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Hyundai Launches the All New i-Gen i20

2012.03.28 00:00:00 No. 285
Hyundai Launches the All New i-Gen i20
Sets new benchmark with class leading features and styling
New Delhi, March 28, 2012: Hyundai Motor India Ltd, India’s largest passenger car exporter and second largest manufacturer announced the launch of its All New iGen i20 today. The i-Gen i20 is available in 12 variants. The Petrol variants range from Rs 473,400 to Rs 665,894, the diesel variants range from  Rs 596,334  to Rs 744,013 and the  automatic variant is priced at Rs767,405.
Speaking about the New i-Gen i20, Mr BS Seo, Managing Director and CEO said, ”The New i-Gen i20 is a bold new offering with stylish looks and a host of unique features. Our extensive surveys indicated that the customer is seeking hi-tech and innovative features, we have incorporated the research findings in the i-Gen i20 to offer a high value proposition.”
The i-Gen i20 now comes with a more powerful and refined 1.2 Kappa petrol engine with Dual VTVT mechanism which delivers 84 ps of peak power.
The advanced and hi-tech 1.4 U2 CRDi diesel comes with 6-speed manual transmission that delivers  90ps power and the best-in-class torque of 22.4 kg-m. The 1.4 Gamma automatic petrol delivers 100 ps power and 13.9 kg-m of torque.
A number of first- in-segment features are available in the i-Gen i20 like Rear Parking Camera with display in the cabin mirror, Electro Chromic Mirror which offers anti-glare vision during night time driving, Clean Air-Cluster  ionizer for fresh air in the cabin, Auto Headlight Control Function (the lights turn on automatically when visibility drops), 6 Airbags, Rear Disc Brakes, Supervision Cluster and Rain Sensing Wipers..
It also offers  host of premium features like: Smart Key with Push Button Start, One Touch Triple Turn Signal, Leather Wrapped Steering Wheel and  Gear Shift Knob, Driver Seat Arm Rest, Electric Adjustable Folding and Heated Outside Mirrors, Tilt and Telescopic Steering, 60:40 Split Seat with cushion pop-up for optimum passenger and luggage space utilization, premium 2-DIN CD/MP3 Audio System with 4 speakers and 2 tweeters, USB, aux-in and Blue tooth connectivity along with Steering Mounted Audio and Bluetooth controls.    
Style quotient of the new i-Gen i20 is enhanced by the High Gloss Front Grille, 8-Spoke sporty alloy wheels, Rear Spoiler with integrated Stop Lamp, Chrome outside door handles, Turn Indicators on outside mirrors
Like all the other Hyundai cars in the Indian market, the new i-Gen i20 offers top priority to safety with features like: 6 Airbags, ABS, clutch lock system (to prevent accidental starts), smart pedal system (in the event of panic braking, the brake pedal overrides the accelerator), speed sensing auto door locking and impact sensing auto door unlocking (in the unfortunate event of a collision) and  Reverse Parking Sensors..
Hyundai is synonymous with world-class safety and low emission cars. The i-Gen i20 offers increased fuel economy which translates into greater savings on fuel costs. According to the Automotive Research Association of India (ARAI), the i-Gen i20 petrol (1.2 Kappa Dual VTVT) delivers a mileage of 18.5 kmpl the diesel variant (1.4 CRDi) delivers a mileage of 21.9 kmpl and the automatic transmission variant (1.4 ltr petrol) delivers 15 kmpl which make it fuel-efficient and economical to drive.
Highlights (First in segment):
  • Rear view camera
  • Auto headlights control
  • Rain sensing wipers
  • Rear view Electro Chromic Mirror for convenient night driving
  • Six airbags
  • Rear disc brakes
  • Supervision cluster
  • Cluster ionizer
  • Driver seat armrest
  • Smart pedal system
  • Outside mirrors with heated functions
Designed for the ‘Uber Cool’ auto enthusiasts, the new variants of the all New i-Gen i20 will go up for sale immediately and the prices (ex-showroom, Delhi) as follows:
Fuel Variants Ex-Showroom  Delhi (Rs.)
ERA 473,400
Magna 497,310
Magna(O) 527,278
Sportz 575,247
Asta 621,082
Asta(O) with Sunroof 665,894
Sportz AT 767,405
Era 596,334
Magna 620,243
Magna(O) 650,213
Sportz 698,183
Asta 744,013
About HMIL
Hyundai Motor India Limited (HMIL) is a wholly owned subsidiary of Hyundai Motor Company (HMC). HMIL is the largest passenger car exporter and the second largest car manufacturer in India. It currently markets eight passenger car models across segments -- in the A2 segment it has the Eon, Santro, i10 and the i20, in the A3 segment the Accent and the Verna, in the A5 segment Sonata and in the SUV segment the Santa Fe.
HMIL’s fully integrated state-of-the-art manufacturing plant near Chennai boasts of advanced production, quality and testing capabilities. HMIL forms a critical part of HMC’s global export hub, it touched 1.5 million in exports in March 2012.  It currently exports to more than 120 countries across EU, Africa, Middle East, Latin America and the Asia Pacific. HMIL has been India’s number one exporter for seven years in a row. To cater to rising demand the company commissioned its second plant in February 2008 having an installed capacity of 330,000 units per annum. To support its growth and expansion plans HMIL currently has 342 dealers and 790 service points across India. In its commitment to provide customers with cutting-edge global technology, HMIL set up a modern multi-million dollar R&D facility in Hyderabad. The R&D centre endeavors to be a center of excellence in automobile engineering.
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For further information contact:
V Anand (+91-9810758141)                                                         
Hyundai Motor India Ltd.                                                            
Ravi Sharma (+91-9873136644)
Hyundai Motor India Ltd.                                                            
Monish Mazumdar (+91-9810542491)                                                         
IPAN Hill & Knowlton                                                           
Sukriti Kalra (+91-9910393262)                                                         
IPAN Hill & Knowlton                                                            

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