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Hyundai i20 Petrol Or Diesel? Mileage & Running Cost Comparison

If you’re wondering whether you should buy the Hyundai i20 petrol or diesel then this article will help you come to a conclusion. Here, we’ll take the latest ex-showroom prices of the i20 and look at the price difference. Based on the current petrol and diesel prices, we’ll calculate the kilometres you need to drive the car to recover the higher upfront cost. This should help you decide which engine option of the i20 will work best for you and save you money in the long run. Let’s start with the difference in their ex-showroom prices.

Hyundai i20

Hyundai I20 Petrol Vs Diesel - Price Comparison

Let’s look at the latest ex-showroom prices of the Hyundai i20 petrol and diesel to see what extra cost you’re paying for the i20 diesel over the i20 petrol.

HYUNDAI I20 PETROL VS DIESEL PRICES
EX-SHOWROOM DELHI (SEPTEMBER 2022)

Variants

Petrol Prices

Difference

Diesel Prices

Magna Manual

Rs. 7,07,000

Rs. 1,35,700

Rs. 8,42,700

Sportz Manual

Rs. 7,97,000

Rs. 1,31,700

Rs. 9,28,700

Asta (O) Manual

Rs. 9,58,500

Rs. 1,25,700

Rs. 10,84,200

Asta (O) DT Manual

Rs. 9,73,500

Rs. 1,25,700

Rs. 10,99,200

For the Hyundai i20 diesel manual, you’re paying between Rs. 1.26 lakh and Rs. 1.36 lakh more than the petrol.

Hyundai I20 Petrol Vs Diesel - Running Cost Calculation - September 2022

Now, let’s compare the per kilometre fuel cost you’ll incur with both the engine options. For this, we’ll use the latest petrol and diesel prices in Delhi and the official mileage figures as a baseline.

HYUNDAI I20
COST PER KM (SEPTEMBER 2022)

 

Petrol

Difference

Diesel

Fuel Price Delhi

Rs. 96.76

Rs. 7.1

Rs. 89.66

Manual Mileage

20.35kmpl

4.85kmpl

25.2kmpl

Manual Cost Per KM

Rs. 4.75

Rs. 1.2

Rs. 3.56

At the current fuel prices, the Hyundai i20 petrol manual will cost you Rs. 1.2 more than the Hyundai i20 diesel manual for every kilometre you drive.

Kilometres To Breakeven With Hyundai i20 Diesel

HYUNDAI I20 PETROL VS DIESEL KM TO RECOVER (SEPTEMBER 2022)

Variants

KM to Recover

Magna Manual

1,13,381km

Sportz Manual

1,10,038km

Asta (O) Manual

1,05,025km

Asta (O) DT Manual

1,05,025km

Depending on the variant, you’ll have to cover 1.05 lakh kilometres to 1.13 lakh kilometres with the Hyundai i20 diesel manual to recover the extra price you pay upfront over the i20 petrol.

Should You Buy Hyundai i20 Petrol Or Diesel?

With a km-to-breakeven figure ranging between 1.05 lakh kilometres to 1.13 lakh kilometres, it is difficult to recommend the i20 diesel over the i20 petrol variants. Hence, if you want to enjoy lower running costs while owning the Hyundai i20, we would recommend buying the i20 petrol. Moreover, the i20 diesel is not available with an automatic transmission.

However, if you see yourself owning the car for 8 years or more and cover over 1 lakh kilometres, then by all means you could consider the i20 diesel. The i20 diesel not only offers more power and torque than the normal petrol engine variants but is also one of the few hatchbacks in the segment that continue to offer a diesel engine option. 

You can use our Fuel Cost Calculator to see how much any petrol, diesel or CNG car will cost to run based on the latest fuel price in your city.

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Prathu Sharma

Engineer by upbringing, artist by passion, motorhead because ,why not! Likes to know about everything related to technology, switches between american muscle and german innovation depending on the day. Wants to own 69' Mustang Mach 1 and to drive BMW M3 87'someday.

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