Hyundai Motors India is all set to launch the much-awaited Hyundai i20 2020 before Diwali. And insiders from Laxmi Intercontinental Pvt. Ltd., the authorized distributor of Hyundai vehicles in Nepal say that the i20 3rd-generation will come to Nepal in early 2021. We expect the new i20 to be launched in January of 2021.
The 3rd generation i20 sees a radical design departure from the on-going Elite i20 which was first introduced in Nepal in 2014. While the new i20 will still be under 4-meter in length, it gets major visual changes in both the exterior and the interior.
2021 3rd generation i20 in Nepal Engine Options
Not only will the new 3rd generation all-new i20 see design changes, but there will also be changes in power train too. The existing 1.2L naturally-aspirated petrol engine that powers the majority of Elite i20 will be carried over to the new generation. However, those who are a little power enthusiastic will be happy to know that the 1L turbo-petrol engine that powers the Hyundai Venue will be brought to the i20 as well.
Those who do a lot of highway travel will also get an option of a 1.5L diesel engine that is also seen in the Venue as well as the Sonet.
While the new 2020/2021 i20 is sure to get the 1.2L petrol engine, we aren’t sure if Hyundai Nepal will offer the 1L turbo-petrol engine with the i20. Even if it is ordered, you can stay assured that it will only be reserved for the top-of-the-line Asta variant. The diesel engine may be offered in both the Sportz as well as the Asta variant of the i20.
2021 3rd generation i20 in Nepal Transmission/Gearbox Options
There’s more. Unlike the Elite i20 which is only offered with a manual transmission, the 3rd generation i20 will be offered with three transmission options- manual, dual-clutch automatic, and iMT. Which engine will be paired with which transmission option is yet to be seen. However, we expect the 1L engine to be offered with both iMT, and dual-clutch transmission(DCT).
2021 3rd generation Hyundai i20 variants
The Hyundai i20 will be offered in the following variants:
- Hyundai i20 2021 Era
- Hyundai i20 2021 Magna
- Hyundai i20 2021 Sportz
- Hyundai i20 2021 Asta
- Hyundai i20 2021 Asta(O)
The 1L engine will be offered only with the Asta and Asta(O) variants.