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2016 Hyundai Elite i20 – Everything You Should Know

Hyundai cars are known for their well-equipped interior, sporty styling and performance, and the new Hyundai Elite i20 is no different.

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2016 Hyundai Elite i20

The new Hyundai Elite i20 comes with two engine options - 82bhp, 1197cc petrol and a 89bhp, 1396cc diesel - paired to a 5-speed manual gearbox.


Hyundai India introduced the second-generation of the popular i20 premium hatchback – the Elite i20 –on September 22, 2014. Similar to its first-generation, the Hyundai Elite i20 has proved a success runway for the company that has achieved a milestone by crossing the sales of 100,000 units in June, 2015. With mature styling, additional features and improved dynamics, the Elite i20 justifies its price over the old model. The premium hatchback is available in four trim levels – Era, Magna, Sportz, Asta – and two engine options – 1.2-litre Kappa Dual VTVT petrol and 1.4-litre CRDi diesel.

Aiming to lower the waiting period of the Elite i20, Hyundai India has increased the production of the hatchback in March, 2015. The production of the premium hatchback takes place at the company’s Chennai-based manufacturing facility. It takes on the newly-launched Honda Jazz, Maruti Suzuki Swift, Volkswagen Polo, Nissan Micra and others in the segment.

2016 Hyundai Elite i20 Price 

VariantsPrice (Ex-showroom, Delhi)
Hyundai Elite i20 Era 1.2Rs 5.54 Lakhs
Hyundai Elite i20 Magna 1.2Rs 6.30 Lakhs
Hyundai Elite i20 sportz 1.2Rs 6.66 Lakhs
Hyundai Elite i20 Asta 1.2Rs 7.19 Lakhs
Hyundai Elite i20 Asta 1.2 (O)Rs 7.56 Lakhs


VariantsPrice (Ex-showroom, Delhi)
Hyundai Elite i20 Era 1.4 CRDIRs 6.75 Lakhs
Hyundai Elite i20 Magna 1.4 CRDIRs 7.34 Lakhs
Hyundai Elite i20 sportz 1.4 CRDIRs 7.92 Lakhs
Hyundai Elite i20 Asta 1.4 CRDIRs 8.42 Lakhs
Hyundai Elite i20 Asta 1.2 CRDI (O)Rs 8.80 Lakhs

2016 Hyundai Elite i20 Exterior

Built on Hyundai’s ‘Fluidic Sculpture 2.0’ design philosophy, the Elite i20 draws its design inspiration from the super-luxury Hyundai Genesis coupe. It looks sportier and more premium than the previous model. On the front end, the car features Hyundai’s signature hexagonal grille, prominent bonnet, a slim horizontal strip running towards the sweptback headlamps and wide trapezoidal fog lamps. The side profile gets premium dual-tone 16-inch diamond cut alloy wheels, door handles with chrome finish and dark treatment on the C-pillar. The rear profile, too, looks refreshing with new wrap-around windows and ‘boomerang’ shaped tail-lights.

Hyundai Elite i20 Front

Other design features include body-colored bumpers and outside door mirrors, black waistline moulding, roof antenna, turn indicators outside mirrors, dual-tone rear bumper, etc. The Elite i20 is 10mm shorter and 24mm wider than the old model. The wheelbase, too, has been increased by 45mm. It measures 3,985mm in length, 1,734mm in width, 1,505mm in height, and has a wheelbase of 2,570mm. With ground clearance of 170mm, the hatchback runs smoothly on the rough Indian roads. The Hyundai Elite i20 is available in seven exciting color options – Red Passion, Midas Gold, Pristin Blue, Mystic Blue, Stardust, Polar White and Sleek Silver.

2016 Hyundai Elite i20 Interior

The interior of the Elite i20 is more spacious and feature-rich than the old model. It has been revised with a new touchscreen infotainment system, a 3-spoke multi-function steering wheel (instead the old 4-spoke steering), a dual-tone dashboard, touch-screen music system, climate control, integrated 2-DIN audio player with Aux-in and USB connectivity and 1GB internal memory, push start-stop button, rear AC vents and driver seat height adjuster. Features like FATC (fully automatic temperature control) system and console armrest with storage box, sunglass holder, mounted card holder, and front and rear map pockets add more to its comfort and practicality levels. The hatchback offers a boot space of 285-liter, which is 10-litre smaller than the old i20.

Hyundai Elite i20 Interior Steering Wheel

With a longer wheelbase, the Elite i20 offers more generous cabin space, and interior comfort. As far as safety features are concerned, the hatchback comes equipped with four airbags, anti-lock braking system (ABS) with electronic brake-force distribution (EBD), parking assist (reverse parking sensors and rear camera), central locking system, impact sensing auto door unlock, rear view camera display, headlamp escort function, key less entry, rear defogger with timer, seat-belt pre-tensioners (driver and passenger) and immobilizer. Though, one must note that the aforementioned features vary model-wise.

Hyundai Elite i20 Interior

2016 Hyundai Elite i20 Engine and Transmission

The Hyundai Elite i20 is available in two engine options – a 1.2-litre Kappa VTVT petrol and 1.4-litre U2 CRDi diesel – that produce a maximum power of 81.83bhp with 114.7Nm of torque, and 88.73bhp with 219.7Nm respectively. The petrol mill with a 5-speed manual transmission returns a fuel economy of 17.19kmpl. It takes 13.2 seconds to achieve 0-100kmph, and has an electronic speed limit of 179kmph. On the other hand, the diesel mill comes mated with a 6-speed manual gearbox that helps it to deliver an impressive mileage of 22.54kmpl. This engine is capable to achieve 0-100 in 13.2 seconds with a top speed of 180kmph.

Hyundai Elite i20 Rear-side

Hyundai Elite i20 Awards – Indian Car of the Year 2015 (ICOTY)

2016 Hyundai Elite i20 Specifications


Displacement – 1197cc
Cylinder – 4, DHOC
Power – 82 bhp @ 6200
Torque – 115Nm @ 4000 rpm
Mileage – 18.6 Kmpl

Displacement – 1396 cc
Cylinder – 4,DOHC
Power – 89 bhp @ 4000
Torque – 220Nm @ 1500 rpm
Mileage – 22.54 Kmpl

2016 Hyundai Elite i20 Dimensions

Length (mm) – 3895
Width (mm) – 1734
Height(mm) -1505
Wheelbase (mm) – 2570
Ground Clearance (mm) – 170
Seating Capacity – 5 people
Boot Space- 285 litre
Turning radius- 4.7 metre
Fuel capacity – 45 L

2016 Hyundai Elite i20 Other Details


Front – McPherson strut with coil spring
Rear – Coupled Torsion beam axle with coil spring


Front – 185 / 70 R14
Rear – 185 / 70 R14
Wheels – Steel

2016 Hyundai Elite i20 Colours

The new Hyundai Elite i20 is available in seven vivacious colours options namely Phantom Black, Pristine Blue, Star Dust, Mystic Blue, Red Passion, sleek Silver and Polar White.

Hyundai Elite i20 top view

2016 Hyundai Elite i20 Features

ExteriorBumperBody ColouredBody ColouredBody ColouredBody ColouredBody ColouredBody ColouredBody ColouredBody ColouredBody ColouredBody Coloured
Roof AntennaBody ColouredBody ColouredBody ColouredBody ColouredBody ColouredBody ColouredBody ColouredBody ColouredBody ColouredBody Coloured
Alloy wheelsNoNoNoYesYesNoNoNoYesYes
Chrome Outside door handlesNoNoNoYesYesNoNoNoYesYes
Turn indicators on ORVMsNoNoYesYesYesNoNoYesYesYes
LED DRL and positioning LampNoNoNoNoYesNoNoNoNoYes
Projector headlampsNoNoNoNoYesNoNoNoNoYes
Comfort and ConvinienceRear AC VentsNoYesYesYesYesNoYesYesYesYes
power windowsFront onlyFront and rearFront and rearFront and rearFront and rearFront onlyFront and rearFront and rearFront and rearFront and rear
Auto-up/down power window (Driver)NoNoNoYesYesNoNoNoYesYes
Electrically foldable ORVMsNoNoNoYesYesNoNoNoYesYes
Battery saverYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYes
Lugage LampNoNoNoYesYesNoNoNoYesYes
Power OutletYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYes
Push start/stopNoNoNoYesYesNoNoNoYesYes
Interiors2 Tone interiorBeige and blackBeige and blackBeige and blackBeige and blackBeige and blackBeige and blackBeige and blackBeige and blackBeige and blackBeige and black
Front & Rear door Map PocketsYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYes
Front passenger seat back pocketYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYes
Sunglass HolderNoYesYesYesYesNoYesYesYesYes
Leather wrapped steering wheelNoNoNoYesYesNoNoNoYesYes
EntertainmentTouch Screen AVNNoNoNoNoYesNoNoNoNoYes
2-DIN integrated Radio +MPS PlayerNoYesYesYesYesNoYesYesYesYes
SpeakersNoFront and rearFront and rearFront and rearFront and rearNoFront and rearFront and rearFront and rearFront and rear
TweetersNoFront and rearFront and rearFront and rearFront and rearNoFront and rearFront and rearFront and rearFront and rear
Steering mounted audio controlNoYesYesYesYesNoYesYesYesYes
AUX and USP PortsNoYesYesYesYesNoYesYesYesYes
Bluetooth ConnectivityNoYesYesYesYesNoYesYesYesYes
Park AssistNoNoYesYesYesNoNoYesYesYes
Front fog lampsNoNoYesYesYesNoNoYesYesYes
Automatic HeadlampsNoNoNoYesYesNoNoNoYesYes
Centre LockingYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYes
Keyless EntryNoFoldableFoldableSmart KeySmart KeyNoFoldableFoldableSmart KeySmart Key

2016 Hyundai Elite i20 Rivals

There are many options in the market when we go for hatchbacks which are in direct competition with the Hyundai Elite i20. The major rivals of the car are:

Maruti Baleno – – Price Rs 5.15 lakh to 8.33 Lakhs
Volkswagen Polo – Price Rs 5.38 lakh to 9.09 Lakhs
Honda Jazz – Price Rs 5.5 lakh to 8.93 Lakhs

2016 Hyundai Elite i20 Pros & Cons

Things you will like
• Appealing Exteriors
• Plenty of space in cabin
• Features

Things you won’t
• Less Head space
• Over crowded centre console


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