Global debut of Hyundai 'Elite i20' challenges you to un-compromise

New Delhi, 11 August 2014: Hyundai Motor India Limited (HMIL), the country’s largest exporter and the second-largest car manufacturer, today unveiled the all new Elite i20. A hot hatch aimed at setting a new standard in the premium hatchback segment, the launch marks the World Premier of the 2nd Generation of i20 in India.

(L-R) Mr. BS Seo, Managing Director & CEO, HMIL, Mr. Joonkyu Lee, Ambassador of the Republic of Korea, Mr. Rakesh Srivastava, Sr.VP (Sales & Mktg), HMIL, Mr. Jim Kim, Sr. Director, Asia-Pacific & Middle-East, HMC, Mr. YJ Ahn, Executive Director (Sales & Mktg), HMIL at the Elite i20 launch
Mr. Rakesh Srivastava, Sr.VP (Sales & Mktg), HMIL, Mr. BS Seo, Managing Director & CEO, HMIL at the Elite i20 launch
The new Elite i20 has been designed using Hyundai’s evolved Fluidic Sculpture 2.0 philosophy. The design concept focuses on evolved aesthetic and confident perfection, characterized by a "in-motion" side profile. Premium equipments and driving dynamics deliver a feeling typically associated with vehicles in the segment above. The new model successfully fulfills the need for driving pleasure of customers, while evoking a sense of confidence and class at the same time.

Speaking at the Global Debut of Elite i20, B S Seo, Managing Director & CEO, HMIL said, “The Elite i20 is a world-class product designed, developed and engineered to excellence to deliver value beyond expectations. The new model will offer a premium ownership experience for novelty seeking, modern and premium elite customers. The new Elite i20 features youthful sporty exterior and premium interior which are an expression of evolved design language – Fluidic Sculpture 2.0. The Elite i20 will be a trendsetter model reflecting Hyundai’s Modern Premium brand direction and will fuel Hyundai’s growth in India”.

Driving Performance
The Elite i20 sets a new standard for ride and handling in the premium compact segment.  Extensive testing and tuning as per Indian road conditions has been set out to improve the ride characteristics of the all-new Elite i20 resulting in enhanced driving performance.

Powertrain
The all new Elite i20 is available with choice of high performance and reliable petrol & diesel engines. The powertrains of Elite i20 have been engineered for delivering a combination of high performance and high fuel efficiency. The 1.2 Dual VTVT Kappa and 2nd Generation U2 1.4 CRDi engines offer maximum drivability in all conditions, delivering high power and torque with high fuel efficiency. The environment friendly U2 1.4 CRDi diesel engine is low on emission and NVH levels; however it operates at a high pressure 1,800 bars and generates high low end torque resulting in lesser gear shifts in city driving conditions for enhanced drive comfort. The linear power delivery and flat torque over wide range of engine rpm’s ensure smooth and jerk free drive. Moreover, the 6 speed manual transmissions of U2 diesel engine ensure maximum availability of full engine output and contribute to smooth shifting resulting in fatigue free ride for occupants.

Technical Specifications
Engines:

Capacity (cc)
Power (PS)
Torque (kg.m)
1.2 Dual VTVT Kappa Petrol
1,197
83
11.7
1.4 U2 CRDi Diesel
1,396
90
22.4
Mileage (ARAI Certified Figures)

Best-in Segment
1.2 Dual VTVT Kappa
18.60 * (Era/Magna)
1.4 U2 CRDi Diesel
22.54 * (Era/Magna)
*18.24 PL & 21.76 DSL (Sportz, Sportz(O), Asta)

Styling – Fluidic Sculpture 2.0
The Elite i20 embodies Hyundai’s evolved design philosophy, Fluidic Sculpture 2.0, encapsulating a trio of main design elements: fluid aesthetics, modern appeal and premium interiors.

Elegance Redefined: Exteriors
Sporty sleek style, a confident stance, and an appearance that is in keeping with Hyundai Motor’s pioneering signature look, result in a balanced, refined styling that conveys a dynamic driving experience. A single-frame premium 3D hexagonal grille is a key styling element at the front of the car, refined lines on its flanks and futuristic rear contribute to its dynamic shape. The striking front and rear light clusters add to the new model’s modern and sporty appearance.
Masculine & Bold Large Hexagonal front grill
Large bonnet imparting big car feel
Elongated swept back headlamps
Wide and distinctive Trapezoidal Fog Lamp
Premium 2 tone 16 inch Diamond Cut Alloy wheels
Sporty & stylish Black C pillar 
Premium chrome finish door handles
Hi-tech and wide 3 step wrap around tail lamps

Premium Redefined: Interiors
Improved interior ergonomics resulting in a completely driver-focused cabin incorporates Hyundai Motor’s core interior design principles of premium aesthetics, intuitiveness and simplicity. The product offers uncompromising convenience and generous interior comfort and space conveying a sense of style and dynamism with high quality finish.
Sporty Multifunction Steering Wheel
Integrated 2 Din MP3 Audio with USB & Aux-in & 1 GB internal memory
Aesthetically Designed hi-tech & Informative Supervision cluster
Spacious cabin with generous legroom and shoulder room
Large boot space of 285 ltr
Rear AC vents for faster cooling at rear  
FATC (Fully Automatic Temperature Control) for added comfort & style quotient
Console armrest with storage box
Enhanced comfort  with driver seat height adjustment 
Host of comfort & convenience features like centre console mounted card holder, sunglass holder, front & rear door map pockets

Advance and hi-tech features
Bluetooth Connectivity
Multi-Function steering wheel with Audio & Bluetooth controls
Start Stop button
Smart key
Tilt & Telescopic steering
Escort Function
Auto Folding Outside Rear View Mirror

Uncompromised Safety
With an abundance of advanced safety features designed to protect, the Elite i20 offers cutting-edge preventive safety systems offering driving confidence on any road conditions
Dual airbags 
ABS (Anti-lock braking system)
Smart pedal for better control during panic braking
Impact Sensing Door Unlock
Advanced Rear Parking Camera with Steering Adaptive parking Guide Lines
Reverse Parking sensors for enhanced convenience

Segment Unique Features
The Elite i20 is equipped with a host of hi-tech and first in segment features for enhanced comfort, convenience and high value.
Sporty & Stylish Black C–Pillar
Front Console arm rest with storage box
Automatic Headlamps
Cluster ionizer for fresh and odor free cabin
2 Tone Diamond Cut 16” Alloy wheels
1 GB internal memory in-audio
Smart pedal for enhanced safety
Advanced premium looking supervision cluster

The all-new Elite i20 will be available in a range of 7 new colors.

Introductory Price: 
Model
Era
Magna
Sportz
Asta
Petrol
489, 900
541, 900
593,900
646, 900
Diesel
609, 900
661, 900
713, 900
766, 900

*Prices available at introductory offer
*Ex-Showroom, New Delhi
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