2018 Hyundai Elite i20 Facelift Review: Know All About It

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2018 Hyundai Elite i20 Facelift Overview:

2018 Hyundai Elite i20 Facelift review

Over the years, Hyundai introduced several firsts to the Indian automotive scene and in other instances redefined how car segments were perceived conventionally. One such instance was when the Korean automaker proposed the idea of a premium hatchback with the first generation i20. At the recently culminated 2018 Indian Auto Expo, the carmaker launched its latest iteration of the hatchback- the Elite i20 2018 facelift.

Price:

Hyundai has always had a tradition of charging a premium for its offerings over the competition. The petrol variant of i20 is Rs. 35,000 more expensive than its closest rival, the recently launched next-gen Maruti Swift. Surprisingly the base diesel variant is Rs. 14,000 cheaper than the Japanese hatchback and with a wide range of variants, consumers have plenty of options to shoes from. 

Variant Price (Ex-Showroom)
PETROL ERA  Rs 5.35 Lakh
 PETROL MAGNA ERA  Rs 6.0 Lakh
 PETROL SPORTZ  Rs 6.59 Lakh
 PETROL ASTA  Rs 7.12 Lakh
 PETROL ASTA DUAL TONE  Rs 7.37 Lakh
PETROL ASTA OPTION Rs 7.91 Lakh
DIESEL ERA Rs 6.73 Lakh
DIESEL MAGNA ERA Rs 7.31 Lakh
DIESEL SPORTZ Rs 7.83 Lakh
DIESEL ASTA Rs 8.36 Lakh
DIESEL ASTA DUAL TONE Rs 8.61 Lakh
DIESEL ASTA OPTION Rs 9.15 Lakh

Exterior

2018 Hyundai Elite i20 Facelift exterior

The new car gets updated styling which comes with cascading family grille that can also be found in Grand i10 and Xcent facelifts. At the rear, the taillamps also come with updated graphics and the tailgate and rear bumper have been redesigned and the boot lid now houses the license plate.

Dimensions

The sloping roofline means that the cabin of i20 facelift gets compromised headroom, but the hatchback is still longer and gets higher ground clearance as compared to its rivals.

Dimensions Hyundai i20 facelift
Length 3985mm
Width 1734mm
Height 1505mm
Wheelbase 2570mm
Ground clearance 170mm
Boot space  295-litres
Fuel tank capacity  40-litres

Interior

2018 Hyundai Elite i20 Facelift interior

The interior now features a contrasting colour scheme and carries forward the same feature list as its predecessor. As far as the interior design is concerned, little changes have been made to the cabin.

Engine and transmission

2018 Hyundai Elite i20 Facelift dashboard

The new facelift carries forward the same engine options as the previous car, but the option of an automatic transmission in petrol variants is not on offer. We expect a petrol variant will be launched later in the car’s lifecycle.

Engine  Petrol Diesel
Type  1.2L 1.4L
Displacement  1197cc 1396cc
Power  81.86bhp  88.76bhp
Torque  114.73Nm  219.66Nm
Transmission  MT MT

Fuel economy

The petrol and diesel models of i20 facelift get an ARAI claimed fuel economy of 18.6 kmpl and 22.5kmpl, respectively.

Variant Petrol  Diesel
Fuel economy  18.6kmpl  22.54kmpl

Features

Features include Hyundai Auto Link support (telematic services), updated 7-inch touchscreen infotainment system and Hyundai iblue- the android-based remote. The sound system has been designed by Arkamys sound tuning. 

Safety

Elite i20 facelift comes with dual front airbags and ABS as standard across all variants. The top-spec Asta(O) variant gets two additional airbags and ISOFIX child seat compatibility

Colours

The i20 facelift is offered in Fiery Red, Fiery Red Dual Tone, Marina Blue, Passion Orange, Passion Orange Dual, Polar White, Polar White Dual Tone, Sleek Silver and Star Dust

Pros

  • Powerful engine options
  • Updated design
  • Additional creature comforts

Cons

  • No automatic options

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