Hyundai i20 Turbo: Stand out from the crowd
The i20 Turbo not only pack a punch when it comes to performance, but also comes with special Turbo features as well
Hyundai has always had a reputation for bringing innovative, high-end features to the premium hatchback category. This time the carmaker has raised the bar on technology by offering the new i20 with a turbo petrol engine. Along with the boost in performance, the Turbo variant comes with many class-leading features which makes it an ideal choice for driving enthusiasts.
Powering the i20 Turbo is a 1.0-litre, 3-cylinder Turbo GDi petrol engine that is capable of putting out best-in-class 120PS of max power, making it the most powerful car in its segment. The first thing about the motor that immediately impresses is its refinement. The engine is barely perceptible at idle and inside the cabin, you will be hard-pressed to know whether the motor is running--it’s that smooth. Even as the car picks up speed, you won't hear the thrum that is typically associated with a three-cylinder motor.
Now coming to the performance. The strong point of the engine is its linear power delivery, a trait that also complements the refined nature of the motor. There is no sudden rush of power coming your way (as is the case with most other turbo engines); rather, here the power build-up happens in a very progressive manner. This translates into flexible driving where a driver has access to the power throughout the rev range. In other words, driving the i20 Turbo petrol is a thoroughly enjoyable experience.
Adding to the sportiness of the turbo petrol is the 7-speed dual-clutch transmission (DCT). The DST unit is very responsive and offers an optimum combination of performance and fuel efficiency. It makes light work of the city traffic and one can use the sport mode to dial up the excitement. The manual shifting experience through the gear lever further boosts driver engagement. Hyundai also offers the i20 Turbo petrol with an iMT transmission which is again a very convenient and affordable option. Especially in the start-stop traffic of the city, driving with the two-pedal mechanism is indeed a boon.
Built on Hyundai's K-platform, the new i20 is underpinned by high-strength steel for better torsional rigidity and lower kerb weight. The new model is 100 kg lighter and this coupled with turbo petrol technology makes the new i20 Turbo an exceptionally quick machine--little wonder it can do 0-100 kmph in just 9.9 seconds.
Turbo Variant Features
To tell it apart from the regular variants, the i20 Turbo comes with a discrete "Turbo" badging on the grille. The rest of the design and styling bits on Turbo is similar to that of the standard model.
Inside the cabin, the turbo variant comes equipped with all-black leather upholstery, just like the regular models. However, the red stitching and piping on the upholstery are unique to the Turbo variant. Besides, the i20 Turbo also gets metal pedals to bring extra excitement to the package.
In addition to exceptional performance and features, the new i20 Turbo comes with a hassle-free ownership experience. Under the best-in-class wonder warranty, you can choose from three available options: 3 years/100,000 km, 4 years/50,000 km, and 5 years/40,000 km. The i20 also has the lowest maintenance cost in its segment and coupled with 3-year roadside assistance, you will enjoy an ownership experience that is second to none. So, what are you waiting for? Call your nearest Hyundai Dealership and book a test drive of the new i20 Turbo petrol to see why it’s the preferred choice of driving enthusiasts.
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