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Hyundai Elite i20 Launched at Rs 4.89 lakh

Hyundai has finally launched its much anticipated Elite i20 premium hatchback at a price tag of Rs 4.89 lakh while the base diesel is priced at Rs 6.10 lakh. The new premium hatchback is based on company's new Fluidic Sculpture 2.0, an updated design philosophy of the previous models. The car features revamped exterior profile and a completely new interiors. Dealers prior to its launch have already started taking advance bookings with a payment of INR 25,000. The carmaker retains Era, Magna and Sportz, Sportz (O) and Asta variants. The car gets its new form which is an outcome of the engineers at Hyundai Motor's Design Centre in Russelsheim, Germany.

Exteriors embraces a lot of changes too. The front fascia of this premium hatch now features redesigned headlamps, hexagonal grille, trapezoidal fog lamps and boomerang styled rear tail lights. The car sits on 15-inch wheels while the top end variants gets 16 inch premium diamond-cut alloy wheels. The door handles also gets premium chrome finishing. It now gets 7 new graceful colors.

Also read: Hyundai Elite i20 comparison with Polo, Swift, Punto EVO

The interior of Elite i20 features new eye-catching dashboard but continues with the same black and beige scheme with silver accents. Other convenient features include updated large screen multimedia 2-DIN audio system with USB, AUX-in and 1GB storage support, steering mounted controls and AC with advance automatic climate control along with rear air cons seen first in Grand i10 and engine push start/stop switch, etc.

In the safety department, Elite i20 offers Anti-lock braking system (ABS) with Electronic brake-force distribution (EBD), four passenger airbags and reverse parking camera.

Under the hood, the car retains the same engine line-up housing 1.2-litre Kappa petrol unit that develops 81bhp and 115Nm of torque coupled to 5-speed manual transmission system. The fuel efficient 1.4-litre U2 diesel engine also remain unchanged that develops 88.8bhp and whopping 220Nm of max torque coupled with 6-speed manual transmission.

  Launch Coverage

11.40 AM: Hyundai Elite i20 will be available with two engine options. The petrol model gets 1.2-litre Dual VTVT Kappa Petrol engine while the diesel model carries 1.4-litre U2 CRDi engine.

11.42 AM: The petrol engine churns a power of 81.8bhp while the diesel engine develops power of 88.8bhp. 

11.40 AM: Hyundai Elite i20 will be available with two engine options. The petrol model gets 1.2-liter Dual VTVT Kappa Petrol engine while the diesel model carries 1.4-liter U2 CRDi engine.

11.42 AM: The petrol engine churns a power of 81.8bhp while the diesel engine develops power of 88.8bhp.

11.50 AM: The petrol engine delivers an ARAI certified fuel economy of 18.60kmpl (Era and Magna variants) while the fuel efficient diesel engine gives a mileage of 22.54kmpl (Era and Magna variants).

11.52 AM: The petrol variants named Sportz, Sportz Option and Asta give an average of 18.24kmpl and the same variants in diesel gives mileage of 21.76kmpl.

12.04 PM: The environmental friendly U2 1.4-liter CRDi diesel engine is low on emission and Noise Vibration and Harness (NVH) levels, however it operates at a high pressure of 1,800 bars.

12.06 PM: Hyundai India CEO Bo Shin Seo is on the stage.

12.16: The car is still under wraps.

12.20 PM: Since its launch in 2008, Hyundai has retailed more than 7.30 lakh units of i20 till date, and with the new Elite, the automaker looks to further enhance its second top most position in Indian auto sector.

12.22 PM: Sports models embraces Driver Side airbags and ABS, while the Asta model features passenger side airbag.

12.24: Casey Hyun, Creative Design Manager explains the design of the Hyundai Elite i20.

12.26 PM: The car gets Fluidic Sculpture 2.0 design and embraces a new broad grille. 

12:30 PM: Hyundai Elite i20 gets single frame Hexagonal grille and Fluidic lines.

12.35 PM: The company has big plans to export the Elite i20 from India.

12.37 PM: Both the petrol and diesel gets five-five variants as Era, Magna, Sports, Sports Option and Asta

12: 38 PM: The designers have focused more on the comfort of rear seat.

12: 45 PM: The rear gets coupe like design while the build in LED turn indicators adds more to its style.

12.47 PM: Interior features infotainment system with 1 GB of built-in space along with 8 speaker system.

12. 49 PM: The automatic climate control is specially designed keeping in mind of hot Indian climate.

12:52 PM: On the safety feature, the car gets rear parking system to park on those small places. 

12:56 PM: Era and Magna does not support airbags and ABS.

1.02 PM: Finally the car is here.

1.04 PM: The Elite i20 gets seven exciting color options. 

1.06 PM: Hyundai Elite i20 launched at Rs 4.89 lakh for base petrol model and Rs 6.99 lakh for base diesel model.

 

Source : CarDekho