The new Hyundai i20 had already grabbed eyeballs when Hyundai released a walkaround video. The new-gen i20 has been spotted testing many times now. The sad thing here is that all of us are going through a difficult situation. The auto industry has also experienced a massive blow. Therefore, considering the current situation, Hyundai has decided not to launch the new i20 as per the previous schedule. The new i20 will now launch somewhere around September 2020.
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The new Hyundai i20 will have 3 engine options on sale for the Indian audience. The 1.4 litre CRDi engine will be discontinued. A new 1.5-litre turbocharged diesel engine will replace the previous diesel engine. This engine is already under the hood of many other Hyundai family members. The Creta, Venue, the new Verna and the Kia Seltos already have this engine. Although, the new i20 will receive the detuned version of the same engine.
This engine comes with a variable geometry turbocharger on the Creta and the Seltos and produces 113bhp of power and 250Nm of torque. In the new Hyundai i20, the same engine will get a fixed turbocharger unit offering 99bhp of maximum power and close to 220Nm of torque. We can expect a 5-speed manual gearbox to be coupled with this engine option.
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Hyundai is also offering a new 1.0-litre, 3-cylinder turbocharged petrol engine on the new i20. This engine is also available on the Venue, Aura and the Grand i10 Nios Turbo. The transmission choices here will be 6-speed manual and a 7-speed DCT. The third engine option will be a 1.2 litre naturally aspirated petrol engine. this will come paired with a 5-speed manual gearbox.
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Talking about the features, the new Hyundai i20 will get a 10.25-inch touchscreen infotainment system with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay, and BlueLink connectivity system. A Bose audio system will be there as seen on the 2020 Creta. This will be a power and feature-packed hatch for sure!