2020 Hyundai i20 To Get More Powerful BS6 Diesel Engine Than Outgoing Model
The third-gen i20 will be powered by the Seltos’ BS6-compliant 1.5-litre diesel engine but in a detuned state
New i20 to feature the same engine lineup as the Venue.
Hyundai will be launching the BS6 Venue soon.
The current Elite i20 comes with a 1.4-litre diesel unit (90PS/220Nm).
Hyundai is expected to launch the third-gen i20 by mid-2020.
It is likely to be priced at a premium over the current model.
It has been revealed that the Seltos’ 1.5-litre diesel engine, which will also be offered in the Venue soon, will power the diesel variants of the third-gen Hyundai i20.
The BS6 1.5-litre diesel Venue has recently been confirmed to have an output of 100PS of power, 10PS more than its current 1.4-litre diesel motor. Hence, the same engine in the third-gen i20 can be expected to dish out 100PS of power too. Its torque output will stand at 235Nm.
Hyundai currently offers its premium hatchback with a 1.2-litre petrol engine and a 1.4-litre diesel engine. The petrol unit delivers 83PS of power and 114Nm of torque, while the diesel motor is rated at 90PS and 220Nm. Hyundai offers the petrol-powered Elite i20 with a 5-speed manual or a CVT gearbox whereas the diesel version of the hatchback is available only with a 6-speed manual transmission option.
The carmaker has a busy 2020 with a slew of upcoming products. This ranges from the BS6 diesel Venue and new-gen Creta in a few weeks from now to the third-gen i20 sometime in mid-2020. Hyundai is expected to price the third-gen i20 at a premium over the current model which retails between Rs 5.59 lakh and Rs 9.41 lakh (ex-showroom Delhi). It will rekindle its rivalry with the likes of the Maruti Suzuki Baleno, Toyota Glanza, Tata Altroz, Honda Jazz, and Volkswagen Polo.
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