South Korean carmaker, Hyundai India launched the all-new Elite i20 on 11th, August-2014, priced between Rs. 4.89 lakh and Rs. 7.67 lakh. Aimed at setting a new standard for premium hatchback, the launch marks the World Premier of the 2nd Generation of Elite i20 in India.
A sporty, dynamic and innovative hatchback with class leading unique features, the all-new Elite i20 has been designed using Hyundai’s evolved Fluidic Sculpture 2.0 philosophy. Displaying a refined, premium style, the all-new Elite i20 showcases Hyundai’s sleek exterior and intuitive interior design ethos, projecting a harmonious and sporty appearance. The all-new Elite i20 design concept focuses on evolved aesthetic and confident perfection. Premium equipment, style and driving dynamics deliver a feeling typically associated with vehicles in the segment above. The new model successfully fulfills the need for driving pleasure of customers, while evoking a sense of confidence and class at the same time.
Enhanced driving dynamics & reduced NVH levels were priorities for the product development team. The all-new Elite i20 will set a new standard for ride and handling in premium compact segment. Extensive testing and tuning as per Indian road conditions has been set out to improve the ride characteristics of the all-new Elite i20 resulting in enhanced driving performance.
The all new Elite i20 is available with choice of high performance and reliable petrol & diesel engines. The powertrains of Elite i20 have been engineered for delivering combination of high performance and high fuel efficiency.
The 1.2 Dual VTVT Kappa and 2nd Generation U2 1.4 CRDi engines offer maximum drivability in all conditions, delivering high power and torque with high fuel efficiency.The environment friendly U2 1.4 CRDi diesel engine is low on emission and NVH levels; however it operates at a high pressure 1,800 bars and generates high low end torque resulting in lesser gear shifts in city driving conditions for enhanced drive comfort. The linear power delivery and flat torque over wide range of engine rpm’s ensure smooth and jerk free drive. Moreover, the 6 speed manual transmissions of U2 diesel engine ensure maximum availability of full engine output and contribute to smooth shifting resulting in fatigue free ride for occupants.
Styling – Fluidic Sculpture 2.0
The all-new Elite i20 embodies Hyundai’s evolved design philosophy, Fluidic Sculpture 2.0, encapsulating a trio of main design elements: fluid aesthetics, the modern appeal, and premium interiors.
Fluidic Sculpture 2.0 further defines the core characteristics, such as simple and harmonious design with refined fluidic design elements. The all-new Elite i20 offers modern and sporty style through user friendly interface and pleasing design fundamentals that are expressed through rich visuotactile colors, materials and overall levels of finish.
Elegance Redefined: Exteriors
Hyundai Motor’s latest interpretation of Fluidic Sculpture provides the all-new Elite i20 with a sporty sleek style, a confident stance, and an appearance that is in keeping with Hyundai Motor’s pioneering signature look. Ultimately, the balanced, refined styling of the all-new Elite i20 conveys the dynamic driving experience.A single-frame premium 3D hexagonal grille is a key styling element at the front of the car, refined lines on its flanks and futuristic rear contribute to its dynamic shape. The striking front and rear light clusters add to the new model’s modern and sporty appearance.
- Masculine & Bold Large Hexagonal front grill
- Large bonnet imparting big car feel
- Elongated swept back headlamps
- Wide and distinctive Trapezoidal Fog Lamp
- Premium 2 tone 16 inch Diamond Cut Alloy wheels
- Sporty & stylish Black C pillar
- Premium chrome finish door handles
- Hi-tech and wide 3 step wrap around tail lamps.
Premium Redefined: Interiors
The all-new Elite i20 benefits from improved interior ergonomics, resulting in a completely driver-focused cabin that incorporates Hyundai Motor’s core interior design principles of premium aesthetics, intuitiveness and simplicity.
The product offers uncompromising convenience and generous interior comfort and space conveying a sense of style and dynamism with high quality finish.
- Sporty Multifunction Steering Wheel
- Integrated 2 Din MP3 Audio with USB & Aux-in & 1 GB internal memory
- Aesthetically Designed hi-tech & Informative Supervision cluster
- Spacious cabin with generous legroom and shoulder room
- Large boot space of 285 ltr
- Rear AC vents for faster cooling at rear
- FATC (Fully Automatic Temperature Control) for added comfort & style quotient
- Console armrest with storage box
- Enhanced comfort with driver seat height adjustment
- Host of other comfort & convenience features like centre console mounted card holder, sunglass holder, front & rear door map pockets
Advance and hi-tech features
- Bluetooth Connectivity
- Multi-Function steering wheel with Audio & Bluetooth controls
- Start Stop button
- Smart key
- Tilt & Telescopic steering
- Escort Function
- Auto Folding Outside Rear View Mirror
The all-new Elite i20 features an abundance of advanced safety features designed to protect its passengers. It offers advanced cutting-edge preventive safety systems offering driving confidence on any road conditions.
- Dual airbags
- ABS (Anti-lock braking system)
- Smart pedal for better control during panic braking
- Impact Sensing Door Unlock
- Advanced Rear Parking Camera with Steering Adaptive parking Guide Lines
- Reverse Parking sensors for enhanced convenience
Segment Unique: Features
- The all- new Elite i20 is equipped with host of hi-tech and first in segment features for enhanced comfort, convenience and high value.
- Sporty & Stylish Black C – Pillar
- Front Console arm rest with storage box
- Automatic Headlamps
- Cluster ionizer for fresh and odor free cabin
- 2 Tone Diamond Cut 16” Alloy wheels
- 1 GB internal memory in-audio
- Smart pedal for enhanced safety
- Advanced premium looking supervision cluster
Prices of Hyundai Elite i20 (Ex-Showroom, New Delhi and are introductory) –
- Hyundai Elite i20 Era – INR 4.89 lakhs
- Hyundai Elite i20 Magna – INR 5.41 lakhs
- Hyundai Elite i20 Sportz – INR 5.93 lakhs
- Hyundai Elite i20 Asta – INR 6.46 lakhs
- Hyundai Elite i20 Era – INR 6.09 lakhs
- Hyundai Elite i20 Magna – INR 6.61 lakhs
- Hyundai Elite i20 Sportz – INR 7.13 lakhs
- Hyundai Elite i20 Asta – INR 7.66 lakhs
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