It has been 4 years since HMIL launched the i20 in India. It was termed as a new hatchback car and it took the Indian automobile industry with a storm. Sales and production went to new heights and Hyundai got a new formula of success. Now a new and upgraded version is making the headlines mainly due to its fluidic design and improved engine, the all new Hyundai i20 Sportz 1.2 . Exteriors of the car have been greatly modified and they add a fresh feel to the car. The 1.2-litre engine has been tweaked and re-tuned to gain more power and better performance. This is a high-end variant and has many cool and new features. The interiors are quite comfortable and spacious. The audio player has been integrated with many new controls and a fully automatic air conditioner is also installed in the car. Hyundai also didn’t compromise in the department of safety features as it has many state of the art features and accessories. All the key elements such as power, comfort, safety and luxury have been packed into this Hyundai i20 Sportz 1.2.
The new Hyundai i20 Sportz 1.2 comes in 6 beautiful colors namely Black,Silky Silver, Silky Beige, Sparkle Blue, Berry Red and Dark Gray Metallic. The outer body has got a new fluidic design and it attracts everyone. The overall length, width and height calculate out to be 3995mm, 1710mm and 1505mm respectively. And the wheelbase is 2525mm. The front and rear tread is about 1505mm and 1503mm respectively. The car also packs in roof antenna, alloy wheels, wraparound clear lens headlamps and tail lamps . The bumpers and the tailgate handle are body colored and so are the outside door handles and the outside rear view mirrors. The turn indicators on outside mirrors are a nice addition and are also of great use while driving.
The 2-tone beige–black theme gives a nice appealing look and the seats are quite comfortable to sit on. Many small and useful storage spaces are provided here and there such as the front door map pockets, parcel tray and the passenger side seat back pocket. The steering wheel and the gear knob are quite comfortable mainly because they are leather wrapped and some metallic inserts, too, have been added on the steering wheel. The inside door handles, parking lever tip and the gear knob are all chrome finished. A centre console has also been provided as a multipurpose storage box. The center fascia and the AC vents too see some metal finish that gives a nice look to the interiors of Hyundai i20 Sportz 1.2.
Engine and Performance
The 1.2-litre engine named Kappa performs very well in off-road as well as on road conditions. The dual VTVT has a separate assembly for valve opening as well as for closing to provide better mileage, performance and carbon emissions. The engine displacement of Hyundai i20 Sportz 1.2 is about 1197cc . It has a DOHC set up with 16 valves that go as 4 valves per cylinder. This engine is able to produce a maximum of 82.9bhp at the rate of 6000rpm and a maximum torque output of about 113.8Nm at the rate of 4000rpm. The 5 speed manual transmission is also worth praising as the Hyundai engineers did a good job of providing a great speed to gear ratio. One thing that is worth mentioning is that the engine has been re-tuned and has many new tweaks too. Now to the fuel economy of the car, Hyundai i20 Sportz 1.2 is able to provide a steady mileage of 13.3kmpl on city roads and 18.5kmpl on highways . The acceleration is also great and shifting gears has never been this easy.
Braking and Handling
The all new Hyundai i20 Sportz 1.2 comes with disc and drum brakes at the front and the rear ends respectively , pretty similar to its predecessor. The suspension also doesn’t see any changes as the front suspension is composed of McPherson strut with a stabilizer bar and a coil spring. The rear suspension comprises of coil spring coupled to a torsion beam axle. The shock absorbers are of gas type. The power steering is motor operated and has a tilt and telescopic steering for a comfortable drive. The alloy wheels have a radius of 14 inch. The 185/65 R14 tyres are tubeless and radial .
Hyundai has been known for providing great safety features in every car. And in Hyundai i20 Sportz 1.2 they have followed the same trend as it comes with an Anti-lock Braking System with Electronic Brake-force Distribution too . Fog lamps have been provided for the front and back ends for extra safety. Some other safety features include rain sensing wipers, engine immobilizer, rear defogger with timer etc. Airbag has been provided but just for the driver side only. The inside rear view mirror is electro chromic (ECM) meaning that it will be operated via electricity and change automatically with day and night time. Smart pedal, impact sensing door unlock, clutch lock, lane change indicator are also present in this variant . The rear sensors and rear camera are of great assistance while parking and backing the car. The Hyundai i20 Sportz 1.2 has a keyless entry and a burglar alarm too with a foldable key.
In terms of comfort and convenience, the all new Hyundai i20 Sportz 1.2 will definitely not let anyone down. The 2 DIN integrated music player comes with many connectivity options such as AUX port and USB port, rear and front speakers, Bluetooth connectivity and controls mounted on steering wheel. The fully automatic air conditioner provides great cooling and air circulation. Some other comfort features include power windows, electrically adjustable ORVM’s, tilt and telescopic steering, front and rear adjustable headrest, pinch guard for windows, power outlet, etc. The instrument panel and the centre fascia comprise of many indicators and display options such as low fuel, gear shift, door ajar warnings, audio display, clock, calendar and seat belt reminder.
Excellent car service, great exteriors and spacious interiors and impressive comfort and safety features.
Expensive spare parts.
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.
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