Expected to be priced between Rs 5.70 lakh – Rs 9 lakh, the 2017 Hyundai Elite i20 facelift will go up against the Maruti Swift, Honda Jazz and Volkswagen Polo.
The 2017 Hyundai Elite i20 facelift will continue to carry the existing engine lineup – i.e. a 1.2-litre, 4-cylinder Kappa VTVT petrol and a 1.4-litre CRDi diesel.
Hyundai i20 has been the undisputed leader of the premium hatchback segment in India. In order to expand its spectrum, the South Korean carmaker is planning to introduce the facelift of the Elite i20. The 2017 Hyundai Elite i20 facelift will receive a 6-speed automatic gearbox along with some exterior and interior upgrades. The i20 automatic variant will be positioned against the Honda Jazz CVT.
For people not in the know, the Hyundai i20 models recently crossed 1 million sales mark in the Indian market. Hyundai’s i20 line up includes two models – i20 and i20 Active.
Reports suggest that the new Elite i20 facelift, with an automatic transmission, will arrive in the Indian market in 2017. We will update you soon as the carmaker reveals its official launch details.
|Minimum||Rs 5.70 lakh|
|Maximum||Rs 9 lakh|
Prices of the new Hyundai Elite i20 2017 facelift will be a tad higher than that of the current one. Currently, the diesel models of the hatchback are priced between Rs 6.8 lakh – Rs 8.8 lakh, while the petrol variant cost Rs 5.6 lakh – Rs 7.6 lakh. All prices are ex-showroom, Delhi.
Read Spec-based Comparison – New Maruti Baleno Vs Hyundai Elite i20
|Engine Option||Max Power||Max Torque||Transmission|
|1.2-litre Kappa VTVT Petrol||81.83bhp @ 6,000rpm||114.7Nm @ 4,000rpm||5-speed MT & 6-speed AT|
|1.4-litre CRDi Diesel||88.73bhp @ 4,000rpm||219.7Nm @ 1,500rpm- 2,750rpm||6-speed MT & 4-speed AT|
Under the hood, the new Hyundai Elite i20 2017 facelift is likely come with the same petrol and diesel engines that do duty in the current model. The 1.2-litre, 4-cylinder Kappa VTVT petrol motor is good enough for 81.83bhp and 114.7Nm of torque, while the 1.4-litre CRDi diesel unit churns out 88.73bhp and 219.7Nm. Hyundai will introduce a 6-speed automatic transmission with petrol model along with the regular 5-speed manual, 6-speed manual and 4-speed automatic gearbox.
|Petrol||13kmpl – 18kmpl|
Since the new Hyundai Elite i20 2017 facelift will be packed with the existing powertrains, it will be as frugal as the current model. While the petrol version will return a mileage around 13kmpl – 18kmpl, the diesel model will deliver over 22kmpl.
As for now, no exterior and interior details of the i20 facelift are available. Though, we expect the hatchback to receive some noticeable cosmetic upgrades. It will be more up-market and sportier than the current model.