Segment leader for over one and a half year, Hyundai Elite i20 lost its No 1 position last month to the newly launched Maruti Baleno. Launched in October 2016, Maruti Baleno has managed to post sales of 10,572 units in December 2015, as against 10,379 units sold by Maruti Baleno.
Though the difference is just 193 units, it has to be pointed out here that the Baleno managed to outsell i20 in just 3 months of its launch. In order to get back in the number game, Hyundai India has updated their i20 with additions like projector headlamps and LED DRLs.
2016 Hyundai Elite i20 in the premium B+ segment is available in petrol and diesel engine options. the 2016 Hyundai Elite i20 continues is powered by the same engine options that include a 1.2 liter Kappa dual VTVT four cylinder engine. This engine offers 83 PS power at 6,000 rpm and 11.7 kgm torque. The diesel engine is a 1.4 liter U2 CRDi DOHC four cylinder engine offering 90 PS power at 4,000 rpm and 22.4 kgm torque between 1,500 rpm and 2,750 rpm.
New Hyundai Elite i20 hatchback, launched in India in at price range from INR 5.36 lakh to INR 8.30 lakh will also be on show at the 2016 Auto Expo in its updated format.
Sleek and slender in stance with a slow slung bonnet and wide front bumpers, the 2016 Hyundai Elite i20 sports a honeycomb grille with hexagonal chrome lining. It gets projector headlamps with LED DRLs, fog lamps, multiple spoke diamond cut alloy wheels and ORVMs. Interiors are seen in a dual tone colour scheme. Space is at a premium while storage spaces are extensive. The instrument panel and central display receive blue illumination while there is a dual trip meter, tachometer, advanced cluster and a host of warning and indication knobs and buttons.