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1Hyundai Elite i20 Facelift


Hyundai Elite i20 sits in a segment that is one of the highly in demand and bestselling categories of Indian auto market, the premium hatchback segment. The South Korean auto manufacturer has seen pretty good success with this car in domestic market and now takes it to next level by introducing the facelift version of this premium hatchback. This facelifted model is showcased at the 2018 New Delhi Auto Expo before commercial launch later this month.

It gets a revised front grille with stylish chrome garnishing. The headlamps looks similar as the current model. Front bumper arrived with a sculpted look making the hatchback more stylish than now. Moving to side profile, Hyundai Elite i20 facelift gets sporty and stylish 16 inch diamond cut alloy wheels. Apart from that, it also gets dual tone exterior colour options.

It bears same sharp character lines as the current model, turn indicator integrated ORVMs, blackened glass area. The C pillar comes with a thick appearance and completely blackened out giving the car a floating roof pattern and it is turned into glossy finish now. Moving to the back, it gets roof spoiler, revised and all-LED taillights along with an updated bumper.

So far, Hyundai Elite i20 will come with a much more stylish look compared to the present model. Inside the cabin, there is a new larger touchscreen infotainment system with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. Alongside that, there is multifunction steering wheel, analog and digital display consisting instrument cluster. Seats and upholstery receives upmarket quality materials. However, space inside the cabin remains same as the outgoing model.

This car retains the same engine and powertrain options as the outgoing model however 1.4L petrol AT is being replaced by 1.2L CVT. Power and torque output too will be same as now, but fuel efficiency of these engines improved in the facelifted version. Speaking about pricing, the Elite i20 facelift gets a marginal price hike of Rs. 6000 premium over the outgoing model.

Expected India Price: Rs. 5.34 lakh (ex-showroom, New Delhi)

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