Hyundai launched the next generation 2014 Hyundai Elite i20 in New Delhi today. The Elite i20 was unveiled for the first time globally and India is the first market where it will go on sale. Hyundai dealers have already opened bookings for the Elite i20, price ranging from 4.90 lakhs-7.67 lakhs(ex-showroom Delhi), which will also be showcased at the 2014 Paris Moto show. Hyundai is set to make its mark once again in the market.
The Elite i20 sports new design fabrications on the exterior and interior of the car, which is based on Hyundai’s Fludic Sculpture 2.0 theme as seen on the grand i10 and Xcent models. The front facade of the Elite i20 has a large chrome outlined air dam, the front bumper get a sporty look, along with large fog lamps and the upturned headlights come with metal inserts, which add definition to the front facade of the Elite i20. The rear end is seen with elongated wraparound tail lights, which give the Elite i20 an European look.
Just like the exterior, Hyundai spruces the Elite i20 with new features. The Elite i20 comes with a three spoke steering wheel with audio controls and trip meter settings, a dual tone dashboard and blue backlighting for the switch gear. Creature comforts such as push-to-start button, climate control, ABS, driver airbags, rear AC vents, rear view camera and diamond cut 16-inch alloy wheels are seen on the mid and top-end variants.
The Elite i20 is available in five variants the Era, Magna, Sportz, Sportz(o) and Asta. The new Elite i20 variants are powered with the same engines that are powering the current gen car, one is a 1.2 liter, Kappa VVT petrol engine, mated to a 5-speed Manual transmission, which produces 83 PS of power and 115 Nm of torque, the other a 1.4 liter, U2 CRDI, diesel engine, with a 6-speed transmission, which produces 90 PS of power and 220 Nm of torque.
The price range of the petrol and diesel variants are:
HYUNDAI ELITE i20 PETROL VARIANTS: (ex-showroom Delhi)
Elite i20 Era: Rs 4.89 lakhs
Elite i20 Magna: Rs 5.41 lakhs
Elite i20 Sportz: Rs 5.93 lakhs
Elite i20 Asta: Rs 6.46 lakhs
HYUNDAI ELITE i20 DIESEL VARIANTS:
Elite i20 Era: Rs 6.09 lakhs
Elite i20 Magna: Rs 6.61 lakhs
Elite i20 Sportz: Rs 7.13 lakhs
Elite i20 Asta: Rs 7.66 lakhs
Hyundai strategically priced and placed the Elite i20, to tackle competition from the newly launched Fiat Punto Evo, Maruti swift, Tata Bolt and Ford Figo. The current i20 already have already sold in good numbers, we hope the Elite i20 gets a better response and lives upto its name.