Hyundai i20 adjudged Indian Automotive of the 12 months 2021, beats Kia Sonet and Mahindra Thar to the crown- Expertise Information, Alenz

Hyundai i20 adjudged Indian Automotive of the 12 months 2021, beats Kia Sonet and Mahindra Thar to the crown- Expertise Information, Alenz

The third-gen Hyundai i20 has been named the winner of the 2021 Indian Automotive of the 12 months (ICOTY) Award. As for the opposite classes, the Tata Nexon EV has been conferred with the first-ever Inexperienced Automotive Award by ICOTY 2021 and the Land Rover Defender with the 2021 Premium Automotive Award by ICOTY.

The Hyundai i20 took the highest prize with a rating of 104 factors from the jury. Following it at a detailed second place was the Kia Sonet with 91 factors and in third place was the Mahindra Thar with 78 factors. The Tata Nexon EV took high honours in its class with 106 factors, the Hyundai Kona adopted in second with 99 factors and the MG ZS EV in third with 93 factors. As for the premium automotive winner, the Land Rover Defender scored 108 factors, adopted by the Mercedes-Benz GLE at a long way with 77 factors and the BMW 2 Collection with 61 factors.

 Hyundai i20 adjudged Indian Car of the Year 2021, beats Kia Sonet and Mahindra Thar to the crown

The third-gen Hyundai i20 follows within the footsteps of the Hyundai Venue, which was topped Indian Automotive of the 12 months in 2020. Picture: JK Tyre

Every of the judges scored the contenders on 25 factors. Judges have been requested to fee at the very least 5 contenders and have picked a transparent winner out of those. The method was carried out digitally and validated for confidentiality by an exterior company. This panel of judges consists of skilled automotive journalists from the largest publications within the nation.

The Hyundai i20 is powered by a set of acquainted engines, already seen on automobiles just like the Venue and facelifted Verna. On the base of the vary is the 1.2-litre naturally aspirated Kappa four-cylinder petrol which makes 83 hp when paired with a five-speed handbook and 88 hp when paired with the CVT. Torque output is 114 Nm. The 1.0-litre three-cylinder T-GDi makes an look right here too, in its highest 120 hp and 172 Nm type. This pairs with both a seven-speed DCT or a six-speed iMT. There isn’t any handbook possibility, however Hyundai claims a 0 to 100 kph time of 9.9 seconds with the turbo-iMT. The diesel engine possibility is the 1.5-litre four-cylinder U2 CRDi diesel. Seen right here in its non-VGT 100 hp and 240 Nm type, this engine pairs solely with a six-speed handbook.

The turbo-petrol i20 has a mileage of 20.25 kpl. The 1.2-litre petrol with the handbook returns 20.35 kpl with the handbook and 19.65 kpl with the CVT. The diesel handbook has a fuel-efficiency determine of 25.2 kpl. Serving to right here is the co-efficient of drag of 0.33. Costs for the Hyundai i20 begin from Rs 6.80 lakh for the bottom Magna 1.2 MT and go as much as Rs 11.33 lakh for the Asta (O) 1.0 turbo DCT twin tone (ex-showroom).

In 2020, the Hyundai Venue gained the ICOTY award and the BMW 3 Collection gained the Premium Automotive Award by ICOTY.

Overdrive’s Bertrand D’Souza (editor) and Bob Rupani (consulting editor) are a part of the ICOTY jury this yr. Heading the juror’s panel is Yogendra Pratap, editor at Auto Right now. Different members are Rahul Ghosh, affiliate editor, Auto Right now; Dhruv Behl, editor at AutoX, Ishan Raghava, affiliate editor at AutoX; Aspi Bhatena, editor of Automotive India and Bike India; Sarmad Kadiri, govt editor at Automotive India and Bike India; Sirish Chandran, editorial director of Evo India and Quick Bikes India; Aniruddha Rangnekar, contributing editor at Evo India; Pablo Chaterji, govt editor at Motoring World; Kartik Ware, managing editor at Motoring World; Muralidhar Swaminathan, consulting motoring editor at Hindu Enterprise Line; Vikrant Singh, editor at Carwale, Bikewale and CarTrade; Kushan Mitra, managing editor at The Pioneer, Girish Karkera, consulting editor at Instances Auto and Kranti Sambhav, editor and lead at Instances Drive.

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