Hyundai has finally revealed its latest and upcoming blockbuster. The all-new i20.
This new one sure has the makings of a segment leader. The design of the new i20 is a complete departure from the previous-gen, and you can see this in the overall theme, which is a lot more angular and sharp. Dominating the front end, of course, is this massive blacked-out grille, and the sharp and angular LED headlamps with plenty of creases on the bonnet. You also have cuts on the bumper featuring the fog lamps, and an overall drooping nose. It definitely looks the part but the front is not the only striking bit.
Move over to the side, and you notice the silhouette which is modern and has that low-slung sporty design. The wheels especially, are just so cool looking with plenty of detail. What gives it that sporty appeal is also the rising beltline and the sloping roofline.
At the back, the i20 is full of drama, thanks to the ‘Z’ shape LED taillamps. The LED DRLs in it and the faux diffuser make it an overall busy rear end, and one that is definitely a lot more appealing.
Inside too, the i20 has had a complete revision and is now in line with its more modern cousins. The four-spoke steering borrowed from the Creta fits right in along with the big 10.25-inch touchscreen which is crisp and responsive. You also get a reversing camera, Apple and Android connectivity, the Bluelink system like we’ve seen on all Hyundais. Then there is the fully-digital instrument cluster that is lifted off the Verna, which goes very well in the i20, and can give it that modern look and feel. You do miss the ventilated seats though, that would have been a perfect addition. However, you do get a Bose sound system like on the Venue, and you also get an air purifier what’s also a very premium addition and something that is a big hit among buyers – a sunroof.
Now in terms of comfort, the older i20 was decent, but not the best. The seats were a bit firm, and the cabin was a bit cramped. But on the new one, it has all improved.
The seats for one are nice and comfy. The cushioning is good, and then you have the cabin which is roomier and also a lot more premium.
At the rear too, there is more space now, and you have a good amount of window area that brings in light and air. Legroom is good, headroom too and you can seat three adults in comfort. Here too you get AC vents, a USB port and some space for storage.
The boot space is plenty for luggage, and the loading lip is at a comfortable height.
The i20, like most Hyundais, gets a host of engine-gearbox options. Petrol/ diesel, manual, imt, DCT, it’s all there and here is the price break up (all prices are introductory, one India one price, ex-showroom costing below):
|2020 Hyundai i20||Magna||Sportz||Asta||Asta (O)|
|1.2-litre Kappa Petrol||5MT||Rs 6.79||Rs 7.59||Rs 8.69||Rs 9.19|
|1.2-litre Kappa Petrol||IVT||Rs 8.59||Rs 9.69|
|1.0-litre Turbo GDi Petrol||iMT||Rs 8.79||Rs 9.89|
|1.0-litre Turbo GDi Petrol||7DCT||Rs 10.66||Rs 11.17|
|1.5-litre CRDi Diesel||6MT||Rs 8.19||Rs 8.99||Rs 10.59|