feel light momentarily - maybe due to the suspension setup. The tight turning radius coupled with the light steering makes parking convenient and effortless. Talking about cornering, our confidence to dive into a corner at high speed wasn't too high due to the suspension set-up. All this car needs is a bit of fine tuning in its suspension and alignment and this car will be one of the best handling ones around.

Luggage :

Don’t forget that this is a small car so don’t expect any more than 295 litres of space with the rear seats in the upright position. The 60/40 split folding rear seats will add more luggage space.

That’s all quite an impressive list of features for a compact car starting at just $14,990 plus on-road costs for the three-door manual Active and peaking at $23,490 for the five-door automatic Premium and of course you can expect that sooner or later Hyundai will be talking drive-away-no-more-to-pay pricing too.

Will the Hyundai i20 sell as well as the old Getz? You can just about bet your house on the fact that Hyundai is already sitting on a bunch of orders from car hire companies.

But you do have to wonder if Hyundai have missed a share of the market by not including a diesel in the range … they do have a 1.6-litre diesel so why not issue a challenge to Ford’s diesel Fiesta?



Football inspired spread in the world car, so should Hyundai released two of their products i10 and i20 are occasions show with the cool girl.

Replace the Getz, i20 completely designed in Hyundai's design center in Europe should have aerodynamic design than the previous generation. I20 interior construction workers on the biometric parameters, making it more comfortable and pleasant for passengers.
Equipped i20 Kappa 1.2 liter gasoline engine DOHC, maximum capacity 78 horsepower. Safety equipment includes six standard air bags, antilock brakes with ABS and Electronic Stability Control ESP, EBD electronic force distribution.

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