Production of New Hyundai i20 Commenced at Company's Turkey Plant

by Harish Kumar | 02/09/2020
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Around 85,000 units of the Hyundai i20 will be produced in the company's Turkey-based factory on an annual basis, covering as much as 50 per cent of its global production.

The production of the third-gen Hyundai i20 hatchback has commenced at the carmaker’s Turkey-based plant. The South Korean company has revealed that about 90% of the new i20 premium hatch manufactured in Turkey will be exported to the European auto market. Around 85,000 units of the hatchback will be produced in this factory on an annual basis, covering as much as 50 per cent of its global production.

2020 hyundai i20 front three quarters

The third-generation Hyundai i20 has witnessed significant changes on the outside, inside and under the bonnet. The new hatchback looks more evolved and premium than the outgoing predecessor, thanks to Hyundai’s Sensuous Sportiness design philosophy. It carries a large blackened cascading grille that features the pattern mesh finish, LED headlamps with DRLs, triangular-shaped fog lamps housing, dual-tone alloy wheels, angular Z-shaped LED elements on the tail lamps among others.

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Inside the cabin, the 2020 Hyundai i20 also witnessed some prominent changes, in the form of new leather-wrapped four-spoke steering as seen in the new Hyundai Creta. Some of the key features on the new Hyundai i20 include a 10.25-inch touchscreen, a fully digital instrument cluster, Bose audio system, ambient lighting, Hyundai’s Blue Link connected car tech and many more.

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hyundai i20 2020 rear three quarters

That said, the new-gen i20 will receive a 48V mild-hybrid system paired with the 1.0-litre 3-cylinder T-GDI turbo petrol engine that helps improve the car’s overall fuel efficiency and lessen the emissions level by 3 to 4 per cent. The mill is capable of outputting two different states of tune – 100 PS and 120 PS. A mild torque assist is also provided on the new Hyundai 20 for better drivability.

Back to India, the new-gen Hyundai i20 for our country is said to be different from the international spec model.  It will be available with three engine options – a 1.2-litre petrol, a 1.0-litre turbo-petrol and a 1.5-litre diesel unit – that are identical to those offered on the Hyundai Venue. The India launch of the 2020 Hyundai i20 is set for October of this year.

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