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Face-lifted Hyundai i20: launched

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After Refreshing their Old-Warhorse from the i-Series i.e; i10, Hyundai India is now Readiying the Face-lift & Updated version of their Premium Hatchback -i20.

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Changes Expected are the;

-Styling Tweaks to the Front End, similar to their ix-35 & now their i10.

-Re-designed Tail-lamps & Rear Bumper.

-Replacement of Old 1.2l kappa Petrol engine with the New i10 based Tweaked 1.2l Kappa2 or VTVT engine.

-Bluetooth Enabled Stereo, etc.

 

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I think they have the VTVT Kappa, which will be put into the bonnet, so are doing a few very minor things as well. It will be stupid to have the VTVT in the i10 and not the i20.

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Hyundai is taking a lesson out of Honda's practices. Honda has been able to maintain good numbers for Accord and City because of timely upgrades.

 

Hyundai would like to continue the momentum the i20 has built up in India along with the rest of the world.

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@all;

I also agree with the fact that this Oncoming face-lift will be a bit early for i20 but Hyundai is more Interested just because;

-To Update their Global Range as per their 2010 plans & design Standards.

-This upcoming face-lift is going to be for the i20s destined both for India & Abroad, as the Recent face-lift was restricted for India only & International versions are already having that features from Day1.

-To Introduce Slightly more Green & Fuel Efficient 1.2l kappa2 VTVT engine in i20 range also.

-Their Upcoming Rival New Swift 2011.

 

O.T: Hats off to the Hyundai for Introducing the Hi-Tech VTVT(Variable Valve Tech) in Mass Hatchback(i10) segment, first in the Country. 

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I think Hyundai will only add the bluetooth and upgraded engine in the i20 as I recently went for the 3 rd service today and saw one with VTVT badging and it looked the same to me , I never bothered asking the salesman as the engine change was obvious.

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I m bit confused after reading this thread and a thread regarding ix20.

Will  ix20 be the next i20 here or will hyundai do some cosmetic changes and launch i20 with 1.2 VTVT engine.If that happens can anybody update when the launch is tentatively schedule.   

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Hyundai doesn't have a solution for their classic "Steering Rattle" problem on both i10's and i20's. Also it seems that the top management does not pay any heed to any consumer complaint in regards with this issue.

I have seen couple of guys have gone to consumer court. Lets wait for the same.

IMHO, whats the use of launching newer models and face lift's if they are not able to solve MAJOR issue?

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@amiti

Just think this kind of serious problem may even lead to a horrible accident. With this much steering complaints how hyundai is always preffered by people. Also I see people advising to buy a hyundai ignoring this serios flaw. Even one can do with the rattles of maruti, instead of risking life with such flaws.

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Ashikawa, you are spot on. One guy from gujrat just escaped an accident. He has gone to consumer court.

 I will update you all regarding his hearings. Hyundai is not at all serious regarding this problem

This is a serious flaw in Hyundai vehicles. Since they are yet to master the art of EPS, they have this flaw. Due to this Hyundai has lost almost 50 customers from Pune.

 

I really feel that one should not put his/her hard earned monies in any hyundai product. By the way I also have i10 asta and dont want other fellow members to go through this.

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In fact before deciding A-Star, I took test drive of i10 of my S-I-Law, witch had just done 2800 km. on odo and was pathetic to at least ( it was irde or something ), clutch was like, I was driving five years old car and above speed of 50 it was like "no don't push too further", ah how do people drive these cars ?, only GOD knows.

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-Styling Tweaks to the Front End' date=' similar to their ix-35 & now their i10.[/quote']

IMHO, this would make the i20 very close looking to VernaRB hatch, which is IMO not as good looking as the current i20, so I think, this time the upgrade will be just for engine.

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IMHO' date=' this would make the i20 very close looking to VernaRB hatch, which is IMO not as good looking as the current i20, so I think, this time the upgrade will be just for engine.
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Since i20 is clocking Decent Sales nos. these days, So expect the change might be on the Looks front too, rather than Powerplant alone.

IMO, Its Interiors are already Saturated with Upgradations & doesn't have any corner left for upgradation.

& By anyhow its AC & Steering Rattling Issues get Resolved in its 2011 version.

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hi Guys,

             Is i20 getting a facelift by Oct / Nov 2011 ?  I'm planning to buy an i20 and thinking if it is worth to wait for the facelift version. Pls suggest.

 

Regards,

cg

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Hi guys ,

I have enquired a friend who is working with Hyundai and he said for atleast 2011 there are no more launches from hyundai and ac and steering problems have been rectified and also sluggishness in 2nd gear is also rectified and even the mileage problem....

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