Its a mega moment for Hyundai India as their premium compact car the i20 has crossed the 1.30 million mark in 10 years worldwide with 8.5 lakh units sold in India. The Hyundai i20 becomes the fastest selling Premium Compact car model with this feat.
Hyundai had launched the i20 their premium compact car model in India in 2008 and since then the car model has been the benchmark in its segment. In 2009 the Hyundai i20 received 5 star Euro NCAP safety rating. in 2015 the i20 was JD Powers Best Premium Car in initial quality and most appealing premium compact car. Again in 2015 the Elite i20 sold 1 lakh units in 11 months flat. By 2016 1 million i20s were sold as a brand. Not forgetting the Hyundai i20 winning the ICOTY 2015 award for 2015.
In India Hyundai sells the i20 as the Elite and Active i20. The Elite i20 comes with petrol and diesel engine options with the 1.2L Kappa series petrol engine making 83ps of power at 6000rpm and 117Nm of torque and has an option of either a 5-speed manual or a CVT transmission option. The diesel version comes powered with the 1.4L U2 CRDi engine with 90PS of power at 4000rpm and 224Nm of torque, this engine comes mated to a 6-speed manual transmission option.
Commenting on this achievement, Mr. Vikas Jain, Asst. Vice President- National Sales, Hyundai Motor India Ltd. said, “We are extremely delighted with this unprecedented milestone that i20 models have achieved of 1.3 Million global sales and have met the aspirations of Indian and Global customers. The i20 established the Premium Compact Segment and has been a stellar brand that personifies Hyundai’s Modern Premium positioning. It has set new benchmarks in the Premium Compact segment and continues to dominate with its world class appeal, performance and looks.”
|2008||Launch of i20 in India|
|2009||5 Star Euro NCAP rating|
|2015||JD Power Award- Best Premium Car in Initial Quality and Most Appealing Premium Compact Car|
|2015||ELITE i20 Achieves 1 lac Domestic Sales Mark in 11 months|
|2016||1 Million Sales of i20 Brand|
|2008-2018||30 coveted awards including ICOTY 2015|
The Hyundai i20 competes with the Maruti Suzuki Baleno, Honda Jazz, Volkswagen Polo in the Premium Compact Hatchback segment.