Hyundai sells the i20 with three engine choices – 1.2 liter petrol, 1.four liter petrol and a 1.four liter diesel. The 1.2 liter DOHC 16 valve petrol engine is a straight elevate from the cheaper Hyundai i10. It’s able to 79 BHP (5,200 rpm) and 112 NM of torque (four,000 rpm). Energy is just nearly enough throughout the metropolis with the facility plant feeling refined at decrease rpms. But, low finish torque supply shouldn’t be spectacular with most reviewers commenting frequent downshift from 2nd gear (to 1st) was essential in transferring visitors.

Freeway efficiency is unimpressive, particularly with four passengers and baggage onboard. The 1.2 liter petrol is finest for a sedate driving fashion and metropolis use solely. House owners remark that the sunshine steering, clutch (particularly) and gearshift make piloting the i20 a breeze throughout the metropolis. The engine of alternative is the 1.four liter diesel. This common-rail unit is rated at 89 BHP (4000 rpm), 220 NM torque (1750 – 2750 rpm) and is amongst essentially the most highly effective diesel engines accessible in Indian hatchbacks. The 1.four CRDi is quick (relative to its diesel competitors) and might do the zero – 100 in 12.7 seconds.

Slight turbo-lag is noticeable; this takes some getting used to within the metropolis, however the lag is lesser than within the Swift diesel. Above 1,800 rpms, the automotive pulls effortlessly and there may be torque all through the vary (vast energy band). The 1,800 – four,200 rpm vary is especially helpful. Midrange is fast and sustaining excessive speeds a actuality. The diesel also can revv as much as 5,000 rpms, helpful for when it’s essential overtake that truck in the identical gear. General refinement ranges of the diesel are good, although chilly idles are a tad noisy. The gear shift has a butter-smooth operation on the 1.2 liter petrol, whereas some 1.four diesel homeowners reported solely an above common shift high quality.

Comfort seekers have been delighted with the 1.four liter petrol engine that’s accessible solely with a four velocity computerized transmission. The 1.four liter petrol is rated at 99BHP (5500 rpm) and 136 NM of torque (4200 rpm). The extra energy (over the 1.2 petrol) is instantly noticeable, homeowners report that the automated gearbox & the 1.4L petrol are nicely mated. The automated gearbox has sufficiently gearshifts and provides a particularly appropriate choice to metropolis slickers. The suspension is about on the firmer aspect – typical of European vehicles – but trip high quality is suitable over most highway situations. Nevertheless, some homeowners did point out that the rear seat can get bumpy on uneven roads and that enormous potholes can catch the i20 out.

Hyundai Nam Phat, trip high quality improves and on the freeway, trip high quality is sufficiently compliant. Grip ranges are protected, predictable and can go well with most drivers. Nevertheless, the fanatic should not count on an excessive amount of. An over-assisted gentle steering feels nice throughout the metropolis, albeit lifeless at velocity. Physique roll is noticeable underneath onerous cornering too. Excessive velocity stability is passable, but the European hatches (just like the Fabia or Punto for example) are in a unique league. The i20 is adept at cruising fairly than quick cornering. Braking acquired A+ ranking, particularly on the 1.four engine variants (petrol and diesel) that are geared up with 14 inch disc brakes throughout.


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