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2020 Hyundai i20 Asta: Pros, Cons And Should You Buy This Variant?

Published On Nov 14, 2020 12:00 PM By Sonny for Hyundai i20

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Is the top choice for the petrol-CVT or iMT variant worth the premium?

Hyundai recently launched the third-gen i20 in India which takes the premium hatchback segment a step ahead with its stunning design, refined powertrain options, and premium features. Pricing for the new-gen i20 ranges between Rs 6.80 lakh and Rs 11.18 lakh (ex-showroom Delhi). The Asta variant is one below the top-spec and the only one with the 7-speed dual-clutch automatic option for the turbo-petrol engine. Do the feature updates make it a value-for-money but highly specced i20? We find out.

Let’s start by looking at the engine options available with the Asta variant of the new i20:


1.2-litre petrol

1.0-litre turbo-petrol

Max Power



Peak Torque




5-speed MT/ CVT

6-speed iMT#// 7-speed DCT

Price (Asta)

Rs 8.70 lakh/ Rs 9.70 lakh*

Rs 9.90 lakh/ Rs 10.67 lakh*

Premium over previous Sportz variant

Rs 1.1 lakh/ Rs 1.1 lakh

Rs 1.1 lakh

* all prices, ex-showroom New Delhi

Let’s see what the i20 Asta has to offer in terms of features.

Summary: The best you can get with the petrol-CVT or turbo-petrol iMT powertrains and worth the premium over the Sportz.





Comfort and Convenience

Highlight Features

  • LED projector headlamps with integrated daytime running lights

  • Cornering lamps

  • 16-inch diamond-cut alloys

  • Z-shaped LED tail lamps with connecting chrome garnish

  • Digital instrument cluster with MID

  • Height adjustable driver’s seat

  • Blue ambient lighting

  • Leather-wrapped gear knob and steering wheel

  • Sliding armrest

  • Electronic stability control (DCT Only)

  • Hill assist control (DCT Only)

  • BlueLink connectivity

  • Tyre pressure monitor

  • Auto AC

  • Push-button start

  • Air purifier (CVT/Turbo Only) 

  • Rear washer and wiper


  • 10.25-inch touchscreen

  • Bose 7-speaker sound system


  • Body-coloured bumpers, door handles and mirrors

  • Chrome beltline

  • Chrome door handles

  • Turn Indicators on ORVMs

  • Adjustable front headrests

  • Rear parcel tray

  • Dual Airbags

  • ABS with EBD

  • Rear camera

  • Driver rear view monitor

  • Automatic headlamps

  • Rear defogger

  • Puddle lamps

  • Smart key

  • Wireless charger

  • Auto Up/Down with pinch guard (Driver Power Window)

  • Electrically adjustable, power-folding ORVMs

  • Rear AC vents

What it misses compared to the next ‘Asta(O)’ variant

  • Adjustable rear headrests


  • Side and curtain airbags

  • Electronic stability control

  • Hill assist 

  • Sunroof

  • Cruise control


The Asta variant of the new i20 offers a feature-rich premium hatchback experience at this price. It is also the best option with the 1.2-litre petrol-CVT or the 1.0-litre turbo-petrol iMT powertrains. Hyundai is not offering the diesel engine with this variant. Instead, the Asta introduces the dual-clutch automatic transmission for the turbo-petrol engine. However, if you are willing to pay the premium for the DCT automatic, we’d suggest you skip this variant.

Also read: Hyundai Offering Three Accessory Packs With The New i20

The fact that it still doesn’t come with ISOFIX child seat anchorage takes some of the shine away from the premium features it’s packed with.

Read More on : Hyundai i20 on road price

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kang sock woo
Nov 24, 2020 5:41:33 AM

what kind of feature does purifier has on this car?

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