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Old 9th July 2014, 14:05   #151
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I am not sure how comfortable its going to be for the rear passenger ingress/egress, considering how much narrow the bottom of the rear door is compared to the front door. Personally I feel , Hyundai wanted to make a Polo .I just hope they took care of the ride and handling part and put in a turbocharged 1.2
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Though the facelift i20 was revealed fully by ACI, the car is still being tested heavily camouflaged in Spain. In Europe it seem to rival the Ford Fiesta.

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Engine choices will be largely carried over with some changes made to comply with the Euro 6 emissions standards. A 1.1 and a 1.4-liter diesel will be very popular with European customers. Somewhere down the line a small 1-liter turbocharged petrol unit like the one in the Fiesta will be available.

Inside the cabin of the new i20, you will find basically any feature you expect on a larger car like the Opel Astra: black leather steering wheel, automatic air conditioning, park assist, heated seats, a 12 volt socket and USB connectivity.
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My birdie at Hyundai confirms that the all-new 2015 i20 has been fasttracked for an August 2014 launch.

Invites to all dealerships' marketing heads have been sent out for a sales/marketing presentation-cum-conference in the first week of August, together with the technical training sessions shortly after.

Promos should start from mid-month onwards together with the media drives, with a launch being discussed (most possibly) as a date in the 3rd/last week of August 2014.

Pricing is expected to be close to the current-gen i20, give or take a few thousand rupees (speculation). No concrete info on this as of now.
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My birdie at Hyundai confirms that the all-new 2015 i20 has been fasttracked for an August 2014 launch.

Invites to all dealerships' marketing heads have been sent out for a sales/marketing presentation-cum-conference in the first week of August, together with the technical training sessions shortly after.

Promos should start from mid-month onwards together with the media drives, with a launch being discussed (most possibly) as a date in the 3rd/last week of August 2014.

Pricing is expected to be close to the current-gen i20, give or take a few thousand rupees (speculation). No concrete info on this as of now.
I have one of my seniors working at Hyundai. If his report is to be believed, the new i20 is expected to be called Grand i20 , and Hyundai has been planning to adopt a strategy akin to i10, where they would be discontinuing the top end variants of current gen i20 and positioning it a bit lower. The new so called Grand i20 will be about 30-40k dearer across variants, with a substantial increase in features and goodies.
Hyundai is now trying to replicate Maruti's strategy of confusing customers once they plan to enter the showroom.
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Old 13th July 2014, 21:41   #155
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My sources confirm that the vehicle production has not yet started. The production should start by August 1st week, and also Hyundai has taken up the handling benchmark of the Fiat Punto as the reference. Also, the old i20 will be phased out.
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Hyundai has taken up the handling benchmark of the Fiat Punto as the reference.
I wonder why Hyundai always uses another brand as "reference", and yet creates a car which is nothing like its supposed inspiration. To create a nice driving car is simple and hardly costs anything, it involves usage of hydraulic power steering and a reasonably stiff suspension. A car doesn't have to glide over all potholes, we can slow down. Punto has HPS so unless they are incorporating HPS into their lineup they can quit the jokes about handling. Below average torque in the 1.2 doesn't help their cause either.

Hope Hyundai reads this, they don't have to look that far for inspiration. The Getz is a good driving machine with adequate power and feedback for a mix of city/open roads. Punto's suspension/ride is the best but Getz beats it convincingly in the gear shift and tighter steering. The i20 has been a joke as far as handling goes. I like 'H' but my preferences are different from 'H' philosophy. Give a car with basic safety and power windows that drives well. No camera/sensors/auto-lights/DRL's etc, I can easily park on my own. Just make it drive well and price it @ 7 on road. No gimmicks all substance.

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I think Hyundai should really continue i20 the way it is. For many of us enthusiasts, the steering feel and suspension setup might not be to our tastes. But I know a lot (I mean, a lot) of people who like this kind of setup. Many don't understand suspension setup, but swear by the (lack of) feel in the steering. It is so easy to drive it in traffic, and so easy to turn it and park it.

In general, I don't understand why cars are being made into what they are not known for. Another example is Corolla.
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I wonder what extra gimmicks are they going to offer in that price bracket where the iGen i20 is already present with loaded features. The current i20 misses out on fuel consumption info in its MID, but other than that, I wonder whats in store for us with the new i20.
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Many don't understand suspension setup, but swear by the (lack of) feel in the steering. It is so easy to drive it in traffic, and so easy to turn it and park it.
It can be both easy to drive in the city, and nicely weighted on the highway, like the (new) Ford Fiesta. The steering complaints with the Hyundais are not about the light mode in the city, but how light and vague it feels at highway speed.s
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Way offtopic--

Are the birdie's talking more? How about the MPV from HMIL? New compact SUV or even New Tuscon coming soon?
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Spotted New i20 on Ring road, New Delhi, yesterday, It was too quick so I couldnt click an image..
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Hyundai to call the new i20 as Grand i20.

The existing i20 to co-exist similar to the Grand i10 strategy. Speculated to be unveiled in India in August while globally it will be launched at the Paris show.

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Features will include push button start, reverse camera, automatic day and night rear view mirrors and automatic headlights among others. Exteriors will be noted with a new and lower front grille, vertical tail lights, tailgate mounted spoiler and turn signals incorporated into its ORVMs. Up turned headlights with metal inserts add more character to the new i20 while number plate is also more strategically situated.
Engine specifications on board 2015 Grand i20 will remain same as seen on the existing i20, in the form of 1.4 liter diesel engine offering 89 bhp power and 1.2 liter Kappa engine offering 83 bhp which is also seen on the Xcent. The engine is mated to a five speed automatic gearbox.
http://www.rushlane.com/hyundai-new-...-12124197.html

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Looking at the side profile and the thick C-pillar of the new i20, I believe it would make a good looking proportionate sedan if they stick a boot to it. It would be interesting if they were to adopt a strategy of multiple sedan cars in a similar price bracket just like they have in the hatchback segment.
Maybe they can discontinue the 1.4L variants of the Verna and introduce those engines in the Grand i20 sedan.
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Grand i20 having the same 89BHP diesel engine is a disappointment. They should have given an option of 1.6 CRDI to make it a real hot hatch. Ofcourse with a stiffer suspension
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Grand i20 having the same 89BHP diesel engine is a disappointment. They should have given an option of 1.6 CRDI to make it a real hot hatch. Ofcourse with a stiffer suspension
I believe they are testing a new 1.5L mill (as reported by ODI sometime back) for the Grand i20. The power figures could be better, but will those better than Polo TDi GT is a big "?".
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