Extensive Hyundai i20 variant line-up to be a key draw for customers

Hyundai’s new i20 is available in four trim levels – Magna, Sportz, Asta and Asta(O). Additionally, it gets three engine and four gearbox options. On the more budget side of the scale is the 83hp, 1.2-litre naturally aspirated petrol mill that comes mated to a manual or a CVT automatic transmission.

Moreover, Hyundai claims to have extended its 1.0-litre turbo-petrol offering to the latest i20 for providing a punchier performance and catering to the growing segment of a younger demographic. The 120hp motor can be had with a clutch-less manual transmission (or iMT in Hyundai parlance) or a sportier DCT automatic setup.

Despite many of its rivals vacating the diesel space altogether, the Korean automaker has chosen to double down on the segment. In an interview with Autocar India, Ganesh Mani, Director, Production, Hyundai Motor India, mentioned that diesels still account for more than 30 percent of the company’s overall sales. Commenting on the powertrain choices for the new i20, he added, “We don’t want to decide what the customers should go for, so we have given the option of diesel.”

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