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Hyundai i20 2012-2014

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Hyundai i20 2012-2014

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    Chowdary Nov 05, 2014

    I brought the car 3 months back and unfortunately met with an road accident last month. Response from Hyundai road side assistance is terrific and horrible. My phone is damaged and I managed to call them from other guy's phone and they made me call so many numbers and almost 3 hours got wasted in calls without getting any help. Read More

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    Rahul Das Jul 30, 2014

    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 Read More

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    Ankush Jul 29, 2014

    it has a good driving experience... poor fuel efficiency... my car is producing only13kml mileage with decent drive in city. company assures 22 kml bt its not at all close to it.. i owned sportz diesel... i had problem with the clutch at 3000 kms only.. the hyundai service straight away said the clutch needs to be changged and paid Read More

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Review of Hyundai i20 2012-2014

Overview

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.

  • Overview
  • Interior
  • Exterior
  • Mileage Running Cost
  • Comfort Suspension
  • Engine Performance
  • Braking Safety

Interior

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.

 

Interiors Details

  • Boot Space

    i20 is one of the most spacious hatchback models in the Indian market it has about 370litres of boot space.

  • Speedometer

    The new dials and the digital fuel and temperature gauges between them look really smart.

  • Gear Lever

    Hyundai has re-introduced that nasty, shiny chrome gearlever that looks really cheap.

  • Cup Holders

    i20 has cup holders both at the front as well as at the rear of the car.

  • Glovebox

    i20 has a spacious glovebox attached to the front dashboard.

  • Audio System

    an audio system and USB and Aux-in ports is available in the i20.

  • Air Conditioner

    i20 has Fully Automatic Temperature Control (FATC) system

  • Arm Rests

    i20 has arm rest both at the front and at the back.

  • Air Vents

    i20 ha well fitted air vents at the front dashboard.

  • Seats

    The seats are vey comfortable and spacious both at the front and rear.

  • Leg Room

    i20 has a descent amount of leg room because it is one of the biggest hatchback that Indian market has today.

  • Knee Room

    I20 has a descent amount of knee room space in the back after the front seats are pushed back to some distance.

  • Shoulder Space

    The shoulder space is also quite sufficient for 3persons sitting at the rear of the car.

  • Head Room

    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.

  • Steering Wheel

    i20 has leather-wrapped steering wheel which is height adjustable.

  • Power Windows

    i20 has power window optioning the car.

  • Keyless Entry

    keyless entry and go is available in the i20.

  • Driver Information Display

    The driver information display has nothing special in it although its digitalised and looks great. It has few regular warning lamps that's all.

  • What we like

    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!

  • What we dislike

    The design of the interiors have not changed over the earlier i20.

Exterior

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.

Exteriors

  • Front Design

    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.

  • Rear Design

    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.

  • Side Profile

    There has been no major changes at the side except the chrome in the door handles.

  • Ground Clearance

    The ground clearance of 165 mm makes the i20 a comfortable ride for the Indian roads.

  • Bumpers

    i20 has body coloured bumpers.

  • Head Lamps

    i20 has blistered headlamps but provides good illumination at the dark.

  • Tail Lamps

    i20 has been fitted with new tail lamps.

  • Fog Lamps

    i20 has fog lamps in the Car.

  • Tyres

    i20 uses 185/65 r14 tyres on all its wheels. This rubber helps i20 to get a group at any surface.

  • Alloy Wheels

    There is no option of alloy wheels in i20.

  • Outside Mirrors

    i20 has electric folding mirrors.

  • Colors

    i20 is available in Black Silky silver Silky Beige Sparkle Blue, Berry Red Dark Gray Metallic

  • Rear Wiper

    There is an option of rear wiper in the car.

  • Roof Rails

    There is no roof rail available in the i20.

  • Sun Roof

    There is no sun roof available in the i20

  • Spoiler

    The spoiler at the back shouts that it is the 2nd generation i20.

  • Side Steps

    There is no side step attached with the car.

  • Spare Wheel

    The spare wheel is placed inside the boot of the i20.

  • What we like

    The new look at front is new and looks handsome.

  • What we dislike

    The rest of the design looks pretty much the same.

Mileage Running Cost

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.

Mileage Running Cost

  • City Fuel Economy

    Hyundai i20 1.2 kappa gives 10.5kmpl in the city,i20 1.4crdi gives 17.8kmpl in the city.

  • Highway Fuel Economy

    i120 gives 16.5kmpl in the city, i20 1.4crdi gives 23kmpl in the highways.

  • Arai Rated Economy

    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

  • Tank Range

    The tank range of Hyundai i20 is about 832kmpl.

  • What we like

    The diesel is extremely efficient and is our pick of the bunch

Comfort Suspension

 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.

Comfort and Suspension

  • Comfort

    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

  • Front Suspension

    i20 uses Independent, MacPherson struts at the front which helps it to overcome almost any potholes on the road.

  • Rear Suspension

    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.

  • What we like

    The ride is improved now over the earlier one.

  • What we dislike

    The ride quality is still not class best.

Engine Performance

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.

Engine Performance

  • Acceleration

    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

  • Top Speed

    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.

  • In Gear Acceleration

    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

  • Gearbox

    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

  • Power

    i20 uses 4 cylinders, 1197cc, VTVT and generates Power 84bhp at 6000rpm

  • Torque

    i20 generates 112nm of torque at 4000rpm

  • NVH Levels

    i20 has minimum amount of noise and vibration but some amount of vibration is felt when the engine is pushed or revved hard.

  • What we like

    The Kappa 1.2 is peppy but the diesel is our choice due to its strong performance.

  • What we dislike

    The 1.4 is not that different with the 1.2 Kappa petrol in terms of performance.

Braking Safety

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.

Brakes and Wheels

  • Handling

    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.

  • Braking Performance

    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.

  • Safety Features

    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.

  • Abs

    i20 has an option for ABS in the car.

  • Traction Control

    i20 has no traction control for the car.

  • What we like

    The i20 has lots of safety features and has good braking performance.

  • What we dislike

    The handling is not as good as the earlier i20 as it has a too soft suspension.

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