Hyundai Active i20 has been known as the go-to vehicle for those who love adventure. But what about the Hyundai Elite i20? Well, let’s just say that the Elite i20 too has every sporty feature as its Active version and is here to only make adventure more comfortable for you.
But with its increasing popularity, the vehicle has also received an impressive facelift that make it every bit as sharp and powerful as promised when launched.
So what changed?
You will still be getting the same 1.2L petrol and 1.4 litre diesel engines in the Hyundai Elite i20. The engines will be paired with 5-speed and 6-speed manual transmissions, respectively. However, with the facelift, Hyundai promises that the fuel efficiency of the engines has been improved by a whopping 9%.
The car manufacturer also claims to have revised the engine’s tuning to ensure a smoother throttle response, improving the driving experience. Additionally, the reduced body rolling while cornering, has further made the ride more plush.
Well, when a company says facelift, you automatically expect some changes in the looks of the vehicle. And Hyundai doesn’t disappoint. The Hyundai Elite i20 has gotten some serious cosmetic changes, giving the vehicle a snazzier look.
The facelift model now sports the new Hyundai family grille at the front, giving the vehicle a sharper look. With slim air curtains, Hyundai reduced the drag of this vehicle.
On the sides though, the Hyundai Elite i20 has gotten the restyled 16 inch alloy wheels of the Asta model variants.
When it comes to the rear end, you’re going to be able to notice the changes much easily. The number plate section of the vehicle has been moved to the boot. The bumper now looks a lot like that of the Hyundai Xcent and the tail lights show some internal detailing.
The facelift Elite i20 gets the same 7 inch touchscreen infotainment system. But it comes with a changed user interface and sound tuner.
To make things even better, Hyundai has also added an auto link telematics apps to the system, to let you access information like your travel time and distance travelled, easily. Definitely something that you’d want in situations where hard braking or acceleration could be required.
The armrest at the centre of the Hyundai Elite i20 gets storage and slides.
But what Hyundai is offering as standard features , is the ABS and dual airbags – which most other car manufacturers restrict to offering in their higher end models.
The new model of the Hyundai Elite i20 definitely gets some changes, but they could be hard to spot if you aren’t paying attention. One of our favourites – the 12V power socket has been replaced by a smart USB port, so you can connect your smartphone easily and leverage functionality of your apps, on the go.
Hyundai has also given some attention to details in the parking sensors/ door ajar display. The system now offers advanced supervision cluster to ensure safety of all the members in the vehicle.
The dual toned versions of the Hyundai Elite i20 now come with an all-black interior and contrast coloured AC vent accents. Although, if you choose to buy the Elite i20 in white or red with a black roof, the same will be in red accents.
5. Not automatic
With feedback from customers on how the vehicle was non-performing, Hyundai acknowledged it all by discontinuing the 1.4L petrol Magna AT variant. But for all those who love the automatic functionality, don’t fret!
Hyundai launched the CVT with 1.2: petrol variant in May 2018. Let’s just say, you’re kind of spoilt for choice.
Should you buy the Hyundai Elite i20?
The facelift of Hyundai Elite i20 sure has a lot to offer as compared to its previous models. Hyundai is keeping in mind the driving comfort and experience of its customers while making these changes in the popularly driven vehicles.
If you’re considering the vehicle, we actually recommend you take a test drive, to experience true Hyundai.
Schedule Hyundai Elite i20 test drive with Capital Hyundai today.