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

Published On Nov 13, 2020 12:11 PM By Sonny for Hyundai i20

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Does this mid-spec variant meet all your basic needs from a premium hatchback?

The latest generation of the Hyundai i20 was recently launched in India with new engines and even more premium features than before. At prices ranging from Rs 6.80 lakh to Rs 11.18 lakh (ex-showroom Delhi), it is now one of the most expensive premium hatchbacks in the market. The mid-spec Sportz variant is the entry-point for the turbo-petrol engine option which is offered with the segment-first clutchless manual transmission (iMT). But is it worth the premium over the entry-spec Magna variant with the other powertrain options? We find out.

Let’s start by looking at the engine options available with the Sportz 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/ CVT

6-speed iMT#

6-speed MT

Price (Sportz)

Rs 7.60 lakh/ Rs 8.60 lakh*

Rs 8.80 lakh*

Rs 9 lakh*

Premium over previous Magna variant

Rs 80,000

N.A.

Rs 80,000

* Prices are ex-showroom New Delhi.

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

Summary: Ideal choice if you want an automatic transmission with the i20

 

Exterior

Interior

Safety

Comfort and Convenience

Highlight Features

  • Halogen headlamps

  • LED daytime running lamp

  • 16-inch styled wheels

  • Z-shaped LED tail lamps with connecting chrome garnish

  • Turn Indicators on ORVM

  • Digital instrument cluster with MID

  • Height adjustable driver’s seat

  • Adjustable front headrests

  • Rear parcel tray

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  • Rear camera

  • Driver rear view monitor

  • Automatic headlamps

  • Rear defogger

  • Tyre pressure monitor

  • Electrically-adjustable, power-folding ORVMs

  • Manual AC

  • Rear AC vents

Audio:

  • 8-inch touchscreen

  • Wireless Android Auto + Apple CarPlay

  • Voice Recognition

  • 6-speaker sound System

Others

  • Body-coloured bumpers, door handles and mirrors

  • Chrome beltline

  • Shark fin antenna

  • Metal finish inside door handles

  • Fixed front armrest

  • Sunglass holder

  • Metal pedals (Turbo only)

  • Dual Airbags

  • ABS with EBD

  • Reverse Parking Sensors

  • Projector Fog lamps

  • Day/night IRVM

  • Speed Sensing Door Lock

  • Tilt-telescopic Steering Adjust

  • Front Power Outlet

  • Rear USB Charger

  • Steering-mounted Audio + Call Controls

What it misses compared to the next ‘Asta’ variant

  • LED projector headlamps with integrated daytime running lights

  • Cornering lamps

  • 16-inch diamond cut alloys

  • Blue ambient lighting

  • Leather-wrapped gear knob

  • Leather-wrapped steering wheel

  • Sliding armrest

  • Puddle lamps

  • Electronic stability control (DCT Only)

  • Hill assist control (DCT Only)

  • BlueLink connectivity

  • Keyless entry

  • Push-button start

  • Air purifier (CVT/Turbo Only) 

Audio:

  • 10.25-inch touchscreen

  • Bose 7-speaker sound system

Verdict

The Sportz variant of the new i20 attracts a premium of nearly a lakh over the previous Magna variant and does begin to look premium at this point with larger wheels and a touchscreen infotainment system. If you’re on a strict budget, we’d recommend going for the Magna-spec and fitting it with accessories afterwards. But if you want an automatic variant of the new i20, the Sportz is really the entry-level option for you and a worthwhile choice.

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

Between the 1.2-litre petrol CVT and the 1.0-litre turbo-petrol with the clutchless manual, we’d recommend the latter. While the CVT is better suited for the city, the more powerful turbo variant performs better on the highway.

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