Hyundai i20 Elite - expected to be the talk of town next week

Saturday 09 August 2014, 08:00 AM by

Hyundai i20 Elite is due for launch next week on 11th August. The newer version of the popular i20 hatchback is stated to have improved NVH levels (Noise, Vibration and Harshness levels), thereby making the drive even more enjoyable than what it had previously been. Apart from this, the car may also receive an in-built service indicator that shall be equipped on a redesigned multi-information display and the hatchback shall also receive a steering position indicator. Bluetooth may come as a standard feature.

The i20 Elite shall available in petrol and diesel variants. The petrol version is expected to be powered by a 1.2 Litre Kappa 2 engine that generates about 83 PS of power, whereas the diesel version is expected to be powered by 1.4 Litre engine that generates about 90 PS of power. It is anticipated that all the engines may be mated to a 5 speed or a 6 speed manual transmission. Two-tone colour scheme in beige and dark brown may be used for the interiors and the vehicle is stated to be based in trend of Hyundai’s new design philosophy, ‘Fluidic 2.0’ design language.

Hyundai i20 Elite - expected to be the talk of town next week |
Hyundai i20 Elite - expected to be the talk of town next week

Some of the features have been borrowed from Grand i10 and Xcent compact sedan. Centre display for the head unit could be borrowed directly from Grand i10. High end trim of the all new Elite i20 will come embedded with push-button start as offered on other Hyundai offerings. Steering wheel will resemble with the one seen in Grand i10 and Xcent, however what will vary it is the narrow chrome line and buttons to curb Bluetooth telephony, audio, and multi-info display. A 12V power sockets for occupants sitting in front and a USB pocket will also be equipped inside the cabin.

The top portion of the dashboard has been built using a soft-touch material, other interior changes such as a broad centre console could get a cool-blue back lighting as seen in Grand i10. A 2-DIN audio player and climate control are expected to be retained from the previous version in the 2015 Hyundai Elite i20. As for the pricing aspect, it is anticipated to be priced between Rs 5 lakh to Rs 7.5 lakh.

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