Hyundai i20 is all set to get a major design update. The update is not just superficial. With competitors offering mild-hybrid technology this car had been falling back in the competition. Hyundai is finally providing a mild hybrid system which apparently is stronger in comparison with the regular hybrid system on the other vehicles. Read further to know more about the Hyundai i20 Mild Hybrid and its system in detail.
Hyundai i20 Mild Hybrid specifications
The Hybrid system on the i20 is a 48V system. Usually, a 12V system is seen on the other commuter segment premium hatchbacks. The 48V system is seen on the more expensive vehicle and on more premium offerings. The 48V electric motor will improve efficiency as well as it will offer mild torque assistance at the low end.
The 48V unit is connected to a 1.0 litre T-GDI petrol engine. It is a 3 cylinder engine which comes in two states of tunes. There is a difference of 20bhp in each and the 120 bhp engine will now become more efficient because of the mild hybrid system. The Hyundai Venue will come with 120 bhp and without the mild-hybrid system, it claims a mileage of 18.5 km/l. The DCT transmission gains it a slight more mileage of 18.27 km/l. The 100 bhp version of the same engine gives more mileage on the Hyundai Aura with 20 km/l.
Hyundai i20 expected features
The Hyundai i20 Mild Hybrid will be seen with a 6-speed manual gearbox or a 7-speed DCT. This might also get an engine start-stop function which will be a part of the mild hybrid system. The head-on competitor for this vehicle is the Maruti Baleno which comes with a 12V smart Hybrid system. Also, the Tata Altroz is expected to come with a DCT. With the increasing competition in this mild-hybrid segment, it might also consider introducing a hybrid technology.
The Hyundai i20 is expected to get the same engine options like the Hyundai venue. The hybrid will be the selling point of the vehicle over the Hyundai Venue. Consumers can choose from 1.2-litre petrol, a 1.5-litre diesel and the 1.0-litre turbo-petrol.
Hyundai i20 Mild Hybrid Price
The i20 is the major number cruncher for Hyundai in India. This vehicle is going to enter its third generation and this is where the company has decided to give it the most of its technology. The price of the vehicle is expected to begin around Rs 6 lakhs and expand over Rs 9 lakhs for the topmost variant.