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Hyundai i20 Elite India launch today: Watch LIVE webcast here

Hyundi i20 Elite India (1)

The Hyundai Elite i20 premium hatchback is about to make its global debut and India launch in a few hours. A replacement to the current Hyundai i20 which is even taken off production ramps, Elite i20 comes in boasting of redesigned exteriors, fashionable interiors and in a total of five variants in both petrol and diesel guise.

Hyundi i20 Elite India (1)With India being the first market to receive Hyundai i20 facelift, called the Elite i20, the launch will start at 11-30 AM. New i20 will come in five variants to include Era, Magna, Sportz, Asta and an option variant for either the Magna (O) or Sports (O). Based on Fluidic Sculpture 2.0 storm-edge philosophy which was also seen on board the new Santa Fe.

Hyundi i20 Elite India (5)Boasting of a more aggressive stance, the Hyundai Elite i20 will receive both petrol and diesel engine options. The petrol engine is a 1.2 liter Kappa engine producting 83 PS peak power at 6,000 rpm and 114 Nm torque at 4,000 rpm mated to a 5 speed manual transmission. Another petrol option on offer is the 1.4l mill generating 100 PS power and 136 Nm torque.

Hyundi i20 Elite India (14)For diesel, it will be the 1.4 liter CRDI engine which produces 90 PS peak power at 4,000 rpm and 220 Nm torque at 1,500-2,750 rpm mated to a 6 speed manual transmission. No automatic variant will be offered on any variant at launch, but could be considered later.

Hyundi i20 Elite India (10)The Elite i20 is shorter than its earlier counterpart by 10 mm but wider by 24mm while both wheel base and ground clearance have been substantially increased. This will result in added cabin and boot space. On board features could include bucket seats, follow me home lamps, central armrests and sun glass holder.

Hyundi i20 Elite India (9)Safety features in the form of impact sensing door unlock, clutch lock, multi function display, lane changing indicators and smart pedal system will be seen in the Elite i20. Pricing of the Elite i20, which will be revealed on launch, has been kept a closely guarded secret to date, however it is likely that the company will be pricing it at a premium.

LIVE webcast of Hyundai i20 launch will commence at 11-30 AM. You can watch it in the feed below.

UPDATE – Hyundai i20 Elite India launch price starts at Rs 4.89 lakhs


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Former freelance writer, Pearl Daniels is in the auto industry since 2011, having established herself as a widely read staff writer since 2013. Her keen eye for industry news, daily need to break down latest events, and quest to not miss a single launch detail, gives you the most refreshing morning news on weekdays.

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