There has been a lot of buzz surrounding the launch of the i20 automatic. The igen i20 came with an automatic transmission which was withdrawn once the Elite was launched. Since then, people who wanted an automatic had to look at either the Polo GT TSi or the Baleno and Jazz. Finally, Hyundai has launched an automatic variant of the i20.
The vehicle will be available in only the Magna trim level and will be priced at Rs 9.02 lakhs ex showroom Delhi. This variant will come with a new 1.4 liter petrol engine which hasn’t been on offer in the Elite before. It produces 99 Bhp and 132 Nm.
The automatic gearbox on offer is the old 4 speed torque converter unit which was previously available on the i20. The main reason for the steep price is the fact that with the 1.4 liter engine, the i20 will not get the excise benefit anymore which means the tax on it will be 24% instead of the 12.5% on other small cars.
Hence Hyundai has launched the vehicle in the lower trim only to make sure that pricing isn’t that high. Unfortunately, the Magna trim doesn’t get ABS, EBD, reverse camera, key less go, climate control and rear parking sensors which is sad given that the vehicle is priced so high. What you do get however is dual airbags, rear AC vents, 2 din stereo system with bluetooth and 1 GB storage.