Hyundai is working on a new Elite i20 for the Indian car market and the world. The all-new i20 is expected to be launched in 2020. There is a speculative render that shows how it can look.
The front of the car is inspired by the new Hyundai Elantra Sport. It gives a very sporty look to the next generation i20 Elite on the front, and if Hyundai offers such a design language on the new car, it will be the most sporty-looking i20 by now.
Let’s see if Hyundai has already improved the good package or there is still room for some improvement.
How is it on the inside?
Midlife facelifts do not mean to change appearance normally, but to update the appearance of the car with subtle accuracy. It should not come as a surprise, then, that 2018 Elite i20 has been updated with very light changes. It still helps in that comprehensive, articulate approach and a well-balanced design which helps it attract the buyers who want to appear with their cars. In the context of the changes, the front side, the hexagonal grille is slightly wavy and triangular fog lamps are completely new. Take sides and you will notice the same laser cut treatment for 16-inch alloys, however, the design is completely new.
The latter, in fact, is the most typical update on the whole car. For the rest, Hyundai added Gloss finish to the C-pillar and revised the tailgate design. In the end, taillights now have completely new graphics that make them look more upmarket.
Traditionally, Hyundai has always managed to impress its cabin design and, more importantly, with the quality of plastic, and the 2018 Elite i20 is no different. The level of complete dashboard layout and quality remains unchanged, which means that you are still getting a clean, dull-looking dash, which is with a quality plastic. The only visible update in terms of control comes in the form of a few new buttons on the steering wheel and it’s about.
Talking about updates, the fabric of the seat is new and it may not look as pliable as full leather treatment, but the seats are quite soft and comfortable in themselves. The rear is not low on either place or comfort – there is more than enough legroom and headroom and less beltline means that the visibility around is good, too. Except some hard plastic on the door pad, there really is no mistake here.
On the plus side, the Elite i20 remains feature packed with standard equipment on our top-spec diesel trim including rear AC vents, keyless entry, push button start, climate control, rear view camera with guide lines and a full suite of security features. six airbags and ABS We have always been fans of the i20’s touchscreen infotainment system for its silky smooth UI and clean transitions. The OEM six-speaker audio system is similar to what we have in our long term Verna but somehow in this car, the audio output is even better. The boot, meanwhile, remains the same at 285 liters, expanding to 1,042 liters when the rear seats are folded flat.
Where does it fit in?
The 2018 Elite i20 is currently sold at an introductory price of 5.34 lakhs for entry-level petrol, top-spec diesel for 9.15 lakh rupees This puts it in line with other premium hatchbacks including the Honda Jazz, Maruti Baleno and the VW Polo. We look forward to seeing how the 2018 Elite i20 stacks up against its competitors soon.
Why would I buy it?
Great all-rounder, Well put together cabin with plenty of features.
Source: Hyundai i20 Review