Hyundai to launch 1.4 litre Elite i20 AT (Petrol)
The engine in question is the 1.4-liter Dual VTVT four-cylinder petrol capable of 100 PS at 6,000 rpm and 13.5 kgm of torque at 4,000 rpm, paired to a conventional 4-speed torque-converter automatic gearbox.
Hyundai will launch the i20 Automatic in a single variant – the Magna trim level. This variant gets dual front airbags as standard, but misses out on ABS
, alloy wheels, projector headlights, keyless entry, rear parking camera, the touchscreen entertainment system, and automatic AC. Reason, no AT in Asta trim :-
Given the larger displacement engine, the i20 AT will no longer be classified as a ‘small car’ and the corresponding excise duty will increase from 12.5 percent to 24 percent. As a result, introducing the 1.4-liter AT on the top-end Asta variant will drive up costs and put the hatchback out of contention for many prospective buyers.
Source :- Team-bhp