The second generation Hyundai i20 will be launched on 11th August. The i20 Elite will be a huge step up from the outgoing i20. With major changes being done to the exteriors and interiors both as well as the addition of new features, the vehicle will surely manage to give sleepless nights to competitors. With the launch around the corner, many important details about the vehicle are surfacing. The latest news is that we have currently managed to access a copy of the i20 Elite’s brochure and we bring you each and every detail about the features, engines and variants on offer.
Hyundai i20 Elite Variants – The i20 Elite gets similar variants to the outgoing i20. While the current i20 gets Era, Magna, Sportz, Sportz (0), Asta and Asta (O), the next generation i20 gets the following variants – Era, Magna, Sportz, Sportz (0) and Asta. The Asta (O) variant has been discontinued now.
Hyundai i20 Elite Engines – The current i20 was offered with a choice of three engines. The new i20 Elite will get only two engine options.
1) 1.2-litre Kappa VTVT petrol engine with 83 PS of power and 115 Nm of torque.
2) 1.4-litre U2 CRDI diesel engine with 90 PS of power and 220 Nm of torque.
The petrol engine is mated to a 5-speed manual gearbox and the diesel engine gets a 6-speed tranny. No automatic variant will be offered at launch and the 1.4-litre Gamma petrol engine is discontinued.
Hyundai i20 Elite Features –
i20 Elite Era – The Era is the base variant of the i20 and it competes with the Maruti Swift LXi, Volkswagen Polo Trendline, etc. It comes with features like central locking, day and night rear view mirror, engine immobiliser, body-coloured bumpers, rear seat integrated headrest, front power windows and manual AC.
i20 Elite Magna – The Magna is the middle variant and it competes with the Swift VXi, Polo Comfortline, etc. It comes with all the features of Era plus headlamp escort function, foldable key, black + chrome grille, body-coloured door handles and mirrors, rear parcel shelf, sunglass holder, front armrest with storage, 2 DIN radio and MP3 player, 1 GB internal memory, front and rear speakers, tweeters, AUX and USB connectivity, steering-mounted audio controls, lane-change indicator, rear power windows, rear AC vents, electrically adjustable mirrors and cooled glovebox.
i20 Elite Sportz – The Sportz variant is slotted between the Magna and Asta variants. It comes with all the above features plus driver airbag, ABS, rear parking sensors, rear view camera, impact sensing auto door unlock, electro-chromatic RVM, rear defogger, seat belt pretensioners, turn indicators on mirrors, body moulding, leather gear knob and steering wheel, height adjustable driver’s seat, CD player, auto up-down and pinch guard for driver’s window, tilt and telescopic steering, electrically foldable mirrors and automatic AC.
i20 Elite Sportz (O) – The Sportz (0) comes with few features additional to the Sportz variant. These features include clutch lock, smart key, chrome door handles and alloy wheels.
i20 Elite Asta – The Asta is the top most variant and it will compete with the Swift ZXi, Polo Highline, etc. It comes with all the above features plus front passenger airbag, automatic headlights, rear wiper and washer and second power outlet.
Hyundai has done an amazing job in loading the i20 Elite with features. The Swift really pales in comparison now if we compare variant to variant. While the current i20 already sold in good numbers, we can expect the i20 Elite to take the game one step further. The Swift has a high possibility of being left biting the dust by the i20. Hyundai already has a good after-sales network in India. We can foresee the Korean automaker pricing the i20 Elite very competitively.