Hyundai i20 diesel discontinued, petrol engines upgraded to BS6 Phase 2 norms
One of the last of the diesel hatchbacks sold in the country has been axed as Hyundai Motor India has pulled the plug on the i20 diesel. The company has delisted the i20 diesel variants from its website while dealerships too have confirmed the development. The move though was a long coming one with low demand for diesel hatchbacks and the transition to the new BS6 Phase 2 norms set to arrive from April 1, 2023, onwards.
Apart from removing the diesel variants, the Hyundai i20 petrol versions get upgraded engines. The 1.2-litre naturally aspirated petrol and 1.0-litre turbocharged petrol now comply with BS6 Phase 2 and RDE norms. There are no changes on the power front on either engine. The 1.2 motor continues to develop 82 bhp and 115 Nm of peak torque, whereas the 1.0 turbo churns out 118 bhp and 172 Nm of peak torque. Transmission options include the 5-speed manual and CVT on the 1.2-litre version and a 7-speed DCT on the turbo petrol. Hyundai discontinued the 1.0 IMT on the i20 earlier this year.
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The erstwhile Hyundai i20 diesel was powered by a 1.5-litre four-cylinder oil burner. The motor developed 99 bhp and 240 Nm of peak torque. The motor is paired with a 6-speed manual gearbox. The i20 diesel was known to be particularly efficient returning a claimed fuel efficiency of 25.2 kmpl. It’s important to note that the same engine has been upgraded for the new emission regulations and is offered on the Hyundai Venue facelift that arrived recently. With the i20 diesel discontinued, the only diesel hatchback on sale in the country is the Tata Altroz, which has been upgraded to the new emission norms.
With the rejig, the Hyundai i20 range starts from ₹7.19 lakh for the entry-level 1.2 Magna trim, going up to ₹9.90 lakh for the top-spec 1.2 Asta (O) dual-tone. The 1.0 turbo range starts from ₹10.11 lakh for the Sportz DCT, going up to ₹11.83 lakh for the Asta (O) DCT dual-tone. The Hyundai i20 N Line range is priced between ₹10.16 lakh and ₹12.27 lakh. All prices are ex-showroom Delhi.