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2020 Hyundai i20 Magna - Pros, Cons And Should You Buy This Variant?

Published On Nov 13, 2020 08:00 AM By Sonny for Hyundai i20

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Is the pricey entry-level variant of the new i20 worth considering?

The premium hatchback segment recently received a breath of fresh air by way of the newly launched third-gen Hyundai i20. It gets a couple of new engines, a few feature updates and an all-new look. These updates have made the new i20 quite pricey in comparison to its segment rivals with prices starting from Rs 6.80 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi). But is the entry-level Magna variant worth it? We find out.

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

Engine

1.2-litre petrol

1.5-litre diesel

Max Power

83PS

100PS

Peak Torque

114Nm

240Nm

Transmission

5-speed MT

6-speed MT

Price (HTE)

Rs 6.80 lakh*

Rs 8.20 lakh*

* Prices are ex-showroom New Delhi.

But what does the new i20 Magna offer in terms of features and comforts?

Summary: Well-equipped to meet all the basic needs for anyone looking to enter the premium hatchback segment on a tight budget

 

Exterior

Interior

Safety

Comfort and Convenience

Highlight Features

  • Halogen headlamps

  • LED daytime running lamp (Near fog lamp)

  • Body-coloured bumpers, door handles & mirrors

  • 15-inch wheels with caps

  • Analogue instrument cluster

  • Adjustable front headrests

  • Integrated Rear Seat Headrest

  • Fixed Front Armrest

  • Dual Airbags

  • ABS with EBD

  • Reverse Parking Sensors

  • Projector Fog lamps

  • Day/night IRVM

  • Electrically-adjustable ORVMs

  • Manual AC

  • Rear AC vents

  • Tilt-Telescopic Steering Adjust

  • Front Power Outlet

  • Rear USB Charger

Audio:

  • 2DIN Audio System

  • 6-speaker Sound System

  • USB and Bluetooth Connectivity

  • Steering-mounted Audio + Call Controls

  • iBlue App (BT Remote)

Others

  • B-pillar black out tape

  • Metal finish inside door handles

  • Front Passenger Seat Back Pocket

  • Sunglass Holder

  • Central Locking

  • Speed Sensing Door Lock

  • Headlamp Escort Function

  • Passenger Vanity Mirror

  • Power Windows

What it misses compared to the next ‘Sportz’ variant

  • Z-shaped LED tail lamps with connecting chrome garnish

  • Chrome beltline

  • Turn Indicators on ORVM

  • 16-inch styled wheels

  • Shark Fin Antenna

  • Height-adjustable driver’s seat

  • Digital instrument cluster with MID

  • Metal pedals (Turbo only)

  • Rear parcel tray

  • Tyre pressure monitor

  • Rear camera

  • Driver rear view monitor

  • Automatic headlamps

  • Rear defogger

  • Electric fold ORVMs (Auto fold)

Audio:

  • 8-inch touchscreen

  • Wireless Android Auto + Apple CarPlay

  • Voice Recognition

Verdict

If you’re looking to experience a premium hatchback on a tight budget, the i20 Magna meets all the basic needs like an audio system with 6-speakers, steering mounted audio and telephoney controls, rear AC vents and keyless entry too. Also, the money saved by not buying a higher variant will be more than enough to accessorize it with alloy wheels and an aftermarket touchscreen infotainment system. A notable miss from the carmaker is the absence of a height adjustable driver’s seat at this price.

Also read: New Hyundai i20 To Get More Affordable Entry Variant Soon?

If you were simply holding out for the new i20 with the manual-transmission, the Magna is a value-for-money purchase for you too.

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