The new Hyundai i20 has just been launched and it rivals the likes of Maruti Baleno. We have got a specs and feature comparison between the top two trims for the 3rd-gen i20
Hyundai launched the third-generation i20 in India just a month ago and it has been an instant success for the company with it garnering over 20,000 bookings in just 20 days since launch. The i20 has been in the Indian market since 2008 and always has been near the top of the premium pile with its feature-packed trim levels and value-for-money pricing. With the third-gen model, Hyundai aims to raise the benchmark even higher with an all-new design language, even more features, and a multitude of engine-gearbox options.
In the video that has been uploaded by Car Duniya on their YouTube channel, we see a comparison between the Asta and Asta (O) variants of the Hyundai i20. For starters, the Asta trim is only available for petrol engines so if you’re going for a diesel then you can’t choose this trim. The main changes are in the interior of the variants as the Asta (O) gets an air-purifier inside that is only available on the Asta Turbo DCT while the Asta(O) gets cruise control as well. The Asta also doesn’t get a rear centre-armrest, adjustable rear headrests, folding assist grips, or ISOFIX seat mounts.
The biggest visual difference between the two trim levels of the new Hyundai i20 is that you get an electric sunroof on the Asta(O) but you also get additional safety features like 6 airbags compared to 2 on the Asta, adjustable front seatbelts, and ESP/HAC for all variants whereas you only get the latter features on the Asta Turbo DCT.
NewHyundai i20's Asta variants are priced at between Rs 8.69 lakh – Rs. 10.69 lakh while the Asta (O) is priced between Rs 9.19 lakh – Rs 11.17 lakh, ex-showroom. It is a difference of around Rs 50,000 which considering the number of extra features you get on the Asta (O), does make it the easier choice between the two. Both the variants of the Hyundai i20 come with the option of either the 1.2 litre KAPPA petrol which makes 83PS(87 for the CVT)/114Nm of max power and torque paired with a 5-speed manual or iMT or you can choose The 1.0-litre turbo-petrol if you’re an enthusiast which pumps out 120PS/172Nm of max power and torque and is mated with a 6-speed iMT or the 7-speed DCT.