The updated hatch Hyundai debuted at the Indian Auto Expo.
In India, the hatch is called the Elite i20, in Europe it’s just i20. The Indian model has received a new “cascade” grille. i20 got other bumpers and fog lights, modernized headlights and other flashlights, 16-inch disks of a new design. The rear number moved to the luggage compartment door.
There are fewer changes in the interior: you can order colored decorative inserts, a new multimedia system with a 7-inch touch screen and support for Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. In the list of equipment also appear: front and side airbags, curtain airbags, rear-view camera, parking sensors, air conditioning. By the way, customers can download a mobile application, it, for example, will show the level of fuel in the tank or call for help, if needed on the road.
Restyled Hyundai Elite i20 lost a 100-horsepower gasoline engine 1.4, which worked paired with a four-speed automatic tranmission. Now the model is available in the Indian market with a gasoline engine 1.2 and diesel 1.4 with a capacity of 83 and 90 hp respectively. The first engine is completed with a five-speed manual transmission, the second – 6 -speed manual. According to preliminary data, the model will later acquire a variator.
In India, the sales of the refreshed hatch have already started. Petrol Elite i20 costs from 534 900 rupees. The price of a diesel hatch Hyundai i20 starts at a mark of 673,000 rupees.
The European Hyundai i20 is likely to be updated in the same way as the Indian version, but the timing of the premiere of the European hatchback is unknown. It is possible that the novelty will be presented in March at the Geneva Motor Show.
Note that both Indian and European models have cross-versions. In addition, in the family of European i20 there is a three-door Coupe. But neither the “off-road” nor the three-door hatch has been updated yet.