The i20 hatchback with automatic transmission, which was revealed by South Korean car maker Hyundai at the Gaikindo Indonesia International Auto Show 2016 (GIIAS) on Thursday, will soon be introduced in India as well.
The made-in-India i20 features four-speed transmission coupled to 1.4-litre Gamma VTVT four cylinder petrol engine. This is a carryover engine from Hyundai Grand Avega, which the i20 replaces in Indonesia.
In India, the same automatic transmission is expected to come mated with a 1.2 litre petrol engine that develops 82bhp of power and peak torque of 114Nm. There is also a possibility of Hyundai bringing a 1.4-litre petrol engine with automatic transmission. The Elite i20 automatic in India is likely to get the automatic gearbox in two variants. While the first is likely to be the top-variant Asta, the second could be the mid- variant Asta or Sportz.
No updates on design and features are expected in the automatic gearbox-equipped version of the Elite i20 in India. The automatic version will be priced slightly higher than the current model. In a bid to keep the prices in check, Hyundai could also do away with some features in the hatchback's automatic variants. Hyundai Elite i20 has been on Indian roads since August 2014 and has sold over 2 lakh cars in the country so far.