August 11, 2014

Hyundai India launches all-new Elite i20 @ Rs. 4.89 lakh

Hyundai Motor India Limited (HMIL) unveiled the all- new Elite i20. Aimed at setting a new standard for premium hatchback, the launch marks the world premier of the second-generation of 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.

"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 language - 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," said B.S. Seo, MD & CEO, HMIL,

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.

Elite i20 is available with choice of high performance and reliable petrol and diesel engines. The powertrains of Elite i20 have been engineered for delivering combination of high performance and high fuel efficiency.

The 1.2 Dual VTVT Kappa and second-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 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.

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. Elite i20 offers modern and sporty style through user friendly interface and pleasing design fundamentals that are expressed through rich visuotactile colours, materials and overall levels of finish.

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.

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.

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

All-new Elite i20 will be available in a range of seven new colours.

Price (in Rs., ex-showroom, New Delhi)
Model - Petrol - Diesel
Era - 489,900 - 609,900
Magna - 541,900 - 661,900
Sportz - 593,900 - 713,900
Asta - 646,900 - 766,900


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