Hyundai Elite i20 Automatic launched with price tag of Rs. 9.01 lakh (ex-showroom, New Delhi)
September 9, 2016: HMIL the Indian arm of Korean car maker has launched the automatic variant of Elite i20 in Indian car market with price tag of Rs. 9.01 lakh (ex-showroom, New Delhi). With this the company has also empowered the automatic variant with new 1368cc four cylinder VTVT petrol engine that boosts the power 99 bhp and torque of 132.5 Nm. The automatic version however discontinues some of internal features like automatic climate control, touch screen infotainment system, alloy wheels and parking camera.
Hyundai Elite i20 automatic to be launched during festive season
July 25, 2016: It is reported that Korean car maker Hyundai Motors is going to introduce automatic transmission system in its hatchback Elite i20 during the upcoming festive season. At present it is the only car without automatic transmission system. The automatic Elite i20 will be empowered with same 1.2 litre VTVT petrol engine which at present is being offered in its existing petrol variant.
Hyundai Elite i20 Automatic Version Coming Soon
October 27, 2015: According to reports Korean car maker Hyundai Motors is going to bring automatic version of its popular hatchback Elite i20 soon in Indian car market. Offered in both petrol and diesel variants empowered with 1.2 litre and 1.4 litre CRDi engines respectively the hatchback succeeded in ruling the hearts of Indian car enthusiasts immediately after its launch and grabbed position in ten best selling cars in Indian car market during 2014.
Hyundai Elite i20 under-goes alternation without informing the Indian buyers
July 17, 2015: It is reported that HMIL has altered some of the features from its hatchback Elite i20 without any official announcement. The more surprising factor of this news is that car maker had implemented these changes since April 1, 2015. According to reports these alterations have been offered in all trims existing in the hatchback, except the top end Sportz (O) trim which receives 12 V power outlet.
Hyundai Elite i20 to be embellished with two new features
June 12, 2015: According to latest industry reports Korean car maker Hyundai Motors is going to upgrade its new hatchback Elite i20 launched last year in August with touchscreen infotainment system and satellite navigation system. The hatchback has been offered in both petrol and diesel trims that are empowered with 1.2 litre petrol and 1.4 litre CRDi diesel powertrains. After launch Honda Jazz from Japanese car maker would be the tough contender of Elite i20.
Hyundai launches Elite i20 with starting price of Rs. 4.89 lakh (ex-showroom price)
August 11, 2014: HMIL the Indian arm of Korea based car maker has launched its new hatchback Elite i20 in Indian car market with starting price of Rs. 4.89 lakh (ex-showroom price in New Delhi). The hatchback has been launched in both petrol and diesel variants. The petrol version is empowered with 1.2 litre VTVT Kappa petrol engine producing the power of 83 PS and torque of 11.7 kgm. The diesel variant is empowered with the new 1.4 litre CRDi diesel engine boosting the power of 90 PS and torque of 22.4 kgm. The diesel variant is coated with six speed manual transmission system while the petrol version is empowered with five speed transmission system.
Hyundai Elite i20 review
Hyundai Elite i20 is the new initiative from Korean car maker in Indian car market after successful launch of Grand i10 last year and Xcent sedan couple of months back this year. Hyundai Elite i20 is considered as an upgraded version of its elder sibling i20 and takes the brigade of features offered in it to new heights. The hatchback has been launched in both petrol and diesel variants. The petrol variant is empowered with 1.2 litre dual VTVT petrol engine and mated with five speed manual gearbox, while the diesel variant is enriched with 1.4 litre CRDi diesel engine and coated with six speed manual gearbox. With various new features offered in exteriors and interiors the latest initiative of car maker is expected to repeat the same success as repeated by its two elder siblings grand i10 and Xcent. It is expected to give tough competition to its contenders like recently launched FiatPunto EVO, upcoming Tata Bolt, Volkswagen Polo and Maruti Swift.
Elite i20 Power, Engine and Performance:
As mentioned above the petrol variant of Elite i20 is empowered with 1.2 litre Kappa petrol engine that churns the maximum power of 81.90 bhp and torque of 114.7Nm. The engine has displacement capacity of 1197cc. On the other side the diesel variant is energized with 1.4 litre CRDI engine boosting the power of 88.76 bhp and torque of 219.6 Nm with displacement capacity of 1396cc. Both the engines are mated five speed and six speed manual gearbox system respectively. The petrol version is able to deliver an average of 13.8 kmpl in urban areas and 18.1 kmpl on highway. On the other side diesel variant is capable of delivering the fuel efficient performance of 18 kmpl in urban areas and 23 kmpl on highway.
Elite i20 Pick-up and Acceleration:
As far as pick up and acceleration features of Elite i20 are concerned it could be said that this initiative of Korean car maker is much better than its erstwhile version. The petrol version is capable of reaching the top notch of 100 kmph within the span of 15-16 seconds followed by top speed of 140-145 kmph. On the other side enriched with six speed manual gearbox transmission system, the diesel variant reaches the speed from standstill to 100 kmp in duration of 13 to 14 seconds and top speed from 160 to 165 kmph.
Elite i20 Interiors and Features:
The most impressive feature inside the cabin is dual tone color combination of black and beige color which adds elegance to the interiors of hatchback. With this the metallic garnish on parking lever and door handles further enhance the looks of cabin as soon as you enter inside the hatchback. Apart from this introductory changes there are various remarkable changes which make this hatchback the best illustration of state of art. The fleet of attractive features sported inside the cabin of Elite i20 are three spoke steering wheel with multi functional buttons mounted on it, the mid-sized and top end variants also receive leather wrapped steering wheel. The glossy back color of instrument panel with refreshed dashboard enlarges the central portion of the hatchback. The dashboard sports various interesting features like high defined air conditioner system, glove box chiller and newly developed music system. Other interesting features adorned inside the cabin are front centre armrest, bottle holders, accessory power sockets and various storage pockets.
Elite i20 Exteriors and Features:
As compared to previous i20 the exteriors of Elite i20 are more advanced and well developed. The front fascia has been developed swept back headlight cluster sporting halogen lamps and turn indicators. The upper grille has been redefined and integrates company’s logo marked on it while the lower grille has been enhanced. The front bumper adorns air intake section which has been offered to improve the performance of engine, with this the body colored front bumper with fog lamps does not leave any chance from making this hatchback an aggressive looking car.
Moving towards the side profile the base variant receives black color door handles and ORVMs while the Magna and Sportz variants receive body colored door handles and ORVMs. Whereas the top end variant receives chrome garnished door handles and newly developed diamond cut alloy wheels. Alike front fascia the rear profile also receives new treatment and now it adorns new lights along with LED brake lights. The rear windscreen has been offered with a rear wiper. The size of rear bumper has also been enhanced and also sports reflector lamp.
Elite i20 Safety Features:
The new hatchback is blessed with wide range of latest safety measures mounted in it designed to offer complete safety features to passengers. The major safety features offered in Elite i20 include central locking system, smart pedal, engine immobilizer, dual horn, day and night inside rear view mirror. The Magna trim is blessed with headlamp function and keyless entry while the Sportz is blessed with anti lock braking system, driver seat airbag, park assist sensors, rear parking camera and front fog lamps. Moving ahead the top end trim is blessed with passenger airbags and automatic light control and few more.
Elite i20 Braking and Handling:
The car maker has blessed Elite i20 with advanced braking system facilitating the driver to retain proper control on all types of driving conditions. The front wheels have been equipped with disc brakes while the rear wheels have been mated with drum brakes. As far as suspension system is concerned the front axle receives McPherson strut suspension system while the rear axle is blessed with Torsion suspension system.
Elite i20 Accessories:
The Magna and variants above it are offered with various accessories including high defined 2 DIN integrated music system with radio, MP3 supporting connectivity with AUX-IN and USB. Moving ahead the Sport and Asta trims are also blessed with CD player. With this the buyers can personalize the hatchback with various interesting accessories depending upon their requirement and finance availability.