Hyundai i20 Diesel To Soon Get Discontinued – Details

Hyundai i20 Diesel To Soon Get Discontinued - Details

The Hyundai i20 takes on the rivals like the Tata Altroz, Maruti Baleno, Honda Jazz and the Toyota Glanza

With the emission norms getting tougher day by day, it is getting difficult for the car brands to keep the costs in check and with an even stricter set of emission regulations all set to come into effect from April 1, 2023, many car brands are now planning to phase out small capacity diesel engines from the market. Called the RDE (Read Driving Emission) norms, these new rules will force auto manufacturers to upgrade to the new emissions standards. Recent reports suggest that Hyundai India is now planning to discontinue the i20 diesel soon from the Indian market due to the huge costs involved in upgrading the powertrain to match these emission standards. Having said this, here are all the details you should check out about the discontinuation of the Hyundai i20 diesel from India.

Hyundai i20 Diesel To Get Discontinued?

From what Hyundai has reported, not more than 10 per cent of the total sales come from the diesel variants of the i20 – roughly translating to around 700 units per month on average. The Hyundai i20 is the only car after the Tata Altroz to be offered with a diesel engine in this segment and offers a great balance of power, performance, and fuel economy for the buyers. Having said this, buyers are also shifting towards SUVs and it is one of the main reasons behind the shift in the demand for diesel hatchbacks in the country.

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The Hyundai i20 is currently being offered with three engine options – 1.5L diesel, 1.0L turbo petrol and 1.2L NA petrol. The diesel engine churns out a peak power output of 100 hp while the same engine in the Venue and the Kia Sonet delivers 115 hp with a variable geometry turbocharger (VGT).

If reports are to be believed, Hyundai will continue to offer the same engine with the Hyundai Venue in the country and the Hyundai Venue will be the most affordable diesel Hyundai car for buyers. The Venue is also available with a 1.2L NA petrol and a 1.0L turbocharged petrol engine. Furthermore, the buyers also have the option to opt for manual or automatic gearbox options.

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Hyundai India is currently working on launching the new Kona electric SUV and the Hyundai Ioniq 5 in the market. The Kona Electric will be offered with a long list of updates including a better design, a premium cabin, and an extensive features list. The Ioniq 5 will be positioned above the Kona Electric and will offer a practical and a premium package for buyers looking for a more expensive electric SUV. In addition to this, the Korean carmaker is also working on launching the new Hyundai Creta facelift in India. The Hyundai Creta Facelift will be offered with better safety tech including ADAS and will lock its horns with the likes of the Ki Seltos, VW Taigun, Skoda Kushaq, Maruti Grand Vitara, and the Toyota Urban Cruiser Hyryder. More details are still awaited.

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Nitin Kadian

Nitin Kadian

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An engineer by education and a motorhead by heart, he loves spending time behind the wheels. In the age of SUVs and crossovers, he still adores old-school low-slung sedans and drools over the Mustang '69.