Hyundai Launch the All-New Elite i20 in India

by Aug 18, 2014All News, Hyundai2 comments

Hyundai Motor India Limited (HMIL), a wholly owned subsidiary of Hyundai Motor Company, today unveiled the all-new Elite i20. Aimed at setting a new standard for premium hatchback, the launch marks the World Premier of the 2nd Generation of i20, Elite i20, in India.

A sporty, dynamic and innovative hatchback with class leading unique features, the all-new Elite i20 has been designed using Hyundai’s evolved Fluidic Sculpture 2.0 philosophy.

Displaying a refined, premium style, the all-new Elite i20 showcases Hyundai’s sleek exterior and intuitive interior design ethos, projecting a harmonious and sporty appearance.

The all-new Elite i20 design concept focuses on evolved aesthetic and confident perfection. Premium equipment, style and driving dynamics deliver a feeling typically associated with vehicles in the segment above. The new model successfully fulfills the need for driving pleasure of customers, while evoking a sense of confidence and class at the same time.
 
Speaking at the Global Debut of the Elite i20, B S Seo, Managing Director & CEO, HMIL said, “The Elite i20 is a world-class product designed, developed and engineered to excellence to deliver value beyond expectations. The new model will offer a premium ownership experience for novelty seeking, modern and premium elite customers. The all-new Elite i20 features youthful sporty exterior and premium interior which are an expression of evolved design philosophy – Fluidic Sculpture 2.0. The Elite i20 will be a trendsetter model reflecting Hyundai’s Modern Premium brand direction and will fuel Hyundai’s growth in India”. 

 
Driving Performance
Enhanced driving dynamics & reduced NVH levels were priorities for the product development team. The all-new Elite i20 will set a new standard for ride and handling in premium compact segment.  Extensive testing and tuning as per Indian road conditions has been set out to improve the ride characteristics of the all-new Elite i20 resulting in enhanced driving performance.
 
Powertrain
The all-new Elite i20 is available with choice of high performance and reliable petrol & diesel engines. The powertrains of the Elite i20 have been engineered for delivering combination of high performance and high fuel efficiency. The 1.2 Dual VVT Kappa and 2nd Generation U2 1.4 CRDi engines offer maximum drivability in all conditions, delivering high power and torque with high fuel efficiency.

The environment friendly U2 1.4 CRDi diesel engine is low on emission and NVH levels; however it operates at a high pressure 1,800 bars and generates high low end torque resulting in lesser gear shifts in city driving conditions for enhanced drive comfort. The linear power delivery and flat torque over wide range of engine rpm’s ensure smooth and jerk free drive. Moreover, the 6 speed manual transmissions of U2 diesel engine ensure maximum availability of full engine output and contribute to smooth shifting resulting in fatigue free ride for occupants. 

Technical Specifications

Engines:

  Capacity (cc) Power (PS) Torque (kg.m)
1.2 Dual VTVT Kappa Petrol 1,197 83 11.7
1.4 U2 CRDi Diesel 1,396 90 22.5

Mileage (ARAI Certified Figures)

  Best-in Segment
1.2 Dual VTVT Kappa 18.60 * (Era/Magna)
1.4 U2 CRDi Diesel 22.54 * (Era/Magna)

 
*18.24 PL & 21.76 DSL (Sportz, Sportz(O), Asta) 

Styling  Fluidic Sculpture 2.0
The all-new Elite i20 embodies Hyundai’s evolved design philosophy, Fluidic Sculpture 2.0, encapsulating a trio of main design elements: fluid aesthetics, the modern appeal, and premium interiors.
 
Fluidic Sculpture 2.0 further defines the core characteristics, such as simple and harmonious design with refined fluidic design elements. The all-new Elite i20 offers modern and sporty style through user friendly interface and pleasing design fundamentals that are expressed through rich visuotactile colors, materials and overall levels of finish.
 
Elegance Redefined: Exteriors
Hyundai Motor’s latest interpretation of Fluidic Sculpture provides the all-new Elite i20 with a sporty sleek style, a confident stance, and an appearance that is in keeping with Hyundai Motor’s pioneering signature look. Ultimately, the balanced, refined styling of the all-new Elite i20 conveys the dynamic driving experience. A single-frame premium 3D hexagonal grille is a key styling element at the front of the car, refined lines on its flanks and futuristic rear contribute to its dynamic shape. The striking front and rear light clusters add to the new model’s modern and sporty appearance. 

  • Masculine & Bold Large Hexagonal front grill
  • Large bonnet imparting big car feel
  • Elongated swept back headlamps
  • Wide and distinctive Trapezoidal Fog Lamp
  • Premium 2 tone 16 inch Diamond Cut Alloy wheels
  • Sporty & stylish Black C pillar
  • Premium chrome finish door handles
  • Hi-tech and wide 3 step wrap around tail lamps.  

Premium Redefined: Interiors
The all-new Elite i20 benefits from improved interior ergonomics, resulting in a completely driver-focused cabin that incorporates Hyundai Motor’s core interior design principles of premium aesthetics, intuitiveness and simplicity. The product offers uncompromising convenience and generous interior comfort and space conveying a sense of style and dynamism with high quality finish. 

  • Sporty Multifunction Steering Wheel
  • Integrated 2 Din MP3 Audio with USB & Aux-in & 1 GB internal memory
  • Aesthetically Designed hi-tech & Informative Supervision cluster
  • Spacious cabin with generous legroom and shoulder room
  • Large boot space of 285 litres
  • Rear AC vents for faster cooling at rear  
  • FATC (Fully Automatic Temperature Control) for added comfort & style quotient
  • Console armrest with storage box
  • Enhanced comfort with driver seat height adjustment
  • Host of other comfort & convenience features like centre console mounted card holder, sunglass holder, front & rear door map pockets 

Advance and hi-tech features

  • Bluetooth Connectivity
  • Multi-Function steering wheel with Audio & Bluetooth controls
  • Start Stop button
  • Smart key
  • Tilt & Telescopic steering
  • Escort Function
  • Auto Folding Outside Rear View Mirror

Uncompromised Safety
The all-new Elite i20 features an abundance of advanced safety features designed to protect its passengers. It offers advanced cutting-edge preventive safety systems offering driving confidence on any road conditions. 

  • Dual airbags
  • ABS (Anti-lock braking system)
  • Smart pedal for better control during panic braking
  • Impact Sensing Door Unlock
  • Advanced Rear Parking Camera with Steering Adaptive Parking Guide Lines
  • Reverse Parking sensors for enhanced convenience 

Segment Unique:  Features
The all-new Elite i20 is equipped with host of hi-tech and first in segment features for enhanced comfort, convenience and high value. 

  • Sporty & Stylish Black C – Pillar
  • Front Console arm rest with storage box
  • Automatic Headlamps
  • Cluster ionizer for fresh and odor free cabin
  • 2 Tone Diamond Cut 16” Alloy wheels
  • 1 GB internal memory in-audio
  • Smart pedal for enhanced safety
  • Advanced premium looking supervision cluster

Written by Jose Antonio López

Passionated about Korean cars from Hyundai, Kia & Genesis. Photographer. I love being in nature, hiking. Tech lover.

2 Comments

  1. Twitty

    It is a lucky opportunity for Indian people purchasing it who were
    waiting for this exclusive car, now this new Hyundai car is available in
    the Indian car market. The Latest car deliver advanced and hi-tech features and is smoothly runnable car.

    Reply
  2. Sophia

    I am yet to learn driving. So, my friends and family telling to buy a second hand car and then learn driving since learning
    on new car will be a stupidity. I don’t have time to buy a second hand car from a dealer. There is portal with name puranicar.com. Is it good? Has anyone bought or sold their cars here? Please advice.

    Reply

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