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Hyundai Elite i20 vs current model – visual compare with spy shots

Hyundai Elite i20 vs old

Next generation Hyundai i20 is about to launch in few days, 11th August 2014 to be precise, and we present to you the differences in physical features and interior equipment between older Hyundai i20 and upcoming all new Elite i20.

Hyundai Elite i20 vs oldA walk around the Elite i20, in this case scrolling through spy shots (thanks to anonymous fanatic), we see that new model looks utterly different from outgoing, rather just discontinued i20. New Hyundai i20 has much more European genes than first generation one did, which we are yet to see making impression on Indian customers.

Hyundai Elite i20 vs old sideFront fascia gets newly designed headlamps, horizontal incision between them replacing single slat grille in first gen i20, large hexagonal air dam beneath and a bumper unit with new fog lamp recess and interconnecting third air vent to radiator running parallel to other slit.

Side of Elite i20 creates an illusion of longer car, with less curves and more linear lines. Outside Rear View Mirror design looks modified and alloy wheels as well. In addition to A and B pillars, C pillar is also blacked out to make new i20 appear bigger and sportier.

Hyundai Elite i20 vs old rearRear facade is also completely new; every contour and detailing is dissimilar to first generation Hyundai i20. Tail lights, centre stop lamp, roof lip, wiper, boot opener, reflectors, number plate recess and what not look new and improved from usual fluidic sculpture.

Hyundai Elite i20 vs old interiorsInteriors of second generation Hyundai i20 are also non-reminiscent of existing i20 version. Stylish 3 spoke steering wheel in earlier model is replaced with the comparatively mundane looking unit employed by Grand i10. Dual tone (black & Beige) colour theme, with shades similar to Grand i10’s is used in Elite i20, as improvement to full black finish in present i20 variant. There are more items and designs that are inspired by Grand i10.

Upcoming Hyundai i20 receives sizeable Multi Function Display in between speedo and tacho dials, horizontal AC vents, ICE (In Car Entertainment) display embedded in centre console in the middle of big black buttons and climate control unit well beneath. Entire view of dashboard and rest of cabin is yet to be seen, more on that soon. Expect price of Hyundai Elite i20 to fall between Rs. 5.5 lakhs and Rs. 8.5 lakhs.

Also read:

Hyundai Elite i20 continues testing before launch.

Volkswagen Polo Facelift vs Maruti Swift vs Hyundai i20 spec compare.

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Ashwin Ram N P

Life after college in 2014 has seen Ashwin Ram propel himself wholeheartedly into the auto industry. Information is never enough for this young blogger who enthusiastically ticks his elaborate checklist at each drive. The need to add that one extra detail ensures select articles that are upbeat, and comprehensive.

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  • sunil

    Awesome and aggressive design. Kudos to Hyundai design engineers.

  • Jyotirmoy Nandi

    Let us know if they are improving on the 4-speed torque converter.