Check out this first-generation Hyundai i20 diesel, which has been tastefully modified into a piece of art.
We Indians love to customise our cars, don’t we? From unassuming touches like interior decorations, to extensive ones that change their look of the entire car, we’ve seen a variety of modifications done on different levels. Here, we have another such mod-job, performed on a Hyundai i20 diesel.
The car we see in the pictures here is the first generation Hyundai i20 (pre-facelift model). These pictures were posted on Stay Tuned India’s Facebook page by Ajmal. The owner of this car is Krishnamoorthy Sanjay, and the mod-job has been performed by Alpha Crew. There are plenty of changes to the exterior of the car, which we shall list here. The front grille and air dam have been blacked out, which makes the car look sportier. Even the headlamps have been blacked out and LED DRL strips are added inside them, one in each. It also gets projector headlights.
Apart from that, there’s a lip spoiler under the front bumper, and there are side skirts added for additional buff-ness. The wheels are now 17-inch units, with a beautiful, custom-cut design (looks like a new kind of Mangekyou Sharingan, doesn’t it?). The car has also been lowered via Cobra Progressive lowering springs. At the rear, there's a roof-mounted spoiler, which completes the sporty look of this i20.
This particular model is powered by a 1.4-litre, turbocharged, inline-4, diesel engine. In stock condition, it is capable of generating 90 PS and 220 Nm of peak power and maximum torque, respectively. The exhaust and intake system have both been modified in this car, so there might be a slight gain in these figures. Sadly, the exact figures are not available.
The first-generation Hyundai i20 was introduced to India in 2005, and with a mid-life facelift in 2012, continued on till 2015, when it was replaced by the second-generation model. The second one still soldiers on in our market at the moment but is due to be replaced soon by the third generation model. There will also be new engine options available with the new one. A 1.2-litre, naturally aspirated, inline-4 petrol, carried over from the current-gen, will be the base engine option. The premium powerplants would be the 1.5-litre, turbocharged, inline-4 diesel motor, and the 1.0-litre, turbocharged, inline-3 petrol engine.