New Hyundai i20 will launch in India by next year and the same is expected to carry a turbocharged petrol engine
Recently Hyundai confirmed that that come 2022, they will be launching their N performance line of cars in India. As said, they see the Indian market booming with aspiring young car enthusiasts and progressive.
The ‘N’ division line-up is currently available with Hyundai i30 N which was showcased at the 2018 Auto Expo but that then was for display purpose. The performance cars will receive some serious pump under the hood and fancy body kits which will be suited for regular cars.
However, to bring the performance cars we still have whole three years to count. What can be expected is a turbocharged petrol engine from Hyundai for the i20. Recently, Hyundai Venue was launched with a turbocharged petrol engine and a choice 7-speed automatic transmission or 6-speed manual gearbox.
The new Hyundai i20 is set to launch in mid next year and some features like wireless charging, electric sunroof, Blue-Link technology and the turbocharged petrol engine can be borrowed from the Venue.
The car could get a bigger cascading grille seen on the Hyundai Elantra facelift and also triangular shaped headlamps. The hatchback is expected to go big in terms of dimensions which will eventually make the cabin more roomier. The boot space is also expected to increase along with more headroom and shoulder room for the passengers.
If launched, the car will open interest to an array of car enthusiasts. Also, it will compete against the likes of Maruti Baleno RS, Volkswagen Polo GT TSI and Tata Tiago JTP.
Currently, Hyundai Elite i20 gets two engine options, a 1.2-litre MPi petrol unit which generates 82 bhp with 114 Nm of torque. It gets mated to 5-speed manual transmission along with a CVT. The 1.4-litre, oil burner diesel engine churns out 89 bhp with 220 Nm of torque which gets paired to a 6-speed MT.
The prices for the on-going model starts at Rs 5.51 lakh for the base variant petrol and goes up to Rs 9.12 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi) for the top end trim. The diesel prices start at Rs 6.90 lakh to Rs 9.32 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi).
The B2-segment car competes against the Maruti Baleno, Honda Jazz, Volkswagen Polo and upcoming Toyota Glanza and Tata Altroz.