Hyundai Motors entered wayback in the late 1990’s with its flagship brand ,Hyundai Santro. The Korean market significantly made inroads into the Indian automotive market by launching the low cost Santro and subsequently releasing newer models such as the Hyundai Getz, and top end models ranging from the Accent, Elantra and Tucson.
But the latest sensation from the Hyundai motors has managed to capture the Indian market ‘s middle level segment with a significant attention. Yes, the Hyundai I20 has managed to get real attention in terms of its classy looks, sturdy performance and its exclusive feature that makes it a class apart when compared to its rivals such as the Swift, Punto and the Fabia. With an extremely attractive exterior body and highly polished interiors, the I20 seems to gain a strong hold in the Indian consumer, who vouches for a car that has great looks, great performance and is an ideal hatchback for a family. Hence, the I20 has started to rule the preferences and is competing with the the sales of Maruti Swift. The Uber cool I20 is here to stay for some ime in India.
Features of Hyundai i20 are available at the official website but a brief introduction of the same is given below for evaluating your choice.
->The I20 has been awarded a 5 star safety rating making it the only car manufactured in india with the highest safety rating .
-> The I20 is basically available in 3 versions Era, sportz, magna , asta variants
-> The ERA variant is the low end variant of the i20 , while it still has a great host of features with power steering, central locking , front power windows, immobilizer etc
->The next version is the Magna which has a better interior finishing and additional features such as the integrated Audio mp3 system with excellent speakers and warning indicators.
->The next higher version is the I20 sportz which comes with shining alloy wheels and leather finishing. An attractive feature is the steering adjustaing controls for the music system.
-> The top end variant ASTA of the I20 has excellent features with all round safety features with dual Airbags, ABS and Electronic Brake distribution.
The top end version of Petrol ( Kappa Engine) ,Hyundai Asta and the Diesel version I20 CrDi are a tad bit costlier than the basic models and one almost pays a premium of 1 lakh extra to get the top end features. While the cost of I20 basic version(5.6 lakhs On road Bangalore) is actually a little higher than high end Swift Petrol variants, the Diesel version is way too costlier(> 7 lakhs) than the closest Swift VDI version. But with its Uber cool looks and excellent finishing, the I20 still has stolen many hearts on the Road.