Hyundai is gearing up to bring in the facelift of the Elite i20. The Elite i20 has been the best selling car in the premium hatchback segment, before the Baleno gave it some tough competition. Hyundai is once again working towards making the Elite i20 a winner. This car has also been spied testing. It will get any new features and also styling updates. The spy pics have revealed that there will be cosmetic updates to the front and rear of the car.
The 2018 Hyundai Elite i20 will improvise on its existing capabilities. This premium hatchback currently has oodles of space and is loaded with features. The new Hyundai Elite i20 will be even better. It is expected to offer more features and also look more premium. There will nbe no changes to the engines. This is a good thing because the engines in the Elite i20 are good performers. There is a 1.2-litre petrol and 1.4-litre diesel available. There will be an automatic transmission option in petrol. How will the Hyundai Elite i20 2018 be? Will it be worth waiting for it? We share all details.
The Hyundai Elite i20 2018 facelift is expected to come by early to mid 2018. It will complete three years of launch of the Elite i20 and will be the perfect time to launch the facelift. The Verna will be launched next month and the Elite i20 will be the next launch after that.
The prices for the Hyundai Elite i20 2018 facelift will not change much. It will be coming at INR 6.7 lakhs to INR 10 lakhs (on-road, New Delhi) price.This time the Elite i20 will offer more value in terms of more features.
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The exterior of the Hyundai Elite i20 2018 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 facelifted 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 will also get new set of alloy wheels. The top variants may get 16-inch wheels as well.
- ABS with EBD (standard)
- Dual Airbags (standard)
- Six Airbags (top end)
- Auto dimming mirror
- New driver info system
- Leather upholstery
- Keyless entry
- Push button start
- Auto folding ORVMs
- Cooled Glovebox
- Touchscreen system
- Reverse camera
The Hyundai Elite i20 2018 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 Hyundai will also make it standard on the Elite i20 2018.
The interiors of the Elite i20 will also see an upgrade. The interior color 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 engines of the 2018 Hyundai Elite i20 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 and even the 1.4-litre petrol with 100bhp of power. The first two will get a five-speed manual and 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.
Petrol 1.4-litre Automatic
Hyundai Elite i20 2018
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The new Hyundai Elite i20 needs to meet the standard the hatchback has already set in the market. It is a difficult task, but if it is achieved then the brand will achieve success with it.