The Korean auto maker will soon be celebrating its 20 years as the Santro was launched in 1998. But one of the recent success stories for the brand has been the i20. The second generation boosted the brands sales further. The good news is that the Hyundai Elite i20 facelift 2018 is coming soon. This will be a facelift, there will be majorly cosmetic changes. The company will be offering some additional features too.
Now, this is a facelift. The dimensions will remain the same. There will be no change in the overall length or height. The interior space also remains unchanged. The i20 car price will not change 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 will be 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 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 will be offered with a lot of brownies, and there should be even some first-in-class as well.
Hyundai Elite i20 facelift 2018 India Variants
Hyundai will be offering the Elite i20 facelift in Era, Magna, 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. The automatic will not be made available in the Asta variant as this will bump up the pricing.
2018 Hyundai i20 facelift Launch Date in India
The i20 facelift 2018 India launch date is expected be by early 2018 and mostly Auto Expo also. It will complete three years of launch of the Elite i20 and will be the perfect time to launch the facelift. The company has recently launched the new Verna and the i20 is the next major project. This hatchback will have all the features one is looking for in this segment. Our expectation is sometime by April 2018 it should be launched. Hyundai will want to increase its sales until it gets an all new vehicle launch for this year. This is the i20 new model.
Hyundai i20 new model 2018 Price in India
|Variant||Expected Price (on-road)|
|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 ₹ 6.7 lakhs to ₹ 10 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 will be quite different from the existing one. The Elite i20 will now get 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. It will also get new projector headlamps now. These headlamps will have embedded LED DRLs as well. This will make the car look premium.
The changes will be restricted to the front and the rear. The rear will see the number plate shift from the bumper to the boot lid. There will be new bumpers in place. The taillamps will also be new LED ones, which will make the car look more appealing. The Elite i20 facelift will also get new set of alloy wheels. The top variants may 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 will come with new features. This time it will get leather upholstery on the top-end variant. Then there will be auto dimming internal rear view mirror. The driver information system will be more advanced this time and will give 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 will get 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 will also see an upgrade. The interior colour theme will be bright with dual tone colours. The basic layout of the dashboard will be the same, however the treatment will be better. It will get soft touch plastics. The instrument panel will be updated with a more informative driver information system. The touchscreen will now be a new one which will be similar to the one seen on the XCent, but probably bigger.
Overall the cabin will look 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.We can expect a front arm rest this time. This means sufficient head room and knee room for rear passengers. The thigh support for the back seat isn’t that good. Also, there will be rear AC vents too for the rear passengers. The rear seat passengers won’t be getting arm rest.
Hyundai i20 facelift 2018 India Colours
Expect two new colours on the Hyundai Elite i20 2018 facelift, however Red, White, Silver and Grey will stay. There shall not be a 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 will remain 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 will get a five-speed manual and even a CVT as an option, while the diesel shall come mated to a six-speed manual, respectively and the third engine will come with a six-speed automatic transmission. There will be no automatic in the diesel. This engine and transmission is being exported as well.
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 i20 facelift 2018 India Mileage
Petrol 1.4-litre Automatic