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Old 27th December 2008, 07:18   #151
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Hi All,
Even I saw s silver I20 in Ballard Pier area.It looks very nice ,muscular beefy and big.Couldnt take snaps though.Hope the pricing is spot on!
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Old 28th December 2008, 10:36   #152
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Old 28th December 2008, 11:22   #153
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Here are some reviews of the car:

Hyundai i20 road test, specification - Verdict On Cars

Hyundai i20 1.2 Comfort - Road Test First Drive - Autocar.co.uk

Points to be noted:

1) The car design is very neutral. Its not a looker but quite modern and contemprary.

2) The interior quality of the car is not good as per EU standards. Of course better than Swift. Whether its better than Fabia remains to be seen.

3) The engine 1.2 ltr Kappa though not powerful has a decent throttle response. However the car runs out of steam on highway on the 5th gear.

4) The car has oodles and oodles of space. This is perhaps the biggest USP of the car.

5) The car has german engineered suspension which makes it a hoot to drive on corners. However the suspension is quite stiff and makes potholes etc. quite noticeable.

6) Mileage would be 2 km less than i10 kappa due to 1100 kgs of kerb weight.

7) For Europeans this car makes sense due to low pricing and more features and 5 year unlimited warranty. Its a complete VFM for them. What remains to be seen is what price and features the car is offered to Indian customers.

Hope this helps!!!

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Old 28th December 2008, 12:17   #154
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After promising so much, I hope it is not a let down like Getz.

The obvious reason for launching the 1.2 Kappa i20 would be to qualify for the small car category. I do hope they launch a better powered variant too. An engine to match it's good looks.
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Old 28th December 2008, 14:28   #155
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As per the details on the UK website : Hyundai | New Cars | I20 | Technical
the 1.2 variant does 0-100 in 12.9 sec, presuming that , its because of better quality of petrol available , still anything between 13-14 would be respectable if that is achieved in India.
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As per the details on the UK website : Hyundai | New Cars | I20 | Technical
the 1.2 variant does 0-100 in 12.9 sec, presuming that , its because of better quality of petrol available , still anything between 13-14 would be respectable if that is achieved in India.
Yes but don't forget that the UK version is 1248 cc, and the Indian version is 1197 cc. So there is some loss of performance there too. Even then, I'm hoping for the i20 to touch 100 in 13.5-14 seconds because the Indian version is generally much lighter because of the reduced weight vs the UK spec - there is obvious reduction of many mandatory safety features.
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Old 28th December 2008, 15:50   #157
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Old 28th December 2008, 16:14   #159
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Maybe Hyundai is trying to test waters by launching i20 with an exisiting i10-Kappa (proven in India) drivetrain/motor. Based on the response, the car gets they might launch a flow blown attack with a 1.4 motor and a diesel alternative down the line.

Could be strategy!cheers:
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But i guess 1.2 kappa is 79bhp and the European 1.2 is 77bhp, so nearly same output, rest i would leave for the test results , as nothing speaks louder than test.

I personally believe that if its decently powered with 0-100 anywhere around 13.5-14 and give better fuel economy than swift then Hyundai surely has a winner at its hands. For the rest , wait and see till tomorrow, I'm sure many things would get cleared after it gets launched tomorrow.

Personally I liked the looks of the car and wont mind having one in my garage, but would be more keen to have it with 1.4L engine.

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Old 28th December 2008, 19:57   #161
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According to my source, it's been confirmed that i20 will be coming with 1.2L kappa engine. 100% sure about it.
What about the diesel version? 1.1l CRDi
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Guys, look at this thread .. Sid's already has the pics for the Indian version.
http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/indian...0-got-all.html
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They will have to price the base model of i20 above 6 lacs Ex showroom, otherwise who will buy the getz unless they reduce the price of getz but then if they reduce the price of getz then i10 will suffer, hence I think it has to be priced above 6 lacs and it would be competing with Fabia and the Fusion
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They will have to price the base model of i20 above 6 lacs Ex showroom, otherwise who will buy the getz unless they reduce the price of getz but then if they reduce the price of getz then i10 will suffer, hence I think it has to be priced above 6 lacs and it would be competing with Fabia and the Fusion
I think the getz may be phased out after the i20 is launched. Or maybe only the 1.1 will be left.
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so no automatic no sunroof nice way to keep the costs low. awesome interiors surely. even the honda in 10 laks dont have these features. good move now the pricing i feel will be under 7 laks starting from 5.5 ex showroom
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