The Hyundai I20 is one of the most stylish and charming hatchback in the Indian automobile bazaar. This hatchback is being sold with petrol and diesel engines and is doing extremely well in the country, since it was introduced. This company has a marvelous fleet of vehicles in their fearsome stable and this hatchback is certainly one of their crown jewels. Hyundai Motor India Limited is the 2nd largest cr makers in the country and have a massive manufacturing facility as well in Sriperumbudur, which is based in the southern state of Tamil Nadu. One of the mid level variant in the petrol engine model lineup is the Hyundai I20 Magna Optional 1.2, which has been fitted with a power packed 1197cc petrol mill that has four cylinders, a dual overhead cam shaft and is mated with a five speed manual transmission gear box. The company has bestowed this mid level Hyundai I20 Magna Optional 1.2 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 Hyundai I20 Magna Optional 1.2 hatchback are done up nicely and have been fitted with some practical aspects as well. The frontage has been given a high gloss black radiator grille, which has been fitted with a chrome finished badge of the company. This grille is surrounded by a bright headlight cluster, which is equipped with powerful wrap around clear lens lamps. The side profile is lustrous with body colored external rear view mirrors that have been incorporated with side turn indicator on it as well as body colored door handles that add to the gracefulness of this hatchback. The wheel arches have been fitted with a set of 14 inch steel wheels, which are covered with tubeless radial tyres of size 175/70 R14 and have been fitted with wheel caps. The rear end gets a bright clear lens tail light cluster, while the rear body colored bumper have been fitted with a pair of fog lamps. 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 hatchback 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 map 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 a powerful 2-DIN integrated music system that has an FM Radio, MP3 player and other options such as a USB interface and a AUX-In port, front and rear speakers with two tweeters, driver and passenger sun visor with vanity mirror, a cooling gear box, a luggage lamp and many more such features.
Engine and Performance:
The company has fitted this Hyundai I20 Magna Optional 1.2 hatchback with a 1.2-litre petrol motor that has a DOHC. This petrol motor has been equipped with the highly advanced fuel supply system along with four cylinders and 16 valves. This engine has the ability to displace 1197cc and can easily churn out 82.90bhp at 6000rpm in combination with a maximum torque of 113.8Nm at 4000rpm. This petrol motor is cleverly mated with a proficient five speed manual transmission gear box for smoother gear shifts.
Braking and Handling:
This Hyundai I20 Magna Optional 1.2 hatchback has been equipped with a reliable suspension mechanism. The front axle of this hatchback has been fitted with a McPherson strut type of a mechanism, 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 wheels. This hatchback has also been fitted with gas type shock absorbers, which help in giving the passengers a jerk free driving experience. The company has also bestowed this petrol 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 petrol hatchback variant has been bestowed 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 EPS, front and rear power windows with a time lag, a clutch foot rest for added benefit of the driver, electronically adjustable and foldable external wing mirrors, a power outlet 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 that has a digital clock, a dual tripmeter, an audio display, a calender, engine running time, outside temperature display along with a few more such exciting features.
The list of these protective features comprise of rear fog lamps, a highly advanced engine Immobilizer, impact sensing auto door unlocking system, a clutch lock, a lane change indicator, a foldable key, rear parking assistance with the help of sensors, a rear windscreen defogger with timer and also a dual horn. All of these features put together help in better handling and control of this gleaming petrol hatchback.
Pros: A lively petrol engine , good interior space, easy to maneuver.
Cons: Mileage can be better, price can be competitive, lower driving position.