With 2020 Hyundai i20 prices revealed earlier this week, the Korean carmaker has replaced the older second-gen premium hatchback in its line-up. The third-gen i20 continues to face off against the same rivals – the Maruti Suzuki Baleno, Toyota Glanza, Tata Altroz, Honda Jazz and the Volkswagen Polo. In order to find out where the 2020 i20 stands in comparison, we’ve put the six premium hatchbacks’ variants and prices together.
- New i20 petrol prices range between Rs 6.80-11.18 lakh
- New i20 turbo prices range between Rs 8.80-11.18 lakh
- New i20 diesel prices range between Rs 8.20-10.60 lakh
2020 Hyundai i20 petrol-manual prices vs rivals
|Petrol-manual premium hatchbacks|
|Hyundai i20||Hyundai i20||Maruti Baleno||Maruti Baleno||Tata Altroz||Tata Altroz||Toyota Glanza||Toyota Glanza||Honda Jazz||Honda Jazz||Volkswagen Polo||Volkswagen Polo|
|Magna||Rs 6.80 lakh||Sigma||Rs 5.64 lakh||XE||Rs 5.44 lakh||G||Rs 7.01 lakh||V||Rs 7.50 lakh||Trendline||Rs 5.87 lakh|
|Sportz||Rs 7.60 lakh||Delta||Rs 6. 45 lakh||XM||Rs 6.30 lakh||G mild hybrid||Rs 7.48 lakh||VX||Rs 8.10 lakh||Comfortline||Rs 6.82 lakh|
|Asta||Rs 8.70 lakh||Delta Smart Hybrid||Rs 7. 33 lakh||XT||Rs 6.99 lakh||V||Rs 7.64 lakh||ZX||Rs 8.74 lakh|
|Asta(O)||Rs 9.20 lakh||Zeta||Rs 7.01 lakh||XZ||Rs 7.59 lakh|
|Zeta Smart Hybrid||Rs 7.90 lakh||XZ(O)||Rs 7.75 lakh|
|Alpha||Rs 7.64 lakh|
All six premium hatchbacks come with a naturally aspirated petrol engine option paired to a 5-speed manual gearbox. From the table, it’s clear that the Altroz and Baleno are among the most affordable models here while the Jazz and i20 sit on the higher side of the segment.
It should be noted that the Baleno and its badge-engineered sibling, the Glanza, are unique as they get mild-hybrid options as well. The mild-hybrid engine option on the Baleno is only available with the mid-spec variants and cost about Rs 90,000 more than their respective non-hybrid. Meanwhile, the mild-hybrid Glanza costs Rs 47,000 more than the equivalent standard variant.
2020 Hyundai i20 petrol-automatic prices vs rivals
|Petrol-automatic premium hatchbacks|
|Hyundai i20||Hyundai i20||Maruti Baleno||Maruti Baleno||Toyota Glanza||Toyota Glanza||Honda Jazz||Honda Jazz|
|Sportz CVT||Rs 8.60 lakh||Delta CVT||Rs 7.77 lakh||G CVT||Rs 8.33 lakh||V CVT||Rs 8.50 lakh|
|Asta CVT||Rs 9.70 lakh||Zeta CVT||Rs 8.33 lakh||V CVT||Rs 8.96 lakh||VX CVT||Rs 9.10 lakh|
|Alpha CVT||Rs 8.96 lakh||ZX CVT||Rs 9.74 lakh|
When comparing the petrol automatic versions, the i20 still comes across as expensive, but by a much smaller margin. The Baleno and the Glanza, are still the model of choice for the price conscious. The Jazz automatic is a close second on the price charts; the top-spec version is about Rs 4,000 more than the range-topping i20 petrol-CVT, though Hyundai does not offer the CVT with the Asta(O) trim.
While the Altroz is set to get a dual-clutch automatic unit in the future, the naturally aspirated Polo 1.0 is expected to remain a manual-only model.
2020 Hyundai i20 turbo petrol prices vs rivals
|Turbo-petrol premium hatchbacks|
|Hyundai i20||Hyundai i20||Volkswagen Polo TSI||Volkswagen Polo TSI|
|Sportz iMT||Rs 8.80 lakh||Highline Plus||Rs 8.08 lakh|
|Asta iMT||Rs 9.90 lakh||Highline Plus AT||Rs 9.19 lakh|
|Asta DCT||Rs 10.67 lakh||GT TSI||Rs 9.67 lakh|
|Asta(O) DCT||Rs 11.18 lakh|
The i20 turbo’s only rival comes in the form of the VW Polo 1.0 TSI. The i20 turbo in ‘clutch-less manual’ form costs Rs 72,000 more than the equivalent Polo TSI, while the dual-clutch automatic i20 turbo is priced at a whopping Rs 1.48 lakh more than the Polo TSI with the 6-speed torque convertor auto-box.
2020 Hyundai i20 diesel prices vs rivals
|Diesel premium hatchbacks|
|Hyundai i20||Hyundai i20||Tata Altroz||Tata Altroz|
|Magna||Rs 8.20 lakh||XE||Rs 6.99 lakh|
|Sportz||Rs 9.00 lakh||XM||Rs 7.50 lakh|
|Asta(O)||Rs 10.60 lakh||XT||Rs 8.19 lakh|
|XZ||Rs 8.79 lakh|
|XZ(O)||Rs 8.95 lakh|
Tata and Hyundai are the only carmakers that still offer a diesel engine option with their respective premium hatchbacks. Here too, the Altroz is the more affordable option by a Rs 1.2 lakh margin to start. The top-spec i20 diesel costs over Rs 1.6 lakh more than the range-topping Altroz diesel.
2020 Hyundai i20 prices vs rivals: Conclusion
The 2020 Hyundai i20 does come across as expensive, irrespective of the engine and gearbox option. However, our close look report did state that the new i20 appears to be the all-rounder to beat. Time, a proper road test and an on-road comparison will tell if the premium you pay for the i20 over its rivals is worth it.
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