2023 Hyundai i20 Facelift: Affordable Elegance with Advanced Features and Enhanced Safety
- The Hyundai i20 facelift launched at affordable pricing starting at Rs 6.99 lakh.
- Exterior and Interior Updates to bring a fresh look and feel to the car.
- Safety features like six airbags, ABS, EBD, and more, ensure passenger security.
Hyundai has officially launched the highly anticipated i20 facelift in the Indian market, and it comes with a competitive starting price of Rs 6.99 lakh, going up to Rs 11.01 lakh (ex-showroom, India). This revamped i20 boasts a refreshed front and rear-end design, an updated interior colour scheme, and introduces some exciting new features. Notably, it is now exclusively powered by the 1.2-litre naturally aspirated petrol engine.
Variants and Pricing
The i20 facelift is available in five different trims: Era, Magna, Sportz, Asta, and Asta (O). Here’s a detailed breakdown of the prices for each variant:
|Variant||Petrol MT (Ex-showroom Price)||Petrol CVT (Ex-showroom Price)|
|Era||Rs 6.99 lakh||–|
|Magna||Rs 7.70 lakh||–|
|Sportz||Rs 8.33 lakh||Rs 9.38 lakh|
|Asta||Rs 9.29 lakh||–|
|Asta (O)||Rs 9.98 lakh||Rs 11.01 lakh|
The introduction of the base-spec Era trim brings down the starting price by Rs 47,000 compared to the outgoing Magna trim. Depending on the chosen trim, the i20 facelift commands a premium of Rs 20,000 to Rs 27,000 over its predecessor.
The exterior updates for the i20 facelift primarily focus on the soft plastic components. Notably, the front grille features a new design with a prominent black surround connecting it to the headlamps. The top-spec trim now comes equipped with full LED headlamps with revised LED daytime running lamp signatures. The Hyundai logo has been relocated from the grille to the base of the bonnet, featuring a new 2D design.
The front bumper sports two large arrow-shaped inlets on each side but no longer includes fog lamps. Additionally, the front chin receives a more prominent splitter-like element. While the profile remains largely unchanged, the car features redesigned 16-inch alloy wheels. The rear boasts a revised bumper with a more prominent dual-tone finish, repositioned reflectors, and a faux-silver skid plate.
The Hyundai i20 facelift is offered in several striking colors, including the new Amazon Grey shade, along with Atlas White, Titan Gray, Typhoon Silver, Starry Night, and Fiery Red, as well as dual-tone options like Atlas White with a Black Roof and Fiery Red with a Black Roof.
Interior Updates and Features
Inside, the i20 facelift maintains its modern design. However, it now offers a new dual-tone black and grey finish for the dashboard and semi-leatherette seat upholstery on the top-spec trim. This change enhances the sense of space in the cabin. Hyundai has also replaced the haptic touch volume control with a physical knob located at the base of the touchscreen.
The i20 facelift features revised ambient lighting, leatherette padding on the door armrests, puddle lamps with a welcome function, and Hyundai’s ‘Sounds of Nature’ feature. Other interior highlights include a 10.25-inch touchscreen, an all-digital instrument cluster, Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, a seven-speaker Bose sound system, a wireless phone charger, a single-pane sunroof, and automatic climate control. The car also boasts 60+ connected features, OTA updates, voice commands, and Type-C charging ports.
Safety and Warranty
Standard safety features across all variants include six airbags, ABS, EBD, ESC, hill assist control, three-point seatbelts, and reminders for all seats. The i20 facelift also comes with a reverse parking camera, TPMS (Tire Pressure Monitoring System), and automatic headlamps with an escort function. Hyundai offers a three-year/1,00,000km warranty with the option to extend it.
|Engine Specification||1.2-litre Naturally Aspirated Petrol|
|Maximum Power (HP)||83 HP (with MT), 88 HP (with CVT)|
|Peak Torque||115 Nm|
|Transmission Options||5-speed Manual, CVT (Automatic)|
|Turbocharged Engine Option||Not Available (Available in i20 N Line facelift)|
Under the hood, the i20 facelift exclusively offers a 1.2-litre, four-cylinder naturally aspirated petrol engine paired with either a 5-speed manual or a CVT transmission. This engine produces 83hp with the manual transmission and 88hp with the CVT, along with 115Nm of peak torque. The previously available 120hp, 1.0-litre turbo-petrol engine has been discontinued for the regular i20 but will make a return with the i20 N Line facelift, reserved exclusively for the performance-oriented model.
In conclusion, the Hyundai i20 facelift continues to compete with popular models like the Maruti Suzuki Baleno, Toyota Glanza, and Tata Altroz in the Indian market. With its refreshed design, updated features, and competitive pricing, it aims to maintain its strong presence in the hatchback segment.
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