The 2024 Hyundai i20 marked a significant change for the company in the city car segment. The anticipation for the Hyundai i20 2024 is building as its launch date in India approaches like a New Year’s resolution. The release date is January 2024 mark your calendars, as the new i20 is set to make its grand debut, raising the bar for compact cars in the market.
It features a unique design and advanced equipment, making it stand out from its competitors. However, the i20 currently does not offer electric or hybrid powertrain options, which may be a limitation for some buyers.
2024 Hyundai i20: The look and dimensions
Gone are the days of the chubby, unassuming Hyundai i20. This compact car has undergone a complete transformation, emerging as a sleek and stylish vehicle with a bold new look. The front end boasts a large grille and sharp lines, giving it a fierce, aggressive appearance. The headlamps are finely sculpted, adding to the dynamic character of the car.
The rear of the car is equally modern, with a sleek strip running across the tailgate that further reinforces its visual identity. The body is adorned with dynamic creases and incisive lines, giving the car a sleek and sporty profile. With its new exterior design, the Hyundai i20 is ready to take on competitors like the Kia Rio, Renault Clio, and Seat Ibiza.
The city car transforms from a stale, outdated presentation to a sleek and modern design. Its compact size belies its impressive features, such as air vents that seamlessly flow into the front passenger area, a design element usually reserved for larger sedans. Technology enthusiasts will rejoice at the car’s 10.25-inch digital display and 8-inch touch screen, which becomes even larger at the second trim level. Despite its modern upgrades, the car’s ergonomics remain intuitive, with well-organized physical controls.
|Hyundai i20||4.04m||1.76m||1.45m||2.58m||351 dm3|
Engines of the Hyundai i20
The Hyundai i20 is a city car that refuses to blend in with the crowd. Unlike its rivals like the Toyota Yaris and Peugeot 208, the i20 doesn’t conform to the hybrid or electric trend. Instead, it confidently offers two powerful petrol engines.
At the entry-level, there’s a 1.2 four-cylinder engine that packs 84 horsepower, paired with a smooth and responsive 5-speed manual gearbox. For those who crave a little more power, the higher versions come equipped with a 1.0 TGD-i four-cylinder engine that generates a thrilling 100 horsepower, complete with a 48V micro-hybridization system.
The transmission options include a 6-speed manual or a 7-speed automatic gearbox that adds an extra layer of luxury and convenience. The Hyundai i20 is a city car that stands out from the rest and refuses to compromise on performance.
|Hyundai i20 engine||Energy||No. of cyl/displacement||Power (hp at rpm)||Torque (Nm at rpm)||Transmission||Max speed (km/h)||0 to 100 km/h|
|1.2 84||Essence||4/1240cc||84 to 6,000||118 to 4,000||Man. 5||–||13.1s|
|1.0 TGD-i 100||Essence||4/998cc||100 to 4,500||172 to 4,000||Man. 6||–||10.4s|
|1.0 TGD-i 100 DCT-7||Essence||4/998cc||100 to 4,500||172 to 4,000||Auto. 7||–||11.4s|
2024 Hyundai i20
The 2024 Hyundai i20 Main Equipment
The small i20 boasts an impressive catalog of finishes, each one offering its own unique set of features. The Initia, the entry-level option, sets the bar high with its array of standard features such as LED daytime running lights, four electric windows, manual air conditioning, autonomous emergency braking, speed limiter, automatic lighting of lights, and lane-keeping assistance.
The Intuitive finish takes things up a notch with the addition of 16-inch alloy wheels, a multifunction steering wheel, an 8-inch touch screen, 10.25-inch digital counters, ambient lighting, rear parking assistance with a reversing camera, and electrically folding door mirrors.
The Créative finish truly lives up to its name with its 17-inch alloy wheels, LED rear lights, automatic air conditioning, rain sensors, automatic day/night interior mirror, keyless access and start, and even induction charging for smartphones.
The N-Line finish is all about style, boasting a more dynamic look with its aggressive shields, double exhaust outlet, and specific 17-inch rims. It also features LED rear lights, front parking assistance, keyless entry, and starting, automatic day/night interior mirrors, and automatic air conditioning.
Finally, the Executive finish takes things to the next level with its contrasting roof, rear parking assistance with braking function, adaptive cruise control, and blind spot monitoring, making it the ultimate choice for those who demand the best.
It’s a GTI that takes responsibility
In the minds of car enthusiasts, a GTI is a machine that exudes passion and performance. And the Hyundai i20N is no exception. With its sleek and sporty bodywork, the i20N proudly takes its place among the GTI elite. The telltale tailpipe with its bold diameter, the prominently displayed rear spoiler, and the striking combination of large rims and brakes all speak to the i20N’s performance capabilities. And when it dons the WRC team’s bold colors, the i20N truly comes alive, turning heads and leaving a lasting impression. Step inside and the sporty theme continues, with bucket seats, a mini gearbox lever adorned with the “N” logo and customizable driving controls on the steering wheel. The i20N may have its roots as a city car, but it’s clear that this little powerhouse is anything but ordinary.
It’s a ball of nerves
The engine roars to life, unleashing a powerful 204 horses and a torque-tastic 275 Nm from a low 1,750 rpm. Equipped with a variable valve lift, this machine is a force to be reckoned with, rocketing from 0 to 100 km/h in a mere 6.2 seconds and reaching a top speed of 230 km/h.
Though it may not have the punchy revs of some modern gasoline turbos, the engine’s symphony of sound more than makes up for it. With an active valve exhaust, the engine sings a melodic tune of pleasing rumbles during acceleration and satisfying backfires when you ease off the gas, all amplified by the automatic heel-toe function (which can be deactivated for a more subdued drive).
But, if you’re looking for a more peaceful journey, you can switch to the Normal or Eco driving programs, or customize the N driving programs (using the buttons on the steering wheel) to silence the engine’s symphony.
The i20N is a true masterpiece of engineering, crafted with the same meticulous attention to detail as its older sibling, the i30N. Hyundai has spared no expense in creating a sports car that is not just aesthetically pleasing, but also a powerhouse on the road.
With an optimized chassis, reinforced body, and specially designed shock absorbers, the i20N is built to handle the most demanding roads with ease. The addition of a mechanical limited-slip differential helps the front axle to handle the power of the engine, making for a smooth and seamless driving experience.
On winding roads, the i20N shines with its nimble handling and responsive steering. It glides through curves with ease, braking hard and maintaining stability at all times. While some may wish for a more playful rear axle, the majority of GTI enthusiasts will find the i20N to be more than satisfactory.
The damping of the i20N is perfectly balanced, providing a firm and controlled ride without any excess. It’s a true driving machine, designed for those who demand the best in performance and handling. The i20N is a true testament to Hyundai’s commitment to excellence in the world of sports cars.
Indulging in self-pleasure doesn’t always have to come with a hefty price tag. The i20N may be a luxurious option at €27,800, but for those on a budget, the Fiesta ST or the ever-popular Mazda MX-5 offers a thrilling ride without breaking the bank. And with a “small” CO2 penalty of just €1,276, the i20N is still a tantalizing option for those looking for a little extra excitement. So why not treat yourself to a little self-indulgence without breaking the bank? After all, the i20N is a true rarity in the world of automobiles, and a real bargain for the price.