Hyundai has announced a price hike effective across its entire model lineup from April 2021, ranging between INR 1,000 to INR 34,000. This is the second instance of Hyundai hiking the price of its models this year, which has come about due to rising input and material costs. Incidentally, this also marks the first time prices of third-gen Hyundai i20 have been hiked since it was launched in November 2020. The new i20 is now dearer by up to INR 13,000, depending on the variant. Here's a detailed look at the updated price list.
|Old Pricing||New Pricing||Hike|
|Magna||Rs 6.80 lakh||Rs 6.85 lakh||Rs 5,000|
|Sports||Rs 7.60 lakh||Rs 7.69 lakh||Rs 9,000|
|Sports DT||Rs 7.75 lakh||Rs 7.84 lakh||Rs 9,000|
|Sports IVT||Rs 8.60 lakh||Rs 8.69 lakh||Rs 9,000|
|Asta||Rs 8.70 lakh||Rs 8.80 lakh||Rs 10,000|
|Sports iMT||Rs 8.80 lakh||Rs 8.81 lakh||Rs 1,000|
|Sports iVT DT||Rs 8.75 lakh||Rs 8.84 lakh||Rs 9,000|
|Asta DT||Rs 8.85 lakh||Rs 8.95 lakh||Rs 10,000|
|Sports iMT DT||Rs 8.95 lakh||Rs 8.96 lakh||Rs 1,000|
|Asta (O)||Rs 9.20 lakh||Rs 9.33 lakh||Rs 13,000|
|Asta (O) DT||Rs 9.35 lakh||Rs 9.48 lakh||Rs 13,000|
|Asta iVT||Rs 9.70 lakh||Rs 9.80 lakh||Rs 10,000|
|Asta iMT||Rs 9.90 lakh||Rs 9.91 lakh||Rs 1,000|
|Asta iVT DT||Rs 9.85 lakh||Rs 9.95 lakh||Rs 10,000|
|Asta iMT DT||Rs 10.05 lakh||Rs 10.06 lakh||Rs 1,000|
|Asta DCT||Rs 10.67 lakh||Rs 10.68 lakh||Rs 1,000|
|Asta DCT DT||Rs 10.82 lakh||Rs 10.83 lakh||Rs 1,000|
|Asta (O) DCT||Rs 11.18 lakh||Rs 11.19 lakh||Rs 1,000|
|Asta (O) DCT DT||Rs 11.33 lakh||Rs 11.34 lakh||Rs 1,000|
|Magna||Rs 8.20 lakh||Rs 8.21 lakh||Rs 1,000|
|Sportz||Rs 9.00 lakh||Rs 9.01 lakh||Rs 1,000|
|Sportz DT||Rs 9.15 lakh||Rs 9.16 lakh||Rs 1,000|
|Asta (O)||Rs 10.60 lakh||Rs 10.61 lakh||Rs 1,000|
|Asta (O) DT||Rs 10.75 lakh||Rs 10.76 lakh||Rs 1,000|
As you can see from the table above, prices for the petrol Asta (O) variant of the i20 have been most affected with a hike of INR 13,000. Meanwhile, top-spec Asta and Asta (O) petrol DCT variants have had the least impact with a hike of just INR 1,000. Overall, it is the lower-spec petrol variants of the i20 that see a greater increase in their price than the top-spec variant. As for the diesel variants, prices of all trims have been hiked by just INR 1,000.
The new Hyundai i20 is certainly an expensive hatchback with the top-end Asta(O) trim priced at INR 11.34 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 had previously revealed that 85% of the bookings have been for the higher-spec trims.
Hyundai offers the new i20 in four trims - Magna, Sportz, Asta and Asta (O) - and given the wide number of powertrain options, there are 13 different versions to choose from. In terms of features, some of the highlights of the new i20 include a 10.25-inch touchscreen infotainment system with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay, semi-digital instrument cluster, Bose sound system, electric sunroof, ambient lighting, BlueLink connected car tech, wireless charging, an air purifier and more.
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. The i20 rivals the likes of the Maruti Suzuki Baleno, Honda Jazz and the Tata Altroz.