Hyundai launched the face lifted i20 last week. The new i20 gets redesigned headlamps, refreshed front bumper, newly designed fog lamps, revamped tail lamp cluster and reflectors on the new rear bumper. The interiors of the new i20 get dual tone interiors and a refreshed instrument cluster.
The i20 is offered in three engine variants: 1.2-litre petrol manual, 1.4-litre petrol automatic and 1.4-litre diesel manual. Though there are no significant changes in the fuel economy, the i20 automatic now gets a 5-speed manual transmission while the i20 diesel gets 6-speed manual transmission replacing the 4-speed automatic and 5-speed manual gearboxes of the old i20 respectively. Also read: New Hyundai i20 launched starting at Rs.4.73 lakh!
The i20 is already a hit among premium hatchback buyers, thanks to its plethora of features. Hyundai has loaded the new i20 with even more ‘first in segment’ features such as automatic headlights, rear disc brakes, reversing camera and rain-sensing wipers to name a few.
Let’s check out the features and gadgets offered in the top-end Asta (O) variant of the i20 priced at Rs. 6.65 lakh (petrol).
Rear parking camera: The rear camera helps in parking the new i20 easily even in tight parking conditions. The electro chromic rear view mirror displays the images from the rear camera view.
Auto headlamps: The new i20 has an auto headlamps feature. With this feature, the headlamps are automatically switched on or off depending on the visibility conditions.
Rain sensing wipers: The rain sensing wipers is again, a ‘first in segment’ feature. The wipers are automatically switched on during a sudden rain or shower.
Smart pedal: The new i20 comes with a smart brake pedal. In a panic braking condition, the brake pedal overrides inputs from the accelerator pedal thus helping in quicker control of the car’s speed.
Six airbags: The i20 has six airbags including dual front, two side and two curtain airbags. The i20, is thus one of the safest premium hatchbacks available in India.
Push button start: The new i20 gets push start/stop button that turns the engine on or off. Clever usage of this feature helps in saving some fuel.
Other features: The new i20 also gets a 2-DIN Bluetooth audio system, fully automatic temperature control, backlit blue illuminated cluster, clean air ionizer, steering mounted audio & phone controls and driver seat with height adjustment and armrest.