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The new Hyundai i20 facelift was launched at the Auto Expo 2018. The 2018 Hyundai i20 gets refreshed styling and some new features. The Hyundai i20 2018 features a new 7-inch touchscreen infotainment, slidable armrests and rear AC vents as the major change.
The new Hyundai i20 features the same engine options as in the old model. Output figures of the 2018 Elite i20 remain the same as before. However, the new Hyundai i20 has received some features which will help it compete well with its rivals. Here are some top features of the new Hyundai i20:
New Hyundai i20 Design
The new Hyundai Elite i20 comes with a new bumper design, along with a larger grille. The projector headlamps with LED DRLs blend neatly with the redesigned front bumpers of the new Hyundai i20.
The sides of the Hyundai i20 2018 feature a new set of 16-inch 5-spoke alloy wheels. Besides that, the new Hyundai i20's side profile remains identical to the old model, with the semi-floating roof design.
Visually, the most changes have happened at the rear of the new Hyundai i20. The 2018 Hyundai Elite i20 features a restyled tail lamp cluster and a new rear bumper design. In addition to this, the number plate has been moved from the bumper to the centre of the tailgate.
Hyundai i20 2018 Comfort Features
The 2018 Hyundai i20 interior gets a new 7-inch touchscreen infotainment system. The new unit comes with Apple CarPlay, Android Auto and navigation. Also, the AC+climate control unit gets cluster ionizer which purifies and deodorizes the cabin. The new Elite i20 also gets a sliding armrest at the front, and a new rear AC vent.
Hyundai i20 2018 Safety Features
Dual airbags and ABS come standard across all variants of the new Hyundai i20. The top variant (Asta) gets 6 airbags and ISOFIX child-seat mounts. Speed-sensing auto door lock, reverse parking camera, and power windows that automatically roll down when an obstacle is detected, add to the safety features of the new Hyundai i20.
Hyundai i20 2018 Convenience Features
The new Hyundai i20 comes with ‘Auto Link' which is essentially a mobile app that gives the owner, all the vital information of the car including maintenance and service assistance from Hyundai.
Other convenience features of the new Hyundai i20 include push-button start/stop, smart pedal (applies only the brake, during simultaneous operation of the brake pedal and the accelerator), and automatic headlights.
Other Hyundai i20 2018 Features
The 2018 Hyundai i20 features new two-tone colour schemes of either red, orange or white, with a black upper body (roof and pillars). The interior also gets an optional two-tone colour scheme. Auto-folding ORVMs, TFT display on the instrument cluster and a cooled glovebox add to the list of 2018 Hyundai i20 features.
Thoughts On The New Hyundai i20 2018 Features
The old Hyundai Elite i20 had a downside of being a bit outdated when compared to its rivals, the Volkswagen Polo and the Maruti Suzuki Baleno. Sales of the pre-facelift Hyundai elite i20 was going downhill big time. But now, the new Hyundai Elite i20 features quite a lot to make up for that low sales figure.
To know more about the pricing and variants, check out our First Look Review of the 2018 Hyundai Elite i20.