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Hyundai Elite i20 2018 vs Maruti Baleno – Specs Compared

Modified On Jun 14, 2018 12:39 PM By Khan Mohd. for Hyundai i20

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With more features and cosmetic updates, the Elite i20 facelift revives its rivalry with the bestselling premium hatchback, the Maruti Baleno

Hyundai has launched the 2018 Elite i20 at Rs 5.35 lakh (ex-showroom Delhi) at the Auto Expo 2018 (Read more about the i20 facelift here). The second-gen i20, termed as the Elite i20, first debuted in the country in August 2014. Introduced a year later in 2015, the Maruti Baleno was quick to snatch the bestselling tag from the Korean car in the premium hatchback segment. Let’s see if the equations between the two bestsellers change with this facelift.

Specifications

Petrol engines

Car Models

Hyundai Elite i20 2018

Maruti Suzuki Baleno

Engines

1.2-litre

1.2-litre

Power

83PS

84PS

Torque

114.7Nm

115Nm

Transmission

5MT

5MT/CVT

Mileage

18.6kmpl

21.4kmpl

Maruti Baleno RS

While the Baleno gets an automatic transmission as an option, the Elite i20 facelift misses it this time around (Though Hyundai has confirmed that it’ll soon add CVT with the petrol motor). Available in a sportier avatar, the Baleno RS is powered by a 1.0-litre Boosterjet engine which pumps 100PS of max power and 150Nm of max torque. It is paired to a 5-speed manual gearbox. Although the 1.2-litre petrol engines seem to be neck and neck in terms of performance, generating almost similar power and torque figures, the Baleno has an edge over the i20 in the fuel efficiency department, turning out to be more pocket-friendly.

Diesel engines

Car Models

Hyundai Elite i20 2018

Maruti Suzuki Baleno

Engines

1.4-litre

1.3-litre

Power

90PS

75PS

Torque

219.66Nm

190Nm

Transmission

6MT

5MT

Mileage

22.54kmpl

27.39kmpl

The i20 produces a healthy power figure of 90PS, a good 15PS more than the Maruti Suzuki Baleno, and a massive torque figure in excess of 200Nm. However, here as well, the Baleno triumphs over the Elite i20 in returning higher mileage figures of 27.39kmpl.

Dimensions

Car Models

Hyundai Elite i20 2018

Maruti Suzuki Baleno

Length

3985mm

3995mm

Width

1734mm

1745mm

Height

1505mm

1510mm

Wheelbase

2570mm

2520mm

Ground Clearance

170mm

170mm

The Hyundai Elite i20 facelift should have greater cabin space thanks to the longer wheelbase. However, the Baleno is wider and taller than the Korean hatchback. But there’s not much difference in the two hatchbacks and both appear to be quite spacious on the inside.

Features and price

Hyundai Elite i20 2018

The Baleno and the Elite i20 get dual airbags, ABS and central locking as standard. Prices for the Baleno start from Rs 5.36 lakh while those of the Elite i20 start from Rs 5.35 lakh (both ex-showroom Delhi).

The prices of the most feature-loaded diesel-manual variants of these cars stand at Rs 8.50 lakh and Rs 9.15 lakh for the Baleno and the Elite i20, respectively. The Elite i20 is more feature-loaded in its top variant as it gets side and curtain airbags, clutch lock, cornering lamps, and cooled glovebox that the Baleno doesn’t.

We’ll come up with a detailed report on variant-wise features as soon as Hyundai reveals prices of all variants of the Elite i20 facelift.

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Hyundai Elite i20

Rs.5.43 - 9.23 Lakh* Get On Road Price
Petrol18.6 kmpl
Diesel22.54 kmpl
TransmissionManual/Automatic
*Ex-showroom Price in New Delhi
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