The Hyundai Elite i20 has turned out to be a great success story for the South Korean car maker as it has sold 1 lakh units of the premium hatchback in India in a span of just 11 months. The Elite i20 was launched on 11th August 2014 and it has taken just 11 months to achieve this milestone. The second GEN i20 entered the list of top 10 bestselling cars in the country within two months of its launch.
The Hyundai Elite i20 is quite a popular car in India and also received wide appreciation by the Indian audience to its superior interior quality, long list of standard equipment, eye-soothing design and peppy performance. The premium hatchback has been one of most awarded car of the 2014-15, winning 25 awards including the prestigious ICOTY (Indian car of the year) 2015 award.
Celebrating this moment of success, B S SEO, Managing Director and CEO, HMIL, said, “We are overwhelmed with the customer’s response by receiving over unprecedented 100,000 sales for the Elite i20 in 11 months. This reflects the strong customer connect and confidence on Hyundai products. We thank customers, channel partner, employees and media who have chosen our product Elite i20 making it as a super performer brand in India and who have contributed to this landmark achievement.”
The Elite i20 is available in India with a 1.4L U2 CRDI diesel and 1.2L Kappa VTVT petrol engine mated to 5 speed and 6 speed manual gearboxes. The petrol and diesel engines delivers efficient mileages of 18.6 KMPL for petrol and 22.5 KMPL for diesel.
The Elite i20 is priced between Rs. 5.3 lakh to 6.93 lakh for the petrol variants and Rs. 6.4 lakh to 8.05 lakh for the diesel variants. Hyundai has also launched the Crossover version of Elite 20 named as i20 active which is also selling in decent numbers.
In the next month, Hyundai will launch the new top variant of Elite i20 which is expected to get a touchscreen infotainment system with navigation and cruise control to tackle upcoming new Honda Jazz. The South Korean car maker will launch its compact SUV Creta on 21st July 2015 for which Hyundai has achieved 90 percent localization which would result in aggressive pricing.
|Comparison of Hyundai i20|
|Comparison of Hyundai i20 variants|