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Old 10th May 2010, 18:37   #1
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Default TD'd- New i20 sportz crdi (6 speed)

i got a call this afternoon from the hyundai showroom saying that they had got
the new i20 and it was to be their display car, and i could testdrive it before they put it into the showroom. i went to the showroom at about 12 in the afternoon and i did not find any difference in the exteriors and mistook it for the one which is being sold now

the interiors were almost the same except for the silver finish in the centre and the blue accents on the seats.

the driving part, the car seems the same when being driven at 40-50kmph, but when you are in 5th gear you get a little more torque and then you have the 6th which you can engage even at 40kmph!

the asta will set you back about 7.85 lakhs (on road chennai) and the sportz about 7.35 lakhs (on road chennai).

Verdict: a very good car if your daily commute is mostly on the highways or open roads, the mileage remains the same in city and you get an increase of about 2.5-3.5 kmpl. if the majority of your commute is in city and you already have an i20 then i dont see any point in upgrading.
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Very good to know the availablity. I was eagerly waiting for one. Can i know where it is available. I will do a peek in tomorrow early.
Any idea on the on-road price of Magna version?
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i can check and let you know! this is not their Td car, it will be in their showroom. the delivery for the diesel versions start after 2 months.
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i can check and let you know! this is not their Td car, it will be in their showroom. the delivery for the diesel versions start after 2 months.
after 2 months ? But, in Erode Hyundai , a diesel car(6 speed) has been delivered to a customer already.
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@undead: are you sure? because the full blown production for the new car are supposed to start only by the end of this month, i guess that customer works with hyundai, i heard about a employee of hyundai buying the european version of the new i20.
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Autocar Magazine reports that the 6 gear box was incorporated to facilitate the i20 CRDI pass the BS IV test. Because on the lab test on rollers on a 10km cycle the lesser engine speed in 6th gear will release lesser emissions. A back door entry into BS IV league?

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@undead: are you sure? because the full blown production for the new car are supposed to start only by the end of this month, i guess that customer works with hyundai, i heard about a employee of hyundai buying the european version of the new i20.
On saturday (8th) , i was in Hyundai as my Elantra Service was due. They told me that the new i20 with 6 speed has arrived and it was ready for delivery for a customer . I quickly went into the showroom and looked into it. May be the it was the showroom car and the customer forced the Hyundai to sell it to them. Tomorrow morning , i will be going to hyundai as my Getz CRDi service is due now. Will confirm you everything .

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Was there any difference/improvment in a/c cooling as compaired to the older version(only if you have driven the older one) as many have reported the a/c performence as pathetic and what was the rpm @100km/hr in 6th gear ?
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Getting a sixth gear was a good choice.makes an excellent case for itself on expressways its steep price notwithstanding.
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Autocar Magazine reports that the 6 gear box was incorporated to facilitate the i20 CRDI pass the BS IV test. Because on the lab test on rollers on a 10km cycle the lesser engine speed in 6th gear will release lesser emissions. A back door entry into BS IV league?
An easier option would have alteration in the 5 speed gearbox, the addition of 6 speed box is a very good decision.
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Nice pics jagxf! The diesel i20 is indeed a good highway car but not so much in the city.

I wonder when you drive your Jaguar XF, do you even find time to look at the i20?
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Autocar Magazine reports that the 6 gear box was incorporated to facilitate the i20 CRDI pass the BS IV test. Because on the lab test on rollers on a 10km cycle the lesser engine speed in 6th gear will release lesser emissions. A back door entry into BS IV league?
This one is driving me nuts - isn't BSIV equivalent to Euro IV? If so, shouldn't all i20 cars ever manufactured be Euro / BS IV compliant already? What is the funda of this new "upgrade"?

On a related note, I think Autocar is BS'ing - adding a 6th gear should be one of the least cost-effective ways to make a car meet emission norms!
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Folks is there TD review of the diesel? I have not seen it.
Can someone please point me to it?
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Was there any difference/improvment in a/c cooling as compaired to the older version(only if you have driven the older one) as many have reported the a/c performence as pathetic and what was the rpm @100km/hr in 6th gear ?
the a/c was pretty ok, not as good as the present i20,(but i was driving at 12 in the afternoon in the chennai heat). they had the speedo and the odo wire cut off so i could not really see that.

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Nice pics jagxf! The diesel i20 is indeed a good highway car but not so much in the city.

I wonder when you drive your Jaguar XF, do you even find time to look at the i20?
my everyday drive is an i20, i spend more time in that than the jag
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Folks is there TD review of the diesel? I have not seen it.
Can someone please point me to it?
Here is a TD report by me, though its not detailed but you may like this.

http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/test-d...testdrive.html (i20 CRDi vs Punto MJD :Testdrive)
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