India’s second largest car manufacturer, Hyundai has achieved yet another sales milestone. Their i20 hatchback has surpassed the 1 million sales mark.
First launched in 2008, i20 is sold in two variants today – Elite i20 and i20 Active. It is being offered with 2 engine options in manual as well as automatic transmission choise.
|i20||29 Dec, 2008||367,146||389,889||757,035|
|Elite i20||11 Aug, 2014||205,441||16,603||222,044|
|i20 Active||17 Mar, 2015||30,877||7,154||38,031|
For the model year 2016, Hyundai has updated the Elite i20. It now gets projector headlamps with cornering lights. It also gets LED daytime running lights as will be seen on the top end Asta (O) variant while Audio Visual Navigation system, 7” touchscreen display, Bluetooth, AUV and USB connectivity will also be evident on top end variants. Lower end variants get an LCD screen for infotainment.
Sporting a low-slung bonnet and wide front bumpers, the new Hyundai Elite i20 gets a honeycomb front grille with a hexagonal chrome lining, multiple spoke diamond cut alloy wheels and ORVMs. Interiors are done up in a dual tone colour scheme while instrument panel gets blue illumination with dual trip meter, tachometer, advanced cluster and warning indicators and knobs. Where safety features are concerned, 2016 HyundaiElite i20 Era to Asta (O) trims get dual airbags as standard.
Engine specifications on board 2016 Hyundai Elite i20 include both petrol and diesel engine options. The petrol engine will include a 1.2 liter Kappa dual VTVT four cylinder engine offering 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 capable of 90 PS peak power at 4,000 rpm and 22.4 kgm torque at 1,500 to 2,750 rpm.