Hyundai i20 Diesel to Launch soon
The Hyundai i20 Diesel Hatchback
The Hyundai i20 hatchback will now be available in a diesel version by next week.
Unlike the i10, the i20 diesel will be targeted at the B or B+ segment customers. The Hyundai i20 is the designated replacement for the Getz, but not in India though.
For all intents and purposes, the i20 is designed for the European market, but since Hyundai is shifting production of the car from Korea to India, it seems logical to avail the car to Indian customers.
The i20 draws inspiration from the i30 hatchback. The car features a low-slung grill, large headlamps and cool sporty round fog lamps. The steep raked wind screen flows smoothly and merges with a novel tail section. The upright tailgate means you have more bootspace for luggage too. The interiors are really luxurious and cosy with the best grade of plastics used in the various places such as dashboard, side-panels and seats. The seating is similar to the one found in the i10. Also, the car will be more spacious than the Getz.
The car is powered by a 1.4L CRDI (Common Rail Direct Fuel Injection) diesel. Hyundai is also likely to launch a petrol variant of the car. Which too will be powered by an engine of similar displacement and would most probably be an automatic.
Hyundai is the second largest car-manufacturer in the country and is only second to Maruti Udyog. With the launch of the i20, they will continue to remain a strong contender in the small car market.