The new Hyundai i20 is hitting new heights in terms of sales ever since its launch this Diwali. Now the Korean automaker says that 85% of buyers are going for the top variants. Read on for the full story.
Hyundai launched their third-generation i20 this Diwali, and it has been selling like the proverbial hotcakes ever since. The people are loving the all-new i20’s new Sensuous Sportiness design language with signature visual cues like the new jewel pattern grille is flanked by new Projector LED and LED DRLS, while the side profile gets new creases and wedge-shaped cuts and gets chrome side inserts on the windows which leads to a more aggressive stance. Brand new Z-shaped LED tail lamps are bridged by a chrome strip instead of the LED lightbar found on the international models. And today Hyundai gave a press release which says that 85% of the buyers are going for the high-end variants.
Mr Tarun Garg, Director (Sales, Marketing & Service), Hyundai Motor India Ltd., said, “We are delighted to receive around 30,000 bookings for the all-new i20 and as Smart Indian customers are opting for smart cars, we are observing that around 85 % of these bookings are attributed to higher trims of the all-new i20.”
Consumers are clearly veering towards the top models as they feel they’re more value-for-money. Also, it has to be noted that all the flagship features that have been mentioned for the Hyundai i20 by the company are found in the top variants only. The base Magna trim is hit by this the most as it carries over the old audio system from the elite i20 and gets only analogue dials in the instrument console.
The higher variants of the new Hyundai i20 have segment-leading features like a 7-speaker bose audio system, all-digital instrument console with multiple modes, a 10-inch infotainment system with inbuilt Apple Carplay and Android Auto, Hyundai Bluelink over the air updates, and a wireless charger with a cooling pad. For safety, it gets 6 airbags, ESC with VSM & Hill Assist Control.
The new Hyundai i20 comes with multiple powertrain options, starting with the 88 PS/115 Nm 1.2-litre petrol which can be matched with a 5-speed manual or CVT. The 1.0-litre turbo-petrol comes next for the enthusiasts pumping out 120 PS/172 Nm of max power and torque and is mated with a 6-speed iMT or the 7-speed DCT. There’s a 1.5-litre oil-burner as well that makes 100 Ps and 240 Nm of power and torque figures respectively. It only comes with a 6-speed manual, and it is the most fuel-efficient diesel powertrain in the country with figures of 25.6 kmpl, as claimed by Hyundai.
Prices for the new Hyundai i20 start from Rs 6.79 lakh for the base Magna trim and goes up to Rs 11.32 lakh for the top-end Asta (O) Turbo DCT. Do note all prices are ex-showroom only.