The new Hyundai i20 will be a lot safer with a superstructure boasting of 66 percent advanced and high-strength steel. The launch of new i20 is set to happen on November 5.
The third-gen Hyundai i20 went on sale a fw days ago. Compared to the second-gen model, the new version looks sharper, has more features and even gets more powerful engine options. Also, if Hyundai is to be believed, the new Hyundai i20 is also safer, not only through a higher safety equipment but even owing to the more robust structure.
As revealed by Hyundai, the new 2020 Hyundai i20 is built on a solid structure that boasts of 66 per cent advanced and high-strength steel. This new structure not only improves the crashworthiness but also helps make the new-gen hatchback lighter than the competitors. The new i20’s robust superstructure makes use of 5,400 tons stamping at the plant press shop, forming the core of the new car’s safety features. The advanced digital gauges have been used by the company to test panel thinning distribution, helping much in manufacturing zero crack panels. The carmaker also makes use of 3D scanning that assures a high level of precision and accuracy in analyzing and intensifying the press panels.
Also, the exterior of the new Hyundai i20 is claimed to get long-lasting rust protection and corrosion resistance, what is so-called “High-Throw Power 7th Generation Electro Deposition Paint’. About 72 robots are used to ensure that the new i20 brings in not only a high degree of quality but also the long-lasting glossy and stylish looks. In line with this, the South Korean company also employs Anode Cell Current Monitoring system enhancing the application process of paint quality.
In terms of engine performance, Hyundai announces that the 2020 Hyundai i20 has been tested comprehensively to ensure a stellar performance. At the company’s endurance lab tests, more than 350 hours of tests have been implemented for the engine system. The performance tests with and without load condition have been conducted for the transmission systems of the vehicle as well.
Particularly, Hyundai has developed an eco-friendly method of testing named “Cold Test Bed” with 15 parameters without having to burn the fuel. It is essentially a fully-automated system that tests 100% of the produced engines before the assembling. Obviously then, Hyundai is betting big on the new Hyundai i20. WIth prices starting at Rs 6.79 lakh (ex-showroom), the new model competes with the likes of Maruti Baleno, Tata Altroz, VW Polo and Honda Jazz.