Hyundai i20 2020 launched at ₹6.79 lakh: All the highlights
After more than 12 years though, the Hyundai i20 gets what may be its largest set of most comprehensive updates in terms of looks, engine, features, cabin, space and more. It has officially been launched at a starting - and introductory - price of ₹6.79 lakh (ex showroom, pan India)
The Hyundai i20 2020 seeks to make a big and bold claim for the crown in the premium hatchback segment and there is a whole lot to look forward to.
Here are the highlights from the launch event of Hyundai i20 2020:
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Click here to know what are the major differences between the latest i20 and the Elite i20.
First look video of Hyundai 2020 i20
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Bluelink connected car
The new Hyundai i20 features 50+ connected car features along with OTA updates.
As per the company, the new i20 is made up of 66% high-strength steel and that it is lighter and yet has enhanced crash worthiness.
New transmission options
The transmission options on the i20 2020 include a manual, 7-speed DCT (Dual Clutch Transmission), IVT (Intelligent Variable Transmission) and a segment-first IMT (Intelligent Manual Transmission).
A new heart
Hyundai has confirmed that the new i20 will be plonked with a 1.0-litre turbo petrol engine.
It will be introduced in an array of colour options such as Polar White, Typhoon Silver, Titan Grey, Fiery Red, Starry Night and Metallic Cooper.
New i20 is going to rival the likes of other premium hatchbacks such as Volkswagen Polo and Maruti Suzuki Baleno.
Safety, a priority!
Updated safety and driver assist features on the new i20 will include segment-best six airbags, Vehicle Stability Management, Electronic Stability Control, Hill Assist Control, Rear Parking Camera with sensor display.
The i20 that started it all
Hyundai had launched its first i20 back in 2008 and it was with a petrol engine only. A diesel engine was brought in subsequently and it managed to catch the momentum - and preference for - diesel engines that was witnessed in the first half of the decade starting 2010.
That Hyundai is persisting with the diesel motor at a time when the likes of Maruti has ditched it completely back the powertrain.
Hyundai designers, perhaps, work the hardest because most of the cars rolled out by the Korean car maker have looks as their biggest USP.
And while looks can be subjective, expect the new i20 to be quite a head-turner on Indian roads.
A good face is half the battle won?
i20 2020 gets a completely new front grille, among other design upgrades. Hyundai calls it a parametric jewel design.
How does the new i20 fare against Altroz?
It is a direct rival to the likes of Tata Altroz. Click here to find out more about our on-paper faceoff between i20 2020 and Altroz.
Safe and secure
Hyundai claims the new i20 makes use of 66% high-strength steel. This, according to the company, improves its crash worthiness. The car also gets several new-age safety highlights. (Find out more here)
Of banter and rivalry
Even before the new i20 has been launched, there has been a whole lot of buzz on social media. And Tata Motors has a cryptic message for Hyundai on Halloween. Click here to know more.
What started it all
Remember Getz? Well, the i20 came as a replacement for this car in several markets. The promise of more space, better features and a more capable drive made i20 stand out.