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All-new 2020 Hyundai i20 premium hatchback launched in India

Hyundai has launched its third all-new product in the Indian market this calendar year. After launching the all-new Aura and Creta earlier this year, the all-new i20 will be the brand’s last launch this year. The much-awaited premium hatchback gets a price tag of Rs 6.79 lakhs, which makes it more expensive than the other cars in the segment like the Tata Altroz, Toyota Glanza and the Maruti Suzuki Baleno.

Hyundai has dropped the “Elite” from the name of the model. But that’s not the only change here. The all-new i20 has changed in every way possible. It now looks different and also comes powered by a different set of engine options. Hyundai will offer a wide range of variants to ensure that everyone has a choice.

The all-new i20 will be available four major trims – Magna, Sportz, Asta and Asta (O). There are 24 variants in total and here is a variant-wise price list of the all-new i20. These are introductory prices that are valid until 31st December.

Just like the other modern-day Hyundai vehicles, the new i20 follows the Sensuous Design. It gets an aggressive grille at the front that gets two different designs. The top-end models get a different texture of the grille while the lower-end models get a slightly different design. The headlamps are positioned in a way that they look like an extension of the grille itself. The feature list includes LED projector lamps, LED DRL, halogen projector fog lamps housed in triangular housings.

The all-new i20 also dual-tone alloy wheels and the side profile looks extremely sleek, especially with the chrome window line and the upswept C-Pillar. It also gets sharp lines on the doors adding to the aggressive look. The rear gets a Z-shaped tail lamp and looks very distinctive. There is a chrome strip that joins both the tail lamps. The lower-end variants offer a reflective stripe.

On the inside, the i20 gets horizontal lines all across the dashboard adding a wide look to the cabin. It comes with a range of segment-first features including a massive 10.25-inch infotainment system with the 7-speaker system from Bose. The i20 is the only car in the segment to offer BlueLink internet-connected services. Other than that, it comes with a sunroof, an air purifier and a long list of features. Hyundai offers a wireless car charging system with cooling technology to keep the phone cool when charging.

There are three engine options available with the all-new i20. There is a 1.2 litre naturally aspirated petrol engine that generates a maximum power of 83PS with the MT and 88 PS with the CVT automatic. The more powerful variants will get the 1.0-litre turbo-petrol that generates a maximum power of 120 PS. It gets a 6-speed IMT and 7-speed DCT. The diesel variants get the 1.5-lire turbo that generates a maximum of 100 PS. It is the most fuel-efficient car in the segment with 25.2 km/l certified efficiency.