Hyundai Motor India has added a new CVT automatic variant to its 2018 Hyundai Elite i20 carline. Available with the petrol engine, the new i20 automatic model has been priced at Rs 7.04 lakh for the Magna trim and Rs 8.16 lakh for the Asta trim. The updated version of the premium hatchback was launched in the price range of Rs 5.35 lakh – Rs 9.15 lakh at the 2018 Auto Expo. These prices are introductory and will soon be increased by the company.
While the manual variants of the new 2018 Hyundai Elite i20 are available in four trims with both petrol and diesel engine options, the new CVT automatic model comes with the 1.2-litre Kappa petrol motor. The South Korean carmaker has dropped the old 1.4-litre petrol engine with 4-speed torque convertor from the Elite i20 facelift model lineup. For 2018 model year, the premium hatchback receives subtle but noticeable cosmetic updates along with a new Flame Orange colour scheme and dual-tone shades. Interior of the hatch has also been revised with a pack of new comfort and connectivity features. Read – New Gen Hyundai Verna Price & Details
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 Read – Hyundai Carlino Compact SUV Launch Details Revealed
2018 Hyundai Elite i20 Facelift Price In India
|1.2L Petrol ERA||Rs 5.35 lakh|
|1.2L Petrol Magna Executive||Rs 6.00 lakh|
|1.2L Petrol Magna CVT||Rs 7.04 lakh|
|1.2L Petrol Sportz||Rs 6.59 lakh|
|1.2L Petrol Asta||Rs 7.11 lakh|
|1.2L Petrol Asta Dual Tone||Rs 7.36 lakh|
|1.2L Petrol Asta (O)||Rs 7.90 lakh|
|1.2L Petrol Asta CVT||Rs 8.16 lakh|
|1.2L Diesel ERA||Rs 6.73 lakh|
|1.2L Diesel Magna Executive||Rs 7.31 lakh|
|1.2L Diesel Sportz||Rs 7.83 lakh|
|1.2L Diesel Asta||Rs 8.36 lakh|
|1.2L Diesel Asta Dual Tone||Rs 8.61 lakh|
|1.2L Diesel Asta (O)||Rs 9.15 lakh|
The new Hyundai i20 facelift is available in four trim levels – Era, Magna, Sportz and Asta – in petrol and diesel fuel guise. Recently, the company introduced the Elite i20 CVT automatic variants – Magna and Asta – at Rs 7.04 lakh and Rs 8.16 lakh respectively. Prices of the manual petrol models fall in the range of Rs 5.34 lakh – Rs 7.90 lakh, and the manual diesel variants cost between Rs 6.73 lakh – Rs 9.15 lakh. One must note that the aforementioned prices are ex-showroom, Delhi. Read – Hyundai Ioniq Electric Sedan India Launch Confirmed
2018 Hyundai Elite i20 Facelift Exterior
As mentioned above, the 2018 Hyundai Elite i20 facelift has witnessed minor design and styling upgrades. Though, it appears more refreshing than the previous model. Face of the premium hatchback looks more mature and in-sync in-sync with Hyundai’s new breed of cars. The front grille design in-line with Hyundai’s new design philosophy, which we have already seen in the updated Grand i10 and Xcent, Elantra and the new Verna. Ditching the two-part grille, the hatchback gets a single, large ‘Cascade’ type grille.
Besides, the updated i20 gets more angular Elantra-inspired headlamps, new bumper, revised headlamps with new LED DRLs (daytime running lights), an integrated spoiler and new arrowhead fog lamps. Save for the new alloy wheels, the side profile of the car remains largely unchanged. It continues to feature the blackened C-pillar. At the back, the 2018 Hyundai Elite i20 facelift sports new LED taillights with updated graphics and a new bumper with large matte black inserts and reflectors. The licensing plate enclosure has also been re-positioned at the centre of the taillights from the rear bumper. Read – New Hyundai Creta Facelift Price List & Details
In terms of proportions, the new i20 remain identical to the previous model. It is 3,985mm long, 1,734mm wide and 1,505mm tall, and has a wheelbase of 2,570mm. The vehicle comes with a ground clearance of 170mm, which is more than sufficient for Indian road conditions. This five-door car offers a boot space of 285-litres, which is not the best in its league.
2018 Hyundai Elite i20 Colours
The updated model of the hatchback gets the new Flame Orange and Fiery Red exterior paint schemes along with the regular Polar White, Stardust, Sleek Silver and Marina Blue. Besides this, the vehicle is available with three dual tone shades – Fiery Red with Black Roof, Passion Orange with Black Roof and Polar White with Black Roof. One can also opt for the Black Interior with Red Inserts theme. Read: Hyundai Kona Compact SUV – All You Need To Know
2018 Hyundai Elite i20 Interior
The overall interior design of the updated i20 is largely similar to the old model. However, it’s looks more stylish and has more features to offer. The 2018 Hyundai i20 facelift comes equipped with a larger 7-inch touchscreen infotainment system, which is compatible to Apple CarPlay, Android Auto and Mirror Link. It also works as a display for reverse parking camera. Other features include keyless entry, headlamp escort function and rear parcel tray. The hatchback also gets new upholstery for seats. There is an additional USB charging port that is positioned alongside the USB media port and 12V socket in the centre console.
Safety features such as six-airbags, reverse parking sensors, rear camera, clutch lock, smart key, ISOFIX child mount, and height adjustable seat belt are offered on the higher trims. The dual airbags, anti-lock braking system (ABS) with electronic brake-force distribution (EBD), central locking (door and tailgate), smart pedal, impact sensing auto door unlock, speed sensing auto door locks, seat belt pre tensioners and immobilizer are standard across the carline.
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2018 Hyundai Elite i20 Engine Specifications
|Engine Option||Max Power||Max Torque||Transmission|
|1.2-litre Kappa VTVT Petrol||81.83bhp @ 6,000rpm||114.7Nm @ 4,000rpm||5-speed MT|
|1.4-litre CRDi Diesel||88.73bhp @ 4,000rpm||219.7Nm @ 1,500rpm- 2,750rpm||6-speed MT|
Major changes have been made under the bonnet. Hyundai has phased out the top-spec 1.4-litre petrol engine from the 2018 Hyundai i20 facelift model lineup. The other two engines are continued to be on offer – i.e. a 1.2-litre 4-cylinder Kappa VTVT petrol and a 1.4-litre CRDi diesel. While the former delivers power worth 81.83bhp against 114.7Nm of torque, the oil burner is good for 88.73bhp of power and 219.7Nm of torque. Instead of 1.4-litre automatic version, Hyundai has introduced the 1.2-litre Kappa petrol unit with a new CVT automatic gearbox.
The previous model was equipped with a 99bhp, 1.4-litre Dual VTVT petrol engine paired to a four-speed torque convertor. It attracted high excise duty, thus made it around 81,000 more expensive than its direct competitor Maruti Baleno Alpha CVT. In order to compete well against the Maruti Baleno CVT, the updated i20 receives a new CVT automatic gearbox that has been specifically developed for Indian market. Transmission options include a 5-speed manual, a 6-speed manual and a CVT automatic. Read – Upcoming Hyundai Cars In India
2018 Hyundai Elite i20 Mileage
Since the new Hyundai i20 comes with the old engine setup (expect the 1.4L petrol unit), the hatchback delivers fuel economy equivalent to the previous model. The petrol version returns a mileage between 19-20kmpl, the diesel model promises 23kmpl to 24kmpl.
2018 Hyundai Elite i20 Facelift Competition
With updated design and several new features, the Elite i20 facelift continues to take on the Maruti Baleno, Volkswagen Polo and Honda Jazz. Tata’s upcoming premium hatchback (X451) will also be positioned against the i20. Read: New Hyundai Creta Vs Old – Major Changes
2018 Hyundai Elite i20 Facelift Suspension and Braking
The suspension mechanism of the i20 facelift comprises of McPherson strut with coil spring upfront and coupled torsion beam axle with coil spring unit at the rear. It comes equipped with front disc and rear drum brakes, which are further assisted by ABS (Anti-Lock Braking System).
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2018 Hyundai Elite i20
The new 2018 Hyundai i20 facelift has witnessed minor design updates along with a new infotainment system and a few new features. The hatchback is available with two powertrains and three transmission options.