Hyundai India is preparing itself for the stricter safety norms in the country well ahead of time by offering the Elite i20 and i20 Active with standard dual airbags. The automaker has been revising the equipment package of its cars on a regular basis of late.
This move puts the two cars at par with their respective rivals in Volkswagen and Toyota. The revised variant lineup for 2016 consists of 5 trim levels. Save for the entry level Era and Magna trims, rest of the lineup offers ABS.
The mid-evel Sportz (O) has been discontinued while the range-topping Elite i20 Asta (O) gains projector headlamps with cornering lights and LED DRLs. It also comes equipped with a 7-inch infotainment system and 16-inch diamond cut alloy wheels.
The powertrain lineup has been retained without any change. The petrol version is powered by a 1.2-litre engine which produces 83 PS and 115 Nm of torque, and is mated to a 5-speed manual transmission. The oil burner is a 1.4-litre unit which has 90 PS and 220 Nm of torque. The engine employs a 6-speed manual gearbox.
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The 2016 Hyundai Elite i20 and i20 Active with standard airbags are expected to hit the showrooms in a few day’s time.