India’s first all-new i20 with 17-inch alloy wheels

Hyundai launched the all-new i20 earlier this month and the brand has already received more than 10,000 bookings for the premium hatchback. Hyundai has also started delivering the i20 and there are many that have been spotted on the roads already. The all-new i20 looks extremely sharp and gets sleek European looks with great-looking alloy wheels, especially with the dual-tone diamond-cut wheels available with the top-end variants of the car. However, there are many who just like to choose their own alloy wheels. Here is one such owner who has already replaced the stock wheels with new aftermarket wheels and they look radical.

This car, for obvious reasons, is from Punjab. Most the cars from the Punjab-Haryana region have aftermarket alloy wheels and it is a trend that has been happening there for years. Even entry-level cars have alloy wheels. This seems to be the lower-end variants of the i20 that gets regular halogen lamps. The all-black grille with the splitter does look good even in the lower variants of the model.

The most interesting change here is the alloy wheels. It gets multi-spoke alloy wheels that look extremely good. Since these are bigger than the stock alloy wheels, it fills the wheel arches of the vehicle. Since the size of the alloy wheels is bigger than the stock, it has lower-profile tyres that may reduce overall ride quality but it sure makes the car look extremely different from stock.

Even the top-end version of the Hyundai i20 gets 16-inch wheels. These are 17-inch wheels that look exceptional on the i20. In India, quite a few manufacturers offered 17-inch wheels but due to the poor road conditions and low-profile tyres, a lot of cases of tyre bursts happened in the past. That is why most mass-segment car manufacturers do not offer them in India.

The all-new Hyundai i20 price starts at Rs 6.8 lakh and there is a wide range of variants to appeal to a large number of buyers. Hyundai offers three engine options with the all-new i20. There is a 1.2-litre naturally-aspirated petrol engine, which generates 82 PS with the manual transmission and 88 PS with the CVT automatic. The torque with both the transmission options remains similar at 115 Nm. The diesel variants get powered by the 1.5-litre turbo-diesel engine that generates a maximum power of 100 PS and peak torque of 240 Nm. The diesel variants only get a 6-speed manual transmission. The most powerful engine option is the 1.0-litre turbocharged petrol that generates a maximum of 120 PS and peak torque of 172 Nm. This engine option only gets iMT and 7-speed DCT as transmission options.

The all-new i20 gets a plethora of segment-first features including 10.25-inch infotainment screen with BlueLink and OTA map updates, leatherette seats, air purifier, all-digital instrument cluster, TPMS and more. The all-new i20 competes with the likes of Tata Altroz, Maruti Suzuki Baleno and the Toyota Glanza in the Indian market.