The marvelous Hyundai i20 hatchback is one of the most impressive and top selling vehicle in the car market. This hatchback is being sold with petrol and diesel engines and has been doing extremely well in the Indian car bazaar, since it was introduced in year 2008. This company has a brilliant fleet of vehicles prevalent in the Indian car marketplace. Hyundai Motor India Limited is the second largest automotive manufacturers in the country in terms of manufacturing and selling automobiles. One of the mid level trim in the petrol engine model lineup is the Hyundai I20 Magna, which has been fitted with a power packed 1197cc petrol mill that has four cylinders and is mated with a five speed manual transmission gear box. The company has bestowed this mid level Hyundai I20 Magna petrol hatchback with several exciting comfort features. Some of which are a 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. This dynamic petrol hatchback has also been fitted with some of the most crucial and important safety features. Some of them are a central locking for the doors as well as the tailgate, rear fog lamps, a highly advanced engine Immobilizer, impact sensing auto door unlocking, a clutch lock, a lane change Indicator, internal day and night mirror and also a dual horn.
The exteriors of this hatchback are done up nicely and have been fitted with some striking features as well. The front façade has been given a trendy high gloss black radiator grille, which has been fitted with a chrome finished logo of the company. This radiator grille is surrounded by a bright and radiant head lamp cluster that has been fitted with powerful wrap around clear lens lamps. The front body colored bumper has a large and wide air dam, which helps in cooling the powerful 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 and fluidic with body colored external rear view mirrors as well as door handles adding to the beauty of this diesel hatchback. The wheel arches have been fitted with a set of 14 inch steel wheels, which are covered with full wheel caps. The tyre size of these alloy wheels is 175/70 R14 and these are further covered with radial tubeless tyres, which have a superior road grip on any terrain. The rear end gets a bright clear lens tail light cluster, while the rear body colored 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 petrol hatchback in quite a few dynamic and refreshing exterior paint choices to lure the customers. These metallic exterior paint options are a Coral White finish, a Sleek Silver option, a Twilight Blue finish, a Ember Grey option, a Bronze metallic finish and also a Maharajah Red metallic finish.
This impressive petrol hatchback has liberal interiors with ample leg room along with shoulder and head space. The overall height of this Hyundai I20 Magna is 3995mm along with a total width of 1710mm. The total height of this 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 petrol in it.
The company has bestowed this hatchback with a two tone beige and cocoa key color for the insides along with a blue interior illumination. Then this petrol hatchback also has storage spaces like front door pockets along with a front passenger seat back pocket, a rear parcel tray. Then there are chrome finish inside door handles, parking lever tip along with a metal finish center fascia and air conditioning vents. 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 petrol hatchback with a dual over head cam shaft based 1.2-litre petrol motor. This performance packed engine has been equipped with the highly advanced dual VTVT fuel supply system along with four cylinders, which have been further equipped with 16 valves. This influential petrol mill has the ability to displace about 1197cc, which is rather impressive. This petrol motor can easily churn out 82.90bhp at 6000rpm in combination with a peak torque of 113.8Nm at 4000rpm. This engine is cleverly mated with a proficient five speed manual transmission gear box for smoother gear shifts.
Braking and Handling:
This Hyundai I20 Magna hatchback has been equipped with a robust suspension mechanism. The front axle of this hatchback has been fitted with a McPherson strut type of a system, which also has a coil spring and a stabilizer 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 mid level hatchback trim has been blessed with quite a number of comfort features by the company. The list of these include adjustable front headrests for added comfort to the passengers, an air conditioner unit with heater to cool the entire cabin quickly, a motor driven electric power steering, front power windows with a time lag, a clutch foot rest for added benefit of the driver, a power outlet to charge mobile phones and many more such impressive features. This hatchback also has blue LED illumination, a central reading lamp with theatre 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 features comprise of rear fog lamps, a highly advanced engine Immobilizer, impact sensing auto door unlocking, a clutch lock, a lane change indicator, a foldable key, rear parking assistance with the help of sensors and also a dual horn. All of these features put together help in better handling and control of this gleaming diesel hatchback.
Pros: A powerful engine with good pickup and acceleration, good internal space.
Cons: Many more features can be added, mileage can be better.