The 2020 Hyundai i20 has been launched overseas and can be purchased as a mild-hybrid electric vehicle. Germany is the first country where Hyundai has launched the 2020 i20, pricing it from EUR 13,637.31 or INR 12.15 lakh (INR 12,15,112.03).
The third-gen Hyundai i20 is the first one to be offered with electrification. In Germany, it is available with 1.2-litre MPi naturally aspirated petrol and 1.0-litre T-GDi turbocharged petrol engines. A 48-volt mild-hybrid system can be applied on the latter, optionally. Hyundai says that this system reduces fuel consumption and CO2 emissions by 3-4%.
When possible, the 48-volt mild hybrid system decouples the engine from the transmission and switches to a ‘sailing’ or coasting mode to save fuel as soon as the driver releases the accelerator. The generator of this system recuperates kinetic energy during deceleration and stores it in a secondary, 48-volt battery. Prices of the mild-hybrid configurations start at EUR 18,023.87 or INR 16.06 lakh (16,05,963.44).
2020 Hyundai i20 specs
|Aspect||1.2L MPi specs||1.2L T-GDi 100 PS specs||1.0L T-GDI 100 PS 48V specs||1.0L T-GDi 120 PS 48V specs|
|Engine Type||Four-cylinder MPi||Three-cylinder GDi||Three-cylinder GDi||Three-cylinder GDi|
|Engine Air Supply||Naturally Aspirated||Turbocharged||Turbocharged||Turbocharged|
|Electrification||No||No||Yes, 48V mild-hybrid||Yes, 48V mild-hybrid|
|Engine Power||84 PS at 6,000 rpm||100 PS at 6,000 rpm||100 PS at 6,000 rpm||120 PS at 6,000 rpm|
|Engine Torque||118 Nm at 4,000 rpm||172 PS at 1,500 rpm||172 PS at 1,500 rpm||200 Nm at 2,000 rpm|
|0-100 km/h Acceleration Time||13.1 seconds||10.4 seconds/11.4 seconds||10.4 seconds/11.4 seconds||10.2 seconds/10.3 seconds|
All new Hyundai i20 mild-hybrid EV in India
The 2020 Hyundai i20 launch in India is said to take place in September. The third-gen model is unlikely to arrive in our market with the aforementioned 48-volt mild-hybrid system. However, the partial electrification technology is set to be activated in India around the time when the new CAFE norms are implemented (2022) or the RDE test procedure becomes effective (2023).