2020 Hyundai i20 Bookings Unofficially Opened; Launch expected in November
Bookings for the new 2020 Hyundai i20 have ‘unofficially’ commenced at Hyundai authorized dealers. It must be noted that the upcoming model has been in news for a while now and if the story in IndiaAuto.com is to be believed, then the interested car buyers can pre-order the upcoming model by paying a nominal amount ahead of the new model’s launch around Diwali.
The India-spec 2020 Hyundai i20 will be offered with two BS6-compliant engine options: a 1.5-litre CRDI diesel and a 1.0-litre T-GDi petrol motor. The diesel engine could develop 100PS of power while the T-GDI engine could put out 120PS. We expect Hyundai to offer the petrol motor with a 6-speed manual and 7-speed DCT while the diesel engine could be offered with a manual option only.
The 2020 Hyndai i20 is also expected to be offered with the tried and tested 83PS 1.2-litre Kappa petrol engine.
In comparison with the outgoing model, the new Hyundai i20 will be better-equipped. One of the most outstanding features of the hatchback will be the wider 10.25-inch touchscreen infotainment system which supports Android Auto and Apple CarPlay. Like Hyundai’s modern cars, the new i20 will come with Hyundai’s BlueLink connected car technology. A leather-wrapped steering wheel, 8-speaker Bose sound system, digital instrument console, air purifier with virus protection and wireless charger might also be available.
The new-gen Hyundai i20 is expected to be priced from INR 5.8 lakh to INR 9.5 lakh (ex-showroom). Once launched in India, the new hatchback will compete against the Volkswagen Polo, Honda Jazz, Tata Altroz and Maruti Baleno.