Hyundai Elite i20 Performance & Price

Hyundai Elite i20 Overview

The Hyundai Elite i20 facelift was launched earlier this year. Now the automatic (CVT) variant has been introduced, the prices of which start at ₹ 7.8 lakhs for the Magna variant and ₹ 9.3 lakhs for Asta variant (on-road, Delhi). With this launch the i20 gets better options. The good part is that unlike earlier, the automatic now comes in two variants – Magna and Asta. The CVT comes only in petrol. The diesel version come with a 6-speed manual transmission. There is no automatic in the diesel version. The Elite i20 2018 gets cosmetic changes and some added features.

The dimensions of the car are the same as earlier. There is no change in the overall length or height. The interior space is also the same. The Elite i20 car is priced similar to what it was earlier. The engines shall be the 1.2-litre and 1.4-litre petrol and 1.4-litre diesel engines on offer. There are many new features on offer. Hyundai will raise the bar in this segment with many new features on the i20. Things that have gone missing will now be offered on this vehicle. The Korean auto maker has seen a major growth in this segment and now with the Baleno in the market, Hyundai will want to enhance the premium hatchback even further. We new i20 car is offered with a lot of brownies, and there are some first-in-class as well. Hyundai Elite i20 On road price starts from 6,27,600/-. Check for price details of Hyundai Elite i20 in CarzPrice.

Hyundai Elite i20 Design

Yes, at first glance, it’s hard to spot the changes at the front. The i20 already had a wide hexagonal grille, so the fact that it’s a bit curvier now is easy to miss. Similarly, the bumper itself is ever so slightly more sculpted to fit the new triangular fog lamps, and the functional air ducts beside them that are said to reduce turbulence in the wheel wells and aid aerodynamic efficiency. The headlamps, as per a previous update, now feature projector elements and LED daytime running lamps.

The rear of the i20 looks much better updated, thanks to new tail-lamp graphics that light up in a horizontal line; neat, but frankly we prefer the old style that was similar to what you get on the Verna, Elantra and Tucson. There’s also a slightly reprofiled tailgate and a thick blacked out section in the bumper that really adds some character. You can opt for a black coloured roof (our car doesn’t have it) and there’s a new set of alloy wheels, which look good, but thanks to their design, actually appear smaller than the earlier car’s set. They are, however, the same 16-inch size.

Hyundai Elite i20 Cabin

Like the exterior, the cabin of the new Elite i20 looks similar to the outgoing model. All variants get a dual-tone black-and-beige theme interior, except for the Asta with dual-tone exterior trim, which gets an all-black theme with orange or red inserts around the AC vents, on the gear lever and the seats. The dashboard gets a clean layout with uniquely designed AC vents. The 7-inch touchscreen infotainment system sits right below the centre AC vents. The automatic climate control unit is also placed on the central console, just below the touchscreen.

Hyundai cars are known to be packed to the gills when it comes to features. And the new Elite i20 is no different. The list starts with a 7-inch touchscreen infotainment system with Apple CarPlay, Android Auto and rear parking camera compatibility. This time, it also gets Hyundai Auto Link support (telematic services) and Arkamys sound tuning found on the Verna. Other features on offer include automatic halogen projector headlamps with LED DRLs, electrically foldable and adjustable ORVMs with the welcome feature, push-button start-stop, automatic climate control with rear AC vents and rear parking camera with sensors, cooled glovebox and tilt/telescopic steering among others.

Hyundai Elite i20 Performance

The engines of the 2018 Hyundai Elite i20 facelift are the same as the existing ones. This will include 1.2-litre petrol with 81bhp of power, a 1.4-litre diesel with 90bhp of power. The petrol getsa five-speed manual and even a CVT as an option, while the diesel comes mated to a six-speed manual, respectively. There will be no automatic in the diesel.For Hyundai Elite i20  visit

All engines of the Elite i20 facelift will be good performers. The diesel engine on the i20 is our favourite and is suitable even for long highway drives. The sixth gear here helps a lot for cruising and also helps in returning a good fuel efficiency. The engines are fuel efficient as well. The best part is that they feel very refined and are silent, especially the diesel.

Hyundai Elite i20 Rideing

Hyundai has also tinkered a bit with the suspension and the steering of the i20. They’ve stiffened the rear suspension a little bit and you can feel that in the way the car isn’t quite as bouncy coming off a large speedbreaker, for instance. They’ve also sharpened up the steering a bit and reduced the slack at the centre position to make it feel a bit more engaging than before. Truth be told, this is still no driver’s car, and to truly improve the dynamics would require a full generational leap – as we saw with the new Verna, but it’s good to see Hyundai is trying to improve things on the current-generation car.

Hyundai Elite i20 Safety

Safety is another key point Hyundai has concentrated on with the 2018 Elite i20. The refreshed hatchback comes with dual front airbags, ABS and front seatbelts with pre-tensioners as standard across the range. The top-spec Asta (O) variant gets six airbags and ISOFIX child seat anchors over the standard equipment. View offers on Hyundai Cars from Hyundai dealers in Hyderabad at Autozhop.

Hyundai Elite i20 Price

Hyundai Elite I20 On-Road Price in India ranges from 6,27,600 to 10,87,299 for variants Elite i20 1.2 Era Petrol and Elite i20 1.4 Asta Option Diesel respectively. Hyundai Elite I20 is available in 12 variants and 8 colours. Below are details of Hyundai Elite I20 variants price in India.

Hyundai Elite i20 Verdict

Overall, this facelift appears to be a case of ‘if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it’, and really, not much was broken with the Hyundai i20. It’s also worth remembering that Hyundai has been giving the i20 small, regular updates over the years, particularly to the equipment list, and this is why the facelift doesn’t feel as much of a change as most facelifts do. The long equipment list couldn’t have gotten much longer and the interior quality was already pretty much at the top of the class. Even the changes to the engine mapping are very minor. What is much appreciated is the small but effective attention that’s been paid to dynamics, for whatever it’s worth. So yes, the i20 hasn’t changed all that much with the facelift, but then, it didn’t really need to.

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