The Hyundai i20 has always been a strong seller for the company and its no surprise that the new-gen model too is turning out to be very popular. Hyundai launched the new-gen i20 in November last year and in less than two months time, Hyundai has already bagged over 35,000 bookings for the premium hatchback. Earlier last month, we had reported that Hyundai had already delivered 10,000 units of the new i20 in just its first month and now, the company has delivered further 8,000 units to its customers in December 2020. The new Hyundai i20 has indeed become quite popular in a short period of time.
The new Hyundai i20 is certainly an expensive hatchback with the top-end Asta(O) trim priced at INR 11.32 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi) for the turbo-petrol DCT variant. That's a huge premium over the previous-gen model and it is also considerably more expensive than any of its rivals in the premium hatchback segment. Customers have however not shied away from that price tag as Hyundai reveals that 85% of the bookings have been for the higher-spec trims.
Hyundai really know their Indian customers very well. We value fancy features, style and size a lot in our cars and the i20 delivers on all those fronts. Just as the company did with the Creta and the new Verna, the new i20 is absolutely loaded to the gill with features, many of them segment-firsts too. It is also larger than its predecessor, currently the largest in its segment. And as for styling, Hyundai has absolutely nailed it with the new i20, as much as they could not with the new-gen Creta.
There are three engine options under the hood of the new Hyundai i20 - a 83hp, 1.2L NA petrol engine, a 120hp, 1.0L turbo-petrol engine and a 100hp, 1.5L diesel engine. The base 1.2L engine is available with either a manual or a CVT gearbox. The diesel engine is solely available with a manual gearbox while the turbo-petrol engine is available with a DCT automatic or the iMT gearbox. With the new 1.0L turbo-petrol engine, the i20 is also the most powerful hatchback in its class, even more powerful than the Volkswagen Polo TSI.