The new Hyundai i20 is a big step-up over its predecessor and has changed in every aspect. It's loaded to the brim with latest tech and creature comforts, is really edgy to look at and is the safest iteration of all the three-generations of the i20 that have been introduced so far. Now that is surely reflecting in its prices. It's the most expensive premium hatchback in India and its prices are in the subcompact SUV territory now. It's also being offered with a range of engine and gearbox combinations.
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First up is the 1.2-litre naturally aspirated petrol engine that is offered with a manual gearbox or a CVT automatic transmission. This iteration will rival the likes of the Maruti Suzuki Baleno, Toyota Glanza, Tata Altroz and Honda Jazz which get the naturally aspirated petrol engine. Then there's the sportier 1.0-litre Turbo petrol engine that is offered either with an iMT transmission or with the DCT automatic gearbox and this iteration will compete only with the 2020 Volkswagen Polo which is the second turbo petrol premium hatch back on sale in India. The new Hyundai i20 also gets a 1.5-litre diesel engine which will be compared with the Tata Altroz which is the only other premium hatchback in India that gets a diesel engine.
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2020 Hyundai i20 vs Maruti Suzuki Baleno vs Toyota Glanza
|Model||2020 Hyundai i20||Maruti Suzuki Baleno||Toyota Glanza|
|Petrol||₹ 6.80 lakh - ₹ 9.70 lakh||₹ 5.64 lakh - ₹ 8.96 lakh||₹ 7.01 lakh - ₹ 8.96 lakh|
The Maruti Suzuki Baleno and the Toyota Glanza are the same cars under the skin. The Toyota Glanza is essentially a cross-badged version of the Baleno and both share the same drivetrain and are identical in every aspect, save for the Toyota badging and the twin slat radiator grille on the Glanza. The only big difference in terms of pricing is that while the Baleno is offered in four variants, the Glanza is available only in the top-two trims. So the Maruti Suzuki Baleno undercuts the Hyundai i20 petrol by ₹ 1.16 lakh while the price difference between the range-topping trims is ₹ 74,000 with the i20 being the expensive one. The base 2020 Hyundai i20 undercuts the base Toyota Glanza by ₹ 21,000 while at the top-end the Hyundai i20 is the pricier of the two by ₹ 74,000.
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2020 Hyundai i20 vs Tata Altroz
|Model||2020 Hyundai i20||Tata Altroz|
|Petrol||₹ 6.80 lakh - ₹ 9.70 lakh||₹ 5.44 lakh - ₹ 7.89 lakh|
|Diesel||₹ 8.20 lakh - ₹ 10.60 lakh||₹ 6.99 lakh - ₹ 9.09 lakh|
The base petrol variant of the Tata Altroz undercuts the base petrol variant of the Hyundai i20 by ₹ 1.36 lakh while the price difference between the range-topping petrol trims goes up to ₹ 1.81 lakh, with the Hyundai i20 being the pricier one. The base diesel trim of the Hyundai i20 undercuts base diesel trim of the Tata Altroz by ₹ 1.21 lakh while the price difference between the range-topping trims goes up to ₹ 1.51 lakh.
2020 Hyundai i20 vs Honda Jazz
|Model||2020 Hyundai i20||Honda Jazz|
|Petrol||₹ 8.80 lakh - ₹ 11.18 lakh||₹ 7.50 lakh - ₹ 9.74 lakh|
The base variant of the Honda Jazz undercuts the base variant of the Hyundai i20 by ₹ 1.3 lakh while the price difference between the top-end trims goes up to ₹ 1.44 lakh.
2020 Hyundai i20 vs Volkswagen Polo
|Model||2020 Hyundai i20||Volkswagen Polo|
|Turbo Petrol||₹ 8.80 lakh - ₹ 11.18 lakh||₹ 5.87 lakh - ₹ 9.67 lakh|
As already said, the Volkswagen Polo is the only other premium hatch that's been offered with a turbo petrol engine and there is a stark price difference between both models, with the i20 obviously being on the costlier side. The base turbo petrol variant of the Volkswagen Polo under cuts the base turbo petrol variant of the i20 by ₹ 2.93 lakh while the price difference between the top-end trim of the i20 and the range topping Polo GT-TSI goes up to a good ₹ 1.51 lakh.