Hyundai Motor India Limited is the second largest automotive manufacturers in the country in terms of manufacturing and selling automobiles. They have a factory located in the Sriperumbudur, which is based in Tamil Nadu and has a capacity to make about 6,30,000 units per annum. They have a wonderful hatchback called Hyundai i20, which is one of the most impressive and reliable cars in the country. This hatchback is being sold with petrol and diesel engines and has been doing extremely well since it was introduced. This Hyundai i20 Era 1.4 CRDi is the entry level trim and has been fitted with a power packed 1396cc diesel motor, which has 4 cylinders and is mated with a 6-speed manual transmission. The Hyundai i20 Era 1.4 CRDi is bestowed it with a few exciting comfort features. Some of which are adjustable front headrests for added comfort, a powerful air conditioner unit with heater that cools the cabin quickly, a motor driven EPS (electric power steering) for better maneuverability, front power windows with time lag, clutch foot rest, power outlet, outside mirrors internally adjustable, rear seat bench folding and many more such impressive aspects. Apart from all these, this Hyundai i20 Era 1.4 CRDi has also been fitted with some of the most crucial and important safety features as well.
The exteriors of this entry level hatchback are done up nicely and have been fitted with some striking features as well. The front façade has a high gloss black radiator grille, which has been fitted with a chrome finished badge of the company. This grille is flanked by a radiant head lamp cluster that has been fitted with powerful wrap around clear lens lamps. The front body coloured bumper has a large and wide air dam, which helps in cooling the powerful diesel engine quickly. The large front windscreen has been made up of toughened laminated glass and has been fitted with a couple of intermittent wipers. The side profile is smooth with black coloured external rear view mirrors as well as door handles, while the wheel arches have been fitted with 14-inch steel wheels, which are covered with full wheel caps. The tyre size of these steel wheels is 175/70 R14 and these are further covered with radial tubeless tyres. The rear end gets a bright clear lens tail light cluster, while the rear body coloured bumper have been fitted with a pair of rear fog lamps, which add to the gracefulness of this diesel hatchback. The roof is very sleek and also gets a mounted roof antenna as well.The company is offering this charming diesel hatchback in quite a few dynamic and refreshing exterior paint choices to lure the customers. These metallic exterior paint options are a sparkling Coral White metallic finish, a subtle and refined Sleek Silver metallic option, a dapper looking Twilight Blue metallic finish, a graceful looking Ember Grey metallic option, a vibrant looking Bronze metallic finish and also a regal Maharajah Red metallic finish. This impressive diesel hatchback has liberal interiors with ample leg room along with shoulder and head space. The overall height of this hatchback is 3995mm along with a total width of 1710mm, which also includes the outside rear view mirrors as well. Then the total height of this diesel hatchback is 1505mm, while it has a roomy wheel base of 2525mm along with a minimum ground clearance of 165mm. This hatchback also has a centrally mounted fuel tank that can store up to 45 litres of diesel in it.
The company has bestowed this entry level diesel hatchback with a two tone beige and cocoa colour scheme for the insides along with blue interior illumination. Apart from that, there is the chrome finish inside door handles, parking lever tip along with a metal finish center fascia and air conditioning vents. This hatchback also has storage spaces like front door pockets along with a front passenger seat back pocket, a rear parcel tray. The center console has a multi-purpose storage box to add to the utility quotient of this hatchback. The seating arrangement is rather comfortable and can house five passengers with ease. The seats are covered with high quality premium upholstery and a foldable rear seat to bring in more luggage when required. Other internal features include driver and passenger sun visor with vanity mirror, two speakers along with two front tweeters, a cooling gear box, a luggage lamp and many more such features.
Engine and Performance
The company has fitted this diesel hatchback with a DOHC based 1.4-litre diesel engine. This performance packed engine has been equipped with the highly advanced common rail direct injection fuel supply system along with 4 cylinders that have 16 valves. This influential diesel mill has the ability to displace about 1396cc, which is rather impressive. This engine can generate 88.2bhp at 4000 rpm in combination with a torque output of 219.66Nm at 1500 to 2750 rpm. This diesel engine is mated with a proficient 6-speed manual transmission for smoother gear shifts. The company claims that this diesel hatchback has the ability to churn out a healthy mileage in the range of 18 to 22 kmpl, when driven under standard conditions.
Braking and Handling
This entry level hatchback has been equipped with a robust suspension mechanism. The front axle of this hatchback has been fitted with a McPherson strut type of setup, which has a coil spring and a stabiliser bar to enhance the stability of this vehicle. On the other hand, the rear axle gets a coupled torsion beam axle with a similar coil spring for taking care of the rear end. This hatchback has also been fitted with gas type shock absorbers, which help in giving the passengers a trouble free driving experience. The company has also bestowed this diesel hatchback with a proficient braking system, which keeps this vehicle under the control of the driver. The front wheels of this hatchback have been fitted with disc brakes, while the rear end has been fitted with solid drum brakes.
This diesel hatchback trim has been blessed with quite a number of comfort and convenience features by the company. The list includes adjustable front headrests, a powerful air conditioner unit with heater, a motor driven EPS, front power windows with a time lag, a clutch foot rest, a power outlet and many more such impressive features. This hatchback also has blue LED illumination, a central reading lamp with theater dimming light, a tachometer, gear shift indicator, a low fuel warning lamp, door and tailgate ajar warning indicators, a multi information display and also a digital clock along with a few more such exciting features.
The list of these protective features included in this entry level diesel hatchback are rear fog lamps, a highly advanced engine Immobilizer, impact sensing auto door unlocking, a clutch lock, a lane change indicator and also a dual horn. All of these features put together help in better control of this impressive diesel hatchback.
Easy on the pocket, a powerful diesel engine with good pickup and acceleration.
Engine noise can be reduced and many more features can be added.
The mechanism by which power is transmitted from the engine to the wheels.Transmission type could be Manual,Automatic, Continuously Variable Transmission, or Semi-Automatic.
The maximum amount of fuel that the engine can burn in one complete cycle of all the cylinders together.
The amount of work the engine can do over a period of time. It is measured in Horsepower. One Horsepower is equal to the energy needed to lift 550 pounds at a height of one foot for one second. 1 PS=1.01387 bhp.
The maximum power output the engine can
produce over a particular range of speed.
Sudden braking at high speeds can cause the brakes to lock up and the car to skid. The electronic sensors in the Anti Lock braking System rapidly pressurize and depressurize the brakes, thus stopping them from locking up.
Look and Style good Comfort gud Pickup very bad at initial stage Mileage 16 Best Feature road grip is gud Needs to improve braking system is very poor plz do change Overall Experience ver ...
I am Raghu Sharma from Jalandhar City, PUNJAB. I purchesed I20 Sportz1.4 CRDi (Diesel) on 28th Nov 2012, on my son's birthday. The day from which i have purchased the car, only one word comes in my mi ...
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