Official: Hyundai i20 named Elite i20, bookings open today
The first official sketches of new Hyundai i20 premium hatchback have been revealed. Along with it, Hyundai India also reveals that the new i20 will not be called just i20 or Grand i20 (as predicted earlier). Instead, it will be called Elite i20.
Bookings of the new Hyundai i20 begin from 1st August 2014, that is today. We spoke to a dealer in Mumbai, and he confirmed that they are accepting bookings for an amount of Rs 50,000. This is 100% refundable once you decide that you do not want to buy the car after it’s price is revealed on 11th August. Yes, the Elite i20 will be launched in India on 11th August.
Featuring a wider stance and a longer look, the new Elite i20 comes with hexagonal airdam, mesh inserts, larger headlamp housing, thicker C Pillar, LED taillights, and a larger logo. Spotted undisguised just yesterday, 2015 Hyundai i20 will continue to be offered in a choice of petrol and diesel variants.
Engine options will continue to be the same one’s which are seen on current gen i20. Era, Asta, Magna and Sportz variants will again be seen on the Elite i20, and so will the manual and automatic transmission gearboxes. Once launched, new Hyundai Elite i20 will compete with the likes of Fiat Punto Evo, New Volkswagen Polo, Maruti Swift facelift, and yet to be launched Tata Bolt and Honda Jazz.
Hyundai Motor hints at the style of All-New âThe Elite i20â
Inspired by âFluidic Sculpture 2.0â design philosophy
Styled at Hyundai Motorâs Design Centre Europe
Generous proportions created by its packaging and dimensions
August 1, 2014, New Delhi – Hyundai Motor has revealed design renderings of All-New âThe Elite i20â, which was designed at Hyundai Motorâs Design Centre Europe in RĂŒsselsheim, Germany.
The new version of Hyundaiâs popular B-segment model features the brandâs âFluidic Sculpture 2.0â design philosophy, in a sophisticated and distinctive design.
The long hood and generous shape create a powerful stance for the All-New i20. The body sides are sculpted yet the overall architecture is clear and simple, with the cabin sitting cleanly on the body. In profile, the dark treatment of the C-pillar visually accentuates the carâs length.
The front presents a bold new interpretation of the well-established Hyundai hexagonal grille and a new thin horizontal strip connecting the headlamps. At the back, the wrap-around rear window and unique treatment for the lamp clusters combine with the carâs hatchback proportions to create a distinctive design.
Pre bookings for âThe Elite i20â will commence from August 01, 2014 in India.