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Details Of Hyundai i20 Diesel


Hyundai India plans to launch diesel variants of the i20 to get a larger chunk of the smaller car market share. The Indian subsidiary of Hyundai, which has a 25% market share in the 800,000 small car segment in the country, already makes diesel version of the i20 at its Chennai plant for exports. But in India, Hyundai markets only the petrol variant.

Hyundai may strap the 1.4 litre CRDi diesel engine in the i20 premium hatchback, which is currently being exported to Europe and other overseas markets. The smaller engine will allow Hyundai to take advantage of concessional 8% excise duty levied on smaller cars. The diesel version of i20 is expected to be priced between Rs 5-6 lakh, 20-25% more than the petrol version.

The 1.4 litre CRDi engine that offers an 88 BHP of power is expected to deliver a fuel efficiency of around 20 km per litre of fuel. Hyundai also has a more powerful 1.6 litre diesel version, which is exported, but may not be launched in India due to its high price.

The i20 diesel is expected to come in twin variants. These will be pitted against the hugely popular Maruti’s Swift Diesel, Skoda’s Fabia, Tata Motors’ Indigo, Ford’s Fusion and Fiat’s Palio in the diesel hatchback segment.

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  • L.Gulati July 27, 2009, 11:36 pm

    verna is d best of al d cars becoz in dat car everything is available ,
    n i love verna alot as its milage , pickup , comfort its 2 gud den ny othr car ………………….

  • A N Jha August 16, 2009, 1:55 am

    Getz CRDi has been discontinued to make the way for i20 but why such a car with good characteristics was suddenly taken off the shelf?

    • fas August 16, 2009, 2:21 am

      A N Jha, the Getz never really took off in India. It lacked many safety features and the design was getting outdated. The i20 is the global replacement for the Getz and hence Hyundai decided to call it a day for the Getz CRDi.

  • sanjeev agrawal December 25, 2009, 12:00 am

    whats the ground cl. of i20 diesel

    • fas December 27, 2009, 1:22 am

      Sanjeev, i20 diesel ground clearance is 170mm.

  • Appan January 17, 2010, 11:32 pm

    Am thinking of i20.I may go for it.But am confused.

  • lakshman March 17, 2010, 4:00 pm

    ritz Looks modern from inside & from front.Very good control over the car at high speeds is satisfied me in all aspects..Airy interior.Weight of the car & wide tyres does offer a planted feel at any speed.

  • rosy March 5, 2011, 6:30 pm

    i think i20 best car so i prefer this car

  • sachin yadav April 25, 2012, 6:28 pm

    i love to drive i20 because it has all features for good driving.
    in January i buy one i20 sports model disel .


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