It seems as if crossover vehicles are here to stay, at least for the foreseeable automotive future. One of the latest to join the segment is the Hyundai i20 Cross Sport, unveiled locally last week with the all-new Tucson.
If you read our reveal story, you already know that the i20 Cross Sport is basically an i20 hatchback raised to handle adverse road conditions better. If the i20 Cross Sport has piqued your attention, we bet you’re curious about the pricing, and now we can share it with you.
There are three variants of the i20 Cross Sport, with choices based on two engines and two kinds of transmissions. Here they are as well as their indicative prices:
1.4 6MT (Gasoline) - P858,000
1.4 4AT (Gasoline) - P918,000
1.4 6MT (Diesel) - P1,111,000
As the car guys among you may have discerned, a 1.4-liter Kappa engine with a six-speed manual gearbox powers the base 1.4 6MT variant. The powerplant is rated at 99hp and 133Nm. The mid-tier variant has the same motor, and thus the same figures, but is equipped with a four-speed automatic transmission. The top variant, a 1.4-liter CRDi mill, puts out 89hp, which is almost the same as the gasoline engine. But its generous 221Nm of twist, which you can control manually with six gears, should translate to fun times on the road. We’re declaring the diesel variant to be the unit we want to test-drive.
Other details we can confirm are a tilt-and-telescoping steering wheel with audio and Bluetooth controls, 16-inch wheels, and a 2-DIN audio system with Bluetooth connectivity. The good news is that these features are across all the variants, although the diesel gets two more speakers and automatic climate control.
With the exception of the diesel variant, these prices still put the i20 Cross Sport in hatchback territory, so Hyundai’s crossover should have an edge because of its versatility. Watch for our review, so we can all find out how this new crossover fares on the road.
Photo by Niky Tamayo