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Hyundai i20 1.4 CRDi set for July 2009 launch!

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Hyundai added two exciting variants to its good-looking hatchback today: the 1.4 CRDi and the 1.4 petrol. The new diesel motor develops 88.7 bhp and 22.4 kgm of torque. And the Korean carmaker promises 20 km to the litre with the diesel i20. The other version is a new 1.4 petrol motor developing 100 bhp. Importantly, the 1.4 petrol comes with an automatic transmission.

Prices are as follows:

1.4 CRDI Magna - Rs 6.19 lakh

1.4 CRDI Asta - Rs 6.83 lakh

1.4 CRDI Asta with options - Rs 7.20 lakh

1.4 Petrol automatic - Rs 7.31 lakh

1.4 Petrol automatic with all options - Rs 7.72 lakh

(All prices are ex-showroom, New Delhi. Options package includes six airbags and a sunroof)

Diesel prices are introductory, while the petrol 1.4 will not be available with a manual option for now.

As expected, Hyundai was awaiting the launch of the Honda Jazz to introduce the two new i20s. With the introduction of these two i20s, Hyundai has covered all bases with its big hatchback which has done surprisingly well in the marketplace.

The diesel i20 will sway people not only from the 1.3 Multijet powered Suzuki Swift and Fiat Grande Punto with 75 bhp and nearly 19.1 kgm of torque, it will also take away some marketshare from cars like the Suzuki Swift Dzire.

The 1.4 petrol on the other hand will take on the Fiat Grande Punto 1.4 petrol and Honda Jazz and will be the most powerful out of the trio.

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I feel Hyundai has again messed up as far as pricing goes, the diesel variants are costlier by 1.2-1.4 lacs. Hyundai should have realised after the failure of Getz that in India price is more important than a powerful engine.

Punto emotion pack is better vfm as compared to i20 magna at the same price.

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I think they are asking for a premium for the H badge smiley36.gif. also these prices are introductory and I right now called Hyundai motor plaza and the lady said again that diesel is coming in december . Aaarrhhh! I told her get youself well informed look at i20 website . I wanted to know on road prices she said she will get back to me.

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ITEMS 1.2 Kappa - PL 1.4 CRDi 1.4 Gamma - PL (AT)
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DIMENSIONS
Overall Length (mm) 3940
Overall Width (mm) 1710
Overall Height (mm) 1505
Wheelbase (mm) 2525
Front Track (mm) 1505
Rear Track (mm) 1503
Fuel Tank capacity (litres) 45 45 45
ENGINE
No. of cylinders 4 4 4
No. of valves 16 16 16
Valvetrain (type) (SOHC / DOHC) DOHC
Displacement (CC) 1197 1396 1396
Maximum Power (ps / rpm) 80/5200 90/ 4000 100/ 5500
Maximum Torque (kgm / rpm) 11.4/4000 22.4/ 1750~2750 13.9/ 4200
TRANSMISSION
Type (MT/AT) 5-speed M/T 5-speed M/T 4-speed A/T
SUSPENSION
Front Suspension Mc Pherson Strut with Gas shock absorber
Rear Suspension Couple Torsion Beam Axle with Gas shock absorber
Shock Absorbers Gas-filled, Telescopic Dual acting type
BRAKES
Front 14" Disc 14" Disc 14" Disc
Rear 8" Drum 14" Disc 14" Disc
TYRE
Tubeless tyres, Size 175/70 R14
185/65 R14
175/70 R14
185/65 R14
185/65 R14

 

ITEMS MAGNA ASTA ASTA(O) S/Roof
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ENGINE & TRIM PLAN
1.2 Kappa - PL

1.4 CRDi

1.4 Gamma - PL (AT)  

SAFETY & SECURITY
Day & Night Inside Rear View Mirror S S S
RHD (Right Hand Drive) Controls S S S
3 point rear centre seat belt S S S
Central Locking (5 DR CLS) S S S
Ignition Key Reminder - CLS disabled S S S
Immobiliser S S S
Impact sensing auto door unlock S S S
Fog Lamps (Rear) S S S
Fog Lamps (Front) - S S
ABS with EBD DSL only S S
Dual Airbags (Front) - S S
PAB (Passanger Airbag) ON/OFF Switch - S S
Front Seat belt Pretensioners - S S
Side & Curtain Airbags - - S
EXTERIOR
Wraparound Clearlens headlamps & taillamps S S S
Body Coloured Bumpers S S S
Body Coloured Outside Mirrors S S S
Body Coloured Outside Door & Tailgate Handles S S S
Body Coloured Radiator Grille S S S
Roof Antenna S S S
Full Wheel Covers S - -
Alloy Wheels - S S
Sunroof - - S
Tyre size 175/70 R14 185/65 R14 185/65 R14
INTERIOR
2 Tone Beige Interior Colour S S S
Full Fabric Cloth Upholstery  S S S
Chrome finish Inside Door Handles S S S
Theatre dimming room lamp S S S
Map Pockets - Front Doors S S S
Centre Console Multi-purpose storage box S S S
Floor console trays (2 nos.) S S S
Cup-holders (2) & Bottle holder S S S
Passenger Side Seat Back Pocket S S S
Rear Parcel Tray S S S
Coat Hook S S S
Luggage hooks (2 nos. in trunk) S S S
Leather Wrapped Steering Wheel  - S S
Metallic Insert in Steering Wheel - S S
Leather & Chrome finish Gear Knob - S S
Front map lamps - - S
COMFORT & CONVENIENCE
Air Conditioner with Heater Manual FATC FATC
AC vents with shut off option (front) S S S
Glove Box Cooling S S S
Rear AC Cooling Ducts S S S
Electronic Power steering (MDPS) S S S
Tilt & Telescopic Steering S S S
Power Windows - Front & rear S S S
Power Window Switches      

arrow.jpg Driver Side Autodown
S S S

arrow.jpg Driver Side Safety
S S S

arrow.jpg Illumination
S S S

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S S S
60:40 Split Rear Seat with Flat folding facility S S S
Height Adjustable Headrests - Front & Rear S S S
Front & Rear Door Full Size Armrests S S S
Clutch Footrest S S S
Rear Defogger with timer S S S
Battery Saver S S S
Cigar Lighter S S S
Portable Ashtray S S S
Luggage Lamp S S S
Internally Adjustable ORVMs S - -
Electrically Adjustable ORVMs - S S
Electrically Folding ORVMs - S S
Height Adjustable Driver Seat - S S
Keyless Entry with Folding Key - S S
Rear Wiper & Washer - S S
AUDIO
In-dash 2 DIN CD+MP3 Music System S S S
4 Speakers & 2 Front tweeters S S S
Audio Inputs - Auxillary & USB Aux only Aux + USB Aux + USB
Steering Audio Remote - S S
INSTRUMENT PANEL / CENTRE FASCIA DISPLAY
Tachometer S S S
Low Fuel Warning lamp S S S
Door & Tailgate Ajar Warning lamps S S S
Electronic Multidisplay Meter      

arrow.jpg Audio display
S S S

arrow.jpg Dual Tripmeter
S S S

arrow.jpg Driving Time
S S S

arrow.jpg Digital Clock
S S S

arrow.jpg Calendar
S S S

arrow.jpg Outside Temperature
S S S
Driver Seat Belt Warning - lamp & chime S S S
Seat Belt Warning (other 4 seats) - S S
Passenger Airbag On/ Off display - S S

Ex-Showroom Prices for DELHI - Introductory Price
 
Model Ex showroom prices (Rs)
i20 Magna 480200
i20 Asta 560201
i20 Asta (O) 582200
i20 1.4 CRDi Magna 619800
i20 1.4 CRDi Asta 683431
i20 1.4 CRDi Asta (O) 720430
i20 1.4 Asta (A/T) PL 731130
i20 1.4 Asta (O) (A/T) PL 772301
 

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I for see a price correction after a while when the initial hoopla is over & exports stabilize. Till then its not the best buy.

 

Just see the diff. between petrol base model & diesel base model, its ~2L, that's whopping! All the diesel advantage is completely lost due to such a big margin, not justified at all.

 

Hyundai should have emulated Maruti(Ritz) or Fiat(Punto) but it choose to follow Honda(Jazz) & Skoda(Fabia), poor strategy!

By now they should have realized, Hyundai cannot command premium for its vehicles!

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One thing hyundai did right is putting ABS std on diesel and rear disc brakes all that torque needs good brakes to stop , this is the reason many verna CRdi had accident due to poor brakes (non rear discs option) and small tyres . Though the price is still not justified it is 30k more according to my expectations.

Also now there is a hype of 5star NCAP so they are charging a premium for it but here we don't get ESP nor 5 year warrenty .smiley19.giflike in europe.rssh2009-07-08 04:19:25

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this is ridiculous...i called a sales executive at godawri hyundai in ludhiana and enquired about the 1.4 diesel..and he told me that it will take atleast 5-6 months to be delivered here as the supply is less..i mean cmon...

is this hyundai's fault or is it that the dealers dont want to give up the 1.2 bookings....

they are harassing us...

shame on hyundai dealers

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Anybody in Mumbai know were to TD the diesel i20 I think the two varients are only for north India were dealer have the vehicle . Over here dealers don't have a clue even the company owned dealership .They say after september they may have it.

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Looks like Hyundai was pricing the diesel sensibily but then they had last moment increase in price ,proof of this is this pic were the advertizment clearly said a difference of 1lakhs156548d1247120724t-hyundai-i20-diesel-ed  

this is price in ahemdabad in TOI smiley3.gifrssh2009-07-09 13:43:50

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Oh this is a revelation, Hyundai is going to suffer due to bad pricing, both auto & diesel variants are not going to find many buyers.

As already reflected, Hyundai launched this car in a jiffy due to competition demands but has to fulfill its exports commitments first. Till then price reduction would not serve their purpose, as it would bring in demand for which Hyundai would find diff.  to fulfill.

Af for now, the sales shall sustain on lower petrol models but as we all know the cars which come in diesel options hardly sell in petrol guise! So, Hyundai might find itself in a catch 22 situation!

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The thing I like is Hyundai's gut's. They have launched two premium hatches at 'very' premium pricing, but fully kitted out. 6 airbags, all wheel discs, ABS/EBD, Double DIN audio with USB and AUX-IN, electric mirrors and retract, sunroof, alloys. I'm wanting to trade in my Elantra for the diesel i20 Asta (O). I must say Hyundai really has guts. MSIL in comparison is absolutely gutless and unimaginative in it's launches. It could have tweaked it's 1.3MJD to deliver almost the same figures as the 1.4 CRDI and kitted it out and sold it as a sports diesel, janta would have lapped it up. MSIL is content with plodding along doing numbers, probably the reason being they are unable to meet with existing demand to launch new variants or are they just living a "bluff" and want us all to believe their-"Oh, Iam very busy" attitude.

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I have a vague feeling that this Hyundai is gonna end up as a 'thorn' in Honda's side. Surely it may swing some customer's in it's favor with the diesel and auto variant and the kit on offer. Lets see. I see as the timing of the new variants coming in just after the Jazz launch as an indication.

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I am just disapointed as this was the car that had initially only one defect, the engine. Now I had thought that with the engine vows sorted out, we will have a complete car, with everything, space, features, power, safety, quality, fuel economy, but it was not to be. Hyundai was not happy with the negative column about the car being blank, so it gave us the price tag.

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the car is awesome..i test drove it today...the engine is a killer...i took the car till 145...

All the gears are responsive..not much of a turbo-lag...

It will be a good highway car..i think that i went to 100 in about 12secs or so...

The car is smooth..doesnt feel like being in a diesel car....full marks and now i can say that 1.2 lakhs premium is justified...

Company claims mileage of 21..it should give around 17-18...

Kudos to hyundai

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