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The Elite i20 CVT misses out on projector headlamps

Safety and After Sales Service – The Hyundai Elite i20 CVT gets only dual airbags and ABS with EBD as standard and since the CVT isn’t offered in the top-spec Asta (O) trim, the four additional airbags, ISOFIX child seat mounts, cornering lamps and automatic headlamps are not on offer. In terms of after-sales service, there isn’t anything to complain as the Korean automaker’s network and quality of service is great in the country.

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Being the most affordable premium hatchback with a CVT gearbox, there is a lot going for the Elite i20

Verdict – The 2018 Hyundai Elite i20 CVT is a car for the city roads which excels in the convenience aspect as well. Performance is also good enough but only with part throttle inputs. If you’re someone who always drives with a sense of urgency, then you better look elsewhere. At a premium of Rs. 1.05 lakhs over the manual variants, the Elite i20 CVT is worth considering if you’re looking for a point A to point B commute that’ll make daily drives less problematic.

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The CVT gearbox is best-suited for city driving

What’s Cool

* Modern-looking hatchback with clean inoffensive styling
* Feature-loaded cabin with good part quality
* Soft suspension and 15-inch wheels offer a comfortable ride

What’s Not So Cool

* CVT not available in the top-end Asta (O) variant
* Rubber band effect is evident during spirited driving
* Motor doesn’t like being revved hard, lacks punch too

Alternatives: Maruti Baleno CVT, Honda Jazz CVT

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The premium hatchback looks jazzy and electric in this Marina Blue shade

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Further Reading

2018 Hyundai Elite i20 Test Drive Review
2018 Hyundai Elite i20 Video Review
Hyundai Elite i20 Long Term Review – Initial Report
Hyundai Elite i20 Long Term Review – Final Report