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Old 3rd March 2009, 19:27   #721
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Was going through ACI March issue and came across an article for BMW X3 2.0D (page 91). In that article, the vehicle dimensions section gives the outline image of Hyundai i20 (thought the dimensions with length more than 4500mm, point to that of X3 only).

I just thought maybe they were preparing for the next issue which might feature the i20 diesel and maybe even have a shootout with Fiat Grande Punto MJD.
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Old 3rd March 2009, 20:08   #722
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i20 looks big and great in photos only. In flesh, it looks like just another car. Looks very small also. Not at all a head-turner.
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Old 3rd March 2009, 21:49   #723
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I dosnt look small. But it does look bland, esp from the front 3/4th angle.
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Old 3rd March 2009, 21:56   #724
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IMHO I20 in flesh looked a little weird and out of proportion. BTW I saw the I20 taking a U-turn and may be the angle of view made it to look so. But for sure,the hype in pictures didn't make it to reality.

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Old 4th March 2009, 14:01   #725
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Has anyone got their i20 in this forum? I'm yet to see any ownership reports on the car
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Hasn't anyone on T-BHP bought an i-20? Strange isn't it.
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Strange, but I have seen lots of i-20s on road.
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Hasn't anyone on T-BHP bought an i-20? Strange isn't it.
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looks like everyone is waiting for its diesel version.
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I have bought an i20 - the asta version. Had booked in the 1st week of Feb itself but apparently they started dispatching the asta versions only after the 15th of Feb, I don't really understand why. Most of the cars, hence are magna versions which we see on the road. Also that magna's might be more in demand.

But finally my car is arriving on the 10th of this month ! will definitely post some pictures and an initial drive report.
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Hyundai Motor India (HMI) plans to launch diesel variants of its recently launched compact cars -- i10 and i20 -- to get a larger chunk in the smaller car market, said a senior executive with HMI.

The Indian subsidiary of Hyundai, which has a 25% market share in the 800,000 small car segment in the country, already makes diesel version of these vehicles at its Chennai plant for exports. But in India, Hyundai markets only the petrol variant.

"We will launch the i20 diesel for the domestic market this year. But we are yet to finalise the engine size," a senior company executive said. The company will initially launch the i20 diesel and the smaller i10 carís diesel variant will be introduced in the domestic market later.

A person who tracks large passenger car makers in the country said, Hyundai may strap the 1.4 litre CRDi diesel engine in the i20 premium hatchback, which is currently being exported to Europe and other overseas markets. The smaller engine will allow Hyundai to take advantage of concessional 8% excise duty levied on smaller cars.

The diesel version of i20 is expected to be priced between Rs 5-6 lakh? , 20-25% more than the petrol version.
The 1.4 litre CRDi engine that offers an 88 BHP of power is expected to deliver a fuel efficiency of around 20 km per litre of fuel.

Hyundai also has a more powerful 1.6 litre diesel version, which is exported, but may not be launched in India due to its high price.

The i20 diesel is expected to come in twin variants. These will be pitted against the hugely popular Marutiís Swift Diesel, Skodaís Fabia, Tata Motorsí Indigo, Fordís Fusion and Fiatís Palio in the diesel hatchback segment.

Diesel cars are gaining popularity due to their superior fuel efficiency over petrol and lower price of diesel in India. The sales of diesel powered vehicles has doubled to around 30% of the total 1.5 million Indian passenger vehicle market in the past three years.
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Very few i20s on road here in Mumbai (South-Western Suburbs). I concur with the views of a lot of fellow BHPians - the car looks good (in white esp) but somehow feels smallish, low and dimunitive - doesn't have the road presence of, say, a Swift with good after market alloys.
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Source: Businesscar.co.uk

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Fleet demand means Hyundai is reconsidering its decision not to import the flagship diesel version of the i20 supermini.

There are currently two oil-burners available, both variants of the 1.4-litre unit with either 75 or 90PS. But now bosses have hinted they may also launch the 1.6-litre 128PS model that’s already on sale in Europe.

“We think there will be demand, particularly as a company car because it still emits only 115g/km of CO2,” said a spokesman

Drawing comparisons with the UK popularity of the Skoda Fabia vRS, the spokesman suggested the car would also act as a halo model for the rest of the i20 range. “We could put a bodykit on it and perhaps tweak the suspension to give it a more dynamic performance,” he added.

Mated to a six-speed manual transmission, the car can reach 60mph in 10.4 seconds. That makes it considerably quicker than either of the 1.4-litre diesels, which take 13.6 or 16.2 seconds respectively.

No date has been set for when a decision would be taken, but the spokesman said the 1.6 would be launched “within a year” if the green light is given.
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i20 looks big and great in photos only. In flesh, it looks like just another car. Looks very small also. Not at all a head-turner.
I guess saying that i20 looks very small is kiddish..
Buddy, it does look like a huge mass on road.. wonder if wwe could just place it besides the Swift and see..
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I guess saying that i20 looks very small is kiddish..
Buddy, it does look like a huge mass on road.. wonder if wwe could just place it besides the Swift and see..
+1 to that. Just saw one in white while coming to office. Looks bigger of all the hatches we have and smarter as well. In looks i will rate it above these- Fabia/Swift/Vista/Astar/i10 etc.
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In looks i will rate it above these- Fabia/Swift/Vista/Astar/i10 etc.
For me, in appearance, i20 is neither as cute as i10 nor as aggressive as Swift. Seems like a curvy Swift. Hyundai made all the sharp edges of Swift as curve in i20. Especially look at the rear tail lamp and 'shoulders'.

Only in photos i20 looks good. On road, it's just plain and uninspiring as a Getz.

My personal view.
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