Hyundai i20 Elite Facelift launched at the 2018 Auto Expo; Cheaper than Maruti Baleno

Hyundai i20 Elite Facelift launched at the 2018 Auto Expo; Cheaper than Maruti Baleno

Hyundai India has just launched the i20 Elite Facelift at the 2018 Auto Expo. The premium hatchback’s prices start from Rs. 5.35 lakhs, undercutting those of the Maruti Baleno by about Rs. 12,000. Compared to the prices of the pre-facelift model, there’s a small increase of about Rs. 5,000.

The facelifted i20 Elite’s diesel variants start from Rs. 6.73 lakhs, more or less the same price that the outgoing model sold for. The top-end petrol Asta (O) petrol starts from Rs. 7.9 lakhs while the diesel powered model is priced at Rs. 9.15 lakhs. All variants of the facelifted i20 Elite get twin airbags and ABS as standard fare.

Variant-wise prices of the facelifted Elite i20:

ELITE i20

PETROL

DIESEL

ERA

534,900

673,000

MAGNA ERA

599,900

731,000

SPORT

659,400

783,400

ASTA*

711,500

835,900

ASTA(O)

790,500

915,500

The petrol powered variants of the i20 use the 1.2 liter Kappa VTVT engine with 82 Bhp and 115 Nm on tap. 5 speed manual is standard while an all-new CVT automatic gearbox is offered as an option. The diesel powered variants use the 1.4 liter CRDI turbocharged unit with 89 Bhp-220 Nm. A 6 speed manual gearbox is standard.

Hyundai has dropped the 1.4 liter petrol engine and 4 speed torque converter combination from the facelifted model. In terms of stylistic changes, the new car gets a slightly revised front end – with a new bumper and grille. At the rear, the bumper, hatch lid and tail lamps get a redesign. The alloy wheels are also new units.

 

In terms of features, the Elite i20 packs quite a punch. Top-end variants get 6 airbags, ISOFIX child seat mounts, speed sensing door locks and automatic door unlock upon collision, a reverse camera and parking sensors, projector headlamps with LED DRLs, twin tone body colour, steering mounted audio controls, a 17.7 cm touchscreen infotainment unit, rear arm rest with cup holders, sliding front armrest, rear AC vents and a built-in USB charger. Competition for the new i20 comes from the Maruti Baleno, Honda Jazz and the Volkswagen Polo GT twins.

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