Hyundai has recently announced that the new 2020 edition of the Hyundai i20 has managed to get more than 30,000 bookings in just about 40 days after being launched in India. Currently, the all-new Hyundai i20 is being offered with four models: Magna, Sportz, Asta, and Asta (O). Surprisingly, about 85% of the total bookings are for the top-range Asta models, while about 10% are for the dual-tone duplications of the vehicle.
The bookings started last week for Rs. 21,000 as a token amount. The South Korean carmaker targets to take on rivals like Maruti Suzuki Baleno, Tata Altroz, and the Toyota Glanza in the domestic Indian market. “We are witnessing a truly superlative customer response for the all-new i20 that has captivated the hearts and minds of Indian customers with its futuristic design and advanced technologies. After a stellar festive season, we are happy to share that 10 000 customers have already taken delivery of the all-new i20. We are delighted to receive around 30,000 bookings for the all-new i20,” said Tarun Garg, Director for Sales, Marketing & Service at Hyundai Motor India Limited.
The improved Hyundai i20 has the same list of engines as the Hyundai Venue, with options in engines and gearbox mechanisms. For beginners, there is a BS6-compliant 1.0-liter engine with three-cylinders, which comes coupled with a six-speed intelligent Manual Transmission (iMT). The seven-speed Dual-Clutch Transmission is also available on offer. These lie in the price range of Rs. 8.79 lakh and Rs. 9.89 for the IMT technology, while the DCT trims price lie in the range from Rs. 10.66 lakh and Rs. 11.17 lakh. There is also a 1.2-liter petrol engine with four-cylinders coupled with five-speed manual transmission as standard, and the intelligent Variable Transmission (iVT) is standard for automatic-transmission. These are priced between Rs. 6.79 lakh and Rs. 9.19 lakh for the manual versions, while the automatic duplications start from Rs. 8.59 lakh, going to Rs. 9.69 lakh.
There is also a diesel engine with a 1.5-liter capacity and four cylinders, being provided only with a six-speed manual transmission. The 1.5-liter diesel variants are priced between Rs. 8.19 lakh and Rs. 10.59 lakh.
Hyundai i20 is also India’s first premium hatchback promising premium features like over-the-air (OTA) updates (for software), wireless charging, a seven-speaker Bose sound system, and a 10.25-inch touchscreen infotainment system that supports Apple CarPlay & Android Auto both.