The third-generation Hyundai i20 gets sharper styling and a ton of new-age-features. Offered with three engine options, the i20 starts at Rs 6.79 lakh (ex-showroom) for the base Magna trim with a 1.2-litre petrol heart, and it goes all the way up to Rs 11.17 lakh (ex-showroom) for the 1.0 Turbo with DCT.
After a long wait, Hyundai has finally launched the third-generation i20 today. The Korean carmaker commenced bookings for the premium hatchback a little over a week ago. The i20 has now been launched in four variants – Magna, Sportz, Asta, and Asta (O) – which will be available across multiple engine and transmission combinations. The prices of the i20 start at Rs 6.79 lakh for the base Magna trim with the 1.2-litre petrol heart. The top-end i20 with the turbo petrol heart and DCT demands Rs 11.17 lakh. Here’s a look at the variant-wise pricing (all ex-showroom) of the all-new Hyundai i20:
The biggest change to the Hyundai i20 is in terms of the exterior and interior design. From the outside, the i20 now looks a lot sharper than before, thanks to more prominent lines all around. Up at the front, it gets the signature Hyundai cascading grille and an edgy bumper, both of which give it a more aggressive stance. Along the sides, the i20 looks more fluid in its design, thanks to the swooping roofline and the sharp shoulder lines. At the back, the gloss applique across the width of the boot makes it look premium.
With the i20 officially launched, we finally have the interior details of the car. Earlier, Hyundai had only shared a rendered image of the interior. Thankfully, the production version carries forward much of its design traits. The steering wheel has been borrowed from the Venue and the Creta, and taking centre stage is a large 10.25-inch touchscreen infotainment system, fully-loaded with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. Other features include, but are not limited to, wireless charging and connected tech.
Under the hood, the i20 now comes with three engine options, same as the Venue. It gets a 1.2-litre naturally aspirated petrol heart, which is good for 82bhp and 114Nm. This engine comes with a 5-speed manual transmission and iVT automatic (CVT). There’s also a 1.5-litre turbo diesel on offer, which develops 99bhp and 240Nm. The diesel is only offered with a 6-speed manual to start with. At the top of the variant range, the i20 also get a 1.0-litre 118bhp/172Nm turbo petrol, which comes paired with Hyundai’s latest 6-speed iMT as well as a 7-speed DCT.
Just like before, the Hyundai i20 continues to compete against the likes of the Maruti Suzuki Baleno, Tata Altroz, Honda Jazz, and the likes.