Hyundai Elite i20

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Highlights

September 2, 2014: Hyundai India is overwhelmed with the success of Elite i20 and there's every reason to be, Elite i20 garnered 15,300 bookings in mere 20 days of it's launch. Speaking about the pricing, the Elite i20 is priced at Rs. 4.89 lakh for base petrol while diesel starts at Rs 6.09 lakh (all Ex-Showroom New Delhi prices). Mechanically, the car remains unchanged apart from skimping the 1.4 liter petrol; on offer now is a 1.2-liter petrol engine and 1.4-litre diesel unit. Petrol trims are mated to a five speed manual while diesel packs a sportier six-speed manual.

Overview

HMIL (Hyundai Motors India Limited) has officially introduced the refurbished version of its premium hatchback, i20 in the country. The car maker has re-badged it as Hyundai Elite i20 , but it is made available in the same four trim levels namely Era, Magna, Sportz and Asta. In addition to these, the company is also offering Sportz Option trim with few additional features like clutch lock, smart keyless entry, chrome outside door handles, diamond cut alloy wheels and push button engine start and stop function. This latest version is available with petrol and diesel engine options for the customers to choose from. The petrol version is powered by a 1.2-litre, dual VTVT engine, which is mated with a five speed manual gearbox. On the other hand, its diesel version is equipped with a 1.4-litre, U II CRDi engine that is coupled with a 6-speed manual transmission gearbox. In terms of comfort, this latest version has all the aspects like fully automatic climate control unit, power windows with driver's side auto down function, height adjustable driver's seat and glove box cooling. In terms of safety aspects, it gets sophisticated functions like an electrochromic inside rear view mirror, anti lock braking system, airbags for front passengers and an advanced engine immobilizer. The main highlight will remain to be its refurbished exteriors, that makes it look completely refreshing. This new hatchback gets a refined headlight cluster, a pronounced radiator grille, re-designed bumper. At the same time, its rear profile gets a sleek taillight cluster with elegant lighting pattern, which gives it a luxuriant appeal. The car maker has also updated the interiors with a new design pattern and inserts. This latest hatchback comes with a modified dashboard, improved seating arrangement along with a newly designed steering wheel. At the same time, its interiors are done up in a dual tone color scheme, which is amplified by a lot of metallic inserts. On the other hand, its braking and suspension mechanisms have been retained from the outgoing model. This facelifted version will compete with the likes of Volkswagen Polo, Fiat Punto EVO, Maruti Swift and Tata Bolt. At present, it is available with a standard warranty period of 2 years regardless of how many kilometers it has run, which is quite interesting.

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Exteriors

The all new Hyundai Elite i20 has a sophisticated external appearance with refined outfits all over. At the same time, its exterior dimensions gets a slight improvement, especially in terms of width and wheelbase. Its front profile has a refined swept-back headlight cluster that is equipped with conventional halogen lamps and turn indicators. Its upper grille has been revised and it houses a black colored mesh along with the company's insignia. Its lower grille gets wider and more pronounced owing to its new hexagonal shape, which has a thick chrome surround. In addition to these, there is an air intake section provided in the front bumper, which contributes towards improving engine performance. At the same time, this body colored bumper is fitted with a pair of dynamic fog lamps, which further emphasizes its dynamic appeal. However, most of these aspects are provided to the Sportz and its above variants. Its side profile too has been re-treated with a set of enchanting cosmetics. Its entry level variant Era have black colored ORVMs, door handles while the same in Magna and Sportz variants are in body color. The top end variants have chrome door handles and stylish diamond cut alloy wheels. In addition to these, the company has treated its B and C pillars with high-gloss black shade, which further adds to its urbane appeal. Unlike its previous version, this latest model has a plain structure on its side profile that gives it a classy look. Its rear profile has undergone a major overhaul as it is now bestowed with a new lighting pattern. The taillight cluster gets sleeker yet wider and it further powered by LED inspired brake lights. Its rear windscreen has a thick glossy-black surround and is further accompanied by a wiper. At the same time, there are third brake lights provided on top of windscreen, which provides additional safety. The rear bumper slightly bigger in size and it is now equipped with a pair of reflectors and a courtesy lamp. The overall look of this Elite i20 is something that represents the new design language adapted by the company.

Exterior Measurements:

As said earlier, this facelifted version gets revised dimensions with increased wheelbase and width. However, its overall length is reduced by 10mm to 3985mm, but interestingly, its total wheelbase has been improved by 45mm to 2570mm. At the same time, its width is 24mm wider with 1734mm, which provides good shoulder space inside. At the same time, this hatchback comes with a generous ground clearance of 170mm, which is 5mm more than its outgoing model. On the other hand this hatchback also comes with a total height of about 1505mm, which is decent.

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Interiors

Editor's take : The interiors of the Elite i20 is stylish and even the quality is good. The fit and finish and even the space for the five occupants and their luggage is good. The features on offer are also several segment first.

 

Coming to the internal cabin, the all new Hyundai Elite i20 is done up with an attractive beige and black color scheme. It is further emphasized by the metallic inserts given on parking lever tip and door handles. There are several changes made to the interiors, especially to the cockpit section and door panels. The steering wheel too has been refined with three spokes and is mounted with multi-functional switches. Interestingly, the mid range Sportz and its above variants have leather wrapped steering wheel. The instrument panel gets a glossy-black treatment, which adds to the refinements of the cabin. The main highlight is its asserting new dashboard that houses a large central fascia including a modified gearbox console. It is equipped with a glove box chiller, an advanced AC unit and a proficient music system. The seats are ergonomically designed and are integrated with adjustable head restraints. These seats have been covered with a dual tone premium quality fabric upholstery, which brings a plush look to the cabin. The top end version comes with 60:40 split folding facility along with height adjustment function for driver's seat. On the other hand, it comes with an impressive 295 litre boot compartment, which can be extended further. As a result of improvement in its wheelbase and width, the leg and shoulder room is increased by a few inches. The car maker has installed several important aspects like front center armrest, drink holders, accessory power sockets and several storage spaces.

Interior Comfort:

The all new Hyundai Elite i20 is bestowed with several sophisticated comfort features that makes it a tough competitor in its segment. As mentioned above, this latest version is available in four variants along with an optional trim. The entry level variants are equipped with aspects like front door map pockets, front passenger's seat back pocket, and central room lamp with theater dimming effect. In addition to these, the base variants have motor driven electric power steering, clutch foot rest, front sun visors with vanity mirror, manual air conditioning system with heater, front power windows with timelag and folding rear bench seat. In addition to the features given in Era trim, Magna variants have electrically foldable mirrors, all four power windows with driver's side auto down function along with illuminated switches and glove box cooling. This trim also has a multi-information display featuring dual tripmeter, calender with date, engine running time and external temperature display. The “Sportz” variant has aspects like adjustable rear head restraints, steering wheel with tilt and telescopic adjustment, leather wrapped steering wheel and front map lamp. On the other hand, The Sportz Option trim has aspects like push button engine start and stop function and chrome outside door handles. Its top end Asta trim has sophisticated aspects like supervision instrument cluster, rear wiper with washer and adjustable rear head restraints, and 60:40 rear split folding seat.

Interior Measurements:

The internal cabin of the new Elite i20 is incredibly spacious owing to its large wheelbase and width. Although, its overall length is reduced by 10mm, the leg room gets improved by quite a few inches. At the same time, the car maker has also improved the overall width by 24mm, which has made the interiors roomy. On the other hand, it comes with a large 295 litre boot compartment along with a decent fuel tank that has a storage capacity of 45 litres.

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Hyundai Elite i20 Color Options
Midas Gold
Passion Red
Pristine Blue
Sleek Silver
Star Dust
Mystic Blue
Polar White
Acceleration & Pick-Up

Editor's take : The acceleration of the Elite i20 is good, especially the diesel. The petrol is a tad sluggish and needs some more revving to extract performance.

 

This newly introduced hatchback is perkier in terms of acceleration and pickup like its earlier version. The car maker has coupled its petrol engine with a 5-speed manual transmission gearbox, which enables the vehicle to breach the 100 Kmph speed mark in about 15 to 16 seconds. At the same time, it has the ability to achieve a top speed of approximately 140 to 145 Kmph. On the other hand, its second generation 'U II' diesel mill is coupled with a six speed manual transmission gear box. It helps this vehicle to cross the 100 Kmph speed mark from a standstill in 13 to 14 seconds. This diesel version can reach a top speed in the range of 160 to 165 Kmph, which is quite good.

Engine and Performance

Editor's take : The power produced by the engines is good and this time there is no automatic and the 1.4-litre petrol engine. The 1.4-litre diesel has loads of power however the only issue is the struggle from this oil burner because the prominent turbo lag.

 

The car maker is offering this refurbished version with two engine options for the buyers to choose from. All petrol variants are equipped with a 1.2-litre Kappa dual VTVT petrol engine that has a displacement capacity of 1197cc. It is based on dual overhead camshaft valve configuration with 4-cylinders and 16-valves that receives fuel through a multi-point injection system. This petrol mill can develop a maximum power of about 81.90bhp at 6000rpm that results in a commanding torque output of 114.7Nm at just 4000rpm. This Kappa engine is skilfully paired with a five speed manual transmission gearbox. On the other hand, its diesel variants have been equipped with a powerful 1.4-litre second generation 'U II' engine that has common rail injection system. It comprises of 4-cylinders and a total of 16-valves, which form a DOHC valve configuration. It can belt out a commanding power of 88.76bhp at 4000rpm that results in a peak torque output of 219.6Nm in the range of 1500 to 2750rpm. This torque output is distributed to the front wheels through an advanced six speed manual transmission gearbox.

Mileage

Editor's take : The Hyundai powertrains have been fuel efficient, always. The diesel is surely more frugal than the petrol.

 

As mentioned above, this newly introduced vehicle is available with both diesel and petrol engine options. All the diesel variants have been equipped with a 1396cc second generation 'U II' mill that is based on a DOHC valve configuration. This power plant has the ability to produce a minimum mileage of approximately 18.4 Kmpl, while delivering a maximum 21.27 Kmpl (on expressways). On the other hand, its petrol version is equipped with a 1197cc, VTVT engine that is based on dual overhead camshaft valve configuration. This petrol mill can deliver a mileage of 13.3 Kmpl (under standard driving conditions), while producing a maximum of 18.5 Kmpl (on highways).

Power of Hyundai Elite i20

Editor's take : The power on the petrol and diesel is good. Especially with the diesel being more powerful. On paper, the petrol produces 83bhp and the diesel has a power output of 90bhp.

 

The diesel version is equipped with a 1.4-litre engine that has 4-cylinders and 16-valves . It is further incorporated with a common rail diesel injection fuel supply system that helps the motor to produce a maximum power of 88.76bhp along with a commanding torque output of 219.6Nm. While the petrol version has been fitted with a 1.2-litre Kappa engine that has multi point fuel injection system. This power plant can belt out 81.90bhp that results in a maximum torque output of 114.7Nm.

Hyundai Elite i20 Specifications
Variants Transmission Engine Description Mileage Power AC Power Steering Central Locking
City Highway
Era 1.4 CRDi
(Diesel)
Manual 1396cc
4 Cylinder 16 Valve
18.4 22.54 88.8bhp @ 4000rpm Standard Standard Standard
Magna 1.4 CRDi
(Diesel)
Manual 1396cc
4 Cylinder 16 Valve
18.4 22.54 88.8bhp @ 4000rpm Standard Standard Standard
Sportz 1.4 CRDi
(Diesel)
Manual 1396cc
4 Cylinder 16 Valve
18.4 21.76 88.8bhp @ 4000rpm Standard Standard Standard
Sportz Option 1.4 CRDi
(Diesel)
Manual 1396cc
4 Cylinder 16 Valve
18.4 21.76 88.8bhp @ 4000rpm Standard Standard Standard
Asta 1.4 CRDi
(Diesel)
Manual 1396cc
4 Cylinder 16 Valve
18.4 21.76 88.8bhp @ 4000rpm Standard Standard Standard
Era 1.2
(Petrol)
Manual 1197cc
4 Cylinder 16 Valve
13.3 18.6 81.9bhp @ 6000rpm Standard Standard Standard
Magna 1.2
(Petrol)
Manual 1197cc
4 Cylinder 16 Valve
13.3 18.6 81.9bhp @ 6000rpm Standard Standard Standard
Sportz 1.2
(Petrol)
Manual 1197cc
4 Cylinder 16 Valve
13.3 18.24 81.9bhp @ 6000rpm Standard Standard Standard
Sportz Option 1.2
(Petrol)
Manual 1197cc
4 Cylinder 16 Valve
13.3 18.24 81.9bhp @ 6000rpm Standard Standard Standard
Asta 1.2
(Petrol)
Manual 1197cc
4 Cylinder 16 Valve
13.3 18.24 81.9bhp @ 6000rpm Standard Standard Standard
Stereo & Accessories

Editor's take : The stereo on the Elite i20 has a 1 GB hard drive and even has Bluetooth, USB and aux connectivity. The accessories as extra available on the i20 are the new alloy wheels, which are optional. There is a standard fitment alloy wheel too, but there are more options.

 

The mid range Magna trim and its above variants have been equipped with an advanced 2-DIN integrated music player with a radio, MP3 playback and connectivity ports for AUX-In and USB devices. At the same time, it comes incorporated with aspects like Bluetooth connectivity and 1GB internal hard disc for storage of music files. In addition to these, the car maker is offering 4-speakers, 2-tweeters and a multi-functional steering wheel with audio and call control switches. While the “Sportz” and “Asta” variants also have a CD player. These aspects are missing in the entry level Era trim, but the company is offering a provision for incorporating the music system. Apart from these, customers can personalize the vehicle from both inside and out, but affixing it with eye-catching cosmetics. They can opt for leather seat covers, a touchscreen system with video playback, navigation system and other interior aspects. In terms of exteriors, it can be affixed with body decals, rear spoiler, nudge guard, side moldings and several other add-ons.

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Braking & Handling

Editor's take : The braking of the Elite i20 has improved and even the handling has been enhanced by several notches.

 

This premium hatchback comes with a highly proficient braking mechanism, wherein its front wheels have disc brakes and the rear ones are paired with drum brakes. This braking mechanism gets assistance from anti lock braking system , which provides a skid-free driving experience. Its front axle is paired with a McPherson strut along with a stabilizer bar, while the rear axle is coupled with a coupled torsion beam. In addition to these, both the axles have been loaded with coil springs, which further reinforces the mechanism. On the other hand, this premium hatchback is bestowed with a motor driven electric power assisted steering system, which is highly responsive and makes handling simpler.

Safety & Security

Editor's take : The safety features on the Elite i20 include multiple airbags, ABS and body structure to absorb maximum stress during an impact.

 

In terms of safety, the car maker has incorporated numerous advanced features that safeguards the vehicle and its passengers as well. Its base variant has aspects like central locking for doors and tailgate, smart pedal, day and night inside rear view mirror, engine immobilizer and dual horn. In addition to these, the Magna trim has headlamp escort function, and key less entry. The 'Sportz' trim has sophisticated aspects like driver airbag, anti lock braking system, front fog lamps and parking assist featuring sensors and a rear camera with display on electrochromic mirror. The top end variant also has an advanced smart keyless entry, passenger airbag and automatic light control and clutch lock.

Wheels

The car maker is offering the Era, Magna and Sportz variants with a set of conventional 14-inch steel wheels including full wheel covers. These rims have been covered with high performance radial tubeless tyres of size 185/70 R14. While the Sportz Option and Asta trims are bestowed with a set of stylish 16-inch diamond cut alloy wheels, which are covered with 195/55 R16 sized tubeless radial tyres.

Hyundai Elite i20 Pros

 

1. After sales service is up to the mark.

2. Interior design is quite trendy.

3. There is an improvement in leg and shoulder room.

4. Performance of diesel engine is rather satisfying.

5. External appearance is quite captivating.

 

Hyundai Elite i20 Cons

 

1. There is still need to improve its ground clearance.

2. Price range can be made more competitive.

3. Navigation system and a few other aspects can be added.

4. Fuel economy is lesser than its other competitors.

5. No changes made to the engines.

Hyundai Elite i20 Price
Variants New Delhi Bangalore Mumbai Chennai Pune Hyderabad Kolkata
Era 1.4 CRDi
(Diesel)
6,09,900 6,20,742 6,39,445 6,20,742 6,21,572 6,20,742 6,26,682   Get On Road Price  
Magna 1.4 CRDi
(Diesel)
6,61,900 6,73,667 6,93,965 6,73,667 6,74,568 6,73,667 6,80,112   Get On Road Price  
Sportz 1.4 CRDi
(Diesel)
7,13,900 7,26,592 7,48,484 7,26,592 7,27,563 7,26,592 7,33,543   Get On Road Price  
Sportz Option 1.4 CRDi
(Diesel)
7,44,900 7,58,143 7,80,986 7,58,143 7,59,156 7,58,143 7,65,396   Get On Road Price  
Asta 1.4 CRDi
(Diesel)
7,66,900 7,80,534 8,04,052 7,80,534 7,81,578 7,80,534 7,88,002   Get On Road Price  
Era 1.2
(Petrol)
4,89,900 4,98,609 5,12,019 4,98,609 4,97,772 4,98,609 5,05,358   Get On Road Price  
Magna 1.2
(Petrol)
5,41,900 5,51,534 5,66,526 5,51,534 5,50,763 5,51,534 5,58,787   Get On Road Price  
Sportz 1.2
(Petrol)
5,93,900 6,04,458 6,21,033 6,04,458 6,03,753 6,04,458 6,12,215   Get On Road Price  
Sportz Option 1.2
(Petrol)
6,24,900 6,36,010 6,53,528 6,36,010 6,35,344 6,36,010 6,44,067   Get On Road Price  
Asta 1.2
(Petrol)
6,46,901 6,58,401 6,76,589 6,58,401 6,57,763 6,58,401 6,66,673   Get On Road Price  
Hyundai Elite i20 prices were updated on September 20, 2014
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    The Hyundai Elite i20 variants are as follows:

    5 Diesel Variants :

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