Hyundai I20 review

Expected- January 2009
Estimated Price- Rs. 5- 6 lakh
Engine- 1197cc petrol, 1936cc turbo- diesel
Power/ Torque- 79bhp/ 11.4kgm, 75bhp/ 22.4kgm

The i20 will be built in India at Hyundai’s Chennai plant. Styled like all of Hyundai’s new “i” cars, this car too has the bold chrome strip above the grill, the striking head lamps and the stacked tail lamps. Hyundai has been rather generous with the equipment level on the i20. Expect top end versions to have climate control, CD/MP3 audio, steering-mounted audio controls, remote-locking and electronically operated outside mirrors. There is a lot of safety kit too, like 6 air bags, active headrests, electronic stability program (ESP), and anti-lock brakes with electronic brake-force distribution (EBD). Hyundai claims the i20 was hot-weather tested in Spain, cold-weather tested in Sweden and high-speed tested in Germany, so it shouldn’t have problems handing India roads. Hyundai is offering 7 engine options for the i20 in Europe, 2 of which could make it to India.

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