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Hyundai i20

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7.6/10 (7)
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New Hyundai i20 Description

Not too many people gave the i20 much of a chance when it was first launched in the market. Today, Hyundai is laughing all the way to the bank. It has proved to be the only serious contender to the hot-selling Maruti Swift in terms of numbers. Again, a strong spread of variants, three different powertrain options, and a spacious well appointed cabin together conspire to make the i20 a very appealing ownership prospect indeed. The diesel version especially is very fuel efficient. It's not a car for the enthusiast though. Now, Hyundai has launched the face-lifted versio, called the i-Gen. The i-Gen i20 uses a lot of design cues from Hyundai's new 'Fluidic' design language. The i-Gen refresh also gets a reversing camera and automatic headlamps, making it one of the best-equipped cars in the segment.

Ex-Showroom Price     Rs. 5 Lacs. - Rs. 8.1 Lacs.

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Hyundai i20 Specifications

Length x Width x Height (mm) 3995X1710X1505
Wheelbase (mm) 2525
Ground clearance (mm) 165
Fuel tank capacity (lt) 45
Engine & Transmission
No of cylinder & configuration 4 in line
Valvetrain 16 valves, DOHC
Capacity (cc) 1197 (1.2 Kappa Dual VTVT Petrol), 1396 (1.4 U2 CRDi Dieseland 1.4 Gamma VTVT Petrol
Power (PS @ rpm) 84 @ 6000 (1.2 Kappa Dual VTVT Petrol), 90 @ 4000 (1.4 U2 CRDi Diesel), 100 @ 5500 (1.4 Gamma VTVT Petrol)
Torque (Nm @ rpm) 113.75 (1.2 Kappa Dual VTVT Petrol), 219.7 @ 1500-2750 ( (1.4 U2 CRDi Diesel), 136.3 (1.4 Gamma VTVT Petrol)
Gearbox 5-Speed Manual (1.2 Kappa Dual VTVT Petrol), 6-Speed Manual (1.4 U2 CRDi Diesel), 4-Speed Automatic (1.4 Gamma VTVT Petrol)
Suspension & Brakes
Front suspension Mc Pherson Strut with Gas shock absorber
Rear suspension Couple Torsion Beam Axle with Gas shock absorber
Front brakes Disc
Rear brakes Drum (1.2 Kappa Dual VTVT Petrol), Drum / Disc (with ABS only) (1.4 U2 CRDi Diesel), Disc (1.4 Gamma VTVT Petrol)
Wheels & Tyres
Tyre size and type Tubeless
Wheel size and type 175/70 R14 Steel Wheel [Era, Magna, Magna (O); 185/65 R14 Steel Wheel Sportz, Asta, Asta (O)]

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Hyundai i20 Variants

Ex-Showroom Price
i20 1.2 Kappa Era
1197 cc, Petrol, Manual, 18.1 kmpl
Rs 498,417
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i20 1.2 Kappa Magna
1197 cc, Petrol, Manual, 18.1 kmpl
Rs 522,986
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i20 1.2 Kappa Magna (O)
1197 cc, Petrol, Manual, 18.1 kmpl
Rs 553,788
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i20 1.2 Kappa Sportz
1197 cc, Petrol, Manual, 18.1 kmpl
Rs 611,517
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i20 1.2 Kappa Asta
1197 cc, Petrol, Manual, 18.1 kmpl
Rs 658,611
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i20 1.2 Kappa Asta (O) Sunroof
1197 cc, Petrol, Manual, 18.1 kmpl
Rs 704,653
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i20 1.4 Gamma Sportz AT
1396 cc, Petrol, Automatic, 15.0 kmpl
Rs 809,409
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i20 1.4 CRDi Era
1396 cc, Diesel, Manual, 21.9 kmpl
Rs 624,589
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i20 1.4 CRDi Magna
1396 cc, Diesel, Manual, 21.9 kmpl
Rs 649,150
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i20 1.4 CRDi Magna (O)
1396 cc, Diesel, Manual, 21.9 kmpl
Rs 679,946
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i20 1.4 CRDi Sportz
1396 cc, Diesel, Manual, 21.9 kmpl
Rs 737,692
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i20 1.4 CRDi Asta
1396 cc, Diesel, Manual, 21.9 kmpl
Rs 784,784
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Hyundai i20 Car Reviews

7.4/10 by Naresh Shokeen, 2014-02-24
No regret that I have been using this car, real value for money. Proving itself as the name same is the feeling Executive. I have used other cars too, but Hyundai gained the trust and respect. In past Maruti had that trust however that is now part of the history. Hyundai have noticed the pulse of Indian customers and gave them what they require.
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8.5/10 by Naresh Kumar Shokeen, 2013-08-30
As it is named executive, this car gives the same feel when ride, smooth handling & space really good. Fuel economy is also very good in this class though i have CNG fitted in this car but there is no lag observed.
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8.3/10 by KIRAN KUMAR, 2013-08-15
Best Car that was available in the market at times. Really worth the price. Fully loaded Executive is a real sedan. I have a black Accent, trust me.. am loving it.. amazing looks, sturdy body, smooth engine, mileage is OK but not the best. I enjoy every bit of this car, expect that this is not a racing or a sports car. You will not get that confidence to drive it fast.. You need to maintain the car and drive as an executive only.
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8.9/10 by sagar, 2013-06-25
Its is a very smooth & effective car & at this cost its a very good sedan. I have this in CNG fitted from company & really its worth cost of CNG
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7.7/10 by Abhishek Rai, 2012-07-03
I bought this car in October 2012 and as expected car is really good in all aspects. Value for money, executive look and all features within 6L price bucket. It was little disappointing during delivery of the car as we lost full day waiting for a confirmation call from my dealer and at last I got keys around 9 PM on “Asthami” of last Navratra which spoiled my entire day and plans and despite raising voice, no one from Hyundai (corporate/dealer) turned back. As far as Cars performance is concerned, its really good on both fuel (Petrol/CNG). Pickup on both fuel is very good even in fully loaded condition, air cooling is very effecting even in high temperatures and one need not to wait for 5-10 minutes to get comfort. Steering and brakes - everything is perfect. I get tremendously good mileage on highways on CNG. Hyundai should supply Accent cars with inbuilt music system which is the only feature missing in this machine.
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5.0/10 by Ravi Kumar, 2012-06-22
I wish to share my thoughts on the Hyundai Accent GLE , as a recent owner of the car. I purchased the GLE 16 months back , as a 2008 model second hand vehicle which had done only 4000 Kms and driven by a single owner. Prior to this I have used the Maruti Zen and Opel Corsa. I find the Accent to be a very competent and classy sedan. Extremely spacious in the inside, you will need to get used to low seat position. Classy interiors with beige colour and wood finish trims on the dashboard and doors.Tiltable steering wheel, all 4 power windows, remote boot opener, fuel lid opener and rear window defogger 3 cup holders in front , bottle holders on side doors. Back door child lock and window lock available for safety of children. Very good A/C - cools fast and comfortable even in lowest cooling level. Powerful engine with good pickup during city drives. Very good brakes - vehicle stops almost immediately upon braking Very good ground clearance - I have driven over all sorts of bumps but never scraped the underside. Short and easy gear shift and vehicle can be driven in 5th gear @ 45 km speed. Mileage is 12 KM/ltr in Bangalore city driving conditions Very polite and friendly Hyundai Service Centres. Service cost comes to 3500 every 10000 Kms. In the last 16 months I have not had a single issue with the car. It is definitely a good buy. I hope this review benefits any prospective buyers - if you are skeptical , then not to worry - the vehicle wont disappoint you .
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7.3/10 by MOHD WAQUAR QURESHI, 2012-06-19
feel comfortable while driving. seating capacity is good. looking long stylish with finsh. comfortable in seating
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Hyundai i20 News

Hyundai Clocks 1 Million i20 Sales

Hyundai Motor India has announced that its premium compact hatchback i20 has achieved 1 million units in global sales. The auto major has sold 1,017,110 units of i20 models, which includes Elite i20 and i20 Active models as well. ... Read More

Hyundai Motors Achieves Best-Ever Half-Year Sales In Europe

Hyundai Motor has posted a record first-half year in Europe, with registrations hitting 237,221 units between January and June – an all-time high for the brand. ... Read More

Hyundai Announces 19th Free Car Care Clinic

Hyundai Motor India has announced the 19th edition of the nationwide ree Car Care Clinic' customer connect program at it more than 1100 service outlets. ... Read More

Hyundai i20 Coupe Sketch Unveiled

Korean carmaker Hyundai has revealed a sketch of the new i20 Coupe. The Hyundai i20 Coupe is based on the present generation i20 that is sold in the European model which is different than the Elite i20 which was recently launched in the Indian market. ... Read More
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Hyundai i20 Test Drive Report


With an all new-fluidic styling and first-in-segment features that should help in prolonging the shelf life of this premium hatchback in India, the new Hyundai i-Gen i20 has been launched in 12 variants (seven petrol and five diesel) and six colour options. The price of the petrol variants range from Rs 473,400 to Rs 665,894, the diesel variants range from Rs 596,334 to Rs 744,013 and the automatic variant is priced at Rs 767,405. All prices are ex-showroom, New Delhi. Autojunction test drove the Hyundai iGen i20 Magna (O).


Not too many people gave the i20 much of a chance when it was first launched in the market. But one glance at Hyundai’s sales charts reveals just how well the i20 has done since the time it was launched.  


Let’s take a look at the changes and upgrades Hyundai has implemented in the iGen i20.

Design & Engineering

hyundai igen i20 fluidic design

In recent memory, all the Hyundai launches (Verna, Eon and Sonata) have witnessed their cars getting the fluidic design. So it comes as no surprise that the company’s globally successful premium hatch received that very delectable ‘fluidic’ design treatment, which it now has very proudly adorned.

The hexagonal black radiator grille, wraparound headlamps and trapezoidal fog lamps on the front lends a sporty look to the car. But take a walk along the side of the car and you are likely to see almost no changes barring turn indicators incorporated into the ORVMs and chrome door handles in some of the variants. The rear too has hardly changed apart from new clear lens tail lamps, a slightly different looking bumper and a new spoiler to differentiate the iGen i20 from its older avatar. The facelift though has increased the length of the car to 3995mm, up 55mm; however, the height (1505mm), width (1710mm) and wheelbase (2525mm) remain identical to the older i20.

hyundai igen i20 exterior design details

The high gloss black radiator grille, clear lens tail lamp, body coloured bumpers and tailgate handle and roof antenna come as standard features in all the variants.

The Magna (O), Sportz, Asta and Asta (O) variants get the turn indicators on ORVMs, while the 8-spoke alloy wheels comes factory fitted only in the Sportz, Asta and Asta (O). The rear spoiler with integrated stop lamp and auto headlamps is available in the Asta and Asta (O). Overall, the iGen i20 is definitely a smart looking car and should appeal to the young and old alike.

Interiors & Comfort

hyundai igen i20 interiors

There are no major changes on the inside in comparison to the older i20. Although, the basic layout of the dashboard is the same, however, Hyundai has changed the colour of the dashboard from dark brown to dark grey, which in my opinion is a good change. The two-tone beige and brown colour interior and upholstery looks good. The part leather part fabric seats not only look nice but also provide good all round support and comfort. The instrument cluster has a clear layout, easy-to-read dials with a blue and white illumination.

Front door map pockets, front passenger back seat pocket, chrome finish inside door handles, metal finish centre fascia and AC vents, central room lamp, theatre dimming, tachometer, digital clock, clutch footrest and power steering come as standard features in all the variants.

The Magna (O), Sportz, Asta and Asta (O) come with glovebox cooling, in-built cluster ionizer, electrically adjustable and foldable ORVMs, 2-DIN audio system with four speakers, two tweeters along with AUX-in and USB. Features like Bluetooth connectivity, tilt and telescopic steering, leather wrapped steering wheel and gear knob are available in the Sportz, Asta and Asta (O) variants. The top-of-the-line Asta (O) also boasts of an electric sunroof with slide and tilt function.  

hyundai i gen i 20 cooled glovebox

Cooled glovebox is a handy feature on all variants of the iGen i20, except the base Era variant.

The spacious passenger compartment and the decently sized boot ensure that the iGen i20 will continue to remain a smart choice for those weekend trips. Although, the Magna (O) that we drove came with a bench folding rear seat, however, a 60:40 seat split arrangement with a cushion pop-up facility is available on Sportz, Asta and Asta (O).

Performance & Handling

hyundai igen i20 handling

The iGen i20 rides well over broken tarmac, but the soft suspension set-up means that it is not a keen handler.

The i20 Magna (O) we drove had 1.2 Kappa 4 cylinders, 16 valves, DOHC dual VTVT (variable timing valve train) petrol engine mated to 5-speed manual transmission which churned out 84PS @ 6000 and 114 Nm @ 4000rpm.  Mind you, one has to dip in the clutch and turn the ignition in order to start the car since the iGen i20 has a clutch lock system in place in order to prevent accidental starts. Hyundai has slightly tweaked the engine which results in the 1.2 Kappa delivering a 4PS increase in power from the old engine (80PS), but the torque remains almost identical (114Nm).

There is no real difference in performance, although the engine seemed smoother and quieter. What also helps this feeling of refinement is the car’s suspension. The new i20 has McPherson struts with coil spring and stabilizer bars at the front and coupled torsion beam axle with coil spring at the rear with gas type shock absorbers which enables a smooth ride even over bumps and distressed roads. The braking system is good with the front brakes being discs and drums on the rear.

The Hyundai iGen i20 is easy to drive and maneuver in the city traffic, due to its light steering, easy gearshift and light clutch. The 1.2 Kappa engine although responsive to part throttle felt slightly underpowered and is likely to feel out of breath on long open stretches of road, especially with the AC on and four passengers inside it.    

The Hyundai iGen i20 also available in two other engine options. There is 1.4 U2 CRDi diesel 4 cylinders, 16 valves, DOHC engine mated to a 6-speed manual transmission which pumps 90PS @ 4000rpm and 220 Nm @ 1500-2750rpm and the 1.4 Gamma 4 cylinders, 16 valves, DOHC with VTVT and mated to a 4-speed automatic transmission which produces 100PS @ 5500rpm and 136Nm @ 4200rpm. 

Fuel Efficiency

hyundai igen i20 mileage and fuel efficiency

The iGen i20 1.2 Kappa is reasonably fuel efficient in city traffic, but the small engine struggles on the highway to deliver good mileage.

The Hyundai i-Gen i20 boasts of ARAI (Automotive Research Association of India) ratified figures of 18.5 kmpl (1.2 Kappa Dual VTVT petrol), 21.9 kmpl (1.4 CRDi diesel) and the automatic transmission variant (1.4 litre petrol) delivers 15 kmpl, though we didn’t get an opportunity to evaluate the claim. The iGen i20 also comes with a gear shift indicator as a standard option on all manual transmission variants. This enables the driver to promptly shift to the right gear to achieve optimum mileage. Despite the slight increase in power, the fuel efficiency remains unchanged in comparison to the earlier i20.


In terms of safety the all new Hyundai i20 comes with central locking (door and tailgate), a smart pedal system (in the event of panic braking, the brake pedal overrides the accelerator), impact sensing auto door unlocking (in the unfortunate event of a collision), clutch lock system (to prevent accidental starts), dual horn, immobilizer, rear fog lamps and lane change indicator (one touch triple turn) as standard features in all the variants. Barring the Era, all the variants also has rear parking audible sensors enabling convenient parking.  


The Sportz, Asta and Asta (O) also gets ABS with EBD, front fog lamps, rain sensing wipers, parking assist rear camera, parking assist display on ECM, and driver seat airbags. While the Asta and Asta (O) also comes with auto headlamps control (it switched on and off as per outside visibility conditions for convenient and safe driving), however, only the Asta (O) boasts of six airbags and speed sensing auto door lock.


Surprisingly, in an expensive hatchback like the i20, bare minimum necessity like the rear wiper is only available on the Asta and Asta (O). So Hyundai definitely scores a negative in this respect.


hyundai igen i20 verdict expert review

There is no denying that the Hyundai i20 is an expensive hatchback. The top-of-the-line i20 Asta (O) priced at Rs 6.65 (ex-showroom, New Delhi) is almost a lakh costlier than the top variant of the Maruti Swift ZXI (Rs 5.68, ex-showroom New Delhi). So in order to justify the high price of the iGen i20, Hyundai has packed the car with a number of first-in-segment features like rear parking camera with display in the cabin mirror, electro chromic mirror which offers anti-glare vision during night time driving, clean air-cluster ionizer, auto headlight control function, six airbags, rear disc brakes, supervision cluster, an electric sunroof with slide and tilt function and rain sensing wipers.

Although, the i20 Magna (O) (Rs 5.27, ex-showroom, New Delhi) might attract the price sensitive buyers, however, in my opinion it will be a smart choice to buy the Sportz variant simply because for just Rs48000 more than the Magna (O) one can get many additional features like electrochromic inside rear view mirror (ECM), parking assist rear camera and ECM display, ABS with EBD, driver airbags, rain sensing wipers, front fog lamps, leather wrapped steering wheel and gear knob, chrome finish gear knob, tilt and telescopic steering, steering mounted audio and Bluetooth control, Bluetooth connectivity and front map lamp which is absent in the Magna (O).      

The Hyundai iGen i20 with its light clutch, easy gearshift, light steering, easy maneuverability and good engine responses is easy to drive within the city. A strong spread of variants, three different powertrain options and a spacious well-appointed cabin together will make the i20 a very appealing car to own.

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