New Hyundai i20 To Get More Affordable Entry Variant Soon?
Base-spec petrol Era variant listed below Magna trim in RTO application for new i20
New i20 Era variant listed in RTO application with the 1.2-litre petrol-manual powertrain.
This will make it a lot more affordable than the current base variant priced at Rs 6.80 lakh (ex-showroom Delhi).
The new Era variant could be priced around Rs 6 lakh which is closer to the entry prices of rivals like the Baleno and Altroz.
The lower pricing means it will likely miss out on features such as an audio system, rear AC vents, and rear power windows.
Hyundai could launch its new base-spec i20 in January 2021.
Hyundai shocked the premium hatchback segment with the starting price of the third-gen i20 which is over a lakh more than its closest rivals. However, it seems the i20 will get a more affordable base variant which could be launched in January 2021 or perhaps even sooner.
Based on an RTO application for the Hyundai i20 with the 83PS 1.2-litre petrol engine mated to the 5-speed manual transmission, it will get an Era variant below the current entry-point of the Magna variant. This variant will likely be priced around Rs 6 lakh. Its 80kg lower gross vehicle weight suggests it will miss out on a lot of features. We’ve only seen the application for the petrol engine so the Era variant might not even get the choice of the 100PS 1.5-litre diesel engine.
The most affordable variant of the new i20 will likely miss out on rear AC vents, electrically adjustable outside rearview mirrors, rear power windows, and any sort of audio system. It could offer ABS with EBD, rear parking sensors, front power windows, dual front airbags, halogen headlamps, internally adjustable ORVMs, and 15-inch steel wheels. While this does make the i20 less appealing, this variant would be more attainable for those on a strict budget. Buyers could enhance the feature-set with accessories over time.
Currently, the i20 is available at introductory prices ranging between Rs 6.80 lakh and Rs 11.18 lakh (ex-showroom Delhi). It also gets the choice of a CVT automatic transmission with the 1.2-litre petrol engine. The new 120PS 1.0-litre turbo-petrol engine option gets the option of a 6-speed iMT (clutchless manual) and a 7-speed dual-clutch automatic only. Hyundai has rejuvenated its presence in the premium hatchback segment where it will continue to rival the likes of the Maruti Baleno/ Toyota Glanza, Tata Altroz, Honda Jazz and Volkswagen Polo.
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