A market launch is merely days away.
TeamBHP member 'nipcarlover' has posted an image of the Hyundai i20's brochure, which confirms the addition of the much-awaited Hyundai i20 Automatic. As reported by Indian Autos Blog, the Hyundai i20 AT will launch in the coming days with a 1.4-liter petrol engine.
The engine in question is the 1.4-liter Dual VTVT four-cylinder petrol capable of 100 PS at 6,000 rpm and 13.5 kgm of torque at 4,000 rpm, paired to a conventional 4-speed torque-converter automatic gearbox. In comparison, the i20's 1.2-liter petrol with Dual VTVT outputs only 83 PS and 11.7 kgm of torque.
Hyundai will launch the i20 Automatic in a single variant - the Magna trim level. This variant gets dual front airbags as standard, but misses out on ABS and EBD, alloy wheels, projector headlights, keyless entry, rear parking camera, the touchscreen entertainment system, and automatic AC. Given the larger displacement engine, the i20 AT will no longer be classified as a 'small car' and the corresponding excise duty will increase from 12.5 percent to 24 percent. As a result, introducing the 1.4-liter AT on the top-end Asta variant will drive up costs and put the hatchback out of contention for many prospective buyers.
[Source - TeamBHP]