2018 Hyundai i20 (facelift) - Auto Expo 2018 Live
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The 2018 Hyundai i20 has made its world debut at Auto Expo 2018. The facelifted Hyundai i20 is now officially available in India.
The Hyundai i20 has received a number of visual changes with the facelift. On the outside, now it features a Cascading front grille, remodelled bumpers, reshaped fog lamps, front air curtains, new 16-inch diamond-cut alloy wheels, bigger tail lamps with new graphics and redesigned tailgate and repositioned license plate (rear). Passion Orange and Fiery Red are two new exterior colours, and both are available in a dual-tone scheme as well.
Inside, as an option to orange inserts, red inserts are available now in the dual-tone model (Fiery Red with Black roof). Hyundai has added a rear seat armrest with cup holder and offers a sliding type armrest at the front as an option now. The company has upgraded the infotainment system to function with lesser number of buttons and support the Auto Link mobile app, which helps the car owner keep a check on the vehicle health, monitor driving pattern, manage parking, get road side assistance and book a service request.
With the mid-cycle refresh, Hyundai has dropped the 1.4-litre petrol engine and the 4-speed automatic transmission in the Hyundai i20. The 1.2-litre petrol engine paired with a 5-speed manual transmission and the 1.4-litre diesel engine coupled to a 6-speed manual transmission both continue in the same tuning. The petrol engine produces 83 PS at 6,000 rpm and 11.7 kg.m (114.74 Nm) of torque at 6,000 rpm. Reports had said that the company will offer a new CVT option in the 1.2L petrol engine model, but that hasn’t happened. The diesel engine develops 90 PS at 4,000 rpm and 22.4 kg.m (219.67 Nm) of torque.
The 2018 Hyundai i20’s prices start at INR 5.34 lakh (ex-showroom Delhi).
2018 Hyundai i20 (facelift) - Prices*
- i20 Era petrol - INR 5,34,900
- i20 Magna Era petrol - INR 5,99,900
- i20 Sports petrol - INR 6,59,400
- i20 Asta petrol** - INR 7,11,500
- i20 Asta (O) petrol - INR 7,90,500
- i20 Era diesel - INR 6,73,000
- i20 Magna Era diesel - INR 7,31,000
- i20 Sports diesel - INR 7,83,400
- i20 Asta diesel** - INR 8,35,900
- i20 Asta (O) diesel - INR 9,15,500
**Dual Tone option costs INR 25,000 extra