2020 Hyundai i20 Petrol Variants Explained - Which One To Buy?

2020 Hyundai i20 Petrol Variants Explained - Which One To Buy?

V3Cars reviews all the variants of the petrol-powered 2020 Hyundai i20 to give you a better idea about which variant offers the best value for money. The i20 is available with two petrol engine options -- a 1.2-litre normal petrol engine and a 1.0-litre turbo-petrol engine. While the 1.2-litre engine is available with a manual and a CVT type automatic transmission, the turbo-petrol engine is available with an auto-clutch manual transmission and a dual-clutch type automatic transmission option.

 

2020 Hyundai i20

Hyundai i20 Petrol Prices

The 2020 Hyundai i20 petrol prices start from Rs 6.80 lakh. The hatchback is also available with a CVT type automatic transmission with its 1.2-litre petrol engine, which has a starting price of Rs 8.60 lakh. The i20’s 1.0-litre turbo petrol engine with auto-clutch manual transmission has a starting price of Rs 8.80 lakh, while with the dual-clutch automatic transmission, its prices start from Rs 10.67 lakh. 

HYUNDAI i20 | PETROL PRICES

EX-SHOWROOM DELHI | NOV 2020

Variant

1.2MT

1.2CVT

1.0 Turbo ACMT

1.0 Turbo DCT

Magna

Rs 6.80 lakh

-

-

-

Sportz

Rs 7.60 lakh

Rs 8.60 lakh

Rs 8.80 lakh

-

Asta

Rs 8.70 lakh

Rs 9.70 lakh

Rs 9.90 lakh

Rs 10.67 lakh

Asta (O)

Rs 9.20 lakh

-

-

Rs 11.18 lakh


Hyundai i20 Petrol Engine Specifications

The i20’s 1.2-litre normal petrol engine has the capability of generating 83PS of maximum power and 115Nm of peak torque. The 1.2-litre engine offers comparable power figures with all the other cars powered by normal petrol engines in this segment, excepting the Ford Figo. ThIs engine comes paired with a 5-speed manual transmission and CVT type automatic transmission. With the CVT option, this engine offers the same torque output, but its power figure stands at 88PS, which is 5PS more than the manual version.

B2-SEGMENT HATCHBACKS

NORMAL PETROL ENGINE SPECS

 

i20

I20 Turbo

Baleno/Glanza

Altroz

Polo

Polo Turbo

Figo

Jazz

Displacement

1.2L

1.0L Turbo

1.2L

1.2L

1.0L

1.0L Turbo

1.2L

1.2L

Cylinder

4

3

4

3

3

3

3

4

Cubic Capacity

1197cc

998cc

1197cc

1199cc

999cc

999cc

1194cc

1199cc

Maximum Power

83PS / 88PS (CVT) @ 6000rpm

120PS@6000rpm

83PS @ 6000rpm

86PS @ 6000rpm

76PS @ 6200rpm

110PS @ 5000rpm

96PS @ 6500rpm

90PS @ 6000rpm

Power:Weight

83PS/t*

120PS/t*

93.26PS/t

83.01PS/t

73.79PS/t

104.17PS/tonne

91.95PS/t

86.37PS/t

Peak Torque

115Nm @ 4200rpm

172Nm@1500-4000rpm

113Nm @ 4200rpm

113Nm @ 3300rpm

95Nm @ 2950-3800rpm

175Nm @ 1750 - 4000rpm

119Nm @ 4250rpm

110Nm @ 4800rpm

Torque:Weight

115Nm/t*

172Nm/t*

126.97Nm/t

109.07Nm/t

92.23Nm/t

165.72Nm/tonne

113.98Nm/t

105.57Nm/t

Manual

Transmission

5-speed

6-speed ACMT

5-Speed

5-Speed

5-Speed

6-speed

5-Speed

5-Speed

Manual

Claimed FE

20.35kmpl

20kmpl

21.01kmpl

19.76kmpl

17.75kmpl

18.24kmpl

18.5kmpl

16.6kmpl

Automatic

Transmission

CVT

7-speed DCT

CVT

-

-

6-speed AT

-

CVT

Automatic

Claimed FE

19.65kmpl

20.25kmpl

19.56kmpl

-

-

--

-

17.1kmpl


The i20 is also available in a more powerful avatar, powered by a 1.0-litre turbo-petrol engine that produces 120PS of maximum power and 172Nm of peak torque. In this segment, the Volkswagen Polo also gets a turbo-petrol engine option, but the i20’s turbo petrol engine is more powerful, offering 10PS more power than the Polo. The i20 turbo-petrol engine is available with a choice of an auto-clutch manual transmission and a 7-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission. 

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B2-SEGMENT HATCHBACKS

OTHER PETROL ENGINE SPECS

 

i20

Polo

Baleno/Glanza

Displacement

1.0L Turbo

1.0L Turbo

1.2L Hybrid

Cylinder

3

3

4

Cubic Capacity

998cc

999cc

1197cc

Maximum Power

120PS@6000rpm

110PS @ 5000rpm

90PS @ 6000rpm

Power:Weight

NA

104.17PS/tonne

98.90PS/tonne

Peak Torque

172Nm@1500-4000rpm

175Nm @ 1750 - 4000rpm

113Nm @ 4400rpm

Torque:Weight

NA

165.72Nm/tonne

124.18Nm/tonne

Manual Transmission

6-speed ACMT

6-speed

5-speed

Manual Claimed FE

20kmpl

18.24kmpl

23.87kmpl

Automatic Transmission

7-speed DCT

6-speed AT

-

Automatic Claimed FE

20.25kmpl

--

-


Hyundai i20 Dimensions 

The 2020 i20 is a B2 segment hatchback; so its overall length is less than 4m. The i20 is the widest car in the segment and its wheelbase is also longer than its rivals. The new i20 offers a larger boot than what the Figo and Polo offer. Its lower variant gets 15-inch wheels with 185 section tyres, while the higher variants come with 16-inch wheels. 

B2-SEGMENT HATCHBACKS

DIMENSION COMPARISON

 

i20

Baleno/Glanza

Jazz

Altroz

Polo

Figo

Length

3995mm

3995mm

3989mm

3990mm

3971mm

3941mm

Width

1775mm

1745mm

1694mm

1755mm

1682mm

1704mm

Height

1505mm

1510mm

1544mm

1523mm

1469mm

1525mm

Wheelbase

2580mm

2520mm

2530mm

2501mm

2469mm

2490mm

Boot Space

311-lt

339-lt

354-lt

345-lt

280-lt

257-lt

Ground Clearance

NA

170mm

165mm*

165mm

165mm

174mm

Fuel Tank

37-lt

37-lt

40-lt

37-lt

45-lt

42-lt

Tyre Size (Base)

185/65 R15

185/65 R15 / 195/55 R16

175/65 R15

165/80 R14

175/70 R14

175/65 R14

Tyre Size (Top)

195/55 R16

195/55 R16

175/65 R15

195/55 R16

195/55 R16

195/55 R15


2020 Hyundai i20 Variant-wise Features 

Magna Variant

The i20 Magna is priced at Rs 6.80 lakh. Apart from basic safety features, this variant comes with projector fog lamps, manual day/night IRVM, remote central locking, impact sensing auto door unlock and speed sensing auto door lock.

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The i20 Magna mostly covers all the must-have functional features, such as electrically adjustable ORVMs, front and rear power windows, fixed front armrest, rear AC vents, cooled glovebox, tilt and telescopic steering, front power outlet and rear USB charger. 

i20 MAGNA | FEATURES

Safety

Functional

Std. Safety Features

Impact Sensing Auto Door Unlock

Follow-me-home Headlamps

Rear AC Vents

Projector Fog Lamps

Speed Sensing Auto Door Lock

Front & Rear Door Pockets

Cooled Glovebox

Day/Night IRVM

Clutch Lock

Sunglass Holder

Tilt & Telescopic Steering

Remote Central Locking

Front Seatbelt Pretensioners

Integrated Rear Headrests

Passenger Side Vanity Mirror

   

Front Armrest

Front Power Outlet

   

Electrically Adjustable ORVMs

Rear USB Charger

   

Front & Rear Power Windows w/ Driver-side Auto Down


When entertainment features are concerned, the Magna variant comes with a basic audio system with steering-mounted controls, USB and Bluetooth connectivity. As far as style related features are concerned, the i20 Magna flaunts LED DRLs, body coloured front and rear bumpers and ORVMs, and 15-inch steel wheels with full wheel covers. 

i20 MAGNA | FEATURES

Entertainment

Style

2DIN Audio System

Steering-mounted Audio Controls

LED DRLs

R15 Steel Wheels w/ Full Wheel Covers

Front & Rear Speakers

USB & Bluetooth

All-around Black Garnish

Black Interior w/ Copper Inserts

Front Tweeters

 

Body Coloured Bumpers, Door Handles & ORVMs

Fabric Upholstery w/ Copper Stitching


We would have liked it more if the i20 Magna also featured height adjustable driver seat and adjustable rear headrests. However, being the base variant, Magna is pretty well loaded, so you don’t have to compromise on any major feature; and that’s the reason why it is not aggressively priced. 

Sportz Variant 

The i20 Sportz variant is Rs 80,000 more expensive than the Magna variant. In this variant, the 1.2-litre petrol engine comes paired with a CVT type automatic transmission option as well, and for this you’ll have to shell out an additional amount of Rs 1 lakh.

HYUNDAI i20 | PRICE COMPARISON 

 

Magna

Difference

Sportz

1.2 MT

Rs 6,79,900

Rs 80,000

Rs 7,59,900

Difference

--

--

Rs 1,00,000

1.2 CVT

--

--

Rs 8,59,900


The i20 Sportz variant offers some additional
safety features over the Magna variant, which include: tyre pressure monitoring system, rear parking camera and driver rear view monitor, and rear defogger. In the entertainment department, this variant comes with an 8-inch touchscreen infotainment system with wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. 

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As far as functional features are concerned, the Sportz variant’s key add-ons are -- auto headlamps, electrically foldable ORVMs and height adjustable driver seat. This variant also offers a few style related features over Magna, like : LED tail lamps, turn indicators on ORVMs, 16-inch styled steel wheels, shark fin antenna and digital instrument cluster. 

i20 SPORTZ | FEATURES OVER MAGNA

Safety

Entertainment

Functional

Style

Tyre Pressure Monitoring System

8-inch Touchscreen Infotainment System

Auto Headlamps

LED Tail Lamps

Rear Parking Camera

Wireless Android Auto & Apple CarPlay

Parcel Tray

Chrome Exterior Inserts

Driver Rear View Monitor

Voice Recognition

Height Adjustable Driver Seat

Turn Indicators on ORVMs

Emergency Stop Signal

 

Electrically Foldable ORVMs w/ Auto Fold

R16 Styled Steel Wheels

Rear Defogger

   

Shark Fin Antenna

     

Digital Instrument Cluster

     

Leather Upholstery (Turbo)

     

Metal Pedals (Turbo)


According to our internal data, the i20 Sportz variant’s added features over Magna justify its asking price. So value-wise, choosing this variant is a sensible decision. This variant is especially suitable for all those buyers who are looking for features like rear parking camera, touchscreen infotainment system, height adjustable driver’s seat and electrically foldable ORVMs in their car. The Sportz CVT variant’s additional cost of Rs 1 lakh over the manual version is also reasonable, so you can go for the Sportz automatic as per your choice and requirement. 

The Hyundai i20 Sportz variant is also available with the more powerful 1.0-litre turbo-petrol engine option, for which you need to spend an extra Rs 1.2 lakh. 

HYUNDAI i20 | PRICE COMPARISON 

 

Magna

Difference

Sportz

1.2 MT

Rs 6,79,900

Rs 80,000

Rs 7,59,900

Difference

--

--

Rs 1,20,000

1.0 ACMT

--

--

Rs 8,79,900


The 1.0-litre turbocharged petrol engine option not only offers added performance, but also the convenience of
auto-clutch manual transmission and 2 additional features: leather seat upholstery and metal pedals.

Although performance upgrade is more of an emotional decision, according to our data, the price jump for the 1.0-litre engine with ACMT over the 1.2-litre engine with the manual transmission is a bit pricey. We would have really liked it if the Sportz variant came with features like auto AC and adjustable rear headrests. 

Asta Variant 

The 2020 i20 Asta is Rs 1.10 lakh more expensive than the Sportz variant. This variant is also available with the 1.2-litre engine paired with the CVT automatic option, which will cost you an additional Rs 1 lakh over the manual transmission.

HYUNDAI i20 | PRICE COMPARISON 

 

Sportz

Difference

Asta

1.2 MT

Rs 7,59,900

Rs 1,10,000

Rs 8,69,900

Difference

Rs 1,00,000

--

Rs 1,00,000

1.2 CVT

Rs 8,59,900

Rs 1,10,000

Rs 9,69,900


The i20 Asta turbo variant is also Rs 1.10 lakh costlier than the Sportz turbo. The Asta variant offers the turbo engine equipped with a dual-clutch automatic transmission option as well, which costs Rs 77,000 more than the ACMT version. 

As the Asta DCT’s price is exceeding the Rs 10 lakh price mark, and the ACMT version’s cost is less than Rs 10 lakh, their on-road prices will differ by around Rs 1.15 lakh in many states.

HYUNDAI i20 | PRICE COMPARISON 

 

Sportz

Difference

Asta

1.0 ACMT

Rs 8,79,900

Rs 1,10,000

Rs 9,89,900

Difference

--

--

Rs 77,000

1.0 DCT

--

--

Rs 10,66,900


The i20 Asta being a top variant comes with some additional features, which include LED projector headlamps with cornering lamps and rear wiper. With the DCT option, the variant also offers some extra safety features like electronic stability control and hill start assist.

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In terms of entertainment, the Asta variant comes with a bigger 10.25 inch touchscreen infotainment system along with Bose sound system. The additional functional features of this variant include keyless entry with push-button start stop, wireless charger, auto AC and air purifier. It is worth noting that the air purifier feature is not available with the 1.2-manual powertrain option.

The added style related features of the Asta variant include DRLs, chrome door handles, 16-inch alloy wheels, ambient lighting and leather-wrapped steering. 

i20 ASTA | FEATURES OVER SPORTZ

Safety

Entertainment

Functional

Style

LED Projector Headlamps

10.25-inch Touchscreen Infotainment System

Puddle Lamps

Headlamp Integrated LED DRLs

Cornering Lamps

Apple CarPlay & Android Auto (wired)

Connected-car Features

Chrome Door Handles

Rear Wiper & Washer

7 Speaker Bose Sound System w/ Sub-woofer

Keyless Entry w/ Push-button Start/Stop

R16 Machined Alloy Wheels

Burglar Alarm

 

Sliding Front Armrest

Ambient Lighting

Electronic Stability Control (DCT)

 

Auto-up Driver Power Window w/ Pinch Guard

Leather-wrapped Steering Wheel & Gear Knob

Hill Start Assist (DCT)

 

Wireless Phone Charger

 
   

Auto AC

 
   

Front USB Charger

 
   

Luggage Lamp

 
   

Air Purifier (CVT & Turbo)

 


According to our internal data, the Asta variant’s added features easily justify its additional asking price of Rs 1.10 lakh. However, you should keep in mind that this variant mostly adds feel-good features. 

If you wish to go for the 1.2-litre petrol engine with the CVT transmission, then you can go for this variant. The buyers who are considering the Asta variant with this engine with the manual transmission, should go for the Asta Optional instead. 

The buyers wishing to go for the 1.0-litre turbo petrol engine with ACMT should choose the Asta variant, as it offers better value than the Sportz variant. We wish the Asta variant also offered auto-dimming IRVM and adjustable rear headrests to add to the overall value. If you want to choose the 1.0-litre turbo engine with the DCT, then we suggest you go for the Asta Optional variant. 

Asta(O) Variant

The 2020 Hyundai i20 Asta Optional is the top-end variant and is available only with the 1.2-litre engine with the manual transmission, and 1.0-litre turbo-petrol engine with the dual-clutch automatic transmission. The Asta(O) variant is around Rs 50,000 more expensive over the price tag of the Asta. 

HYUNDAI i20 | PRICE COMPARISON 

 

Asta

Difference

Asta(O)

1.2 MT

Rs 8,69,900

Rs 40,000

Rs 9,19,900

1.0 DCT

Rs 10,66,900

Rs 51,000

Rs 11,17,900


The Asta(O) variant adds a handful of features to the package, including side and curtain airbags, adjustable rear headrests, cruise control and sunroof. This variant’s 1.2-litre engine with manual transmission version comes with added features like ESC, hill start assist and air purifier as well. 

i20 ASTA(O) | FEATURES OVER ASTA

Safety

Functional

Style

Side & Curtain Airbags

Height Adjustable Front Seatbelts

Sunroof

Electronic Stability Control (1.2MT)

Adjustable Rear Headrests

 

Hill Start Assist (1.2MT)

Cruise Control

 

ISOFIX

Air Purifier (1.2MT)

 


It is very apparent that additional features of the Asta(O) variant are worth much over its asking additional amount of Rs 50,000.

Which Variant Of The 2020 Hyundai i20 Petrol Should You Buy?

If you are planning to buy the i20, then we would suggest that you first finalize which powertrain combination you want to go for. The 1.2-litre petrol engine will not impress you in terms of performance, but it will be adequate for daily city use. This one will offer you the same sort of performance that the older the i20 used to offer.

If you want to settle for the 1.2-litre engine with the manual transmission in a basic variant, then you can definitely go for the base Magna variant. Despite being the base variant, the i20 Magna covers almost all must-have features and even offers a few more.

Also read - New Hyundai i20 vs Hyundai Verna - Price, Specs, Features, Mileage Comparison

The i20 Sportz variant with the 1.2MT powertrain is our top recommendation, as it is a good balance of all the essential features and some modern-day features. Although the other variants offer better value for money than the Sportz, it’s not actually as bad on value as it appears.

The Asta Optional variant offers value as well. So, if you can extend your budget for additional safety and feel-good features, then you should choose this variant.

HYUNDAI i20 1.2 MT | RECOMMENDATION

Variant

VFM Rank

Price

Recommendation

Magna

Rank 3

Rs 6,79,900

Suitable for budget buyers

Sportz

Rank 4

Rs 7,59,900

Top recommended. For buyers who want some modern-day features.

Asta

Rank 2

Rs 8,69,900

Better upgrade to Asta(O)

Asta(O)

Rank 1

Rs 9,19,900

For those who want extra safety and feel-good features.


For those buyers who want to settle for the 1.2-litre petrol CVT powertrain, again our top recommended variant is the Sportz. However, in this case the Asta will be a value-for-money option, so the buyers who can stretch their budget should do so and go for the Asta variant instead of the Sportz.

HYUNDAI i20 1.2 CVT | RECOMMENDATION

Variant

VFM Rank

Price

Recommendation

Sportz

Rank 2

Rs 8,59,900

Top recommended

Asta

Rank 1

Rs 9,69,900

Sensible upgrade


The 1.0-litre turbocharged engine with auto-clutch manual transmission comes in 2 variants -- Sportz and Asta. In this case, we recommend the Asta variant, as this variant offers better value with this engine-transmission combination. 

HYUNDAI i20 1.0 ACMT | RECOMMENDATION

Variant

VFM Rank

Price

Recommendation

Sportz

Rank 2

Rs 8,79,900

Better upgrade to Asta

Asta

Rank 1

Rs 9,89,900

Top recommended


If you are eyeing the i20 Turbo with the dual-clutch automatic transmission, then the Asta Optional variant is our recommendation. The Asta(O) is not very expensive than the Asta variant, and also offers added important safety features.

HYUNDAI i20 1.0 DCT | RECOMMENDATION

Variant

VFM Rank

Price

Recommendation

Asta

Rank 2

Rs 10,66,900

Buy Asta(O)

Asta(O)

Rank 1

Rs 11,17,900

Top recommended


Hyundai i20 Exterior Colour Options 

The new 2020 Hyundai i20 is available for sale in 6 monotone exterior colour options -- Silver, Grey, Copper, Dark Blue, White and Red. Sportz, Asta and Asta Optional variants also get dual-tone scheme options of red with black roof and white with black roof. The Dual tone exterior colour options come with black ORVMs, while the interior features red inserts instead of copper and seat upholstery gets red stitching.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Lakshya Khanna

Lakshya loves to talk about cars and, therefore, he's mostly in the front of the camera doing the talking. He's usually blunt in his opinion -- good or bad, and backs it up with logic. Lakshya is a senior member of V3Cars editorial team.

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