The long-anticipated Hyundai i20 will finally have its global debut at the 2020 Geneva Motor Show. The car is expected to launched in India around June 2020.
Hyundai is all set to launch the next-gen elite i20 in India very soon. The car has already been unveiled internationally, and has managed to garner a lot of attention from potential buyers as well automobile enthusiasts. Now, we have its international date as well: March 3, 2020.
The 2020 Hyundai Elite i20 will be powered by three engine options.
The car will receive its power from a 1.0-litre 3-cyl turbo gasoline burner borrowed from the Hyundai Venue, Aura, and i10 Nios turbo. This engine is available in two states of tunes: 99 BHP/172 Nm and 118 BHP/172 Nm. The 118 BHP variant will also come with a 48-volt mild hybrid system, which is claimed by Hyundai to reduce the CO2 emissions and fuel consumption. The India-bound model will more likely to get the 99 BHP version which also serves as the power source for the Aura and Nios Turbo. A fuel-efficient mild-hybrid version is also expected to be offered for the Indian auto market. Apart from this, the new hatchback will also be powered by a 1.2-litre gasoline motor and a BSVI 1.5-litre oil burner.
With regards to the dimensions, the new Elite i20 will measure 30 mm greater in length, 30 mm greater in width while it is 24 mm lower in comparison with the outgoing model. The South Korean automaker has also lengthened the wheelbase by 10 mm to generate more legroom for the rear passengers. The hatchback offers a 35-litre cargo space, which is 25 litres larger than the previous model.
Hyundai cars are well-known for being well-equipped; the new Hyundai Elite i20 is not an exception.
The 2020 Elite i20 is equipped with a wide array of features, including an all-digital instrument cluster, a 10.25-inch touchscreen infotainment system with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, Hyundai’s BlueLink system, wireless smartphone charging, ambient lighting, and a Bose audio system. The new-gen Elite i20 is anticipated to cost slightly more expensive than the previous model: likely from INR 5.80 lakh to INR 10 lakh. Once launched in India, the hatchback will compete against Volkswagen Polo, Honda Jazz, and Maruti Baleno.