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Hyundai i20 has Always been a Premium Hatch in India

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Now Hyundai has just launched the brand new Hyundai i20 here in India. The third generation all new i20 will take on the likes of the VW Polo GT, the Maruti Suzuki Baleno and the Honda Jazz among other premium hatchbacks.

The all-new Hyundai i20 Asta (O) powered by the 1.0-liter turbo petrol is priced at Rs 12.94 lakh (ex-showroom). The Hyundai i20 comes with a choice of three engines and multiple gearboxes. The third-gen Hyundai i20 is larger than before.

Now in its third generation, the new i20 is based on the new generation K platform and has grown up in size considerably. The new hatch is 10mm longer, 41mm wider and sports a wheelbase which is 10mm longer than before. The height remains identical to the older model. Hyundai is also telling us that the new gen i20 is much more aerodynamic than before and lighter too. In spite of that it is stronger than before as well.

As far as design is concerned the new i20 is literally unrecognizable as compared to the older car. The sweeping headlamps are now LEDs and even the DRLs are LED units. The i20 gets projector fog lamps up front as well. The grille is a large unit and for the turbo variants features a glossy black finish. In profile one can clearly see the added muscle. Flared wheel arches and a prominent shoulder line make things look very sporty. The 16in diamond cut alloys add to the sporty appeal.

Hyundai is offering the i20 with a choice of three engines and a bunch of transmissions as well.

For our drive, we have with us an i20 which is powered by the 1.0-litre turbocharged petrol engine. The engine produces120bhp at 6,000rpm. Hyundai claims that the i20 powered by this engine can take care of a 100kmph dash in just 9.9 seconds and driven carefully can offer a fuel efficiency of 20.25kmpl. The motor is mated to the 7-speed DCT.

The new i20 powered by the turbo petrol engine is truly a hot hatch. It offers blistering performance and top speed all rolled into one. Where it scores over the competition is the luxury features which include the connectivity features.

Compiled by – MK (Editor)

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