11 August 2014 is the day when the world witnessed the arrival of i20’s much awaited Facelift version Elite i20. With all new front design and interiors it knocks the premium hatchback segment to give competition to its rivals like polo, swift and Punto EVO. Hyundai is huge brand when it comes to popularity; Santro, i10 and i20 are the biggest examples of it. Let’s have a look on what’s special is in Hyundai’s refreshed elite i20.
Hyundai elite i20, the premium hatchback comes with an introductory price of Rs. 4.89 lakhs which goes up to Rs. 6.46 lakhs for petrol variant, while the Diesel variant ranges between Rs. 6.09 lakhs to Rs. 7.66 lakhs. Elite i20 is less priced than what Volkswagen polo is offering in both diesel and petrol variant but it is bit high as compared to Maruti’s Swift in diesel and similarly priced in petrol variant.
Hyundai elite i20 marks its presence in Two engines i.e. Petrol & engine with 5 variants each, Named as ERA, MAGNA, SPORTZ, ASTA and SPORTZ OPTION. 1.2L kappa VTVT Petrol engine develops Max power of 81.86BHP with 115nm of torque and 1.4L U2 CRDi Diesel engine develops 88.77BHP of power with 220nm torque.
Petrol engine is mated with 5 speed manual transmission with fuel efficiency of 18.6 km/l; on the other side Diesel engine have 6 speed manual transmission with 22.54 km/l fuel efficiency. In terms of fuel efficiency it stands equally with Maruti swift but better than Polo and Punto EVO.
Space & Dimensions:
Slight lengthy Elite i20 is 3985mm long 45mm longer than its old model i20, 1734mm wide and 1505mm in height. It has 2570mm of wheel base with 170mm of good ground clearance and 280 liters of boot space. It offers seating capacity of 5 Persons. It is longest and widest car in the segment as compared to Polo and Punto EVO, and in height section it falls behind just from swift.
Interior & Exterior:
Hyundai elite i20 is internally decorated with features like first in segment 2 din Music system with 1GB internal memory, Armrests at front seats, 3 spoke steering wheel with audio controls, FATC (fully automatic temperature control), Brilliant two color tone seats and dashboard, metallic door handles, leather cover steering wheels, Ultra cool rear A/C vents, parcel tray at rear, automatic cruise control, Fully tilted steering wheel, USB port, AUX-in and other features like sunglass holder, front & rear map pockets, tachometer makes it better from other cars of this segment.
Externally, Sporty elite i20 has hexagonal large front grill, Trendier larger bonnet, B pillar design at front and C pillar design at side make it a heart throb for young generation, body colored bumpers, side mirrors with led indicators on it make a brilliant combination. Two tone fully covered 16” diamond cut alloy wheels give car the finishing touch.
Stylish Elite i20 has 7 elegant colors i.e. Stardust, red passion, Midas gold, sleek silver, mystic blue, polar white and pristine blue. Red passion, sleek silver and polar white might become very popular among the young generation.
The feature which separates elite i20 from other cars is Automatic headlamps which emits light according to the light outside, rear mirror comes with auto fold system, Smart pedal system which applies automatic brakes in panic situations, Dual front airbags, ABS+EBD, rear defoggers with timers, reverse parking sensors, automatic central lock system, crash sensor and other features like child safely lock, engine immobilizer, clutch lock, seat belt pretensioners makes it a package of safe car. Only Polo can match Elite i20 in terms of features but still elite i20 is better them of all in this section.
Car zoom’s take:
Loaded with tones of features might play as a trump card for all new Elite i20, Its sporty looks and brand name might also contribute to its cause. In terms of features it is better than its rival cars like polo, swift and Punto EVO. It has all the elements of to be at the top in the segment. Can all the talks turns into the sales figure and proves it right?
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