Hyundai India has relaunched the i20 with two new variants Era and Sportz. The new variants of the i20 will go up for sale immediately and the prices (ex-showroom, Delhi) for the Era variant starts at Rs. 4,51,816/- while as the Sportz, positioned between the Magna and the Asta will be priced at Rs. 531,817/-. The Hyundai i20 Era has been introduced in with both the petrol and diesel engine as the price leading variant while the Sportz will bridge the price and feature gap between the Magna and Asta. Both the petrol and the diesel variant will comply with the recently introduced BS IV emission norms.
The all new i20 comes loaded with many features. It has six-speed manual transmission gears in the diesel variant. The company claims that the additional sixth gear will facilitate fuel efficient driving. The sixth gear will also enable low rpm operation of the engine, making the i20 diesel more fuel-efficient and leading to a lower NVH (Noise, Vibration, Harshness) and lesser wear and tear of the engine. The all new i20 petrol version (1.2 Kappa) is capable of delivering a mileage of 18.15 kmpl and the diesel variant (1.4 CRDi) can deliver a mileage of 21.93 kmpl (as per ARAI).
The i20 will have technologies like manual transmission shift indicators (diesel variant) an innovative gear prompt for the driver to change gears, leading to maximum fuel economy. On the exterior it features all new Chrome Radiator Grille and outside rear view mirrors with integrated turn indicators while on the inside it features blue LED interior illumination, silver center fascia and chrome finish on inside door locks. The other new features that have been added are Fully Automatic Temperature Control (FATC) system and in-built USB port (in Magna). Several other features like a burglar alarm, steering wheel with audio remote and passenger vanity mirror (in Sportz and Asta) have also been added.