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 further expand its spectrum, the South Korean automaker is all set to introduce the 2017 model year of the Elite i20. The 2017 Hyundai Elite i20 facelift will receive revise variant-wise feature list and some cosmetic upgrades. The company is also planning to introduce a new dual-tone variant on the top-spec Asta trim.
Going by the media reports, the current top-end Asta (O) will remain unchanged while the base Era trim will be introduced at an attractive pricing with similar set of components. Variant-wise feature list of the 2017 i20 has been leaked on the web world. The Magna variant is expected to be renamed as Magna Executive. It will also miss several features such as headlamp escort function, rear parcel tray and keyless entry. In fact, the new Sportz trim will give a miss to reverse parking sensors and camera.
The biggest change in the new i20 will be a new 7-inch infotainment system that is compatible to Apple CarPlay, Android Auto and Mirror Link. Adding to it, the display will also work as a screen for rear camera. However, the Asta trim misses out on automatic headlamps and diamond cut alloy wheels. Talking about dual-tone top-end Asta variant, the car will get black roof with white and red body colour, black cabin with contrasting orange inserts and adjustable rear headrests. 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 will arrive in the Indian car market in the second quarter of 2017. We will update you as 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|
The new i20 facelift will continue to feature the same set of petrol and diesel engines that do duty in the current model. The gasoline version will get a 1.2-litre, 4-cylinder Kappa VTVT unit that churns out a maximum power output of 81.83bhp and a peak torque of 114.7Nm. On the other hand, the oil burner is a 1.4-litre CRDi unit that is good for 88.73bhp of power and 219.7Nm of torque. While the petrol engine is paired to a 5-speed gearbox, the diesel version gets a six-speed unit.
The automatic version is limited to the Magna variant, which is propelled by a 1.4-litre Gamma VTVT petrol engine. This engine is capable of producing 99bhp of power and 130Nm of torque. Power is transmitted to the front wheels via a 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.
The 2017 i20 will only receive variant-wise feature changes, while the cosmetic upgrades will be limited to the new top-end Asta variant. This variant will get dual-tone exterior and interior shade. On the outside, the vehicle will get black roof with red and white body shade and newly designed 16-inch diamond cut alloy wheels. Inside the cabin, this variant gets all the features that are accessible in the current Asta trim. Adding to it, the vehicle will also get adjustable rear headrests. The new i20 will also get a new 7-inch touchscreen infotainment system with Apple CarPlay, Android Auto and Mirror Link support.
Source – TeamBHP
The 2017 Hyundai Elite i20 facelift will get limited cosmetic upgrades, but will get features upgrade. The new dual-tone top-end model will get a 7-inch touchscreen infotainment system with Android Auto, Apple CarPlay and Mirror Link. With added features and changes, Hyundai i20 aims to regain its lost position to Maruti Baleno.