Hyundai Elite i20 2018

The Hyundai Elite i20 facelift was launched earlier this year. Now the automatic (CVT) variant has been introduced, the prices of which start at ₹ 7.8 lakhs  for the Magna variant and ₹ 9.3 lakhs for Asta variant (on-road, Delhi). With this launch the i20 gets better options. The good part is that unlike earlier, the automatic now comes in two variants – Magna and Asta. The CVT comes only in petrol. The diesel version come with a 6-speed manual transmission. There is no automatic in the diesel version. The Elite i20 2018 gets cosmetic changes and some added features.

The dimensions of the car are the same as earlier. There is no change in the overall length or height. The interior space is also the same. The Elite i20 car is priced similar to what it was earlier. 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 i20 new model 2018 Price in India

VariantPrice (on-road)
Era 1.2₹ 5.9 lakhs
Magna 1.2₹ 6.7 lakhs
Sports 1.2₹ 7.4 lakhs
Magna 1.2 CVT₹ 7.9 lakhs
Asta 1.2₹ 7.95 lakhs
Asta (O) 1.2₹ 8.73 lakhs
Asta 1.2 CVT₹ 9.3 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 pricing has not changed much. The CVT comes in two variants and hence offers more options to customers. The Elite i20 2018 is a better value offering than before. The i20 Elite on road price is similar to the outgoing model.

Hyundai Elite i20 facelift 2018 India Variants

Hyundai i20 facelift 2018 front

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 is change in them. The engine options will aso remains the same. There is a CVT, which will be offered in Petrol.

2018 hyundai-elite-i20-rear three quarter

Hyundai i20 facelift 2018 India Dimensions

Length3,985mm
Width1,734mm
Height1,505mm
Wheelbase2,570mm
Fuel Tank45 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.

Hyundai i20 facelift 2018 interior

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 i20 facelift 2018 alloy wheel

Hyundai Elite i20 facelift 2018 Features

Safety

  • 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
  • Navigation
  • Sunroof
  • Automatic headlamps
  • Rain sensing wipers
  • Cruise control
  • Rear AC vents
  • 12V charging socket at the rear
  • Sunroof

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.

2018 Hyundai Elite i20 interior 1

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.

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2018 Hyundai Elite i20 Specifications

Engines

Power

Torque

Transmission

1.2-litre  Petrol

81.83bhp @ 6,000rpm

114.7Nm @ 4,000rpm

5-speed MT/ CVT

1.4-litre Diesel

88.73bhp @ 4,000rpm

219.7Nm @ 1,500rpm- 2,750rpm

6-speed MT

 

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.

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Hyundai Elite i20 facelift 2018 India Mileage

Petrol 1.2-litre

City11 km/l
Highway14 km/l

Petrol 1.2-litre CVT

City9 km/l
Highway13 km/l

Diesel 1.4-litre

City14 km/l
Highway18 km/l

5 COMMENTS

  1. I think the current one is better looking than new one. From front new one looks better but from rear current one is better looking. From front its grill is same looking as excent.

  2. Thank you for your details. Got some brief idea of Elite 2018. But still one doubt remains unanswered. Will sports variant have touch screen infotainment system and reverse camera and sensor..?

  3. thanks for sharing such an amzing post , i am confused between baleno and elite i20 as some blogs are saying that petrol engine is underpowered but the build quality of i20 is far better than baleno , which one to buy?

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