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Hyundai Elite i20 sees 4,600 pre launch bookings before AT variant arrives

Hundai Elite i20 32 front grille

Hyundai Elite i20 was launched at very competitive pricing and styling. It seems all leaks and spy shots of new i20 before launch gave fans idea of what the car will be like and helped them pre-book.

Hundai Elite i20 32 front grilleHyundai Motor India Limited opened order books for Elite i20 on 1st of August and launched the car on 11th. Thus far, over 4,600 bookings are registered, out of which about 2,600 entries are for petrol version and about 2,000 orders are for diesel variant.

Earlier, first generation i20 hatchback was selling at around 3,800 units per month. Hyundai is expecting to sell about 6,000 units of Elite i20 a month and the number is almost attained in just under 2 weeks already. Mr. Rakesh Srivastava, Senior Vice President (Sales and Marketing), HMIL, has said to Autocar Professional that automatic variant of Elite i20 is available with petrol engine and the company will reveal its price soon.

Hundai Elite i20 13 sideIt is likely that 1.4 litre Gamma VTVT petrol engine producing 100 PS max. power at 5,500 rpm and 136 Nm peak torque at 4,200 rpm mated to 4 speed automatic transmission already seen in earlier i20 model will be used in Elite i20 AT variant.

First generation Hyundai i20 for markets in Europe was initially for few years manufactured in and exported from India. New Elite i20 will be exported to Europe from the company’s plant in Turkey. Same facility sends new i10, which is known as Grand i10 in India. Mr. Srivastava said HMIL would consider exporting Elite i20 to markets in Asia, Middle East, Latin America and Australia.

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Hundai Elite i20 14 tail lampVia – Autocar Professional


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