3rd-gen Hyundai i20 launch on Thursday: Price expectation
NEW DELHI: The 3rd-gen Hyundai i20 is right at the doorstep of the Indian auto market and will hit the roads on November 5. Hyundai is back with an offering in its favourite segment that is the premium hatchback one, but there is definitely a lot of expectation from the new hatchback as it carries forward the legacy of the 12-year old i20 brand.
As the hatchback makes its sleekest transition into its boldest avatar yet, we take you through what this premium package has to offer and how much will it cost.
The 2021 Hyundai i20 might start at Rs 5.5 lakh (ex-showroom) and go up to Rs 9.6 lakh (ex-showroom) to be quite competitive with its direct rivals, Maruti Suzuki Baleno, Tata Altroz, and Toyota Glanza.
The Turbo iMT variant, which will be a segment-first, is expected to cost somewhere around Rs 10.5 lakh.
The 2021 Hyundai i20 is expected to offer the same engines sported by its big brother, the Hyundai Venue. The premium hatchback might boast a 1.2-litre petrol engine and a 1.5-litre diesel engine. The turbo engine with the iMT transmission is expected to be a 1.0-litre T-GDI unit.
The 2021 Hyundai i20 will be offered with a manual transmission, iMT, and 7-speed DCT. The automaker has already announced that the hatchback will be offered in 4 trims- Magna, Sportz, Asta, and Asta (O). The premium hatchback will be offered in 6 colour schemes with the dual-tone schemes, particularly for the turbo variant.
When it comes to the engines offered, the Hyundai i20 is a good alternate to Kia Sonet and Hyundai Venue and it becomes quite a good power-packed offering for non-SUV fans.
Although the Indian version of the i20 will differ from the quite advanced European-spec version, the hatchback is still expected to boast a 10.25-inch digital instrument cluster combine with a 10.25-inch touchscreen infotainment system to enhance the in-cabin experience and the aesthetics of the hatchback.
Additionally, the i20 might boast a Bose stereo system, wireless charging and all-new Bluelink connected features. The Bluelink features might include navigation, remote services, voice recognition and much more.