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Old 17th November 2015, 19:01   #106
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After TD, as I was discussing with the sales executive, I was told that I should take insurance from them only, for which I did not agree. As per Blue Hyundai's price list, insurance costs ₹ 34,470 for Active SX DSL, whereas, my friend has quoted ₹ 16,400 without nil depreciation and ₹ 19,648 with nil depreciation. No amount of reasoning would make them budge. They said it was company's policy, my foot! I thanked them for the selfie stick that I got for TD and walked out.
Indeed! They will push for it as the margins are mind bogglingly huge in insurance

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Today, I called Trident Hyundai, Sankey Road, and they readily agreed for our own insurance. So, mostly, Trident Hyundai may bag our booking.
Good stuff! Let us know how the booking process went along with the breakup of OTR (and discounts, if any) please.
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I gather that the i20 Active SX gets DRLs , Projector lights , twin sockets over the Elite Asta . I guess the 1 lac OTR premium isn't justified, and the i20 Elite remains the more VFM option - what do others think ?

Also, I guess the highway drivability and refinement of the i20 crdi is better than the ecosport - partly due to the lighter i20 and its better torque - comments ?

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Today, I called Trident Hyundai, Sankey Road, and they readily agreed for our own insurance. So, mostly, Trident Hyundai may bag our booking.
Is this replacing the XUV or an add-on ? You didn't check the Ecosport I guess ?
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I gather that the i20 Active SX gets DRLs , Projector lights , twin sockets over the Elite Asta .
Plus extra 20 mm GC, all-round claddings, big, round fog lamps, aluminium pedals, roof rails, different radiator grill, different alloys, etc. I felt Active i20 has different mapping too as it was peppier than Elite i20 during my back-to-back test-drives on the same road.

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I guess the 1 lac OTR premium isn't justified
We are considering Active i20 mainly because of its 190 mm GC.

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Is this replacing the XUV or an add-on ?
This is for my son. XUV 500 will stay with me for some more years!

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You didn't check the Ecosport I guess ?
We didn't like its disproportionate shape. However, I test-drove Ford Aspire 1.5 TDCi twice, but didn't like it. The details are here (Ford Aspire : Official Review).
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New addition in our family. The first Hyundai in our family.

We took delivery of my son's Hyundai i20 Active 1.4 CRDi SX AVN Phantom Black from Trident Hyundai, Sankey Road, this evening. Last Friday, we booked. From booking to delivery, exactly one week! We got Nov 2015 make [VIN ended with *L], with Nov 2015 tyres [46/15] and 31/10/2015-charged battery. Fresh from the factory.

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New addition in our family. The first Hyundai in our family.

We took delivery of my son's Hyundai i20 Active 1.4 CRDi SX AVN Phantom Black
Many congratulations to you and your son . I guess Hyundai's logistics is one of the best in the industry, you getting a November manufactured car in November itself, that too just within one week of booking. No doubt it is a fast moving car (off the showrooms), 10,000 copies being sold every month, but getting a non-stock car delivered this fast is really commendable.
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Many congratulations to you and your son
Thanks, AutoIndian.
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you getting a November manufactured car in November itself, that too just within one week of booking.
We experienced this for the first time. Last Friday, we booked; Saturday, the sales executive informed us that the car was on transit from Hyundai plant near Chennai; Tuesday, we got the VIN; Wednesday, we did PDI and arranged insurance; we could have taken the delivery yesterday itself, but preferred today. The car was deliverd with the registration number plates fitted.
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Thanks, AutoIndian.

We experienced this for the first time. Last Friday, we booked; Saturday, the sales executive informed us that the car was on transit from Hyundai plant near Chennai; Tuesday, we got the VIN; Wednesday, we did PDI and arranged insurance; we could have taken the delivery yesterday itself, but preferred today. The car was deliverd with the registration number plates fitted.
Vow, that is simply superb . Given the havoc Chennai rains have created in the last couple of days, I wonder how Hyundai managed such a superfast delivery. Hats off to their logistics
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New addition in our family. The first Hyundai in our family.

We took delivery of my son's Hyundai i20 Active 1.4 CRDi SX AVN Phantom Black from Trident Hyundai, Sankey Road, this evening. Last Friday, we booked. From booking to delivery, exactly one week! We got Nov 2015 make [VIN ended with *L], with Nov 2015 tyres [46/15] and 31/10/2015-charged battery. Fresh from the factory.

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Congratulations Sir. That is amazing delivery time. How is the AVN system in the Active? And is it retrofittable in a normal Elite i20?
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Congratulations Sir. That is amazing delivery time.
Thanks a lot, kisharchit. Yes, everything is fresh! Even the owner's manual is fresh from the press!

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How is the AVN system in the Active?
AVN is of Caska brand with MapMyIndia's maps used for navigation; we are yet to get acquainted with the AVN. We were told that a technical team would visit home/office at our convenience to give a demo.

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And is it retrofittable in a normal Elite i20?
Yes. According to the dealer, it costs ₹ 40 k as an accessory. But, it is available for ₹ 34,990 in Flipkart.

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The 1.2 petrol is a commuter engine, that will do the job of travelling from point A to B, its not exciting to drive in city nor is it an able highway cruiser, If budget is not a constraint and you have enough travelling to justify the diesel premium, then go for diesel. If you insist on petrol, there are better options, even in a segment lower.
I like the Hyundai cars a lot for many reasons, excepting the petrol engine 1.2litre version, which is absolute rubbish in terms of guts and power.
It is positively dangerous to attempt an overtaking manoeuvre these days while on the highways in this car!
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Sir, why pay handling charges and that too an exorbitant Rs. 9,000?
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Sir, why pay handling charges and that too an exorbitant Rs. 9,000?
The only concession we could extract from the dealer was arranging insurance from our side, thus saving a cool ₹ 17 k! All others are non-negotiable! Or else, go for market duds for which the first year insurance is free! Take it or leave it.
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Hi, is petrol engine really bad on the i20 active or is it not as sporty like the cRDi, for under 1000km (city/long drives). Booked it already and awaiting delivery next week.
And please a realistic FE...
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Take it or leave it.
An e-mail to HMIL would have been more than enough. But then, the car is already home, so...

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Day-before-yesterday, we drove 280 km Bangalore>Shravana Belagola>Bangalore in my son's new i20 Active, which is a highway cruiser and as powerful as my XUV 500 [78 BHP/ton], but i20 Active has more torque [193 NM/ton] than XUV 500 [185 NM/ton]!

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Yesterday, i20 Active had new embossed registration number plates with frames and without IND and hologram. The plates cost ₹ 600/set and the frames, ₹ 500/set.

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Today, I removed the dealer's stickers from its rear windshield. I find many Korean imported parts.

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