Hyundai Elite i20

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The Hyundai Elite i20 was recently unveiled in India. Hyundai shifted from the previous i20’s Fluidic design, to European-esque Fluidic 2.0 design philosophy with the aim of changing the image of the car from “youthful” to “bold”.




The front fascia of the i20 looks bold with the new Fluidic 2.0 design philosophy, and the presence of a hexagonal grille adds to the bold look. It also features sweptback headlamps and sleek fog-lamps on the bumper. But, the day-time running lights (DRLs) are missing.
The side profile of the i20 looks sporty due to the new 16-inch alloys, though it only comes with the Asta and Sportz models; the remaining trims come with 14-inch alloys. The rear of this car is the most appealing to the eye due to the ‘Alfa-Romeo meets Veloster’ tail-lights, and the blacked out C-pillar blends in equally well.



Stepping-in the new i20 is a pleasant feeling, mainly because of the dual tone, beige and black interiors, the neatly laid out dash and the fit-finish and very good quality plastic is used.
And being a Hyundai product, this car comes loaded with features like ? a nice 3 spoke steering wheel with controls mounted on it, a front central armrest with storage, a steering-sensitive rear parking camera, cooled glove-box, keyless entry, 8-speaker stereo, and a 2-DIN audio system with 1GB storage.
The seats are firm and comfortable, with good under-thigh support. You will be comfortable travelling in the new i20’s rear row as there is adequate leg room and AC vents in the rear row. But taller passengers might find the headroom a little less.
The boot has adequate space for a couple of medium sized suitcases.




The 2017 Hyundai Elite i20 is available with three options each for engines and transmissions.
The 1.2L petrol engine produces 83PS of power & 115Nm torque and comes mated to a five-speed manual gearbox;

The 1.4L U2 CRDi diesel unit generates 90PS power & 220Nm of torque and comes paired with a six-speed manual transmission; and
The third option is the 1.4L petrol mill that comes mated to a four-speed automatic gear-box and produces 100PS of power and 132Nm of torque.

The Elite i20 AT is only available in the Magna variant.
The updated 2017 Elite i20 competes with the Maruti Suzuki Baleno, Honda Jazz and the Volkswagen Polo.

The fuel efficiency figures have improved are quite impressive – the petrol engine offers 18.5kmpl, and the diesel promises 22kmpl.

The suspension in the new i20 is softer as compared to its predecessor, which makes the car tackle bad roads – well. The high ground clearance of 170 mm makes driving on poorly-built roads less challenging.
The steering is precise around the corners and the car is handled well at high speeds though you might feel a little body roll.




Braking duties are handled by discs in the front and drum brakes at the rear. Driver and Passenger airbags are standard, but you can get up to 6 airbags if you opt for the top end variant which makes the i20 one of the safest cars in its segment. There is a headlamp escort function, ISOFIX child seat mounts, speed alert system and much more. The reverse parking camera with rear parking sensors help the driver in easily parking the premium hatch in a tight parking space.


The Elite i20 has changed the perception of hatchbacks. With its improved driving dynamics, added features, more space, modern and futuristic design, the Elite i20 leaves a positive impact. In terms of features, Hyundai has loaded the Elite sufficiently.



Elite i20 Summary

Avg Ex Showroom Price ₹ 6.5 Lakh
Mileage: 19.8 kmpl
Engine 1197 cc
Seating Capacity 05
Top Speed 180 Kmph
0-100 Speed Time 11.9 Seconds

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Specifications of Hyundai Elite i20

Engine & Transmission
Engine 1197cc, 4 Cylinders Inline, 4 Valves/Cylinder, DOHC
Engine Type 1.2 Kappa petrol with dual VTVT
Fuel Type Petrol
Max Power (bhp@rpm) 82 bhp @ 6000 rpm
Max Torque (Nm@rpm) 114 Nm @ 4000 rpm
Mileage (ARAI) 19.8 kmpl
Drivetrain FWD
Transmission Manual - 5 Gears
Emission Standard BS 6
Dimensions & Weight
Length 3985 mm
Width 1734 mm
Height 1505 mm
Wheelbase 2570 mm
Doors 5 Doors
Seating Capacity 5 Person
No of Seating Rows 2 Rows
Bootspace 285 litres
Fuel Tank Capacity 40 litres
Suspensions, Brakes & Steering
Front Suspension McPherson Strut with coil Spring
Rear Suspension Coupled Torsion Beam Axle with Coil Spring
Front Brake Type Disc
Rear Brake Type Drum
Minimum Turning Radius 4.7 metres
Steering Type Power assisted (Electric)
Wheels Steel Rims
Spare Wheel Steel
Front Tyres 185 / 70 R14
Rear Tyres 185 / 70 R14

Features of Hyundai Elite i20


Airbags 2 Airbags (Driver, Passenger)
Seat Belt Warning Yes

Braking & Traction

Anti-Lock Braking System (ABS) Yes
Electronic Brake-force Distribution (EBD) Yes
Brake Assist (BA) No

Locks & Security

Engine immobilizer Yes
Central Locking Remote
Speed Sensing Door Lock Yes
Child Safety Lock Yes

Comfort & Convenience

Air Conditioner Yes (Manual)
Front AC Common Fan Speed Control
Rear AC Vents Behind Front Armrest, Common Fan Speed Control
Heater Yes
Vanity Mirrors on Sun Visors Co-Driver Only
Anti-glare Mirrors Manual – Internal Only
Parking Sensors Rear
Headlight & Ignition On Reminder Yes
12V Power Outlets 1

Seats & Upholstery

Driver Seat Adjustment                                                                                         6 way manually adjustable (seat forward / back, backrest tilt forward / back, headrest up / down)
Front Passenger Seat Adjustment 6 way manually adjustable (seat forward / back, backrest tilt forward / back, headrest up / down)
Seat Upholstery Fabric
Driver Armrest Yes
Rear Passenger Seats Type Bench
Interiors Dual Tone
Interior Colours Beige & Black
Folding Rear Seat Full
Front Seatback Pockets Yes
Head-rests Front & Rear


Cup Holders Front Only
Driver Armrest Storage Yes
Cooled Glove Box Yes
Sunglass Holder Yes

Doors, Windows, Mirrors & Wipers

Power Windows Front & Rear
Adjustable ORVM Electrically Adjustable
Exterior Door Handles Body Coloured
Interior Door Handles Chrome
Door Pockets Front & Rear
Boot-lid Opener Internal with Remote
Outside Rear View Mirrors (ORVMs) Body Coloured


Roof Mounted Antenna No
Body-Coloured Bumpers Yes


Daytime Running Lights Halogen
Fog Lights Halogen on front
Headlights Halogen
Tail Lights Halogen
Cabin Lamps Front and Rear
Headlight Height Adjuster Yes


Instrument Cluster Analogue
Trip Meter Electronic 2 Trips
Average Fuel Consumption Yes
Average Speed Yes
Clock Digital
Low Fuel Level Warning Yes
Door Ajar Warning Yes
Gear Indicator Yes
Shift Indicator Dynamic
Tachometer Analogue

Entertainment, Information & Communication

Integrated (in-dash) Music System Yes
Head Unit Size 2 Din
Speakers 6
USB Compatibility Yes
Aux Compatibility Yes
Bluetooth Compatibility Phone & Audio Streaming
MP3 Playback Yes
AM/FM Radio Yes
Internal Hard-drive Yes
Steering mounted controls Yes

Manufacturer Warranty

Warranty (Years) 3
Warranty (Kilometres) 100000

Pros & Cons of Hyundai Elite i20

Pros of Hyundai Elite i20

Stand Out Features

  • Great all-rounder with a plethora of variants.
  • A well put together cabin with plenty of features.
  • Decently spacious with good quality all around.

Cons of Hyundai Elite i20

Need Improvement

  • The steering lacks feedback.
  • Suspension is a little too soft for spirited driving.
  • New generation model is just around the corner.

FAQ About Hyundai Elite i20

What is the price of Elite i20 in Mumbai?

On road price of base variant of Hyundai Elite i20 in mumbai is ₹ 6.5 Lakh. On road price is made up of ex-showroom price, RTO registration, road tax and insurance amount.

Which car is better between Elite i20 vs Baleno?

Elite i20 is priced at ₹ 6.5 Lakh. It comes with 1197 cc engine which generates 82 bhp of power & 114 Nm of torque. Whereas, Baleno is priced at ₹ 5.7 Lakh, comes with 1197 cc engine which generates 82 bhp of power & 113 Nm of torque

What is the minimum down payment required/minimum EMI for Elite i20?

Yes, Elite i20 can be financed with a down payment of Rs. 0.65 Lakh. Whereas, the exact minimum down payment amount depends on multiple factors like car’s on-road price, your financial eligibility and loan provider bank’s limitations.

What is the mileage of Elite i20?

As per ARAI, the mileage of Elite i20 is 19.8 kmpl. Real mileage of the vehicle varies depending upon the driving habits. City and highway mileage figures also vary depending upon the road conditions.

Is there any exchange offer on Elite i20?

There are multiple factors on which exchange value depends. Model year, kms driven, looks, insurances claimed and many such other factors contribute to deciding upon an exchange amount. Hence, to get the best exchange value or offer, we would advise you to get in touch with your nearest Hyundai showroom.

Things to keep in mind before Buying Hyundai Elite i20


When buying a new car in general one must look for things like body panels that are out of line, or load bearing beams that seem to have been damaged. The next thing to check whether the paint is original or it has been repainted, a quick check under concealed plastic panels is a great way to check for unmatched paint. Another thing to check for is underbody rust in humid or sea adjacent areas.

A good way to check if the car has been rear-ended is by checking the boot. Flip open the spare wheel cover and remove the wheel completely. If the car was repaired after an accident the floor will have visible signs as the surface wouldn’t be smooth as it would in an undamaged car.

In the end, always remember to check for complete documentation including service records. Also, do check with the insurance company for any past claims, which will make you aware of the accidents the car has been involved in. Last but not the least, get the car checked from a trusted workshop before closing the deal.




Hyundai Elite i20 Price List

Variants Avg. Ex-Showroom price
Elite i20 Magna Plus 1.2

1197 cc, Petrol, Manual, 19.8 kmpl

₹ 6.5 Lakh
Elite i20 Sportz Plus 1.2

1197 cc, Petrol, Manual, 19.8 kmpl

₹ 7.37 Lakh
Elite i20 Sportz Plus 1.2 Dual Tone

1197 cc, Petrol, Manual, 19.8 kmpl                            

₹ 7.67 Lakh
Elite i20 Asta 1.2 (O)

1197 cc, Petrol, Manual, 19.8 kmpl

₹ 8.31 Lakh

Hyundai Elite i20 Expert Reviews

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    The Elite i20 has always been a good all-rounder, with a well-balanced design, tons of features and a spacious cabin. After the midlife facelift in 2018, there are even more significant improvements such as the revised upholstery, updated infotainment system, and improved high-speed ride. Overall, the Elite i20 is a very capable and upmarket hatch.
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    Fuel type Diesel, Petrol
    Engine 1197 cc
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