While the Hyundai i20 Turbo is available in India, it's also on sale abroad, with the foreign car testers posting positive reviews of the new model
Being present in India for more than two decades, Hyundai is the second-largest auto manufacturer in India with numerous hot-selling cars in the portfolio in the country. Despite the COVID-19 pandemic, the South Korean automaker still manages to have several important launches for the India auto market. The next one is the new Hyundai i20, which has been spied on Indian roads and even in dealerships. Below is a drive review of the premium hatchback which discusses how it performs on Indian roads.
Uploaded by Autogefuel on their youtube channel, the video shows the new Hyundai i20 and how it feels on Indian roads. Firstly, let’s start with the front of the vehicle. The car gets a large and deep front grille with diamond pattern inside. The headlights come with LED lights and DRLs and look like an extension of the grille. The bumper has a muscular look; the triangle garnish around the projector fog lights contributes to the car’s character. A black lip is available on the lower part of the bumper as well.
The new Hyundai i20 has also become larger with a longer wheelbase than the existing model, which will translate into a more amber cabin. The alloy rims look great on the hatchback, but the India-bound model might get a different styling. The rear comes with muscular Z-shaped split LED taillights. There is also a reflector bar which connects the lights, which is now common in modern Hyundai cars.
In terms of the interior, the new Hyundai i20 has a completely redesigned cabin with a dual-tone paint scheme. The interior feature list includes a fully digital instrument cluster, a large touchscreen infotainment system and a multi-function steering wheel. The India-spec model is also likely to come with an air-conditioning vent and a sunroof which is absent in the international model.
The Hyundai i20 featured in this video uses the 120 PS 1.0-litre 3-cyl turbo gasoline burner. The Europe-bound i20 is offered with a 48v mild-hybrid system. This petrol motor is expected to come to India but the mild-hybrid technology will not be offered on the India-spec version. The driver feels very confident and calm even when driving the car, even at a high speed. The Hyundai i20 is expected to be offered with a 1.2-lite NA motor, a 1.0-litre turbo petrol motor and a 1.5-litre oil burner. The premium hatchback is going to be launched on November 5, 2020.