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

Published On Nov 14, 2020 09:00 AM By Sonny for Hyundai i20

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Should you stretch your hatchback budget for the top-spec i20?

The third-gen Hyundai i20 has been launched in India from Rs 6.80 lakh to Rs 11.18 lakh (ex-showroom Delhi). It comes with a stunning design inside and out, various petrol powertrains, and more premium features than before. Its top-spec Asta(O) variant is one of the most expensive options in the segment but is it worth the extra cash? We find out.

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

Engine

1.2-litre petrol

1.0-litre turbo-petrol

1.5-litre diesel

Max Power

83PS/88PS

120PS

100PS

Peak Torque

114Nm

172Nm

240Nm

Transmission

5-speed MT

7-speed DCT

6-speed MT

Price (Asta(O))

Rs 9.20 lakh*

Rs 11.18 lakh*

Rs 10.60 lakh*

Premium over previous variant

Rs 50,000

Rs 51,000

Rs 1.60 lakh (over Sportz trim)

* all prices, ex-showroom New Delhi.

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

Summary: Buy it for the added safety features and the benefits of cruise control and a sunroof.

 

Exterior

Interior

Safety

Comfort and Convenience

Highlight Features-0

  • 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

  • ISOFIX

  • Side and curtain airbags (total 6)

  • Electronic stability control

  • Hill assist

  • BlueLink connectivity

  • Tyre pressure monitor

  • Sunroof

  • Cruise control

  • Auto AC

  • Air purifier 

Audio:

  • 10.25-inch touchscreen

  • Bose 7-speaker sound system

Others

  • Body-coloured bumpers, door handles and mirrors

  • Chrome beltline

  • Chrome door handles

  • Turn indicators on ORVMs

  • Adjustable front and rear headrests

  • Rear parcel tray

  • 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)

  • Rear AC vents

  • Rear washer and wiper

Verdict

The Asta(O) variant charges a premium of around Rs 50,000 over the previous variant and offers a slightly different set of powertrains. While the sunroof is a popular cosmetic upgrade and partly responsible for the extra cost, the Asta(O) should be considered for the added safety it offers by way of the four additional airbags, stability control, and ISOFIX child seat anchorage. It is also our recommended variant for the turbo-petrol DCT powertrain and your top-spec option for the diesel engine.

Also read: 2020 Hyundai i20 Sportz: Pros, Cons And Should You Buy This Variant?

However, it is worth noting that the most expensive premium hatchback on offer is still missing a few premium features. In our opinion, the Asta(O) should have included 60:40 split-folding rear seats, rain-sensing wipers, and an auto-dimming inside rear view mirror for the same price. If we could have asked for a feature from one-segment above, it would be Hyundai’s ventilated front seats which are quite handy in the Indian summers.

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