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2018 Hyundai Elite i20 Facelift Expected Price, Specs & Launch Details

Likely to debut at Auto Expo 2018, the new Hyundai i20 facelift could get a new 1.0-litre turbo-petrol engine.

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Hyundai i20 N Sport rear profile

Hyundai, the South Korean automaker has started testing the facelifted version of the Elite i20 hatchback. Likely to be launched in the first quarter of 2018, the 2018 Hyundai Elite i20 is scheduled to be unveiled at the next year’s Delhi Auto Expo in February. The current generation model was launched in August 2014, while the Active i20 pseudo crossover was launched in March 2015. The spotted models were heavily camouflaged, doesn’t reveal much detail. However, the new model will receive the company’s latest design theme, which we have already seen on the new Verna and facelifted Xcent compact sedan. Read More – New Gen Hyundai Verna Sedan Launch Details

Talking about changes, the i20 facelift will sport a new front fascia. It will get Hyundai’s new family Cascade type grille, new fog lamps and more angular headlamps. The side profile looks similar to the existing car, save for the new set of alloy wheels. It will continue to feature its signature blacked-out C-pillar. Other design changes are likely to include new tail-light clusters and a tweaked bumper. Inside the cabin, the updated i20 is not likely to get any structural changes and it will continue to feature the same dashboard design. It is likely to get a new infotainment system with advanced connectivity options. The premium hatchback won’t see any change under the bonnet and will continue to feature the same set of engines – a 1.2-litre petrol (MT only), a 1.4-litre diesel and a 1.4-litre petrol (AT Only). The company could add a new 1.0-litre turbo-petrol engine that is expected to produce up to 120bhp and 172Nm of torque.

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– According to media reports, Hyundai will launch the facelifted version of the i20 hatchback at the 2018 Delhi Auto Expo. The hatchback will receive major design changes and upgraded cabin. Continue reading…

– Besides i20 facelift, Hyundai will also showcase an all-new compact hatchback. The compact hatchback is likely to be called new Santro and will come as a replacement for the i10 hatchback. The new model has already been spotted testing on Indian roads. Continue reading…

2018 Hyundai Elite i20 Spied Side Profile

2018 Hyundai Elite i20 Features

– New ‘Cascade’ grille
– All-new bumper
– New alloy wheels
– New tail-lights with LED inserts
– New touchscreen infotainment system
– New upholstery
– Multi-functional steering wheel
– Blackened C-pillar

2018 Hyundai Elite i20 Launch Date

Launch Date (Expected)Early 2018

Hyundai, the South Korean automaker has started testing the updated Elite i20 hatchback on Indian roads. The premium hatchback will be unveiled at the 2018 Delhi Auto Expo, while launch could take place by the end of March. We will update you as soon as Hyundai reveals anything on the same. Read – Hyundai Carlino Compact SUV

2018 Hyundai Elite i20 Facelift Price In India

Minimum (Estimated)Rs 5.5 Lakh
Maximum (Estimated)Rs 9.5 Lakh

The new i20 will get new features and some design upgrades, which is likely to make it pricier than the outgoing model. We expect the hatchback to be priced between Rs 5.5 lakh to Rs 9.5 lakh.

2018 Hyundai Elite i20 facelift Spied rear

2018 Hyundai Elite i20 Facelift Exterior

The i20 facelift will receive major changes to inside and outside. Going by the spyshots available on the inter-web, it is visible that the updated model will be equipped with all-new front fascia. The front grille design is in-line with Hyundai’s new design philosophy, which we have alreay seen on the updated Grand i10 and Xcent, Elantra and the new Verna. Instead of two-part grille, the hatchback will get a single, large ‘Cascade’ type grille. Other design changes include a more angular Elantra-inspired headlamps, new bumper and slightly revised fog lamps. The side profile of the car is likely to remain unchanged, save for the new set of alloy wheels. It will continue to feature the blackened C-pillar, but it could be tweaked according to the new design.

2018 Hyundai Elite i20 facelift Spied Front

The rear profile of the car will also receive a major update. At the back, the car is expected to see a lot of modification to give it a new look. The hatchback is likely to get new LED taillights with updated graphics and a tweaked bumper.The licensing plate enclosure will be re-positioned at the centre of the taillights from the rear bumper.


Dimensionally, the hatchback will remain unchanged. It measures 3,985mm, 1,734mm and 1,505mm in length, width and height, respectively. The hatchback has a wheelbase of 2,570mm, while the ground clearance stands at 170mm. This five-door car offers a boot space of 285-litres, which is not the best in its league.

2018 Hyundai Elite i20 Interior

2018 Hyundai Elite i20 facelift Spied Cabin

The cabin is also expected to receive some cosmetic upgrades and added features. Feature list will include a new 7-inch touchscreen infotainment system with Apple CarPlay, Android Auto and Mirror Link, and reverse parking camera, keyless entry, headlamp escort function and rear parcel tray, etc. The hatchback is likely to get new upholstery for seats and other parts.

2018 Hyundai Elite i20 Engine Specifications

Engine OptionMax PowerMax TorqueTransmission
1.2-litre Kappa VTVT Petrol81.83bhp @ 6,000rpm114.7Nm @ 4,000rpm5-speed MT & 6-speed AT
1.4-litre CRDi Diesel88.73bhp @ 4,000rpm219.7Nm @ 1,500rpm- 2,750rpm6-speed MT & 4-speed AT

The updated version of the i20 is likely to come with the same set of petrol and diesel engines that is available with the current model. The gasoline model is powered by a 1.2-litre 4-cylinder Kappa VTVT unit that is good for 81.83bhp of power and 114.7Nm of torque. The range-topping model will be propelled by a 1.4-litre Dual VTVT unit that produces 99bhp of power and 130Nm of torque. The oil burner is a 1.4-litre CRDi unit that is capable of producing a maximum power output of 88.73bhp and a peak torque of 219.7Nm. Transmission options include a 5-speed manual, a 6-speed manual and a 4-speed AT. Instead of 4-speed AT, the new model could get a new 6-speed automatic unit that will be offered on the new generation Verna sedan. Read – Upcoming Hyundai Cars In India

The carmaker is also expected to get a new 1.0-litre turbo-petrol engine, which is based on the 1.0-litre 3-cylinder Kappa unit. This engine currently powers the European-spec i10, featuring a small, single turbocharger. The 1.0L turbo equipped i20 is expected to produce up to 120bhp and 172Nm of torque. It will be positioned against the Maruti Baleno RS and Volkswagen Polo GT TSI.

2018 Hyundai Elite i20 facelift Spied top view

2018 Hyundai Elite i20 Mileage


Since the new i20 will be packed with the existing range of engines, it will be as frugal as the current model. The petrol version is likely to return around 19-20kmpl, the diesel model could deliver around 23-24kmpl.

2018 Hyundai Elite i20 Facelift Competition

With updated design and several new features, the Elite i20 facelift will want to regain its lost pole position. It will challenge the likes of Maruti Baleno, Volkswagen Polo and Honda Jazz. Additionally, Tata Motors is also working on a premium hatchback – codenamed X451 – which will be launched in 2019.

Source – Motorbeam


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