Hyundai Elite i20 Facelift launched in India as Maruti Baleno competitor

Hyundai has launched the facelifted i20 Elite premium hatchback in India. The facelifted car starts from Rs. 5.35 lakhs, ex-showroom Delhi, and is available with both petrol and turbo diesel engines. Manual gearboxes are standard on both engines while Hyundai has also added a new CVT automatic gearbox to the petrol engine. However, the prices for the new automatic variants are yet to be revealed, which indicates that Hyundai may have a separate launch even for the automatic variants of the i20 Elite Facelift.

Meanwhile, here are variant prices of the new car,

ELITE i20

PETROL

DIESEL

ERA

534,900

673,000

MAGNA ERA

599,900

731,000

SPORT

659,400

783,400

ASTA*

711,500

835,900

ASTA(O)

790,500

915,500

Coming to key changes on the i20 Elite Facelift, the front of the car gets a new bumper and grille while the rear gets new tail lamps, bumper and hatch lid. Alloy wheels are also new. The interiors get two twin tone dashboard options while the touchscreen infotainment system is now a larger, 17.7 cm unit. The 1.2 liter petrol engine produces 82 Bhp-115 Nm and gets a 5 speed manual gearbox as standard while the 1.4 liter turbo diesel engine makes 89 Bhp-220 Nm, and is paired to a 6 speed manual gearbox.

Like all Hyundais, the i20 Elite Facelift is loaded with features. Safety features include twin airbags, speed sensing door locks, automatic door unlock option in case of accidents, and ABS as standard. The top-end variants get 6 airbags, reverse parking sensors and a parking camera.

Other key features on the car include a rear AC vents, automatic climate control, slide-type front armrest and a rear seat armrest with integrated cup holders. Many of these features are not offered by competition – read the Maruti Baleno. Other competitors of the i20 Elite include the Honda Jazz and the Volkswagen Polo GT twins. In terms of features, the i20 Elite has all cars covered and is a top-choice for those who are looking for a refined, comfortable and spacious premium hatchback.

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