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Hyundai i20 3rd Gen launched, starts at Rs 6.79 lakh.



 Hyundai Motor India on Thursday launched the three rd-gen i20. The premium hatchback will take ahead the 12-year previous i20 model’s legacy in India.
The 2021 Hyundai i20 starts at Rs 6.79 lakh (ex-showroom) and goes as much as Rs lakh (ex-showroom). The petrol variant ranges between Rs 6.79 lakh – Rs 9.69 lakh (ex-showroom). The diesel variant ranges between Rs 8.19 lakh – Rs 10.59 lakh (ex-showroom). The turbo variant of the premium hatchback starts at Rs 8.79 lakh (ex-showroom) and goes as much as Rs 11.17 lakh (ex-showroom).

The 3 rd-gen i20 will likely be supplied in Three engine options- petrol, diesel and turbo petrol. The 1.2-litre petrol engine manages to supply 83 PS of energy and provides 114 Nm of torque and when paired with the IVT, it manages to supply 88 PS of energy and provides 114 Nm of torque. The 1.5-litre diesel engine manages to supply 100 PS of energy and provides 240 Nm of torque. The 1.0-litre turbo petrol generates 120 PS of energy and provides 171 Nm of torque and is paired to both 7-speed DCT or 6-speed IMT. The turbo variant clocks 0-100 km/h in 9.9 seconds.

The 2021 i20 adopts the entire new ‘Sensuous Sportiness’ design language and appears fairly sleeker and bolder than all its predecessors because it discards the beforehand boxy design. The new avatar seems fairly aerodynamic and the daring detailing provides it an aggressive character total. The sharp LED headlamps with DRLs, LED foglamps, Z-shaped LED taillamps, elevated hood with robust character strains, fly back chrome waistline, shark fin antenna and the black accents on the entrance parametric jewel patterned grille, give the hatchback a barely muscular look.

Inside the cabin, the hatchback seems fairly interesting with the blue ambient lighting and the 10.25-inch digital instrument cluster mixed with the 10.25-inch touchscreen infotainment system. The 2021 i20 additionally options new Blue link with 50+ related options like navigation, voice recognition and way more. The Bose 7-speaker stereo system additional enhances the in-cabin expertise.


Additionally, Hyundai is providing a 5-year prolonged guarantee, 3-year free subscription of Blue link, 3-year highway facet help and 50+ equipment with the all-new i20.


FCA Invests $250 Million to Launch Four New Locally-Produced Jeep SUVs In India By 2022.



Jeep India has committed this investment towards the production of four new Jeep SUVs, which includes the new 2021 India-made Jeep Compass, locally produced three-row Jeep SUV, Wrangler and new-gen Grand Cherokee.

FCA India today officially announced an expansion of local product line-up for the Indian market, by making an investment of more than $250 million. The carmaker has committed this investment towards the production of four new Jeep SUVs, which includes the new 2021 India-made Jeep Compass, locally produced three-row Jeep SUV, Wrangler and new-gen Grand Cherokee. All four new products will be launched in the Indian market by the end of next year.

The carmaker also announced that both the Jeep Wrangler and the next-generation Grand Cherokee flagship SUVs will be locally assembled in FCA’s joint venture manufacturing facility in Ranjangaon. This means both the SUVs are expected to become cheaper in terms of pricing once locally produced. The announcement of four new Jeep SUVs rules out the Renegade for now. Moreover, the launch of the already announced subcompact SUV is likely to be deferred beyond 2022.

The 2021 Jeep Compass facelift will be unveiled in India on January 7, while the production has already commenced. Jeep’s luxury seven-seat mid-size SUV, which is codenamed H6, will go on sale in 2022. It will be positioned between Compass and locally-produced Grand Cherokee in Jeep’s product portfolio. It will compete against the like of Toyota Fortuner despite a mid-size offering.

Commenting on today’s announcement, FCA India Managing Director, Dr Partha Datta said, “Our new investment of $250 million will give us a competitive edge in multiple segments with our new Jeep SUVs rolling out of Ranjangaon. This investment is in addition to $450 million we have already committed to our Indian operations over the past five years. We are delighted to announce our exciting new products, coupled with our continued commitment to India in Jeep brand’s 80th anniversary year.”

He further said, “We are determined to increase locally-made componentry in our vehicles which are produced in our joint venture manufacturing facility. Our plans in India are aimed at increasing the value proposition for customers through our products and services, working hard on customer satisfaction and unlocking business opportunities for our business partners.”

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