All-New Hyundai i20 Review – The 3rd Generation i20, New Segment Leader is Born!
Here’s the detailed review of All-New Hyundai i20 2020! Know all about its exterior & interior features, safety and performance details, specs, prices, mileage, rivals and more.
One of the first cars to brag about premium quotient in the hatchback segment way back in 2008 is none other than the Hyundai i20. More than a decade has gone by and i20 has witnessed many upgrades during this tenure right from the change in styling to feature upgrade to the technological enhancement and mechanical mend. Said to redefine the benchmarks of the premium hatchback category, the 3rd generation Hyundai i20 now features a new platform and more powerful engine choice in its line-up. So let’s dig deep about what all freshness and dynamism the latest Hyundai i20 greet us with. Read on.
The all-new Hyundai i20 range falls in the price bracket of Rs 6.79 – Rs 11.17 lakh (both prices, ex-showroom, Pan India). It is offered in 4 trims namely Magna, Sportz, Asta and Asta (O). The base trim Magna petrol and diesel are priced at Rs 6.79 lakh (ex-showroom, Pan India) and Rs 8.20 lakh (ex-showroom, Pan India) respectively.
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While the two mid trims Sportz and Asta are priced in the range at Rs 7.60 lakh (ex-showroom, Pan India) and Rs 10.67 lakh (ex-showroom, Pan India) correspondingly, which include manual as well as automatic transmission options. Moreover, the top of the line trim Asta (O) is tagged around Rs 9.20 lakh – Rs 11.17 lakh (both prices, ex-showroom, Pan India) for petrol and diesel-powered alternatives.
Engine & Performance
This time Hyundai i20 offers a vast variety of engine choices with two petrol and one diesel engine options, which can be picked as per your requirement and taste. The 1.2L petrol motor with 4-cylinder naturally aspirated mechanism gets out 83hp of maximum power and 115Nm of top torque.
This engine is coupled to a choice of 5-speed MT and a CVT AT gearbox.
While the new entrant, 1.0L, 3-cylinder turbocharged petrol motor gives out 120hp of highest power and 172Nm of peak torque. These power and torque figures extracted from 1.0L turbo make 2020 Hyundai i20 the most powerful car in its category. It comes mated to a butter-smooth 7-speed DCT automatic gearbox and the in-trend iMT (clutch-less manual) gearbox. The DCT automatic borrowed from the Hyundai Venue SUV.
Coming to the solo 1.5L, 4-cylinder diesel engine offering it generates a good 100hp of max power and 240Nm of torque. The CRDi engine, which also does its duties on Venue, is married to a 6-speed manual gearbox.
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Exterior & Dimension
As it is a generation change the design aspect shares least similarities with the predecessor. The first glimpse at Hyundai i20 screams sportiness from every angle. It gets sharp styling compared to the suave looking Elite i20. The new Hyundai i20 dons ‘Sensuous Sportiness’ design language, which open door for new and wider ‘cascading grille’ design at the front.
The set of new headlamps with graceful DRL design is eye-catching, while its freshly designed sharper tail lights with angular Z-shaped LED integration appear interesting.
Introduced in 6 vibrant shades namely Polar White, Typhoon Silver, Titan Grey, Fiery Red, Starry Night and Metallic Copper, the 2020 Hyundai i20 also gets two dual-tone paints. The Hyundai i20 stretches 3995mm (length), 1775mm (width), 1505mm (height) and 2580mm (wheelbase).
Interiors & Features
The sporty and premium characteristics of the outside are carried inside the cabin too. The evergreen highly spacious cabin gets plush fabric and upholstery on the seats, good quality plastic all over the dash and door panels. Before moving to the long equipment list, it’s the D-cut, flat-bottom steering wheel and gaming console-inspired display that catches your attention. Another interesting quotient is the 10.25-inch touchscreen infotainment system (biggest in the segment), that supports Android Auto, Apple CarPlay and Hyundai’s own ‘BlueLink’ connected car features.
The boot space now stands at 311-litres (26-litres more against predecessor) with neatly integrated boot lamp, while the 60:40 split seats at rear faces omission. Other noteworthy elements in the top end trim comprise of a 7-speaker Bose sound system, sunroof, air purifier, a wireless phone charger, a digital instrument cluster, ambient lighting and many more segment-first features.
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Safety & Features
Irrespective of segments, Hyundai i20 has always been one of the safest cars in the country. And all-new 2020 Hyundai i20 has only added to what it’s known for. The safety equipment includes 6 airbags, rear parking sensors, electronic stability control, ABS with EBD, vehicle stability management, hill start assist, and many more active and passive security features.
Engine frugality has always been a top priority in the Hyundai cars, and all-new i20 is no alien to it. All three engines offer impressive mileage numbers. The manually driven 1.2L petrol engine delivers 20.35kmpl, while the automatic IVT offers 19.65kmpl of fuel efficiency. Moreover, the 1.5L diesel manual transmission engine shares a mileage of 25.2kmpl. Further, the most powerful of the lot the 1.0L turbo with its DCT gearbox manages to handover a 20.25kmpl.
The latest generation i20 hatchback competes with the likes of Volkswagen Polo, Maruti Suzuki Baleno, Honda Jazz, Tata Altroz, and Toyota Glanza in the premium segment.
The all-new Hyundai i20 is all about choices. It gets you options in choosing the engine and transmission (petrol, turbo-petrol, diesel, CVT, DCT), well decorated different trims (Magna, Sportz, Asta, Asta (O)), even shades (single tone, dual-tone). With such variety it brings to the table, the plush Korean hatch creates a new benchmark in its segment. Moreover, the integration of lightweight K platform raises the bar in terms of performance, space and looks. With all said, despite a slight increase in the price, it gives you back every single extra penny of yours in the most grandeur way.