The Elite i20 is the new-generation i20 and the second one to come to India. It is available with a petrol and diesel engine option at the moment. The petrol has a five-speed manual transmission and the diesel, this comes with a six-speed manual transmission.
Hyundai’s Elite i20 follows the new design language of Fluidic Sculpture 2.0, which has been made to make the vehicle look a lot more subtle, which adds on to its character. The new Elite i20 looks a lot more grown up and mature than the previous iteration. The Elite i20’s front has a sleek front grille and the lower grille is hexagonal with black honeycomb mesh that makes it look aggressive. The new pulled-back headlamps do look stylish and meld well with the design. The bonnet has strakes too and then the rectangular fog lamps too add to the aggressive styling.
The same design pattern continues on the side profile as well, as the Elite i20 gets a sloping roof with blacked-out C-pillar that adds to the sportiness. The rear of the Elite i20 with the horizontally elongated tail lamps add to the styling of it. There is also an integrated spoiler that contributes to the glam factor. One of the strongest USPs of the Elite i20 is its styling. The Korean automaker has burned the midnight oil to get the best design possible on this hatchback. The tyre size on the lower trim is 185/70R14 with steel wheels and the higher variants have 195/55R15 with alloy wheels. The colours that will be made available in the Elite i20 are Red Passion, Midas Gold,Sleek Silver, Polar White, Mystic Blue, Stardust and the Pristine Blue.
The interior styling of the Elite i20 is a class-apart as this new premium hatchback has set a new benchmark in this segment. The interiors of the Elite i20 have a black and beige dual tone and this makes the Elite i20 look premium. There is a three-spoke steering wheel that is leather wrapped and has an instrument cluster with twin dials and a driver information system. The Elite i20’s centre console looks very premium and now it is offered with a touchscreen music system too. It also gets automatic climate control on the top-of-the-line variant. There is also auto-night dimming mirror on the Elite i20. There is also 1 GB internal storage space as well.
The Elite i20 has good and large seats be it in the front or the rear. There are adjustable rear seat headrests in the high variants and then the front seats even have central armrest as well. The other bells and whistles on offer include keyless access and exit, push button for start and stop, reverse parking camera. The steering wheel also has tilt and telescopic adjustment as well.
Engine and Performance:
The Elite i20 comes with a 1.2-litre petrol engine and a 1.4-litre diesel engine options. The petrol produces about 82bhp of power and has a five-speed manual transmission and the diesel has 90 horses army and comes mated to a six-speed manual transmission. We can expect an automatic on the petrol Elite i20, but it isn’t confirmed yet. The petrol engine is the new Kappa 2 with VTVT technology and the diesel is the U2 CRDi engine.
The Elite i20’s based on a new platform so it is lighter and powerful than before. The driving dynamics also of the Elite i20 are much better than the previous i20s. The fuel tank capacity of the Elite i20 is 45 litres for both petrol and diesel.
The mileage that the Elite i20 offers is 16.32km/l for the petrol and 19.54km/l for the diesel. The fuel efficiency in real world is about 13km/l for the petrol and about 15km/l for the diesel.
Safety and security:
The Elite i20’s Asta variant is offered with dual airbags and ABS. The other aspects on offer are seat belts for all the five passengers, immobilizer and rear defogger on higher variants, clutch lock and impact sensitivity auto door lock.
Highway performance of the petrol version