Korean auto Major Hyundai is reportedly set to pull the wraps off its next generation i20 by September 2014, claims a new report.
2015 Hyundai 120, a car which has been spied testing in India is now reportedly set to kick start its journey in the country within next four months, IndianAutos Blog reported citing its sources close to the development. The report also added that India will be one of the first markets to get the new avatar of Hyundai 120, which is expected to make its global debut at the Paris Motor Show. Hyundai i20 is believed to be one of the 22 cars that the company plans to launch under the 'Product Momentum 2017′ badge in the next three years.
Codenamed "IB", 2015 i20 India bound version is speculated to come with 1.4-liter diesel and 1.2-liter Kappa2 engine mated to either a 5-speed manual or a 6-speed manual transmission. While the petrol engine is expected to churn out 83bhp of power and 113Nm of peak torque, the diesel engine is to give 89bhp of power and 219Nm of torque. The car is likely to pack slew of changes including the headlight, tail light and bumper. Although the car has made numerous appearances on the web, the detailed specifications and the styling factors are yet to be known.
If the emerging reports are to be believed, the upcoming i20 will show the door to the existing i20 model and the car is likely to come packed with safety features like ABS and airbags. Other features expected include alloy wheels, climate control, keyless entry, steering mounted audio controls, reverse camera, parking sensors and automatic day/night interior mirror.
When launched, the 2015 i20 will take on the likes of Maruti Suzuki Swift, Fiat Punto, Tata Bolt, Toyota Etios Liva and Ford Figo.
Recently, the company has started selling 1.0 litre Eon in India at a price point of ₹3,83,130 (ex-showroom, New Delhi).The new avatar of Eon with 1.0 litre Kappa engine is available only in Magna+ variant. Powered by the advanced 1.0 litre three-cylinder engine, latest Eon is expected to churn out a power of 69PS@6,200 rpm and peak torque at 9.6 kgm at 3500 rpm. The car promises to deliver a fuel efficiency of 20.3 Kmpl (ARAI Certified).
Meanwhile, Hyundai India has announced a recall of Santa FE SUV in the country to fix a problem with the Stop Lamp Switch. The company will recall 2,437 units of Santa Fe, which were manufactured between 26 June 2011 and 26 September 2013. The Company said that the owners of the vehicles, which are affected will be contacted directly and the replacement of the Stop Lamp Switch will be done free of cost.