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2020 Hyundai i20 To Launch On November 5th, Production Video Out

The third-generation Hyundai i20 is undoubtedly the most anticipated car of the year, which is all set to be launched on 5th November 2020. However, to draw customers' attention before the launch, the Korean maker has now released the production video of the premium hatchback, following after official teaser images. The videos explain the production and testing procedure of the new i20 car. Besides this, it also reveals its various designing bits and features. 

2020 Hyundai i20 – Important Bits Of Production 

  • Hyundai has revealed the new i20 comprises 66% of high-strength steel, which makes it lighter, stronger, and more reliable than the ongoing model. 
  • It has 13% more tensile strength than the previous generation model.
  • The brand is using a digital gauge to check panel tinning distribution and a 3D scanner to check & analyse the strengthening and precision of press panels.

  • Hyundai uses 100% welding automation with the help of 450 self-learning robots that take care of the welding process with a degree of accuracy no human workers could ever approach.

car paint process

  • To give the new i20 a vibrant finish, the brand is using ‘High-Throw’ Power 7th Generation Electro Deposition Paint’ technology which ensures rusting and corrosion protection. With the help of 72 robots, the greatest quality standards and glossy looks are ensured in the painting process. 
  • To ensure the dynamic performance and durability, Hyundai has tested the engine and transmission systems for 350 hours and 849 hours respectively, and that too on load conditions. The gearboxes are also been tested without load conditions for 5 lakhs cycles.
  • Hyundai also employs a Cold Test Bed that is an eco-friendly way of testing the engines over 15 parameters, without burning fuel. It is a fully automated system in which 100% of the produced engines are tested before assembling in vehicles.

  • To check the quality standard, each car right from the press shop to complete vehicle assembling is thoroughly inspected by over 500 quality in-charge experts. Further, it also passes quality checks through the HIDIS (Hyundai Integrated Digital Inspection System) which has a 324-point checkpoint. 
  • The fully assembled all-new i20 then undergoes a dynamic road test on 18 drive tracks for various road driving conditions as well as weather conditions. 

Design & Features 

As we have already covered its designing aspects in our several other stories, so we won't fall again into the designing pit. You can read about it here. The key highlights of the new i20's styling include Hyundai Verna like the new cascading grille, LED headlamps with LED DRLs, triangular-shaped fog lamps housing, dual-tone machine-finished alloy wheels, electric sunroof, sharkfin antenna, and Z-shaped LED taillamps that are connected by a chrome strip. 

As far as the interior design & features are concerned, the new i20 will get the minimalist dashboard layout, featuring Audi like faux air-con vents and a floating touchscreen infotainment system, which is likely to be a 10.25-inch unit. It will also get the new-gen Creta like a four-spoke steering wheel and Verna like a digital instrumentation cluster. Other expected features of the new i20 include wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, in-built navigation, and Hyundai’s BlueLink Connected car technologies. 

Engine

The new Hyundai i20 is likely to get three engine options: 1.2-litre petrol, a 1.0-litre turbo-petrol, and 1.5-litre diesel. Their expected specifications are as follows:- 

 Expected Specifications

Petrol

Diesel

Engine Type/Displacement

1.2-litre NA

1.0-litre Turbo

1.5-litre

No of Cylinders

4-cylinder

3-cylinder

4-cylinder

Power (PS)

83PS

120PS

100PS

Torque (Nm)

113Nm

172Nm

240Nm

Gearbox Options

5-speed manual / CVT

6-speed iMT / 7-speed DCT

6-speed manual / 6-speed AT  

new hyundai i20 launch date

New Hyundai i20 Rivals

The upcoming i20 will take on biggies like the Maruti Suzuki Baleno, Tata AltrozToyota Glanza, Honda Jazz, and Volkswagen Polo. Its pricing is expected to start around Rs 6 lakh (ex-showroom). We expect its official bookings to commence soon. Though, some of the dealerships have also started taking bookings unofficially.