• It will feature a sunroof, Bose audio system, connected car technology, and sunroof.
• It will be powered by one diesel engine and two petrol engine options.
• Tata Altroz, Maruti Baleno is the competitor whose price is possibly Rs 6 lakh.
The next-generation Hyundai i20 is starting to hit showrooms and photos of a luxury hatchback without a cameo have appeared online. It's also the first time we've seen a high-spec Asta variant in person. Even selected distributors started unofficial pre-orders for the launch at a token amount ranging from Rs 10k-25k and hinted at a possible launch on November 5.
The i20 follows the sports-sensory design language of Hyundai. The Indian spec version has slight changes compared to the European spec model. For example, Indian spec Elite i20 will not get European spec-style LED headlights and will instead rely on halogen headlights. Even the two-tone wheels, perhaps 16 inches, have been lowered which is not a bad thing because the higher level tyres are better suited to our roads.
The rest of the design is similar to the European model. The large, cascading grille, pointed shoulder and even the connecting taillights have been preserved here. There is a black plastic cover on the tailgate to disassemble the visual block. Overall, the i20's design is tasteful. We are glad Hyundai did not overdo it with styling, as it did on recently launched models, especially the Creta.
The spy photos above gave us a glimpse of the interior of the new-generation i20, which looks like a European spec car. However, it does come with the Ve
a DVDs instead of the color screen found on the model sold abroad. Music lovers can also rejoice that the i20 will come with a Bose sound system.
To be offered in a set of 8 colors, 6 monotone, and 2 dual-tone. These are Polar White, Fiery Red, Typhoon Silver, Titan Grey, Sunbu
Sway (Orange), Starry Night (Black). White and red will also be offered in the dual-tone finish along with a black roof.
The next-generation Hyundai i20 will be offered with up to three engine options, including Hyundai's 1.0-liter turbocharged petrol engine. The 1.5-liter diesel engine and the 1.2-liter natural petrol engine will be part of the kit.
Here are the expected specifications:
I20 1.2-litre Petrol
I20 1.0-litre Turbo-petrol
I20 1.5-litre Diesel
6-speed iMT* / 7-speed DCT
The i20 will likely be priced at around Rs 6 lakh (ex-showroom) and will rival Tata Altroz, Honda Jazz, Maruti Suzuki Baleno, and its flagship cousin, the Toyota Glanza.
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