After much anticipation and lots of spy pictures later , The Hyundai Elite i20 has finally been launched at a starting price of almost 4.89 Lakhs ( ex-showroom) and the top-end diesel variant has been priced at 7.66 lakhs. The car made debut in Kerala at one of Hyundai’s Cochin Dealership. We will be bringing a complete review of the the car pretty soon , so please stay tuned . In the mean time you can read our review on one of its close competitors the 2014 Fiat Punto Evo.
ENGINE : The 2014 Hyundai Elite i20 comes with host of new interior and exterior features , some of which we found really interesting . But first lets start with the engine . The car will be available in both the petrol and diesel variants , of which the petrol variant will be powered by the 1.2 liter VTVT kappa engine while the Diesel one will be powered by the 1.4 liter CRDi .However ,the 1.4 liter petrol of the previous generation model will not be available in this generation i20 .The 1.2 liter kappa engine produces 83bhp at 6000 rpm and 113 NM of torque at 4000 rpm , while the diesel mill produces 89bhp of power at 4000 rpm and 220 NM of torque at 1500 to 2750 rpm. The mileage of the petrol variants ranges from 18.24 to 18.60 and that of the diesel variant rages from 21.7 to 22.54 kmpl ( all ARAI certified figures )
EXTERIOR AND INTERIOR DESIGN AND FEATURES : Though the new 2014 i20 remains essentially the same as the old generation one , some noticeable changes have been provided at both the interior and exterior . The Exterior of the car has been redesigned to meet Hyundai’s new Fluidic sculpture 2.0 philosophy . The car now sports a 3-d hexagonal front grille along with beautifully placed trapezoidal foglamps. The front design can be said to be both bold and aggressive. The headlamps have been really swept back but looks really beautiful nonetheless. The car looks stunning from the sides , and the dual tone diamond cut alloys deserve special mention here. Premium chromed handle have been provided , along with one touch entry . The C and B pillars now comes in a distinctive black color . The rear gets a 3-step wrap around tail lamps which does gorgeously well at night.
The Interiors of the new i20 is both beautiful and feature packed . The car comes with a multi-functional steering wheel capable of controlling both Bluetooth and audio. The car gets a dual tone black-beige interior which looks premium all around. The steering wheel is of the tilt and telescopic type , capable of up, down , front and back motions. The interior backlit is primarily blue and the backlit brightness can be adjusted by a switch provided at the drivers side . Both the side view mirrors (ORVM’s) can be automatically folded in via a switch integrated in to the driver side door. A 2-DIN audio system has been provided along with AUX and bluetooth connectivity. Other interior and safety features include
- Dual Air-bags
- Smart Pedal
- 4 parking sensors
- Smart rear view mirror , which projects visuals from the rear view camera.
- Start-stop button
- Smart Key
- Fully automatic temperature control
- Rear AC vents
- 285 liter boot
*some features may be limited to specific models
Hyundai Elite i20 Era: Rs 4.89 lakh
Hyundai Elite i20 Magna: Rs 5.41 lakh
Hyundai Elite i20 Sportz: Rs 5.93 lakh
Hyundai Elite i20 Asta: Rs 6.46 lakh
Hyundai Elite i20 Era: Rs 6.09 lakh
Hyundai Elite i20 Magna: Rs 6.61 lakh
Hyundai Elite i20 Sportz: Rs 7.13 lakh
Hyundai Elite i20 Asta: Rs 7.66 lakh