Hyundai Elite i20 Indian vs European model, spec highlights

Hyundai Elite i20 is first unveiled at and launched in India today. The successor to first generation i20 premium B segment hatchback, is given all new looks and detailing that is more akin to European styling.

Hyundai Elite i20 EuropeanHyundai Motor also revealed first images of new generation i20 for other markets predominantly European, ahead of its global debut at 2014 Paris Motor Show.

Designed and developed in Europe, new gen Elite i20 is built to fulfil three important aspects European market mainly looks for in a car, class-leading interior space, high-technology & comfort-enhancing features, and distinctive, refined design; with Fluidic Sculpture 2.0 design philosophy.

Hyundai Elite i20 European-001While Indian version of Hyundai Elite i20 also carries similar design and features, both aren’t identical. European Elite i20 is longer, as their market does not have special benefits for sub-4 metre compact cars like ours does. Indian i20 measures 3,985 mm in length while European model has length of 4035 mm. Wheelbase however remains same at 2,570 mm. Extra length is used to achieve better cabin room; boot volume of Indian Elite i20 is 285 litres while Euro spec shows 326 litres.

Not only does European Elite i20 come with front and rear LED lighting, it also features panoramic sunroof, while it has been cut off of spec sheet in India. Euro i20 also gets bi-function projection headlamps, LED daytime running lights (DRL) and LED positioning lamps.

Hyundai Elite i20 European-002Further specifications / features of European trim Hyundai Elite i20 will be revealed at 2014 Paris Motor Show on 2nd October 2014.

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Hyundai i20 Elite India launch price starts at Rs 4.89 lakhs