As Hyundai celebrate 20 years in India, the Elite i20 gets a facelift. The 2018 Hyundai Elite i20 has been launched at a starting price of ₹ 5.90 lakhs (on-road, Delhi). The recent success story for Hyundai has been the i20. The second generation boosted the brands sales further. This facelift has majorly cosmetic changes. There are some new features added too.
Now, this is a facelift. The dimensions are the same. There is no change in the overall length or height. The interior space also remains unchanged. The Elite i20 car price has not changed too much either. The engines shall be the 1.2-litre and 1.4-litre petrol and 1.4-litre diesel engines on offer. There are many new features on offer. Hyundai will raise the bar in this segment with many new features on the i20. Things that have gone missing will now be offered on this vehicle. The Korean auto maker has seen a major growth in this segment and now with the Baleno in the market, Hyundai will want to enhance the premium hatchback even further. We new i20 car is offered with a lot of brownies, and there are some first-in-class as well.
Hyundai Elite i20 facelift 2018 India Variants
Hyundai is offering the Elite i20 facelift in Era, Magna (now called Magna Executive), Sportz, Asta and Asta (O) variants. These are the same variants available currently and there will no change in them. The engine options will also remain the same. There will be a CVT, which will be offered in Petrol.
Hyundai i20 new model 2018 Price in India
|Era 1.2||₹ 5.9 lakhs|
|Magna 1.2||₹ 6.7 lakhs|
|Sports 1.2||₹ 7.4 lakhs|
|Asta 1.2||₹ 7.95 lakhs|
|Asta (O) 1.2||₹ 8.73 lakhs|
|Magna 1.4 Auto||₹ 10.3 lakhs|
|Era 1.4 CRDi||₹ 7.61 lakhs|
|Magna 1.4 CRDi||₹ 8.21 lakhs|
|Sports 1.4 CRDi||₹ 8.73 lakhs|
|Asta 1.4 CRDi||₹ 9.37 lakhs|
|Asta (O) 1.4 CRDi||₹ 10.4 lakhs|
The prices for the i20 facelift 2018 will not change much. It will be coming at ₹ 5.90 lakhs to ₹ 10.4 lakhs (on-road, New Delhi) price.This time the Elite i20 will offer more value in terms of more features. There will be a major change in its pricing. The company will be looking at offering all the features at this price point only. Then there are a lot of more offerings too. The i20 Elite on road price will be similar for the 2018 model too.
Hyundai i20 facelift 2018 India Dimensions
|Fuel Tank||45 litres|
Hyundai Elite i20 2018 Exterior
The exterior of the Hyundai Elite i20 facelift 2018 India is not very different from the existing one. The Elite i20 gets a new front grille, which will be hexagonal and in tune with other Hyundai cars. The Hyundai XCent has been a facelift recently and the Elite i20 will follow the same path. The headlamps are also new and are projectors, in the top end variants. These headlamps will have embedded LED DRLs as well. This makes the car look premium.
The changes are restricted to the front and the rear. The rear has the number plate shift from the bumper to the boot lid. There are new bumpers in place. The taillamps are new LED ones, which make the car look more appealing. The Elite i20 facelift has a new set of alloy wheels. The top variants will get 16-inch wheels as well. This will help the Hyundai Elite i20 2018 to add more zing.
Hyundai Elite i20 facelift 2018 Features
- ABS with EBD (standard)
- Dual Airbags (standard)
- Six Airbags (top end)
- Rear disc brakes on the diesel engine
Comfort and Convenience
- Auto dimming mirror
- New driver info system
- Leather upholstery
- Keyless entry
- LED headlamps
- Push button start
- Auto folding ORVMs
- Cooled Glovebox
- Touchscreen system
- Reverse camera
- Automatic headlamps
- Rain sensing wipers
- Cruise control
- Rear AC vents
- 12V charging socket at the rear
The Hyundai Elite i20 facelift has new features. There is auto dimming internal rear view mirror. The driver information system is more advanced this time and gives information such as distance to empty and mileage too. The Elite i20 has always been the most feature loaded car amongst hatchbacks and with the facelift, it will once again retain this title.
Safetywise, it gets dual airbags and ABS as standard across all variants. Currently this is available only on select variants. Maruti is already offering these as standard on the Baleno, so it shall be offered on the Hyundai Elite i20 2018 facelift as well.
Hyundai Elite i20 facelift 2018 model Interiors
The interiors of the 2018 Elite i20 have been upgraded. The interior colour theme will be bright with dual tone colours. There will be an all black interior in the two-tone colour variants, with colour coded highlights. The basic layout of the dashboard is the same, however, the treatment is better. It gets soft touch plastics. The instrument panel is updated with a more informative driver information system. The touchscreen is now a seven-inch one and more advanced with features such as Android Auto and Apple Car Play. It also gets an Arkamys system for better sound quality.
Overall the cabin looks more sophisticated and plush. The addition of leather seats to the top-variant will add to a lot of premium feel. Features like auto dimming mirrors will add to it. On lower variants the seat fabric will see an upgrade. The space on offer will be the same. The front armrest is adjustable now. Also, there will be rear AC vents for the rear passengers, like before. The rear seat passengers also get an armrest in the top end variants.
Hyundai Elite i20 facelift 2018 India Colours
Fiery Red and Passion Orange are two new colours on the Hyundai Elite i20 2018 facelift. These get all black interiors. However, Blue, White, Silver and Grey will stay. There is no major difference in it.
2018 Hyundai Elite i20 Specifications
81.83bhp @ 6,000rpm
114.7Nm @ 4,000rpm
5-speed MT/ CVT
88.73bhp @ 4,000rpm
219.7Nm @ 1,500rpm- 2,750rpm
The engines of the 2018 Hyundai Elite i20 facelift are the same as the existing ones. This will include 1.2-litre petrol with 81bhp of power, a 1.4-litre diesel with 90bhp of power. The petrol getsa five-speed manual and even a CVT as an option, while the diesel comes mated to a six-speed manual, respectively. There will be no automatic in the diesel.
All engines of the Elite i20 facelift will be good performers. The diesel engine on the i20 is our favourite and is suitable even for long highway drives. The sixth gear here helps a lot for cruising and also helps in returning a good fuel efficiency. The engines are fuel efficient as well. The best part is that they feel very refined and are silent, especially the diesel.
Hyundai Elite i20 facelift 2018 India Mileage
Petrol 1.2-litre CVT