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

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.

The i20 mein 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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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 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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