Hyundai has been on roll after the success of Grand i10, Xcent and now yet again they are proving itself as dominating player in the Indian car industry with the success of recently launched Elite i20 which is facelift version of i20. According to the second largest car manufacturer in India Hyundai they have received over 56,000 bookings in span of four months since its launch on 11th August 2014.
Hyundai Elite i20 is price between 4.99-7.66 lakh and it is available in two variants 1.2L kappa Petrol Dual VTVT petrol engine producing 83bhp power and 115Nm torque with the fuel efficiency of 18.6 KPL. While 1.4L U2 CRdi diesel churns out 90bhp power and 220Nm of peak torque with the efficient mileage of 22.54 KPL. Petrol trim comes with 5 speed manual gearbox and Diesel with 6 speed manual transmission.
Petrol variant of Elite i20 commands a waiting period around 2.5 months while Hyundai Elite i20 Diesel variant has waiting period of more than 3 months so one can imagine the high demand of new i20. Hyundai is struggling to fulfill the delivery as reason is quite obvious that they didn’t expect that much warm welcome from the buyers.
Reason behind so much demand would be Elite i20’s eye catching design and its excellence in many departments. Hyundai’s conventional design language fluidic sculpture 2.0 has created buzz among the customers and set new design benchmark in the segment which as a result keeps it in the top 10 selling brands in India. The new design of Elite i20 is now more mature and makes it look like a European car especially the rear side.
On achieving Overwhelming response for the 2015 Elite i20, Mr. Rakesh Srivastava, Senior Vice–president, Sales and marketing at HMIL said, “We are working towards increasing its production for faster deliveries to offer a delightful experience to customers. The Elite i20 has been heightened response across the country for petrol and diesel variants creating new Elite customers for future. Hyundai reaffirms its commitment to the customer and will continue to bring world-class products”.
He further added that the demand of Elite i20 has doubled in the month of November, we sold 10,500 units.