Hyundai has introduced the Elite i20 with a CVT paired to its 1.2-litre Kappa petrol mill at Rs 7.04 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi). Apart from this addition, the car remains the same in terms of mechanicals and cosmetics. The Hyundai i20 Elite goes against the Honda Jazz and the Maruti Suzuki Baleno. The CVT variants of both these cars retail at Rs 7.70 lakh and Rs 7.09 lakh, making the Hyundai i20 Elite the most affordable premium hatchback in the segment.
Here’s the full press release:
New Delhi, 25 May, 2018: Hyundai Motor India Limited, the country’s second largest car manufacturer and the largest exporter since inception announced the launch of 1.2 Petrol Engine with CVT option in India’s most loved and Iconic Premium Compact – ‘The New 2018 ELITE i20’ that embodies Hyundai’s Modern Premium offering for the global customers.
The Premium High Compact Segment in the industry is growing year on year from 4.5% sales in 2014 to 13% in 2017. The sales of AT and CVT options in the premium compact segment has grown from 4% in 2015 to 14% in 2018. The Premium Compact Customer Survey by Hyundai revealed higher acceptability towards Automatic Transmission, 41% of respondents preferring automatic due to ease and hassle free driving in city and highways.
Mr. Y K Koo, Managing Director and CEO, Hyundai Motor India Ltd. said, “ India’s most loved and awarded, Indian Car of the Year 2015 winner ELITE i20 has been a global success ever since its launch. The CVT option with a 1.2 L Petrol engine coupled with Hi-tech & Convenience features offering uncompromised safety will make driving a brilliant experience. The head turner New 2018 ELITE i20 is the most feature loaded and affordable Premium Compact Segment car with a CVT option. Based on our advanced design philosophy, The New 2018 ELITE i20 follows an evolved Premium look, Sporty styling and a strong road presence”
The New 2018 ELITE i20 comes with premium interiors, highly advanced features, appealing looks and latest technology. The new CVT engine comes with linear driving force and no shift jerk for smooth and comfortable drive. The 1.2 L Petrol engine with CVT option offers convenient clutch-less drive and no physical gear shifting makes it ideal for city, highways and hilly terrains.
Key Highlights of the New 2018 Elite i20 with 1.2L Kappa CVT
Bold and Premium Styling – The Premium Cascade Design High Gloss Front Grille gives sporty and bold stance to the New 2018 ELITE i20, Projector Headlamps with LED DRL, Positioning and Cornering Lamps, Front Air Curtains, Uniquely Designed Stylish Tail Lamps and R16 Diamond-cut Alloy Wheels together make a blend of intrinsic and intuitive beauty creating accord between a sporty front and bold rear completing the Premium Compact design. The New 2018 ELITE i20 comes with First-in-segment Dual Tone exteriors with Red and Orange interior colour packs to further boost sporty styling of the New 2018 ELITE i20.
Key Styling Features:
Hi-Tech & Convenience Features – The New 2018 ELITE i20 features Best in segment 17.77 cm Touchscreen Infotainment System and Audio Video Navigation with IPS (In Plane Switching) Display for wide viewing angle and smart phone connectivity, Apple CarPlay, AndroidAuto & Mirror Link, it also offers DRM Arkamys Sound Mood and Navigation for technology savvy customers.
The Human Connected Technology – Hyundai Auto Link – The New 2018 ELITE i20 offers a dynamic new way to stay connected with your car for vehicle health check, Driving information, Road side assistance, Driving History, Eco Driving and Vehicle Health history check with click of button.
Key Hi-tech Features:
Uncompromised Safety – New 2018 Hyundai ELITE i20 takes safety to a whole new level with class-leading features to ensure customers safety. The New 2018 Hyundai ELITE i20 equipped with 6-Airbags with front dual, side and curtain airbags, Antilock Braking System, Speed Sensing Auto Door Lock, Impact Sensing Auto Door, Unlock and Reverse Parking camera with Dynamic Guidelines for uncompromised safety.