The i20, considered a household name by its Indian customers has finally made an appearance after much anticipation, and it comes bearing the ‘Sensuous Sportiness’ design language exclusive to Hyundai. The vehicle comes with a renewed styling and world-class technical additions, it is sure to make a breakthrough in the Indian car market. We also hope Hyundai to bring the i20 N performance variant in limited numbers to India, even to test the market.

Serving as a go-to vehicle since its launch in India, the car has become a customer favourite and its new enhancements had long been anticipated by everyone. S S Kim, MD & CEO, Hyundai Motor India Ltd said, “With the launch of the all-new i20, Hyundai has once again redefined standards in the premium hatchback segment. As a customer-centric organization, we have developed the all-new i20 to offer state-of-the-art technologies and flamboyant design, bringing to life an unparalleled mobility experience for new age customers. Hyundai has packaged the all-new i20 as a future ready car that will not just become the pinnacle of this segment, but set the benchmark for automobiles in India.” This is the fourth-gen launch in the complete i20 line-up and therefore has understandably been given not only a futuristic visual appearance, but also a class-leading performance with its Light-weight K platform.

Simon Loasby, Vice President & Head of Hyundai Styling said, “It’s a characterful i20, it’s a part of Sensuous Sportiness Design Language of Hyundai where we are trying to connect the emotional values with technical attributes, and tailor each car into distinct segments for our customers, we call it the ‘Hyundai look’. They deliberately don’t look the same, they deliberately have their own unique character and i20 has its own real strong spirit, sort of in the hottest B-Segment, it’s a really cool, exciting & important segment for us and i20 fits right in there. It’s a confident car, it’s not to be messed with, it fits in the aspirational spirit of our Indian customers, not only that, the character is born out of the World Rally Championship car, sort of that genes runs down into the i20 itself, giving that really strong bold character. In every angle car looks wide. It’s sitting on the road in a very confident way. I really wish I could be there in person, I can’t this time but I look forward to coming back and seeing the i20 on the road in India as soon as possible.”

Amit Dhaundiyal, Group Head, Product Strategy & Planning, Hyundai Motor India

“In its new avatar this fourth generation i20 is set to redefine the segment benchmarks and carry forward the strong legacy of the i20 brand. You might wonder what makes the all-new i20 so special. Going back to the drawing board and right from the concept stage, our designers and engineers aim to take the i20 product experience to the next level. The all new i20 was conceptualized with a focus on four key parameters, Progressive styling projecting sensuous sportiness, Advance technology enhancing the third space experience, Practical interiors for maximising space & comfort and Powerful performance for the fun to drive experience,” says Amit Dhaundiyal, Group Head, Product Strategy & Planning, Hyundai Motor India. On product positioning he said, “In line with Hyundai’s modern premium brand direction the all-new i20 has evolved with its stylish, bold and futuristic design appeal. It’s cutting edge innovative design and advance technology offers a superior product experience to attract the target buyers.” He further said, “The strong product attributes of the all-new i20 are broadly classified into six key pillars, Iconic exteriors, Impressive interiors, Innovative technology, Invincible performance, Incredible safety and Impeccable peace of mind.” Explaining ‘Impeccable peace of mind’, Dhaundiyal said, “The all new i20 with its unique 5 year wonder warranty and lowest cost of maintenance ensures customers delight and trust.”

Hyundai developed this car on six main pillars, the first being its ‘iconic exteriors’. Reflecting Hyundai’s very own Sensuous Sportiness, the all-new i20 consists of Edgy and Sharp character lines, an allures all eyes with its confident and lustrous appeal. Other features that make up its iconic exterior are the Parametric Jewel Pattern Grille, LED Projector and LED DRLs which add to its flashy charm and Projector Fog Lamps with Air Curtains that also ensure safety. The hatchback’s has a sharp side profile with its R16 Diamond Cut Alloys and Flyback Chrome Beltline Design. ‘Impressive interiors’, the second pillar stands tall, courtesy of the symmetrical designing of the inside which creates an ambient atmosphere inside the cabin. To add to occupant comfort and entertainment, it has a 26.03 HD Infotainment & Navigation system and Digital Cluster with TFT Multi Information Display (MID).

Leather Seat Upholstery, electric sunroof and Tilt and Telescopic Steering are just a handful of interior features that have been added for driver and passenger convenience. The car also offers great roominess, a Sliding Front Armrest, increased visibility with lowered ORVMs and substantial baggage capacity to ensure comfortable travel and utility. The all-new i20 also holds the title of being India’s First Connected Premium Hatchback, and this is because of its third pillar of ‘innovative technology’ which has increased the overall connectivity inside this car. BlueLink comes with more than 50 Connected Car features that improve driving experience and also offers over-the-air (OTA) updates. Innovations like voice control by saying ‘Hello BlueLink’ to access features such as climate control, air flow directions have been added to make customer experience better. Along with several BlueLink connectivity features, its interiors also have Bose Premium7 Speaker System, Android Auto and Apple CarPlay etc.

The fourth pillar of ‘invincible performance’ has been bolstered with the multiple powertrain options that accompany this car. The three variants are Advanced 1.2 L Kappa Petrol, 1.5 L U2 CRDi Diesel- becoming India’s most fuel efficient diesel car and 1.0 L Kappa Turbo GDi Petrol which comes with a peak acceleration of 0-100 km/h in 9.9 seconds. The fifth pillar ‘incredible safety’ ensures that the car has heightened safety and crash performance abilities. Protective capabilities have been strengthened with 6 airbags, Vehicle Stability Management, Tyre Pressure Monitoring System, ISOFIX, DRVM, Rear Parking Sensors etc. With the final pillar of ‘impeccable peace of mind’, the hatchback ensures that customers don’t have to needlessly worry about their cars with warranty options, BlueLink subscriptions and low maintenance costs. Customers can take home their all-new Hyundai i20 for a starting price of INR 6,79,900, which climbs up to INR 11, 17, 900 for the top model.

Exterior Dimensions –

Length x Width x Height3 995 x 1 775 x 1 505 mm
Wheelbase2 580 mm

Engine specs –

ENGINECAPACITY (CC)MAXIMUM POWER (PS/RPM)MAXIMUM TORQUE (KGM/RPM)TRANSMISSIONFUEL EFFICIENCY
Advanced 1.2 l Kappa

Petrol (BS6)

1 19783 / 6 00011.7 / 4 2005MT20.35 kmpl
88 / 6 000IVT (Intelligent Variable Transmission)19.65 kmpl
1.5 l U2 CRDi Diesel (BS6)1 493100 / 4 00024.5 / 1 500 –

2 750

6MT25.2 kmpl
1.0 l Kappa

Turbo GDi Petrol (BS6)

998120 / 6 00017.5 / 1 500 –

4 000

7DCT (Dual Clutch Transmission)20.25 kmpl
iMT (Intelligent Manual Transmission)20.0 kmpl

More features –

Iconic ExteriorsImpressive InteriorsInnovative TechnologyInvincible PerformanceIncredible SafetyImpeccable Peace of Mind
Z-Shaped LED Tail Lamps with Connecting Chrome GarnishFuturistic Sleek Dashboard Interiors with Soothing Blue Ambient LightingHyundai Bluelink with Over the Air (OTA) Map UpdatesPowerful & Eco-friendly 1.5L Diesel Engine6-Airbags5 Year Standard Wonder Warranty with Lowest Cost of Maintenance
LED Projector Headlamps with Cornering LampsIntuitive Digital Cockpit with 26.03 cm HD Touchscreen Infotainment & Navigation System and Digital Cluster with TFT Multi Information DisplayElectric SunroofAdvanced 1.2 L Kappa Petrol EngineElectronic Stability Control with Vehicle Stability Management (VSM) and Hill Assist Control (HAC)3 Years Bluelink Subscription +

3 Years Road Side Assistance (RSA)

Dynamic Side Profile with R16 Diamond Cut Alloy Wheels26.03 cm HD Touchscreen Infotainment & Navigation with Bose Premium 7 Speaker Sound SystemEnthralling 1.0L Turbo Engine – 120 PSTyre Pressure Monitoring System (Highline)
Chrome Beltline with Flyback rear quarter glass finishOxyboost Air Purifier with Air Quality IndicatorWide Transmission Options  – IVT, 7DCT, iMT, 6MT
Puddle Lamps with Welcome Function
Wireless Charger with Cooling Pad

50 Advanced BlueLink Connected Features:

S.NoCategoryServices
1.SafetyAuto Crash Notification (ACN)
2.SOS/Emergency Assistance
3.Road Side Assistance
4.Panic Notification
5.SecurityStolen Vehicle Tracking
6.Stolen Vehicle Notification
7.Stolen Vehicle Immobilization
8.RemoteRemote Engine Start/Stop

(MT Remote Start)

9.Remote Climate Control
10.Remote Door Lock/Unlock
11.Remote Horn Honk & Light
12.Remote Vehicle Status Check
13.Find My Car Location
14.Share My Car (APP Sharing)
15.Tire Pressure Information
16.Fuel Level Information
17.Pro-Active Vehicle Status Alert
18.Vehicle Relation ManagementAuto DTC Check (Diagnosis)
19.Manual DTC Check (Diagnosis)
20.Monthly Health Report
21.Maintenance Alert
22.Driving Information/Behavior
23.GIS

(Geographical

Information

System)

Destination Send to Car (from Mobile APP)
24.Destination Send to Car (by Call Center)
25.Real-Time POI Search
26.Real-Time  Traffic Information
27.Share the destination (from Device)
28.Real-Time Vehicle Tracking (from APP)
29.Share & Track Vehicle Location by family
30.Schedule Linked Destination Setting
31.Alert

Services

(APP)

Geo-fence (Out-of-Area)Alert
32.Speed Alert
33.Time Fencing (Out-of-Time) Alert
34.Valet Alert
35.Idle Alert
36.Over The AirOver the Air Map Update
37.Smart WatchConnected car features in Smart watch
Server Based Voice Recognition Features
38.CallingDial by Name
Dial by Number
39.POI Search
(Point of Interest)
POI + Location
Only POI
40.WeatherToday, Past, Future (+9Days) with Location
41.Time & DateTime & date in all countries,
Time differences between Countries
42.Indian Holidays info
43.Media ControlOpen Media
Select Bluetooth Audio
Select USB
FM Radio
AM Radio
Tune to “Frequency”93.5
44.SportsCricket (Score & Schedule)
45Wake-Up
Word
“Hello Bluelink”
46.Map ControlShow Map
Previous Destinations
Show Traffic Information
Turn Voice Guidance On/Off
Zoom In/Out
Cancel Route
Show Destination Information
Show Route
47.Car ControlClimate Control (Set Temp, Fan speed etc.,)
48.Air Flow Direction (Floor/Face/Combi.)
49.Air intake type (Fresh/Circulation)
50.Defroster (Front/Rear)

Update: Detailed pictures & video attached.

Aayushi Primta

Aayushi Primta

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