Hyundai are poised to introduce the next generation of their strong selling premium hatchback, the i20 here. The upcoming all-new 2021 Hyundai i20 is going to be one of the most awaited car launches taking place here in recent times. In fact, Hyundai will be launching it here in sync with many other markets towards the end of 2020.
The new Hyundai i20 was first revealed a couple of months ago and is currently on sale in a few markets across Europe. Recently, a test mule of the car was spotted undergoing testing perhaps for the first time in India. The spy images taken from Team-BHP shows the 2021 Hyundai i20 undergoing its testing phase on the streets of New Delhi.
We can also notice the large amount of camouflage put into it along with a new set of alloy wheels and rear tail-lamps. Like its Europe-spec models, the Indian ones will also be coming loaded with a host of features. Some of them include a 10.25-inch touchscreen infotainment system, dual zone climate control, panoramic sunroof, rear AC vents and ventilated seats to name a few.
Safety features include ISOFIX child seat mounts, reverse parking camera, blind spot monitoring, ABS with EBD along with dual airbags as standard. There will be the addition of a new 1.0-litre, three-cylinder turbocharged petrol motor, which will be making its debut here. It is rumoured to make 120 BHP of power, which will make it the most powerful engine in its class.
Other than that there will be the options of a 1.2-litre, three-cylinder petrol motor and a 1.5-litre, four-cylinder diesel motor available on the car. Both of them are seen on the current Hyundai i20 and are expected to soldier on to its next generation. These will come mated to a 5-speed manual gearbox as standard, with the naturally aspirated petrol motor likely to offer the option of a CVT.
On the other hand, the diesel motor could also be available with a torque converter. The Turbo petrol engine might feature a new 6-speed iMT transmission, which was recently introduced on the Venue. This could also be complemented by the option of a 7-speed DCT transmission later on.
There is yet to be a confirmation coming out regarding this but judging by the track record of Hyundai, this could more or less be the same. Hyundai are expected to price the next-generation Hyundai i20 aggressively in order to give it an edge over its rivals. This may very much result in prices starting below Rs. 6 lakh for the premium hatchback.
When launched, it will be taking on the Maruti Suzuki Baleno, Toyota Glanza, Tata Altroz, Honda Jazz and the Volkswagen Polo in the premium hatchback space. Hyundai will be hoping that the new i20 does pick up from where the current model leaves, which is to keep on selling in consistent numbers every month. With the pre-launch hype surrounding it, there is every chance of the new car replicating its predecessors.
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