December 13, 2016: Two years after the Elite i20 was introduced, Hyundai has finally equipped it with an automatic transmission. Available only in the Magna grade, it borrows the old 1.4-litre petrol engine and 4-speed torque-converter automatic from its predecessor. Hyundai has also silently updated the top-spec Asta (O) variant, that now gets six airbags instead of two. The Elite i20 is also available with a 90PS 1.4-litre diesel and an 83PS 1.2-litre petrol motor paired with manual transmissions. A discount worth Rs 35,000 is being given in December 2016.
Hyundai i20 is an awesome car to leave in a city like Bangalore which suits to all road conditions with very high traffic. it has smart storage spaces , well equipped with more safety features and also very easy to drive in traffic. Indian buyers would prefer sedan over hatchback at this price range, but i20 made an impact over other cars like the Swift, the Polo, the Punto and any other cars at this segment.Exterior: Radiator grill, Head lamp and Rear combined lamp are the highlights of the ext read more 9
When I saw Elite i20 is getting updates one after the other when it comes to features and other tit bits, I decided to get the car for testing. The Elite i20 came at a time when I had to choose from the four cars despite 3 SUV's for the quick new year trip. I decided I wanted to spend some time with the Elite class and hence I opted for the i20. The Hyundai Elite i20 has been the car that started the premium hatchback segment. The Japanese as always being late to the party and in two generat read more 0
It has been 18 months, I am driving my i20 elite, Sports(O). And it's a delight to drive the car. I live in Guwahati, Assam, where the traffic condition is very big inside the city. And I often use my car to the nearest city Shillong (Capital of Meghalaya). The road from Guwahati to Shillong is smooth but it?s full of Zig-zags and there is a huge 1500m altitude difference. So, I?ll rate my car based on these two kinds of roads,
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When we look at the record that Hyundai has made here in India, we tend to wonder just how the South Korean manufacturer overshot numerous local and international competitors to become the second largest carmaker in India. Well, when you look at a car like the Elite i20, you tend to get a glimpse of the answer. Style, comfort and performance come together in this vehicle, making it quite a likeable package.
Ever since its introduction, the Elite i20 has found favour with Indian buyers. Newer rivals have entered the fray, making things all the more competitive, but Hyundai’s premium hatch continues to get buyers into the brand’s showrooms. However, we’re not here to sing hymns of its praise. We take a close look at the Elite i20 and tell you what’s hot and what’s not.
Things We Like in Elite i20
Dual airbags standard across all variants.
Fantastic exterior styling.
The 1.4-litre diesel engine gives you quite the drive with a great gearbox adding a cherry on top.
Things We Don't Like in Elite i20
1.2-litre petrol is underwhelming.
ABS restricted to the mid and top variants.
Tall and husky people may feel confined within the limited cabin area.
Stand Out Features
The new AVN system with Bluetooth.
The Elite i20 is a great blend of style, quality, features and function. It’s not as spacious as the Baleno or Jazz, not is the petrol powertrain as engaging to use as the Swift. However, the fit and finish quality is impeccable and the Elite’s trim quality levels are a benchmark. There’s a good amount of features on offer too and let’s not forget, the car looks fantastic too.
"The Elite i20 is a great all-rounder and makes for a great buy."
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