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11 August 2014

Launched: Hyundai Elite i20

Hyundai ups its game with the next-gen i20. Prices inside!

Abhinav Mishra
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Hyundai's next-generation i20 is here. It uses the same winning formula: a good-looking, spacious hatch packed with lots of tech. Called the 'Elite i20', the Korean company launched the next generation car in Delhi today. It will be manufactured at Hyundai’s Chennai plant and the first examples should reach customers by September.

On the design front, the car sports an evolution of Hyundai's design philosophy, called the Fluidic Sculpture v2.0. The Elite i20 has a sleeker design than the car it replaces, and it looks good from every angle.

The car has grown slightly in all directions, so expect some more space inside the cabin. The insides are draped in black-and-beige, and plastic quality looks top-notch. Other goodies included on the top-of-the-line variant are Bluetooth connectivity, an infotainment system with 1GB internal storage and most importantly, a reverse parking camera and parking sensors.

Engines are a carryover from the older car, but now get a few extra horses. The 1.2-litre petrol engine makes 82bhp and 115Nm torque and is mated to a 5-speed manual transmission, while the 1.4-litre diesel motor pumps out 89bhp and 220Nm torque and comes with a 6-speed 'box for better fuel efficiency.

If you are looking for an automatic, you might have to wait for a while as the 1.4-litre petrol engine that came with a 4-speed auto-box has disappeared for now.

Pricing for the base petrol variant will start at Rs 4.89 lakh, while the diesel variant will start at Rs 6.09 lakh (all prices ex-showroom, Delhi). Full ex-Delhi price list below...

Petrol: Era (Rs 4.89 lakh), Magna (Rs 5.41 lakh), Sportz (Rs 5.93 lakh), Asta (Rs 6.46 lakh)

Diesel: Era (Rs 6.09 lakh), Magna (Rs 6.61 lakh), Sportz (Rs 7.13 lakh), Asta (Rs 7.66 lakh)

Tags: hyundai, i20, elite i20

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