Hyundai launches premium compact car iGen i20 in India
The Korean car maker has introduced a brand new version of its premium hatch i20 in India and named it as ‘iGen i20’. Hyundai iGen i20 has been priced between Rs. 4.73 lakh and Rs. 7.67 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi).
March 29, 2012: Hyundai Motor India, a subsidy of Korean automaker Hyundai, has launched a brand new version of its premium hatchback i20 and calls it ‘iGen i20’. This iGen i20 has been launched in both, petrol and diesel variants. In addition to this, Hyundai has also offered an automatic variant of iGen i20.
Managing Director and CEO of Hyundai Motor India Ltd., Mr. BS Seo said that the new iGen i20 has been incorporated with research findings from the extensive surveys conducted by the company in order to satisfy the customers who seek hi-tech and innovative features.
The petrol variants of the all new iGen i20 is powered by a refined 1.2 Kappa petrol powertrain with Dual VTVT mechanism capable of generating maximum power of 84PS, while the diesel variants of the car gets a 1.4 U2 CRDi diesel engine that produces power of 90PS and peak torque of 114 Nm. And the 1.4 Gamma automatic petrol variant of the car delivers maximum power of 100PS and decent torque of 136.3 Nm.
According to ARAI (Automotive Research Association of India), the iGen i20 offers decent mileage – petrol variant offers 18.5 kmpl, diesel variant delivers 21.9 kmpl and automatic variant offers 15 kmpl of mileage.
The new version is not only a good performer, but also one of the safe cars to be in with an ABS system, clutch lock system, speed sensing auto door locking and impact sensing auto door unlocking feature, a smart pedal system, reverse parking sensors and 6 airbags.
In addition to this, the car also epitomises luxury with great futuristic design and features like leathered steering wheel, driver seat armrest, smart key with push button start, one touch triple turn signal, tilt and telescopic steering, USB and Bluetooth connectivity, entertainment functions and all the other standard features. To add some more beauty to the list of the features, the car comes with rear parking camera with display in the cabin mirror and electro chromic mirror offering anti-glare vision during driving in the night.
The iGen i20 comes in 12 different models of the petrol, diesel and the automatic variants. The prices of these models are as follow (all the prices are ex-showroom Delhi prices):
Variants Price in Rs.
Magna (O) 527,278
Asta (O) – sunroof 665,894
Sportz Automatic Variant (petrol) 767,405
Magna (O) 650,213