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    2021 Hyundai i20 Petrol Variants Explained - Which One To Buy?

    by Lakshya Khanna on Wednesday, Jun 02 2021

    V3Cars reviews all the variants of the petrol powered 2021 Hyundai i20 to give you a better idea about which variant offers the best value for money. The i20 petrol is available with a 1.2-litre normal petrol engine that is paired with manual and automatic transmission options, and 1.0-litre turbocharged petrol engine with ACMT and DCT options.

     

    2021 Hyundai i20

    What Are The Prices of 2021 Hyundai i20 Petrol?

    Hyundai i20 petrol prices now start at Rs 6.85 lakh, after a price hike of around Rs 5,000 for the entry level variant. 

    In case of the 1.2-litre petrol engine, the Sportz variant’s price has increased by around Rs 9,000, Asta’s tag has hiked up by around Rs 10,000, while Asta (O) variant’s price has raised by around Rs 13,000. 

    In case of the i20 turbo, all the variants have received a nominal price increase of Rs 1,200.

    You can check out the price details of the 2021 Hyundai i20 petrol variants in the following tables:

    HYUNDAI i20 PETROL | PRICES

    EX-SHOWROOM DELHI | APR 2021

    Variant

    2020 PRICE

    Difference

    2021 PRICE

     

    1.2 PETROL-MT

    Magna

    Rs 6,79,900

    Rs 5,200

    Rs 6,85,100

    Sportz

    Rs 7,59,900

    Rs 9,200

    Rs 7,69,100

    Asta

    Rs 8,69,900

    Rs 10,200

    Rs 8,80,100

    Asta (O)

    Rs 9,19,900

    Rs 13,200

    Rs 9,33,100

     

    1.2 PETROL-CVT

    Sportz

    Rs 8,59,900

    Rs 9,200

    Rs 8,69,100

    Asta

    Rs 9,69,900

    Rs 10,200

    Rs 9,80,100

     

    HYUNDAI i20 PETROL | PRICES

    EX-SHOWROOM DELHI | APR 2021

    Variant

    2020 PRICE

    Difference

    2021 PRICE

     

    1.0 TURBO-ACMT

    Sportz

    Rs 8,79,900

    Rs 1,200

    Rs 8,81,100

    Asta

    Rs 9,89,900

    Rs 1,200

    Rs 9,91,100

     

    1.0 TURBO-DCT

    Asta

    Rs 10,66,900

    Rs 1,200

    Rs 10,68,100

    Asta (O)

    Rs 11,17,900

    Rs 1,200

    Rs 11,19,100


    What Are The Engine Specs of 2021 Hyundai i20 Petrol?

    The Hyundai i20 comes equipped with a 1.2-litre naturally aspirated petrol engine that can generate 83PS of maximum power and 115Nm of peak torque. Its power:weight ratio is less than Baleno, Figo and Jazz, but its torque:weight ratio is less than only the Baleno

    Also Read - 2020 new Hyundai i20 vs Maruti Suzuki S-Cross - Price, Specs, Features, Mileage Comparison

    The i20 comes with 5-speed manual transmission like all the other petrol cars in this segment, and its claimed fuel efficiency is less than only the Baleno. 

    The 1.2-litre petrol engine also comes with a CVT type automatic transmission option, which offers an additional power output of 5PS compared to the manual transmission. With the automatic transmission, the i20 is the most fuel efficient car in its own segment. 

    You can check the specification details of the normal petrol engine of the 2021 Hyundai i20 in the following table:

    B2-SEGMENT HATCHBACKS

    NORMAL PETROL ENGINE SPECS

     

    i20

    Altroz

    Baleno/Glanza

    Polo

    Figo

    Jazz

    Displacement

    1.2L

    1.2L

    1.2L

    1.0L

    1.2L

    1.2L

    Cylinder

    4

    3

    4

    3

    3

    4

    Cubic Capacity

    1197cc

    1199cc

    1197cc

    999cc

    1194cc

    1199cc

    Maximum Power

    83PS / 88PS (CVT) @ 6000rpm

    86PS @ 6000rpm

    83PS @ 6000rpm

    76PS @ 6200rpm

    96PS @ 6500rpm

    90PS @ 6000rpm

    Power:Weight

    84.09PS/t (MT)

    83.01PS/t

    93.26PS/t

    73.79PS/t

    91.95PS/t

    86.37PS/t

    Peak Torque

    115Nm @ 4200rpm

    113Nm @ 3300rpm

    113Nm @ 4200rpm

    95Nm @ 2950 - 3800rpm

    119Nm @ 4250rpm

    110Nm @ 4800rpm

    Torque:Weight

    116.51Nm/t

    109.07Nm/t

    126.97Nm/t

    92.23Nm/t

    113.98Nm/t

    105.57Nm/t

    Manual

    Transmission

    5-speed

    5-Speed

    5-Speed

    5-Speed

    5-Speed

    5-Speed

    Manual

    Claimed FE

    20.35kmpl

    19.76kmpl

    21.01kmpl

    17.74kmpl

    18.5kmpl

    16.6kmpl

    Automatic

    Transmission

    CVT

    -

    CVT

    -

    -

    CVT

    Automatic

    Claimed FE

    19.65kmpl

    -

    19.56kmpl

    -

    -

    17.1kmpl


    In this segment, apart from the i20, only the Altroz and Polo comes with a turbo charged petrol engine option. It is  worth noting that the i20 turbo-petrol engine comes paired with a 6-speed auto-clutch manual transmission and its power:weight and torque:weight ratios are best in the lot in the segment. 

    The i20 turbo also gets a 7-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission option. With both the transmission options, the i20 turbo offers a claimed fuel efficiency that’s better than its rivals - Polo and Altroz turbo. 

    The following table offers the specification details of the 2021 i20 turbo petrol engine: 

    B2-SEGMENT HATCHBACKS

    TURBO PETROL ENGINE SPECS

     

    i20 Turbo

    Altroz Turbo

    Polo Turbo

    Displacement

    1.0L

    1.2L

    1.0L

    Cylinder

    3

    3

    3

    Cubic Capacity

    998cc

    1199cc

    999cc

    Maximum Power

    120PS @ 6000rpm

    110PS @ 5500rpm

    110PS @ 5000rpm

    Power:Weight

    120PS/t

    105PS/t*

    102.61PS/t

    Peak Torque

    172Nm @ 1500 - 4000rpm

    140Nm @ 1500 - 5500rpm

    175Nm @ 1750 - 4000rpm

    Torque:Weight

    172Nm/t

    133Nm/t*

    163.25Nm/t

    Manual Transmission

    6-speed ACMT

    5-Speed

    6-speed

    Manual Claimed FE

    20kmpl

    18.13kmpl

    18.24kmpl

    Automatic Transmission

    7-speed DCT

    -

    6-speed TC

    Automatic Claimed FE

    20.25kmpl

    -

    16.47kmpl


    What Are The Dimensions of 2021 Hyundai i20? 

    The Hyundai i20 is a B2 segment hatchback; so its overall length is almost 4m. It is the widest car in the segment, with the longest wheelbase as well. The Altroz offers larger boot space than the Polo and Figo. offers the best ground clearance. The i20’s lower variants come with 15-inch wheels with 185 section tyres, while the higher variants get 16-inch wheels. 

    You can see the dimension details of the 2021 Hyundai i20 in the table below:

    B2-SEGMENT HATCHBACKS

    DIMENSION COMPARISON

     

    i20

    Altroz

    Figo

    Length

    3995mm

    3990mm

    3941mm

    Width

    1775mm

    1755mm

    1704mm

    Height

    1505mm

    1523mm

    1525mm

    Wheelbase

    2580mm

    2501mm

    2490mm

    Boot Space

    311-lt

    345-lt

    257-lt

    Ground Clearance

    170mm

    165mm

    174mm

    Fuel Tank

    37-lt

    37-lt

    42-lt

    Tyre Size (Top)

    195/55 R16

    195/55 R16

    195/55 R15


    What Are The Features of 2021 Hyundai i20 Magna Variant?

    The i20 Magna base variant is priced at Rs 6.85 lakh. This base variant offers basic safety features, and it’s also equipped with projector fog lamps, manual day/night IRVM, remote central locking, impact sensing auto door unlock and speed sensing auto door lock.

    Also Read - New Hyundai i20 vs Tata Tigor - Price, Specs, Features, Mileage Comparison

    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. 

    The following table lists all the safety and functional features of the 2021 Hyundai i20 Magna variant:

    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. 

    You can check out the entertainment and style related features of the 2021 Hyundai i20 Magna in the table below:

    i20 MAGNA | FEATURES

    Entertainment

    Style

    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 better if the i20 Magna also featured height adjustable driver seat and adjustable rear headrests. However, being the base variant, the Magna is pretty well loaded, so you don’t have to compromise on any major feature. Whether it is the most suitable for the budget buyers or the next variant, we’ll see that after discussing the next variant.

    What Are The Features of 2021 Hyundai i20 Sportz Variant?

    The i20 Sportz variant is Rs 84,000 more expensive than the Magna variant. This variant is also available with the CVT type automatic transmission option with the 1.2-litre petrol engine, for which you need to spend an additional Rs 1 lakh. 

    HYUNDAI i20 | PRICE COMPARISON 

     

    Magna

    Difference

    Sportz

    1.2 MT

    Rs 6,85,100

    Rs 84,000

    Rs 7,69,100

    Difference

    --

    --

    Rs 1,00,000

    1.2 CVT

    --

    --

    Rs 8,69,100


    The 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 support. 

    Also Read - New Hyundai i20 vs Ford Aspire - Price, Specs, Features, Mileage Comparison

    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. 

    The Sportz variant also offers a few style related features over the Magna. These include LED tail lamps, turn indicators on ORVMs, 16-inch styled steel wheels, shark fin antenna and digital instrument cluster. 

    You can view all the additional features of the 2021 Hyundai i20 Sportz variant over the Magna in the following table:

    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

           


    According to our internal data, the i20 Sportz variant’s added features over the Magna, justify the incremental 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. 

    Also Read - New Hyundai i20 vs Maruti Suzuki Dzire - Price, Specs, Features, Mileage Comparison

    The additional amount of Rs 1 lakh for the Sportz CVT variant is quite reasonable. So, you can opt for the Sportz automatic as well without compromising on value. 

    The Sportz variant is also available with the more powerful 1.0-litre turbo-petrol engine option, which is Rs 1.12 lakh more expensive than the normal petrol engine. 

    HYUNDAI i20 | PRICE COMPARISON 

     

    Magna

    Difference

    Sportz

    1.2 MT

    Rs 6,85,100

    Rs 84,000

    Rs 7,69,100

    Difference

    --

    --

    Rs 1,12,000

    1.0 ACMT

    --

    --

    Rs 8,81,100


    The
    1.0-litre engine option offers the convenience of the auto-clutch manual transmission apart from the added performance. It also adds-in 2 more features - leather seat upholstery and metal pedals.

    Although choosing this powertrain option for better performance is more of an emotional decision, according to our data, the incremental cost of the 1.0-litre engine with ACMT over the 1.2-litre engine with manual transmission is a bit pricey by about Rs 30-40,000. 

    We would have really liked better, if the Sportz variant also offered auto AC and adjustable rear headrests.

    What Are The Features of 2021 Hyundai i20 Asta Variant? 

    The i20 Asta variant is Rs 1.11 lakh costlier than the Sportz variant. This variant also gets the CVT option with the 1.2-litre engine, for which you’ll need to shell out an additional amount of Rs 1 lakh.

    HYUNDAI i20 | PRICE COMPARISON 

     

    Sportz

    Difference

    Asta

    1.2 MT

    Rs 7,69,100

    Rs 1,11,000

    Rs 8,80,100

    Difference

    Rs 1,00,000

    --

    Rs 1,00,000

    1.2 CVT

    Rs 8,69,100

    Rs 1,11,000

    Rs 9,80,100


    In case of the i20 turbo, the Asta is Rs 1.10 lakh more expensive than the Sportz variant. This engine also gets the dual-clutch automatic transmission option, which comes with an incremental cost of Rs 77,000. 

    As the Asta DCT’s price exceeds the Rs 10 lakh mark, its on-road price difference with the ACMC variant could reach up to Rs 1.15 lakh in many states. 

    Also Read - New Hyundai i20 vs Datsun GO - Price, Specs, Features, Mileage Comparison

    HYUNDAI i20 | PRICE COMPARISON 

     

    Sportz

    Difference

    Asta

    1.0 ACMT

    Rs 8,81,100

    Rs 1,10,000

    Rs 9,91,100

    Difference

    --

    --

    Rs 77,000

    1.0 DCT

    --

    --

    Rs 10,68,100


    The Asta variant adds a handfull of safety features over the Sportz variant, which include features like - LED projector headlamps with cornering lamps and DRLs, and rear wiper. The DCT version also adds safety features such as electronic stability control and hill start assist to this package.

    In terms of entertainment, this variant comes with a big 10.25 inch touchscreen infotainment system with premium Bose audio system.

    Also Read - New Hyundai i20 vs Maruti Suzuki Ignis - Price, Specs, Features, Mileage Comparison

    Some of the key additional functional features of this variant includes - keyless entry with push-button start stop,

    wireless charger, auto AC and air purifier. 

    It is worth noting that the Asta with the 1.2-manual powertrain does not offer the air purifier. 

    The added style features of this variant include chrome door handles, 16-inch alloy wheels, ambient lighting and

    leather-wrapped steering wheel. 

    You can take a look at all the added features of the 2021 Hyundai i20 Asta variant over the Sportz variant in the table below: 

    i20 ASTA | FEATURES OVER SPORTZ

    Safety

    Entertainment

    Functional

    Style

    LED Projector Headlamps

    10.25-inch Touchscreen Infotainment

    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 the incremental cost of Rs 1.10 lakh. However, this variant mostly offers added feel-good features.

    If you are considering the i20 with the 1.2-litre petrol CVT powertrain, then you can choose this variant. For those who wish to go for the manual transmission instead, we suggest that rather than choosing the Asta, go for the higher Asta Optional variant instead. 

    Also Read - New Hyundai i20 vs Tata Tiago - Price, Specs, Features, Mileage Comparison

    If you are eyeing to buy the i20 with the 1.0-litre turbo petrol ACMT powertrain, then we recommend buying the Asta variant, as it offers better value than Sportz.

    If you wish to go for the 1.2-litre petrol engine along with DCT, then opt for the Asta Optional variant. 

    We wish that the Asta variant also came packed with auto-dimming IRVM and adjustable rear headrests to make it even better. 

    What Are The Features of 2021 Hyundai i20 Asta(O) Variant ?

    The top i20 Asta Optional variant is available only in the 1.2-litre petrol-manual and 1.0-litre turbo-petrol-automatic powertrain options. It is around Rs 50,000 costlier than the Asta variant.

    HYUNDAI i20 | PRICE COMPARISON 

     

    Asta

    Difference

    Asta(O)

    1.2 MT

    Rs 8,80,100

    Rs 53,000

    Rs 9,33,100

    1.0 DCT

    Rs 10,68,100

    Rs 51,000

    Rs 11,19,100


    The key additional features of the Asta (O) top variant are - side and curtain airbags, adjustable rear headrests, rear armrest, cruise control and sunroof. 

    With the 1.2-litre engine and manual transmission, this variant comes with added features like ESC, hill start assist and air purifier. 

    All the additional features of the 2021 Hyundai i20 Asta (O) over the Asta variant are listed below in the table:

    i20 ASTA(O) | FEATURES OVER ASTA

    Safety

    Functional

    Style

    Side & Curtain Airbags

    Height Adjustable Front Seatbelts

    Sunroof

    Electronic Stability Control (1.2MT)

    Rear Armrest

     

    Hill Start Assist (1.2MT)

    Adjustable Rear Headrests

     

    ISOFIX

    Cruise Control

     
     

    Air Purifier (1.2MT)

     
         


    It is very apparent, that for all the mentioned added features of the Asta (O), the incremental amount of around Rs 50,000 is very reasonable. 

    Thus, according to us, with the both petrol powetrain options, it is better to choose the top Asta Optional variant than the Asta. 

    Hyundai i20 Petrol Varinats - Which One Should You Buy?

    Now, let us sum up all the variant recommendations for the 2021 Hyundai i20 petrol, to help make your buying decision easier.

    The i20’s 1.2-litre normal petrol engine is not exceptional in terms of performance, but is adequate for primarily city use. You can expect the same kind of performance from it as the older model of i20 petrol.

    With this engine, if you wish to go for the manual transmission and a basic variant only, then the base Magna variant is suitable for you. 

    Also Read - New Hyundai i20 vs Maruti Suzuki Swift - Price, Specs, Features, Mileage Comparison

    Despite being the base variant, the Magna covers most of the must-have features, and some more.

    Our top recommendation among the 1.2-manual powertrain variants, is the Sportz variant. This is because the Sportz variant offers a good balance of basic and some modern-day features. Although the rest of the i20 variants offer better value for money proposition than the Sportz, it’s actually not as bad on value as it appears.

    The top Asta Optional variant offers good value. Hence, if you can stretch your budget to get additional safety and feel-good features, then definitely choose to buy this variant. 

    The following tables will offer you a brief look at our variant recommendations on the 2021 Hyundai i20 petrol:

    HYUNDAI i20 1.2 MT | RECOMMENDATION

    Variant

    VFM Rank

    Price

    Recommendation

    Magna

    Rank 3

    Rs 6,85,100

    Suitable for budget buyers

    Sportz

    Rank 4

    Rs 7,69,100

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

    Asta

    Rank 2

    Rs 8,80,100

    Better upgrade to Asta(O)

    Asta(O)

    Rank 1

    Rs 9,33,100

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


    With the same 1.2-litre petrol engine, if you wish to choose the automatic transmission instead, then again our top recommendation is the Sportz variant.

    In this case, the Asta variant offers good value-for-money propotition. So, the Asta variant is recommended who are willing to stretch their budget over the Sportz. 

    HYUNDAI i20 1.2 CVT | RECOMMENDATION

    Variant

    VFM Rank

    Price

    Recommendation

    Sportz

    Rank 2

    Rs 8,69,100

    Top recommended

    Asta

    Rank 1

    Rs 9,80,100

    Worth upgrading


    The more powerful 1.0-litre turbo petrol engine comes paired with the auto-clutch manual transmission in just 2 variants -- Sportz aur Asta. In this case, the Asta is our recommend variant, as it value-wise justifies this  powertrain option better. 

    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 wish to buy the i20 Turbo petrol with the dual-clutch automatic transmission option, then we recommend the top Asta (O) variant. This variant is only a tad costlier than the Asta variant, and offers important safety features and some added style-related and functional features for a nominal incremental cost. 

    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


    What Are The Colour Options Available in 2021 Hyundai i20? 

    The 2021 Hyundai i20 is available for sale in 6 monotone exterior colour options -- Silver, Grey, Copper, Dark Blue, White and Red. 

    The Sportz, Asta and Asta Optional variants also get dual-tone scheme options with red and white body colours with black roof. The Dual tone exterior colour options come with black ORVMs, while the interior features red inserts instead of brown and seat upholstery gets red stitching.


    ABOUT THE AUTHOR

    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. 

    Twitter handle: @lakshya_khanna

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