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Brand new Hyundai i20 being sold at a price lesser than 2018 Maruti Swift

With the new Hyundai Elite i20 launched in India, company dealerships are eager to clear stocks of the pre-facelift version lying unsold in company showrooms. This discounted price makes the Elite i20 more attractive but let us see in what ways the pre-facelift version differs from the new Hyundai Elite i20.

There are some changes and feature updates between the pre-facelift and the new Elite i20. The new model sports some exterior updates though interiors get only a few new features.

Exteriors are seen with a new cascading grille, updated tail lamps, new registration plate and rear bumper design. Its interior continues in the with much the same design elements though it does get a better touch sensitive infotainment system, new rear AC vents and ionizer in the AC to purify cabin air.

Mechanically there are no changes in the pre-facelift Elite i20 and the 2018 model. The petrol version gets a 1.2 liter Kappa Dual VTVT petrol engine offering 82 bhp power and mated to a 5 speed manual transmission. There is also a 1.4 liter U2 CRDi engine offering 89 bhp power and mated to a 6 speed manual gearbox.

It could also get a 1.4 liter dual VTVT petrol engine offering 99 bhp power and mated to a 4 speed automatic torque converter that could be offered at a later stage on the facelift model.

With this discount of Rs 1 lakh, the pre-facelift Hyundai Elite i20 is now priced at INR 4.8 lakhs for the base petrol variant going up to INR 5.73 lakhs for the base diesel variant. The reduced pricing also puts the Elite i20 in the same category of the Maruti Suzuki Swift. The 2018 Hyundai Elite i20 is priced from INR 5.8 lakhs for the petrol variant and at INR 6.73 lakhs for the base diesel variant. Price of new Maruti Swift starts from Rs 4.99 lakh for petrol and Rs 5.99 lakh for diesel.

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