The Indian car market is blooming and it open doors for various manufacturers to hit the Indian soil and present their products. It does not matter how is the economy these days or at what points the Stock Market closed today, the cars will sell! And God knows how. So, in this opportunist and gigantic market the competition is very high. With the number manufacturers coming to India getting increased, everyone wants their product to sell and provide profit. And among those competitors, there is Hyundai and Volkswagen.
The Hyundai i20 is a hatch back which is available in 3 engine options, 2 petrol and 1 diesel. The first petrol engine is a 1.2 L engine mated to a manual gearbox and the other one is a 1.5 L engine available in automatic gearbox. The diesel variant features a 1.4 L CRDi engine with a VGT (Variable Geometry Turbocharger), produces 89 horses and a great 220 Nm of peak torque. The i20 is flooding with features which various manufacturers shy off to give in a hatch back. The fluidic design concept of Hyundai is applied to the new i20 as well. The clear lens headlamps are definitely an improvement. Now, the car looks more aggressive and ready to pounce on the tarmac.
On the other hand, the Volkswagen Cross Polo is Polo with its bum protruding a little bit. There are new front and rear bumpers, which look nice, but the black plastic cladding that runs along the sides looks a bit cheap. But it does stand out in traffic. The interiors of the Cross Polo are well finished and easy to operate. Things are placed where they should be and there is no drama whatsoever. It features a 1.2 L, 3-cylinder petrol engine which produces a max power of 74 bhp and a peak torque of 18 kgm. The engine is mated to a 5-speed manual transmission. The Cross Polo does looks like an off roader, thanks to the new changes which it has got, but don’t let them fool you, it is not an off roader. Well, it can handle a minor uneven surface and mud but nothing deep can be handled.
Well, both the cars are different from each other. The Hyundai i20 has an advantage of being available in a diesel engine, which Indians are inclined to more, rather than a petrol unit. In addition, some high end features which Hyundai has incorporated in the i20 will definitely prove to be a game changer. Whereas the Volkswagen Cross Polo is not everyone’s cup of tea. It has got what one would expect from a car of its segment and it is not bad but the i20 is just better.
The Volkswagen Cross Polo is available at a price of Rs 7.75 lacs (ex showroom Delhi) whereas the Hyundai i20 is price at a range of Rs 4.92 lacs to Rs 7.96 lacs (ex showroom Delhi). So, in the end it is up to you how would you like to spend your money!Hyundai i20 vs Volkswagen Cross Polo - A Very Tight competition,