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Hyundai Introduces the i20 Diesel

By Motortrend India Staff   |   06 July,2009

Hyundai Motor India introduced the much awaited diesel variant and a petrol automatic variant on its popular i20 premium compact hatchback.

The Hyundai i20 diesel comes with a 1.4L CRDi engine and the i20 Automatic Transmission (AT) has a 1.4L GAMMA petrol engine. The CRDi engine uses a DOHC, 16 Valve, Variable Timing Valve Train (VTVT) technology that ensures acceleration, smooth drivability, low emissions and optimum fuel mileage. The Automatic Transmission i20 uses a 4-speed gearbox with an overdrive lock switch.

With the i20 Automatic, Hyundai has become the first carmaker to offer an automatic option across all the segments starting from the compact to the premium. The i20 offers 6 airbags, rear disc brakes with Anti-lock Braking System and Electronic Brakeforce Distribution which are standard equipment on the diesel and the automatic variant.

The i20 diesel and the petrol will be available in three different variants starting with Magna, Asta and the Asta Option which comes with a sunroof. The i20 Automatic will be sold in two variants namely the Asta and the Asta Option. The base Magna offers options like power windows, electric power steering with tilt and telescopic adjustment and air-conditioning/heating.

With the launch of the diesel and the Automatic variants, the i20 is now available in eight variants and seven exciting colours. The price ranges (ex-showroom Delhi) are: 1.4 CRDi Magna for Rs. 619,800, 1.4 CRDi Asta for Rs. 6,83,431, 1.4 CRDi Asta (o) for Rs. 7,20,430 while 1.4 AT Asta petrol will be available for Rs. 7,31,130 and 1.4 AT Asta (o) for Rs. 7,72,301.

The Hyundai i20 has sold over 12,000 units since its launch in India last December.

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