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Hyundai i20 2012-2014

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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
 

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  • Comfort
  • Looks
  • Engine
  • Interiors
  • Safety
  • Mileage

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.

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Interiors

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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.

 

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 don't like

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

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.

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Exteriors

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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.

What we like

The new look at front is new and looks handsome.

What we don't like

The rest of the design looks pretty much the same.

Exteriors Details

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.

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Engine

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.

What we like

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

What we don't like

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

Engine & Performance Details

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.

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Mileage

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.

What we like

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

What we don't like

The petrol and the automatic petrol varaint have less fuel economy

Mileage Details

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.


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.

What we like

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

What we don't like

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

Handling Braking & Safety Details

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.

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Comfort

 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.

What we like

The ride is improved now over the earlier one.

What we don't like

The ride quality is still not class best.

Comfort & Suspension Details

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.


Good looks but not liked by many.

By Abhijeet Sawant Posted on 07 Jan 09, 12:51 AM

Pros space, features

Cons less powerful engine, big dash board, Price

Guys about the i20 the base varient Magna is pure value for money. 4.79lacs exshowroom price with music system, adjustable seat n steering, electronically controlled rear view mirror and much space in the dash borad, power windows. Where do u get all these stuff in other cars. Its a bit more priced than Swift VXI. But only point I doubt is i20 is 70 kilos heavier than swift and with 1.2 litre which is used in i10 too. So finally its lot more heavier than i10 and the engine is the same. So what happens to the mileage and pickup of i20. I really doubt the mileage will be a drawback in i20. Rest all is good. Magna is priced very attractively. And resale of hyundai is always less than marutis. This is also to be considered.

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I20 mileage

By B.jogender Singh Posted on 16 Dec 09, 01:19 PM

Pros 8 kms per Liter

Cons comfortable

Hundai i20 is not a economical car if some one is looking at. My i20 gives only 7.5 kms per liter petrol in bangalore.

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I20 Vs Rest Segment C Hatches

By Suresh Nigam Posted on 28 Oct 09, 12:39 PM

Pros Gr8 Styling, Comfort, Features of Segment B Cars not to miss awesome interiors

Cons Cut on the Back seat, Asta n Higher versions not value for money at all

Guys, Have been researching for about a month now on various hatchbacks..i pen down on Two 1) I 20 2) Ritz well if u want a value for money car, go for RITZ but if u dnt wanna compromise on style..class..with beige n brown classy interiors..go in fr i20...she be a babe..i decided on RITZ first..but after i sat in this hatchback couldnt get my eyes of her. Although u campromise on power(for milage,in Magna)but its might be worth for its class n Panache. Not to mention its one of the safest car in this category. the car competes with Jazz n Fabia in interiors. Jazz definately better in terms of styling performance n class, only if u ready to burn a big hole in your pocket. Fabia however comes with better quality of plastics n interiors..but the basic version doesnt even have power windows( major set back). i was quiet surprised tht its not at all close to value for money as skoda begs for maintainence even after spending so much. another setback for i20 would be the delivery time. as it takes about a month to deliver the baby. More time of a month and a half in colors other than white and silver. but dude, if u buying a car for the next 5 years, its worth the wait...so faar so good...lets c how this babe performs on the road..as its been only 6 months on road..shall keep u posted on any new updates on this babe as n when i play with it.. Keep Burning the roads, till then. Nikhil Wadhwa

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Superp car

By T Posted on 25 Jul 10, 02:35 AM

Pros superp looks, outstanding interiors, best car in 10 lakh budgt i must say

Cons rear seat space

ohh man!!! i'v hyundai i20 sportz crdi nd belive me guys its a superp car no car in this segment can beat this car. it has so amazing inters my car is giving a veryy nice mileage nd i20 is fullyy loaded car it has all the feature in it for entertainmnt like ipod aux, usb, mp3, nd has 6 speakers, looks very nice when u turn on the lights nd the blue illumination blings ur eyes. On drive its pik up is veryyyyy responsive aftr 1500 or 2000 rpm u get a boost in d car d engine is veryy quite if d car only lacks in sumthng is dat d leg space in rear seats but even it is not that dat compared to oder hatches it has a turn indictr in its side view mirrors which gives u a very good feelng i can write alott abt that car but i guess dis much will be enough

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Mileage i20

By Billa Posted on 05 Sep 10, 02:31 PM

Pros Comfortable n lukz

Cons horrible mileage, suckie interiors ,weak a/c

Its no joke the car is just two months old and is giving an average of 10.0 if a brand new car after frst service.. having done only 1000kms.. is giving 10 wid a/c 6 mnths later it wud give me 8.. Hyundai really sux.. i like th comfort no doubt bt i was promised an avg. no less than 15 ... its a fkin joke ..6lacs dwn th drain..thinkin f selling already N th interiors fail to impress and though th drive is pretty smooth.. n th chiller is no gud... i also have 1 year old swift dzire..diesel zsi...wich beats i20 sportz petrol ne day.. I suggest talkin 2 an owner before buyin ne petrol i20.. n yea th a/c is just average...

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My i20 car

By Priyanka Posted on 09 Nov 13, 07:23 PM

Pros Great Looks,Good Performance,Great Interiors,Comfort,

Cons ,NIL

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I m loving it.......

By Jignesh Posted on 06 Jun 10, 04:35 PM

Pros Great looks, very smooth and silent, comfort, spacious.........

Cons Dont like to get out of the car

Me and my wife were zeroing on models and we were surprized by i20 with its features. We got a great deal. It has all the confort features of a luxury sedan at a price of hatch back. Whats more in the box... comfort, spacious, looks, grt mileage for the car segment. My friends are surprized with the smooth glide the car moves. Now my car has some fan followers. We have been on long trips, its amazing to drive i20. Its now 7600 kms in 5 months. I m loving it. I dont think theres a car in India that could compete i20. Forget jazz...no looks, no extra features and man too pricey. Swift, Ritz, others.....no where close to i20.

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Driving it gives the feeling of silk and smoothness

By Aman Anand Posted on 25 Sep 13, 12:17 AM

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.........!

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Good Value for money

By Abc Posted on 24 Sep 13, 07:41 AM

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.

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Me n My Car

By Gk Posted on 19 Mar 10, 04:59 PM

Pros Stunner to look,solid build,safety,interiors.

Cons Overtaking ability,flat out acceleration

i own an I20.believe me,its a gr8 buy.excellent to look,its a genuine stunner in the looks department with neat lines and cute proportions.it doesnt hav oddball looks of a ritz or the grumpy looks of the swift.it feels that u are seated in a higher specced car that it actually is.......go for it if u are one to look for classy styling and gr8 VFM features....i was abt to buy the jazz but i think i made the right decision by buying the I20 coz it saved a good amt of money and i can plan for the Cruze with that amt of money in the near future.......i wish the I20 was torquier coz then it would be a deadly combination as the 90 Hp model is way too expensive for the sticker price...........

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