Hyundai Motor will launch the new Hyundai i20 before the end of this year and this five seater hatchback car gives more power and space compare to current hyundai i10.
Hyundai has yet to release pictures of the five-seater interior but the Korean automaker said that the i20 will offer numerous ‘smart’ storage spaces along with a 40:60 split flat-folding rear bench with a low lip for easy loading into the 295-litre luggage compartment.
The i20 will debut with a range of seven petrol and diesel engines. The petrol line-up comprises of the 78PS 1.2-liter, 100PS 1.4-liter and 126PS 1.6-liter units all available with five-speed manual transmissions, with the option of four-speed automatic gearboxes on the 1.4 and 1.6 models. As for the turbo diesel powerplants, the i20 will be offered with a 1.4-liter unit available in two specifications – 75PS and 90PS – while the flagship 1.6-liter motor is available in 115PS and 128PS trim. Both 1.4 models come with five-speed manual transmissions, while the flagship 1.6 is mated to a six-gear manual drivetrain.
When the i20 goes on sale in Europe later this year, it will be offered in four trim levels – Classic, Comfort, Style and Premium. All trim levels feature six-airbags, ABS, climate control, a four-speaker radio, CD and MP3 audio system, a multi-function steering wheel, tire pressure monitoring system, height-adjustable driver seat, keyless entry and electrically operated windows and side mirrors as standard.
The new hatchback, i20 is expected to replace the Getz though going by the business practices of Hyundai and other makers in India, Getz might continue to be sold alongside the i20 albeit at a lower price point. Hyundai is also readying to launch the i10 with a bigger 1.2 litre engine soon which makes 13 bhp more than the existing 1.1 litre iRDE (Intelligent Repressive Drive Engine) engine.