Hyundai i20 Sportz (O) Launched at Rs 8.73 Lakh

Hyundai has expanded its i20 lineup in the Indian market with the introduction of the Sportz (O) trim. Following the facelift in September 2023, this new variant, priced at Rs 8.73 lakh (ex-showroom) for monotone paint options, brings additional features to the popular hatchback. Let’s delve into the noteworthy upgrades and enhancements that distinguish the i20 Sportz (O) from its predecessors.

Notable Features

The standout feature of the Hyundai i20 Sportz (O) is the inclusion of a single-pane sunroof, a premium addition previously reserved for higher variants like Asta and Asta (O). Beyond this, the Sportz (O) trim boasts a wireless charger and faux leather-finished armrests on the doors, elevating the overall comfort and style quotient.

In addition to these premium features, the Hyundai i20 Sportz (O) comes generously equipped with other conveniences, including a height-adjustable driver seat, cruise control, and a rear parking camera. Despite rolling on 16-inch steel wheels (as opposed to diamond-cut alloys on higher trims), the Sportz (O) maintains a well-rounded feature package. The standard sound system comprises front and rear speakers along with front tweeters; the Bose sound system remains exclusive to higher variants.

Safety and Powertrain

Ensuring safety on the road, the Hyundai i20 Sportz (O) is equipped with six airbags, ABS, EBD, hill-start assist, ESC, and Vehicle Stability Management Control. Under the hood, the Sportz (O) is powered by the standard 1.2-litre Kappa petrol engine. However, unlike some other variants, it is exclusively available with a 5-speed manual transmission. This engine delivers 83hp with the manual transmission and 88hp with the CVT auto option available on select trims.

Rivals and Conclusion

Competing in the premium hatchback segment, the Hyundai i20 facelift faces off against contenders such as the Maruti Suzuki Baleno, Toyota Glanza, and the Tata Altroz. Notably, the Altroz stands out as the only option in this lineup with a turbo-petrol engine. The i20’s previous 120hp turbo-petrol engine is now reserved for the high-performance i20 N Line variant.

In summary, the Hyundai i20 Sportz (O) combines style, comfort, and safety, making it a compelling choice for enthusiasts seeking a well-rounded hatchback experience.

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