Hyundai sold over 1.4 lakh units of Elite i20 in the calendar year 2018 as against 1.16 Lakh units sales in 2017
2018 has been a good year of premium hatchback segment even with the rise of compact SUVs. The Elite i20 is one of the most important models for Hyundai as it contributes heavily to the overall sales volume and the company has managed to sell 1,41,104 units in 2018.
The Elite i20 is also a consistent model as the company has managed to maintain the 10,000 sales in most of the months. Hyundai introduced the much-awaited facelift model at the 2018 Auto Expo and since then sales have improved. The Elite i20 is so popular among customers thanks to its premium finish and tons of features.
Hyundai Elite i20 ended the year on a high note as the Korean manufacturer sold 11,940 units in December 2018 compared to 11,135 units of Baleno even though the difference between both models is just below 1000 units. The reason for the drop in sales of Baleno is because of the facelift model, which is expected to be launched soon.
The Korean manufacturer might introduce some limited edition models later this year as next generation of Elite i20 is expected to arrive only by the end of this decade. The Elite i20 facelift model comes with lots of design changes to make the hatchback look new as the front get a new bumper and alloy wheels.
The rear gets major changes like new tail lamps along with new tailgate and the number plate in it as earlier it was placed on the bumper. The premium hatchback also comes in two new colour options – Passion Orange and Fiery Red, along with dual-tone colour option also. The interior changes are minor as the company offer the option of orange and red inserts.
The facelift model comes with features like front and rear arm-rest, new infotainment screen with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay, climate control, reverse camera with parking sensors and more. The Elite i20 retains the same 1.2 L petrol engine with 83 PS and 1.4 L diesel engine with 90 PS, mated to manual and auto gearbox (only with petrol).