Hyundai’s 2020 i20 is likely to get the same 1.0-litre turbo-petrol DCT-combination as the Venue compact SUV.
Hyundai has stated that the all-new i20 will be launched in India next year. The third-generation premium hatchback will receive a dual-clutch transmission (DCT) on offer in India. It is to be noted that in the international markets, the current-generation i20 comes with a DCT-gearbox. It is possible that the 1.0-litre turbo petrol engine with a DCT drivetrain combination, which is currently seen on the Venue compact SUV, will be equipped in the new i20 as well.
Hyundai feels that the above-mentioned powertrain combination will be well received in the next-generation i20 as the DCT-equipped variant of the Venue drives in 30-40% of the total bookings. The carmaker has also let go of the previous-generation Grand i10’s torque-converter automatic for an AMT in the new Grand i10 NIOS, as it is cheaper and more efficient.
The 2020 Hyundai i20 will also have a diesel engine on offer in the form of the brand’s new 1.5-litre powertrain. The engine will be offered in two states of tune – the lower-powered version will replace the current Elite i20’s 1.4-litre diesel and the more powerful VGT-equipped version will replace the current 1.6-litre unit used in larger models. The premium hatchback will also get Hyundai’s connected technology, the BlueLink system.
2020 Hyundai i20 DCT
– Likely to get the same 1.0-litre turbo-petrol DCT-combination as the Venue
– Will get Hyundai’s BlueLink connected technology
– The diesel engine will be offered in two states of tune
Source – AutocarIndia.com