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The new upgraded i-Gen i20 or the Fluidic i20 was launched in India on the 28th March 2012. The i-Gen i20 is available in 12 variants. 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 Rs767,405.
Speaking about the New i-Gen i20, Mr BS Seo, Managing Director and CEO said, ”The New i-Gen i20 is a bold new offering with stylish looks and a host of unique features. Our extensive surveys indicated that the customer is seeking hi-tech and innovative features, we have incorporated the research findings in the i-Gen i20 to offer a high value proposition.”
The i-Gen i20 now comes with a more powerful and refined 1.2 Kappa petrol engine with Dual VTVT mechanism which delivers 84 ps of peak power.
The advanced and hi-tech 1.4 U2 CRDi diesel comes with 6-speed manual transmission that delivers 90ps power and the best-in-class torque of 22.4 kg-m. The 1.4 Gamma automatic petrol delivers 100 ps power and 13.9 kg-m of torque.
A number of first- in-segment features are available in the i-Gen i20 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 for fresh air in the cabin, Auto Headlight Control Function (the lights turn on automatically when visibility drops), 6 Airbags, Rear Disc Brakes, Supervision Cluster and Rain Sensing Wipers..
It also offers host of premium features like: Smart Key with Push Button Start, One Touch Triple Turn Signal, Leather Wrapped Steering Wheel and Gear Shift Knob, Driver Seat Arm Rest, Electric Adjustable Folding and Heated Outside Mirrors, Tilt and Telescopic Steering, 60:40 Split Seat with cushion pop-up for optimum passenger and luggage space utilization, premium 2-DIN CD/MP3 Audio System with 4 speakers and 2 tweeters, USB, aux-in and Blue tooth connectivity along with Steering Mounted Audio and Bluetooth controls.
Style quotient of the new i-Gen i20 is enhanced by the High Gloss Front Grille, 8-Spoke sporty alloy wheels, Rear Spoiler with integrated Stop Lamp, Chrome outside door handles, and Turn Indicators on outside mirrors
Like all the other Hyundai cars in the Indian market, the new i-Gen i20 offers top priority to safety with features like: 6 Airbags, ABS, clutch lock system (to prevent accidental starts), smart pedal system (in the event of panic braking, the brake pedal overrides the accelerator), speed sensing auto door locking and impact sensing auto door unlocking (in the unfortunate event of a collision) and Reverse Parking Sensors..
Hyundai is synonymous with world-class safety and low emission cars. The i-Gen i20 offers increased fuel economy which translates into greater savings on fuel costs. According to the Automotive Research Association of India (ARAI), the i-Gen i20 petrol (1.2 Kappa Dual VTVT) delivers a mileage of 18.5 kmpl the diesel variant (1.4 CRDi) delivers a mileage of 21.9 kmpl and the automatic transmission variant (1.4 ltr petrol) delivers 15 kmpl which make it fuel-efficient and economical to drive.
Highlights (First in segment):
· Rear view camera
· Auto headlights control
· Rain sensing wipers
· Rear view Electro Chromic Mirror for convenient night driving
· Six airbags
· Rear disc brakes
· Supervision cluster
· Cluster ionizer
· Driver seat armrest
· Smart pedal system
· Outside mirrors with heated functions
Hyundai launched the new i-Gen i20 on March 28th 2012. The new car which was designed on the lines of Hyundai’s new ‘Fluidic’ design language replaced the first generation i20 which was being sold in India. The exterior dimensions of the car are similar to the outgoing model. The fluidic family design from Hyundai has given the car a fresh new look, doing away with the more dated design of the old version. With the i20, most of the Hyundai cars available in India now have the corporate fluidic look. The new i20 is loaded as the top-of-the-line Asta (O) which comes packed with all the creature comforts that a modern petrol-head needs. A digital read out on the dashboard and in the instrument cluster, a fully-automatic climate control system and in-car-entertainment with USB, i-pod connectivity.The new i20’s best-in-class wheelbase allows for an airy cabin with ample space for the average urban family.
When it comes to engines, the i20 has two engine options, the petrol is a 1.2 litre Kappa petrol engine under its bonnet. The in-line 4-cylinder engine with Dual VTVT puts out 82 bhp of maximum power, for which you need to rev the engine to 6000 rpm while 113 Nm of torque tops out at 4000 rpm. Being a petrol engine, you do need to rev it up as it lacks low-end grunt. That said, work the smooth shifting 5-speed manual gearbox as well as your right foot and you will be greeted with a very refined four-pot orchestra emanating of course from the engine bay. The other petrol is the 1.4litre Gamma with 4-speed automatic transmission which gives 100 bhp.
The i-Gen i20 with its 1200 cc petrol engine would do 16.1 kmpl as per ARAI specifications, although in real world condition this is expected to drop by at least 5 kmpl. The car should return a mileage of 11 kmpl depending upon individual driving styles. The diesel with 1.4l CRDI gives a mileag of 20 kmpl combined. As far as handling is concerned, the i-Gen i20 isn’t the best car to throw around corners at a high rate of speed. The i20 prices start at Rs 4.7 lakh for base petrol to Rs 7.7 lakh for top end petrol. The diesel variant start at rs 6 lakh to Rs 7 lakh for the top diesel. The i20 is an spacious and refined small car. For a detailed review of the i20 read below.
The top-of-the-line Asta (O) which comes packed with all the creature comforts that a modern petrol-head needs. Since, we are on this topic, let me give you a low down on features list. The model we tested had ABS with EBD, EPS, electric ORVMs with turn-signals and power windows all around. Six air bags included the curtain air bags on the driver and co-driver’s side. A digital read out on the dashboard and in the instrument cluster, a fully-automatic climate control system and in-car-entertainment with USB, i-pod connectivity. There is a rear view camera as well.The new i20’s best-in-class wheelbase allows for an airy cabin with ample space for the average urban family. The seats get new fabric in a dark shade of brown which go well with the darker two-tone dashboard.
The new i20’s best-in-class wheelbase allows for an airy cabin with ample space for the average urban family. The features list is very long also!
The design of the interiors have not changed over the earlier i20.
i20 is one of the most spacious hatchback models in the Indian market it has about 370litres of boot space.
The new dials and the digital fuel and temperature gauges between them look really smart.
Hyundai has re-introduced that nasty, shiny chrome gearlever that looks really cheap.
i20 has cup holders both at the front as well as at the rear of the car.
i20 has a spacious glovebox attached to the front dashboard.
an audio system and USB and Aux-in ports is available in the i20.
i20 has Fully Automatic Temperature Control (FATC) system
i20 has arm rest both at the front and at the back.
i20 ha well fitted air vents at the front dashboard.
The seats are vey comfortable and spacious both at the front and rear.
i20 has a descent amount of leg room because it is one of the biggest hatchback that Indian market has today.
I20 has a descent amount of knee room space in the back after the front seats are pushed back to some distance.
The shoulder space is also quite sufficient for 3persons sitting at the rear of the car.
The head room is average in i20 although it has a tall boy look but still somehow a 6footer may have problems while sitting at the back.
i20 has leather-wrapped steering wheel which is height adjustable.
i20 has power window optioning the car.
keyless entry and go is available in the i20.
The driver information display has nothing special in it although its digitalised and looks great. It has few regular warning lamps that's all.
The exterior dimensions of the car are similar to the outgoing model. The fluidic family design from Hyundai has given the car a fresh new look, doing away with the more dated design of the old version. With the i20, most of the Hyundai cars available in India now have the corporate fluidic look. That said, the i20 does look familiar from the sides as well as the rear. Move towards the rear end and the tail lamps have got new reflective elements whereas the actual shape of the lamps remains the same. The rear bumper is new and the front one gets triangular fog lamps on the top-end variant.
The new look at front is new and looks handsome.
The rest of the design looks pretty much the same.
Enough has been done, at least to the snub nose, to make the i20 look refreshingly new. Those blistered headlamps, for example, give it a very Volkswagen Scirocco-like look and the slim grille, deep front bumper and muscular chin all work well in making the i20 look even more attractive than before.
The rear too has hardly changed with just new tail lamps, a slight re-profiling of the bumper and a new spoiler to indicate this is version two.
There has been no major changes at the side except the chrome in the door handles.
The ground clearance of 165 mm makes the i20 a comfortable ride for the Indian roads.
i20 has body coloured bumpers.
i20 has blistered headlamps but provides good illumination at the dark.
i20 has been fitted with new tail lamps.
i20 has fog lamps in the Car.
i20 uses 185/65 r14 tyres on all its wheels. This rubber helps i20 to get a group at any surface.
There is no option of alloy wheels in i20.
i20 has electric folding mirrors.
i20 is available in Black Silky silver Silky Beige Sparkle Blue, Berry Red Dark Gray Metallic
There is an option of rear wiper in the car.
There is no roof rail available in the i20.
There is no sun roof available in the i20
The spoiler at the back shouts that it is the 2nd generation i20.
There is no side step attached with the car.
The spare wheel is placed inside the boot of the i20.
Now, the i20 has three engine options, the petrol is a 1.2 litre Kappa petrol engine under its bonnet. The in-line 4-cylinder engine with Dual VTVT puts out 82 bhp of maximum power, for which you need to rev the engine to 6000 rpm while 113 Nm of torque tops out at 4000 rpm. Being a petrol engine, you do need to rev it up as it lacks low-end grunt. That said, work the smooth shifting 5-speed manual gearbox and you will be rewarded. The The other petrol is the 1.4litre Gamma with 4-speed automatic transmission which gives 100 bhp. This one is more powerful obviously but the automatic saps power a bit. The diesel is a 1.4 CRDi which makes 90 bhp. This one has lots of torque and enough performance, it is easy to drive in city and you do not have to constantly shift gears.
The Kappa 1.2 is peppy but the diesel is our choice due to its strong performance.
The 1.4 is not that different with the 1.2 Kappa petrol in terms of performance.
The highly powered engine reaches the breakthrough 100 km in just a span of 15.4 seconds and top speed of 170 Kmph. Hyundai i20 with 1.2 litre Kappa petrol is mated to 5 Speed manual transmission gearbox with In Line type arrangement of cylinders so as to produce a maximum power of 80PS and a maximum torque of 11.4kgm. This engine crosses the 100 km barrier in just 15.2 seconds with a top speed of 154kmph.Hyundai i20, 1.4 litre CRDi Diesel engine with new 6 Speed manual transmission gearbox cros
Hyundai’s i-gen i20 has top speed of 170 Kmph and Hyundai i20 with 1.2 litre Kappa petrol reaches top speed of 154kmph.
The i20 has following in gear accleration.0-20 1.11 0-40 3.04 0-60 6.10 0-80 9.82 0-100 15.70 0-120 24.54 0-140 44.68
Hyundai i20 has different specifications so Most of the petrol trims are manual transmission version; however, one of them is automatic. The one with 5 speed manual transmission gearbox is affixed with 1.2 litre Kappa engine. Hyundai i20 with 1.2 litre Kappa petrol is mated to 5 Speed manual transmission gearbox with In Line type arrangement
i20 uses 4 cylinders, 1197cc, VTVT and generates Power 84bhp at 6000rpm
i20 generates 112nm of torque at 4000rpm
i20 has minimum amount of noise and vibration but some amount of vibration is felt when the engine is pushed or revved hard.
The i-Gen i20 with its 1200 cc petrol engine would do 16.1 kmpl as per ARAI specifications, although in real world condition this is expected to drop by at least 5 kmpl. The car should return a mileage of 11 kmpl depending upon individual driving styles. The diesel with 1.4l CRDI gives a mileage of 20 kmpl combined.
The diesel is extremely efficient and is our pick of the bunch
The petrol and the automatic petrol varaint have less fuel economy
Hyundai i20 1.2 kappa gives 10.5kmpl in the city,i20 1.4crdi gives 17.8kmpl in the city.
i120 gives 16.5kmpl in the city, i20 1.4crdi gives 23kmpl in the highways.
The ARAI rated fuel economy of the Hyundai i20 Hyundai i20 Era Petrol Fuel: Petrol (ARAI Specified) :18.5 kmpl Hyundai i20 ERA Fuel: Diesel (ARAI Specified) :21.9 kmpl Hyundai i20 Asta Fuel: Diesel (ARAI Specified) :21.9 kmpl Hyundai i20 Sportz Fuel: Diesel (ARAI Specified) :21.9 kmpl Hyundai i20 Magna(O) Fuel: Diesel (ARAI Specified) :21.9 kmpl Hyundai i20 Magna Fuel: Diesel (ARAI Specified) :21.9 kmpl Hyundai i20 Sportz AT Fuel: Petrol (ARAI Specified) :15 kmpl Hyun
The tank range of Hyundai i20 is about 832kmpl.
As far as handling is concerned, the i-Gen i20 isn’t the best car to throw around corners at a high rate of speed. The car does suffer from quite a lot of body roll, courtesy of the softly sprung suspension setup. The tyres don’t help much when you try to be a bit aggressive with the car. Basically, this car wants to be driven sensibly and that is what those living in crowded cities would do most of the time. Like other Hyundai cars, it is well loaded with lots of safety features like six airbags including driver airbag, side & curtain airbag. It has also ABS with EBD.
The i20 has lots of safety features and has good braking performance.
The handling is not as good as the earlier i20 as it has a too soft suspension.
Feeling of refinement is the re-tuned suspension. Gone is the old car’s low-speed clunking over irregularities and this suspension is far more sophisticated in the way it tackles bumps in the city. That’s not saying Hyundai has got it fully sorted out though. Go faster and it’s obvious that the car has lost some of its high-speed manners. It feels terribly sloppy if and when you have to change lanes quickly and the steering wheel feels like it just might be connected to the front wheels.
I20 uses ventilated discs in the front and drums at the rear the braking performance of the i20 is good.i20 stops from 80-0 Kmph 27.09m in 2.37sec.
The major safety features of the i20 include ABS (Anti Lock Braking System) with EBD, PAB (Passenger Airbag) on/off switch, multiple airbags and many more.
i20 has an option for ABS in the car.
i20 has no traction control for the car.
Macpherson struts adorn the front while gas-filled shocks at the rear give the car a more pliant ride.Now, Hyundai has always concentrated on giving its customers a better ride which in the city comes as a boon.The electric power steering is well weighted and perfect for driving around tight spaces. The turning radius too is pretty decent. The i20 soaks up bumps pretty well and is also refined and well insulated.
The ride is improved now over the earlier one.
The ride quality is still not class best.
The rebirth of the i20 is sure to re-define the mid-segment luxury level. With features like Rear Parking Camera with display in the cabin, Supervision Cluster, Fully Automatic Temperature Control, Clean Air-Cluster ionizer for fresh air in the cabin, it proves to bring in a new wave in the A2 segment. The smart key with push button start adds to the features of the car. It is also loaded with premium features like Multi Information Display, 2-DIN CD/MP3 Audio System with 4 speakers and 2 twee
i20 uses Independent, MacPherson struts at the front which helps it to overcome almost any potholes on the road.
i20 uses Non-independent, torsion beam at the rear and it makes sure that passengers at the back are comfortable in any kind of roads.
Pros Great Looks,Good Performance,Great Interiors,Comfort,
8 of 14 users found this review helpful.
Pros Great Looks,Good Performance,Great Interiors,Comfort,
Cons Average Fuel Efficiency,
This car is super awesome in looks........ Its like i cannot drive any other car now, because no other car of this range is as stunning and smooth functioning like this car. Fuel efficiency is a slight problem though. I simply love this car.........!
0 of 0 users found this review helpful.
Pros Good Performance,Comfort,spacious
Cons Average Fuel Efficiency,
The car is great Value for money.it has decent interiors with enough space to comfortably accommodate six people inclusive of the driver. The mileage i am getting is at 16 kpl in the city but I did expect it to be around 18.I guess the mileague that manufacturers claim under ideal driving conditions is out of the question on Indian roads where the conditions are far from ideal. This diesel car does lack power which is quite noticeable while driving on hilly terrain. I wish the car had more power and was heavier as well. Plenty of trunk space available for luggage.this diesel engine does not roar and in fact is actually quite smooth.Overall I am happy with this premium hatch back being my first car.
0 of 0 users found this review helpful.
Pros Great Looks,Good Performance,Great Interiors,Fuel Efficiency,Comfort,
Cons ,Rear seats are a bit upright, lack of storage space for rear passengers.
This car is a true super mini (I am referring to the 1.4 lt diesel.) A true driver's car. It delivers a brilliant performance with great comfort. The ASTA 1.4 lt CRDI comes fully loaded and the feature list can embarrass some of the class leading sedans. The overall car is comfortable with ample space in the front and rear (however I do feel the rear seats are a bit too upright). The integrated sound system quality is good and all the features work seamlessly. However, I believe that beyond the beautiful styling and the indulgent feature list, it is the ride quality that sets this super mini apart. The 1.4 lt diesel handles wonderfully in the city. The steering is light and comfortable and the gear shits are smooth and slot easily. On the highway, the car is fast, mature and stable. If you are a driving enthusiast, this is the car that you are looking for.
19 of 21 users found this review helpful.
Pros Great Looks,Good Performance,
I bought this last year and iam enjoying the driving experience. The only issue is service centre people dont know anything about customer service. They are rude and not very friendly. I ask them a question and they ask me why i want to know and if they dont do a good enough job. Service is fine but customer have questions that need answers also. So requesting hyundai to take action against navi mumbai dealership.
19 of 23 users found this review helpful.
Pros Great Looks,Good Performance,Great Interiors,Fuel Efficiency,Comfort,Features,Space
Cons ,Turbo Lag
I own i20 Asta CRDi and clocked 16k ODO in 1 year.I like its features like parking assist, auto wiper, the electrically foldable rear view mirrors, which is very useful in Indian traffic, big seats, the electrochromic mirror, the premium audio system, which gives excellent quality sound, ultra smooth steering. It has been an awesome driving experience, has great mileage, good AC,comfort is great but feels a little under-powered with bit turbo lag and requires frequent gear shift .Smooth, refined and noiseless Engine, Auto Climate Control. The interior is really premium and spacious. The two front seats are the best. At low speeds the steering is so light and it can be driven even with a finger. When the car attains higher speeds the steering becomes more tight. Getting high speeds is really easy with driver+ 2 passengers.6 speed gearbox helps to reach high speed easily with less vibration and noise at lower RPM and gives awesome mileage on highway. Likes Steering and handling. Ride comfort especially front seats, Premium feel, plastic used in the car. The Music system and each and every feature and armrest for driver. Dont Like The 2nd gear because its needed in traffic and i20 has turbo lag. Only one reverse light.Missing rear AC vents for faster cooling.
2 of 2 users found this review helpful.
Pros Great Looks,
Cons ,very poor fuel efficiency , very poor service net work , poor pick ,poor ground clearance
I20 I never recommend because Very poor pick up in second gear some time it will of in middle of road, low fuel efficiency, ground clearance is very poor, I purchase the I20 sports and now in suffering I did a mistake to choise the I20 car, if any body come I will dispose sale car
5 of 6 users found this review helpful.
Pros Great Looks,Good Performance,Fuel Efficiency,
Cons Average Interiors,
I am sachin from gurgoan .I had bought this car before two years .it is very nice car great looks,great performance and average milage .I willl suggest for this
25 of 30 users found this review helpful.
Pros Great Looks,Good Performance,Comfort,
Cons Average Fuel Efficiency,poor plastic parts, very low ground clearance
initially during the first years of purchase the car was great but later many problems started coming in 1. door locks started malfunctioning after 02 years. 2. the air conditioner air filter needs frequent cleaning and the filter is not easily approachable 3. the car ground clearance is very low and often makes it difficult to drive in bumpy roads 4. the power at high speeds gets low and you do not feel much accelerations at very high speeds. 5. the meter panel is not very clearly visible from inside the stearing wheel. 6. the car is very heavy and u can feel the weight on rough roads. 7. most pastic parts are of poor quality. door handles also got broken on itself.
0 of 0 users found this review helpful.
Pros Great Looks,Great Interiors,Comfort,looks,interiors,comfort
Cons Average Fuel Efficiency,fuel economy
I like the car very much it is having a great city drive , awesome comfort and better than any other car in this segment but a thing that disappoint me the most is the fuel milelage of the car its just 14-15 kmpl in a city drive which i worst than maruti swift as i compared with my friend having it.but oveall its an good car
0 of 0 users found this review helpful.