The new i20 CVT is a lot more competitively priced than the previous i20 automatic.
Hyundai has launched the i20 CVT in India. The CVT gearbox is mated to the 1.2-litre petrol motor and is offered in two variants - Magna and Asta.
Along with the i20 facelift that was launched in February this year, Hyundai axed the previous automatic variant of the car which featured a 1.4-litre petrol engine mated to a 4-speed torque converter gearbox.
Pairing the 1.2-litre CVT makes the i20 automatic a lot more competitively priced - the Magna variant costs ₹7.04 lakh, while the Asta variant will set you back by ₹8.16 lakh (both ex-showroom, Delhi). In contrast, the old i20 automatic was priced over ₹9 lakh for the Magna variant.
The 1.2-litre, 4-cylinder petrol engine on the Hyundai i20 produces 82bhp of power and 115Nm of torque. The claimed overall fuel economy of the car is 19km/l.
The new CVT option makes the i20 compete better in the premium hatchback segment, since both of its chief rivals - Maruti Baleno and Honda Jazz - also sport a CVT gearbox. Interestingly, the i20 CVT’s prices undercuts both of its rivals - the Baleno CVT is priced between ₹7.09 lakh - 8.40 lakh, while the Jazz CVT is priced between ₹7.70 lakh - 8.46 lakh.