2018 Hyundai Elite i20 Facelift Launched In India At Rs. 5.34 Lakh


2018 Hyundai Elite i20 facelift gets visual overhauls, improved equipment level and added safety features

The premium hatchback segment has been one of the most evolved in terms of sales courtesy of the arrival of the Maruti Suzuki Baleno. With Tata introducing one of its own, the rivalry is only getting intensified.

In response, Hyundai, which pioneered the segment, has revealed a facelifted version of its top-selling Elite i20 to match the equipment offering of the Maruti Suzuki Baleno. Here is everything you need to know about the 2018 Hyundai Elite i20:

Hyundai-Elite-i20-Rear-Quarter.jpg2018 Hyundai Elite i20 Exterior and Design

The updated Elite i20 features the new single-frame hexagonal ‘cascading grille’ positioned between the sleeker projector lamps and LED Daytime Running Lights with multi-spoke alloy wheels. The Hyundai badge is situated between the bonnet and grille gap unlike the new i30 or the latest Verna and Elantra.

It goes in line with the design of the facelifted i10 and Xcent while the bumper is redesigned and angular too. The newly designed set of alloy wheels similar to the Mercedes-Benz CLA add sporty panache. The rear-end has received re-positioned number plate from bumper to boot lid and new tail lamp graphics.

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Hyundai-Elite-i20-Rear.jpg2018 Hyundai Elite i20 Engine, Specifications

Engine 1.2-litre Kappa Dual VTVT petrol / 1.4-litre U2 CRDi diesel
Power 83 PS at 6,000 rpm / 90 PS at 4,000 rpm
Torque 115 Nm at 4,000 rpm / 220 Nm at 1,500-2,750 rpm
Transmission five-speed manual or CVT / six-speed manual

Currently, the 1.4-litre U2 CRDi oil-burner develops a maximum power output of 90 PS at 4,000 rpm and 220 Nm torque at 1,500-2,750 rpm. It is coupled with a six-speed manual transmission only. The base petrol is a 1.2-litre Kappa Dual VTVT that makes 83 PS at 6,000 rpm and 115 Nm torque at 4,000 rpm. It is mated to a five-speed manual.

The more powerful 1.4-litre Dual VTVT gasoline motor kicks out 100 PS at 6,000 rpm and 132 Nm at 4,000 rpm torque. It can also be had with a four-speed automatic ‘box sending power to the front wheels.

Hyunai-Elite-i20-Front-Quarter.jpgThe 1.4-litre petrol engine powering the automatic Magna will be replaced by a 1.2-litre Kappa unit and it will be connected to a CVT (Continuously Variable Transmission) instead. The CVT is expected to return more fuel economy than the outgoing AT unit. The smaller 1.2-litre engine means the tax benefits will lead to considerably reducing the price gap against Maruti Suzuki Baleno’s Alpha CVT version.

2018 Hyundai Elite i20 Mileage

2018 Hyundai Elite i20 Mileage 19 kmpl for petrol and 23 kmpl for diesel

Hyundai could update the petrol and diesel engines for better fuel economy as figures of 19 kmpl for petrol and 23 kmpl for diesel are likely.

2018 Hyundai Elite i20 Dimensions

Length 3,985 mm
Width 1,734 mm
Height 1,505 mm
Wheelbase 2,570 mm
Ground Clearance 170 mm

No dimensional changes on the facelift as it will continue to have length of 3,985 mm, width of 1,734 mm, height of 1,505 mm as well as 2,570 mm wheelbase. The ground clearance may not have any change as well at 170 mm.

2018 Hyundai Elite i20 India Launch

Hyundai Elite i20 Facelift India Launch February 2018

It has made its debut at the 2018 New Delhi Auto Expo where the official launch has also taken place. The facelifted i20 will play an important role in the South Korean company’s plan of doubling sales to one million units by 2021 with investment of over 5,000 crore.

2018 Hyundai Elite i20 India Price

2018 Hyundai Elite i20 Price Rs. 5.34 lakh to Rs. 9.15 lakh

The Hyundai Elite i20 is priced between Rs. 5.34 lakh and Rs. 9.15 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi) – no big change over the outgoing prices. The entry-level Era trim is priced at Rs. 5,34,900 while the Asta (O) is at Rs. 7,90,500. As for the diesel, the Era costs Rs. 6,73,000 and the Asta (O) at Rs. 9,15,500.

2018 Hyundai Elite i20 Interior and Features

There are no big changes in terms of seat upholstery and interior presence but the Magna variant which does not offer a touchscreen will gain the seven-inch display offering voice commands and electric Outside Rear View Mirrors. The same unit is offered in the top-of-the-line Asta (O).

The new Elite i20 facelift comes featuring dual-tone interiors completed in beige and black sinking with the theme of the upholstery. Other significant equipment are three-spoke multi-functional steering wheel similar to the latest Verna with mounted controls, front centre armrest, two cup holders, updated center console and so on.

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