While many manufacturers are leaving diesel engines behind with the dawn of BS6 approaching soon, one brand vows to continue with all its current cars to still get a diesel option – Hyundai Motors India Ltd. So that means the upcoming 2020 Hyundai i20 is going to get a diesel engine which will be BS6 compliant and be ready for the upcoming norms. So what should we expect from the new Hyundai i20 in terms of features, engine and gearbox options? Find out below now in the story, spy shots and video.
2020 Hyundai i20 New engine options?
The current Hyundai i20 gets the options of a 1.2-litre petrol engine that is available with a manual and CVT gearbox in two variants and 1.4-litre diesel units. The 2020 Hyundai i20 won’t get the 1.4-litre engine option but instead will get a 1.5-litre diesel engine from the Seltos. This 1.5-litre diesel engine will be used in the Creta, Venue and the i20 in different states of tune. This will be a sensible, cost-effective move by Hyundai to use the engine in different vehicles. The diesel on the new i20 should make at least 100bhp and 230Nm of torque. The i20 might also get the Venue’s 1.0-litre turbo petrol engine and DCT gearbox. The car will make more sense for buyers looking for performance and comfort in a package. We also think that this new generation of the i20 will finally get an automatic gearbox for the diesel mill.
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Other than that, as you can see above and below, the new i20 has been spotted testing in India finally. We have shared these images earlier too. A lot of first-in-class features, new upholstery and connected car feature like BlueLink are expected. The Hyundai i20 will continue to be known for its space, practicality and appealing design.
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Price, launch and competition
The new i20 will come later this year and might be shown first at the 2020 Auto Expo. This car will be an important launch for the brand. The car will be priced from Rs 6.8 lakhs to Rs 10 lakhs and a bit more for the 1.0-litre petrol if that becomes a reality. The Hyundai i20 will continue to compete with the Maruti Baleno, Toyota Glanza, Tata Altroz, Volkswagen Polo GT and the Honda Jazz if it’s not discontinued.