Hyundai India will be launching its Elite i20 on 11th of August, 2014. The new hatchback from the South Korean manufacturer will replace the previous generation i20 in India. The Elite i20 has reached most dealers and bookings have commenced.
Hyundai India will provide its 2014 hatchback with petrol and diesel engine options. The Elite i20 will sport a 1.4-litre diesel engine. It will be capable of producing 88.7 horsepower along with peak torque output of 220 Nm. It will be available only with a manual gearbox.
Hyundai India will provide the Elite i20 with a 1.2-litre Kappa petrol engine. The engine will produce a healthy 82 horsepower, along with 114 Nm of peak torque. The second option is a 1.4-litre petrol engine capable of generating 98 horsepower, with peak torque output of 136 Nm. It will be paired with a manual as well as automatic gearbox options.
Hyundai's Elite i20 will compete against Volkswagen Polo, Maruti Suzuki Swift and Fiat Punto Evo. It will later face competition from Honda's soon to be re-launched Jazz. Most of the manufacturers have launched its hatchbacks at an irresistible price.
The new hatchback will sport LED Daytime Running Lights, Touch screen infotainment, climate control, engine start stop button as well as rear air conditioner vents. The hood of Elite i20 will be longer and its bumpers have been redesigned. Even the tail lamps have been redesigned and look more sharper now.
The South Korean automobile manufacturer has even roped in Bollywood superstar Shahrukh Khan to promote the new Elite i20. Hyundai India has been clearing the older generation i20 and have been providing huge discounts to clear their stocks.
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