Ex-Showroom Price in Delhi.
Engine 1.2L Kappa Dual VTVT Petrol
Max Power 82 bhp @ 6000 rpm
The Hyundai Elite i20’s recent global unveiling in India is proof that the carmaker is intent on getting its domestic market focus right. However, it also indicates that the new Elite i20 didn’t want to give the new Volkswagen Polo or the Fiat Punto Evo much of a head-start. Even the segment leader, i.e. Maruti Suzuki Swift looks a bit dated as compared to these new models. Needless to say, facelifts and new generations are the need of the hour. We first saw the Hyundai i20 in 2008 and we liked it alright. MotorPlace Fast forward four years and Hyundai introduced the mid-life facelift in 2016, which did not fail to impress either. So, to say that the second generation i20 has some big shoes to fill would be quite an understatement.
The Hyundai Elite i20 Era 1.2 Petrol is one of the two variants of the Elite i20 from Hyundai India, the other one being the diesel variant.The Hyundai Elite i20 Era 1.2 Petrol boasts of an 81bhp 1.2-litre Kappa2 engine, five-speed manual transmission, and four trims Era, Magna, Sportz, and Asta. Motor Place With a lot of changes made by Hyundai to the Elite i20 dashboard, there is now a big central fascia and a gearbox console which has been redesigned by the maker. You can get it in Polar White, Stardust, Mystic Blue, Midas Gold, Sleek Silver, Red Passion and Pristine Blue colors. Though the previous i20’s Fluidic.
Hyundai Elite i20
the design was received well in India, Hyundai is looking to widen its horizons with the rather European-rescue Fluidic 2.0 design philosophy. The company claims this Motor Place shift in the design philosophy was to transform the car’s image, i.e. it wanted the Elite i20 to come across as ‘bold’ instead of ‘youthful’. To be honest, Motor Place it wasn’t loved at first sight for me, but I can only hope that I will eventually come around. MotorPlace The new Fluidic 2.0 styling certainly allows the Elite i20 to look bolder; the hexagonal grille at the front is hard to miss. It feels like it is staring at you, a little too much, I would say. However, MotorPlace the sweptback headlamps and the sleek fog lamps on the bumper help bring the much-needed ‘cheer’ to the hatchback’s front fascia. The absence of daytime running lights, which looked nice on the outgoing model, is quite strange.
Moving on to the side profile, the new 16-inch alloys, MotorPlace offered only on the Sportz and Asta variants, definitely add to the Elite i20’s sporty appeal. The remaining trims have to make do with 14-inch rims. That said, it is really the rear where the Elite i20 scores brownie points, MotorPlace thanks to the ‘Alfa-Romeo meets Veloster’ tail-lights. Let’s not forget the Motor Place blacked out C-pillar that blends in equally well.
Now, the cabin. It’s nice and pleasant inside the Elite i20; the dual-tone beige and black interiors look good and so does the neatly laid out dashboard. What is really Motor Place impressive, though, is the fit-and-finish. The quality of the plastic used is very good. Since it is a Hyundai product, the presence of lots of features is a given. The 3-spoke steering wheel has a nice upmarket feel to it and comes with lots of controls mounted on it. Hyundai Elite i20 Era The hatchback gets a front center armrest with storage, a steering-sensitive rear parking camera, and a 2-DIN audio system with 1GB storage among Motor Place other features. Despite all those features.