The all-new Hyundai i20 wants to dominate the premium hatchback segment its predecessor was highly influential in creating back in 2008
To say that the third-generation Hyundai i20 has been a success will be a massive understatement. Since its launch this year during Diwali, it has amassed 30,000 bookings and Hyundai has already delivered 10,000 units within 40 days. The new i20 aims to get back to the top of the premium hatchback pile, a segment which the first i20 helped become successful in India hen it launched back in 2008. And Hyundai just released a press statement that Fiery Red and Starry Night are the highest selected colours for their new purchases.
The new i20 comes in a total of 8 colours with them being Polar White, Typhoon Silver, Titan Grey, Fiery Red, Starry Night, Metallic Copper, Polar White with Black Roof, Fiery Red with Black Roof. The latter two are dual-tone colours which area at a premium of Rs 15,000 extra, and only 10% of buyers are splurging for them. The other colours are very simple and somewhat bland, which is why customers are leaning towards the Fiery Red and Starry Night shades, as it will help them stand out from the crowd.
It is helped greatly that the third-generation i20 is surely turning heads with its new Sensuous Sportiness design language with signature visual cues like the new jewel pattern grille is flanked by new Projector LED and LED DRLS, while the side profile gets new creases and wedge-shaped cuts and gets chrome side inserts on the windows which leads to a more aggressive stance. Brand new Z-shaped LED tail lamps are bridged by a chrome strip instead of the LED lightbar found on the international models.
The new Hyundai i20 comes with multiple powertrain options, starting with the 86 PS/115 Nm 1.2-litre petrol which can be matched with a 5-speed manual or CVT. The 1.0-litre turbo-petrol comes next for the enthusiasts pumping out 120 PS/172 Nm of max power and torque and is mated with a 6-speed iMT or the 7-speed DCT. There’s a 1.5-litre oil-burner as well that makes 99 PS/240 Nm of power and torque figures respectively. It only comes with a 6-speed manual and it is the most fuel-efficient diesel powertrain in the country with figures of 25.6 kmpl, as claimed by Hyundai.
Prices for the new Hyundai i20 start from Rs 6.79 lakh for the base Magna trim and goes up to Rs 11.32 lakh for the top-end Asta (O) Turbo DCT. Do note all prices are ex-showroom only.