The Elite i20 is Hyundai's premium offering in the hatchback segment. The Elite i20 is the third-generation model of the i20 hatchback that has been immensely successful for Hyundai in India. The Elite i20 is offered in both petrol and diesel engines. Hyundai has loaded the Elite i20 with a raft of features and it is one of the best-equipped cars in its segment in the country.
This is the all-new i20 and a car that not only Indian, but people from around the world have been waiting for sometime now. The global premier did take place in India and needless to say, we think the wait for worth it. The new i20 looks great and certainly is one of the better looking cars in the segment. Hyundai has always launched great looking cars in India and this new model is no different. Making use of the Fluidic Sculpture 2.0 philosophy, this new i20 instantly looks stunning. The car now gets a new bold front design that is dominated by a huge single frame hexagonal grille and sharp swept back headlamps. The cleverly designed front fog lamps sit between black housing for the lower air dam and look neat.
Feature-loaded, excellent quality and spacious cabin!
Plastics quality could have been better
The Hyundai Elite i20 has one of the biggest boots in the segment with 285 litres of space.
The Hyundai Elite i20 has an easy-to-read speedometer that stays illuminated throughout the day.
The gear-lever on the Elite i20 feels great to hold and has short effortless throws.
The Elite i20 has two cup-holders in front.
The glovebox on the Elite i20 is spacious.
The Elite i20 gets an inbuilt music system with 8-speakers (in top models) and offers above average audio quality.
The air-conditioner on the Elite i20 is available with climate control feature. It is extremely effective!
The Hyundai Elite i20 has arm rest for front seats.
The Hyundai Elite i20 comes with rear air vents as well.
The Hyundai Elite i20's seats offer excellent support and are comfortable for long drives. The rear bench also offers decent head-room and leg-room for occupants.
There's ample of leg-room for three passengers at the back, and the Elite i20 feels like a bigger car inside.
The knee-room is adequate and occupants will have no complaints about it.
The Elite i20 has become wider than before, which translates into a better shoulder-room.
The headroom is generous and even people with height over 6 ft. will find it comfortable.
The steering wheel is chunky and nice to hold, and features controls for infotainment system, Bluetooth and phone calls. It can also be adjusted for reach and rake.
The Hyundai Elite i20 comes with power windows on all four doors.
The Elite i20 has keyless entry.
The Elite i20 comes with driver information display (DID)
Compared to its predecessor, the Elite i20 sports a mature European look that looks sportier and more stylish than ever before. The front design is clutter-free and not as busy looking as some of the other 'fluidic' designs that Hyundai have brought in the country. The front looks chic and features swept-back headlamps, a pointy-nose and a low-mounted hexagonal grille with chrome surrounds. The Elite i20 looks much bigger by hatchback standards, thanks to its taut and aggressive bonnet design.
Move on to the sides, and it gets even better. The silhouette of the Elite i20 shows an elongated front end and a rakish rear section. To enhance the side look, the Elite i20 comes with 16-inch diamond cut alloy wheels and blackened C-pillars. Similarly, at the back, the wrap-around tail-lamps are designed to European tastes and they look stunning, especially once the sun goes down! Overall, the Elite i20 is one breathtaking looking hatchback that is going to be a massive hit among Indians irrespective of personal tastes or age.
Stunning design; premium and sporty looks.
Too much chrome on the front!
The front fascia of the Elite i20 looks futuristic. It sports a trapezoidal chrome grille, swept-back headlamps, aggressively sculpted bonnet and an extra-wide bumper.
At the rear, the Elite i20 features upmarket and modern looking wraparound tail-lamps.
The side-profile of the Elite i20 is sporty. It sports diamond cut alloy wheels and blackened C-pillars for a coupe-ish appearance.
The Hyundai Elite i20 has a ground clearance of 170 mm.
The bumpers on the Elite i20 are sculpted to impart a sporty and wider look.
The Elite i20 features modern swept-back headlamps that look good.
The tail-lamps on the Elite i20 are pleasing to the eye and feature a wraparound profile.
The Elite i20 has fog lamps.
The Hyundai Elite i20 comes with 185/ 70 R14 tyres on lower models, whereas the higher models come with 195/55 R16 tyres.
The Hyundai Elite i20 comes with 16-inch diamond cut alloy wheels.
The Elite i20 has electronically retractable and controlled ORVMs. The ORVMs also house turning indicators.
The Elite i20 is available in 9 exterior shades- Red Passion, Sleek Silver, Mystic Blue, Star Dust, Polar White, Pristine Blue and Midas Gold
The Elite i20 has rear wiper and washer.
The Elite i20 does not have roof rails.
The Elite i20 does not have sunroof.
The Elite i20 does not have a spoiler.
The Elite i20 does not have side steps
The Elite i20 comes with a full size alloy wheels.
The 1.4-litre diesel engine on the Elite i20 has been carried over from the previous model. Only this time it's more refined and has been greatly tuned for Indian traffic conditions. While on the move, there's hardly any turbo-lag and the Elite i20 pulls away effortlessly even with the slightest of throttle inputs. The torque delivery is much more linear than before, and it feels adequate throughout the rev-range. Even at lower rpms, the Elite i20 feels sprightly and the pace builds-up briskly regardless of the gear you are in!
While driving in city, the diesel engine offers excellent driveability, meaning less downshifts. On open-stretches, the diesel engine again offers oodles of torque and the Elite i20 proves out to be a great mile-muncher. The only gripe here would be the long clutch-travel, which can get cumbersome in bumper to bumper traffic. But like mentioned before, the fact that it has a sweet torquey diesel motor with tractable performance, the negatives can be overlooked quite comfortably.
Like the diesel, the petrol engine on the Elite i20 has also been retained from the outgoing model as well. It's a 1.2-litre engine. In comparison to the diesel, the Elite i20 petrol feels a bit sluggish, and a wee bit underpowered. The engine is smooth and revs freely, but it does not have the get up and go attitude of its diesel counterpart. The driveability is satisfactory for intra-city commutes, but on the highway the Elite i20 petrol runs out of puff. Overtaking requires a lot of work with the gear-shifter. That said, for a daily non-enthusiatic commute, the petrol Elite i20 does the job just fine. It's efficient if not fast. And if you do not like the concept of 'pedal-to-the-metal' everytime you are behind the steering wheel, the Elite i20 petrol is an adequate performer.
The diesel engine has oodles of torque and its performance is more than adequate on highways and inside the city.
The petrol motor feels underpowered; does not have outright punch!
The Elite i20 diesel engine has a strong punch and it builds up pace briskly. The petrol Elite i20, however, feels a tad under-powered in comparison.
The gear-ratios on both petrol and diesel Elite i20 have been ideally designed for Indian road-conditions. The in-gear acceleration is impressive!
The gearbox is slick, and the gear ratios have been designed in accordance with Indian road conditions. The gear-lever also offers positive and short throws.
The petrol version of Elite i20 develops 83PS @ 6,000 rpm. The diesel Elite i20 produces 90PS @ 4,000 rpm.
The petrol version of Elite i20 develops 117Nm @ 4,000 rpm The diesel Elite i20 produces 220Nm of torque between 1,500 - 2,750 rpm.
The NVH levels are excellent in the Elite i20,
Being a Hyundai, the Elite i20 has reasonable maintenance costs and at part with its competition. The diesel version of the Elite i20 has an ARAI certified economy of 22.54 kpl for Era and Magna variants & 21.76 kpl for the Sportz, Sportz (O) and Asta. The Hyundai Elite i20 petrol has an ARAI certified fuel economy of 18.60 km/l for Era and Magna variants and 18.24 kpl for and Asta, Sportz, Sportz (O) variants.
Diesel engine has great efficiency!
Petrol engine could have been more efficient!
|Era 1.4 CRDi||22.54 kmpl|
|Magna 1.4 CRDi||22.54 kmpl|
|Sportz 1.4 CRDi||22.54 kmpl|
|Asta 1.4 CRDi||22.54 kmpl|
|Asta Option 1.4 CRDi||22.54 kmpl|
|Era 1.2||18.6 kmpl|
|Magna 1.2||18.6 kmpl|
|Sportz 1.2||18.6 kmpl|
|Asta 1.2||18.6 kmpl|
|Asta Option 1.2||18.6 kmpl|
|Magna AT 1.4||18.6 kmpl|
The diesel version of the Elite i20 has an ARAI certified economy of 22.54 kpl for Era and Magna variants & 21.76 kpl for the Sportz, Sportz (O) and Asta.
The Hyundai Elite i20 petrol has an ARAI certified fuel economy of 18.60 km/l for Era and Magna variants and 18.24 kpl for and Asta, Sportz, Sportz (O) variants.
The Hyundai Elite i20 petrol has an ARAI certified fuel economy of 18.60 km/l for Era and Magna variants and 18.24 kpl for and Asta, Sportz, Sportz (O) variants. The diesel version of the Elite i20 has an ARAI certified economy of 22.54 kpl for Era and Magna variants & 21.76 kpl for the Sportz, Sportz (O) and Asta.
The Elite i20 has a fuel tank capacity of 45 litres, resulting in about 810 km (diesel) and 630 km (petrol) of range in mixed driving conditions.
The previous-gen Hyundai i20 was always criticised for its body-roll and nervous handling, especially at high-speeds. With the new Elite i20, Hyundai seems to have addressed to the issue. The Elite i20 has not only matured on dynamic front, but it also feels more poised and its handling more predictable than ever before. Even though the suspension is softly-sprung, the Elite i20 has a compliant on-road behaviour. The steering weighs up nicely as the numbers climb in the speedometer, and feels more connected than earlier. Handling around the bends has always improved vastly. The Elite i20 does not wallow or roll like experienced in the previous models. The straight-line stability is also much much better than before, courtesy a tweaked suspension setup.
While Hyundai has dynamically improved the Elite i20, it has to be added that it still isn't a corner carver or segment best. The steering feels a little vague and inert in comparison to some of its rivals.
In the previous-gen i20, Hyundai used to offer disc brakes on all four wheels. However, in the Elite i20, disc brakes on rear wheels have been given a miss in favour of drum brakes. That said, the braking performance is still top-notch, and it maintains composure no matter how hard you stomp on the brake pedal.
Safety kit on the Elite i20 includes ABS, driver and passenger airbags, automatic door unlock in case of an impact etc.
Improved dynamics over previous model; impressive braking.
Steering feels light and vague; high-speed stability
The Elite i20 has neutral on-road behavior and feels more planted than before.
The brakes on the Elite i20 have excellent bite!
The Elite i20 comes with ABS, driver and passenger airbags and auto door unlock in case of an impact.
The Elite i20 has ABS.
The Elite i20 does not have traction control
The Elite i20 has a balanced suspension setup that offers a comfortable and supple ride quality. The front suspensions is a MacPherson Strut setup that is tuned more towards comfort, although, unlike the previous model the Elite i20 has neutral handling behaviour.
Mature road-manners and compliant ride-quality
Soft suspension setup not to enthusiast's liking.
The Elite i20 offers a comfortable and pliant ride-quality.
The front suspension is Macpherson Strut bars with coil springs and provide balanced road-holding characteristics,
The rear suspension is torsion beam-type and offers a pliant ride quality.
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Pros Gr8 Styling, Comfort, Features of Segment B Cars not to miss awesome interiors
Cons Cut on the Back seat, Asta n Higher versions not value for money at all
Guys, Have been researching for about a month now on various hatchbacks..i pen down on Two 1) I 20 2) Ritz well if u want a value for money car, go for RITZ but if u dnt wanna compromise on style..class..with beige n brown classy interiors..go in fr i20...she be a babe..i decided on RITZ first..but after i sat in this hatchback couldnt get my eyes of her. Although u campromise on power(for milage,in Magna)but its might be worth for its class n Panache. Not to mention its one of the safest car in this category. the car competes with Jazz n Fabia in interiors. Jazz definately better in terms of styling performance n class, only if u ready to burn a big hole in your pocket. Fabia however comes with better quality of plastics n interiors..but the basic version doesnt even have power windows( major set back). i was quiet surprised tht its not at all close to value for money as skoda begs for maintainence even after spending so much. another setback for i20 would be the delivery time. as it takes about a month to deliver the baby. More time of a month and a half in colors other than white and silver. but dude, if u buying a car for the next 5 years, its worth the wait...so faar so good...lets c how this babe performs on the road..as its been only 6 months on road..shall keep u posted on any new updates on this babe as n when i play with it.. Keep Burning the roads, till then. Nikhil Wadhwa
6 of 11 users found this review helpful.
Pros Comfortable n lukz
Cons horrible mileage, suckie interiors ,weak a/c
Its no joke the car is just two months old and is giving an average of 10.0 if a brand new car after frst service.. having done only 1000kms.. is giving 10 wid a/c 6 mnths later it wud give me 8.. Hyundai really sux.. i like th comfort no doubt bt i was promised an avg. no less than 15 ... its a fkin joke ..6lacs dwn th drain..thinkin f selling already N th interiors fail to impress and though th drive is pretty smooth.. n th chiller is no gud... i also have 1 year old swift dzire..diesel zsi...wich beats i20 sportz petrol ne day.. I suggest talkin 2 an owner before buyin ne petrol i20.. n yea th a/c is just average...
10 of 21 users found this review helpful.
Pros Great Looks,Good Performance,Great Interiors,Comfort,
8 of 14 users found this review helpful.
Pros Great looks, very smooth and silent, comfort, spacious.........
Cons Dont like to get out of the car
Me and my wife were zeroing on models and we were surprized by i20 with its features. We got a great deal. It has all the confort features of a luxury sedan at a price of hatch back. Whats more in the box... comfort, spacious, looks, grt mileage for the car segment. My friends are surprized with the smooth glide the car moves. Now my car has some fan followers. We have been on long trips, its amazing to drive i20. Its now 7600 kms in 5 months. I m loving it. I dont think theres a car in India that could compete i20. Forget jazz...no looks, no extra features and man too pricey. Swift, Ritz, others.....no where close to i20.
22 of 23 users found this review helpful.
Pros Great Looks,Good Performance,Great Interiors,Comfort,
Cons Average Fuel Efficiency,
This car is super awesome in looks........ Its like i cannot drive any other car now, because no other car of this range is as stunning and smooth functioning like this car. Fuel efficiency is a slight problem though. I simply love this car.........!
0 of 0 users found this review helpful.
Pros Good Performance,Comfort,spacious
Cons Average Fuel Efficiency,
The car is great Value for money.it has decent interiors with enough space to comfortably accommodate six people inclusive of the driver. The mileage i am getting is at 16 kpl in the city but I did expect it to be around 18.I guess the mileague that manufacturers claim under ideal driving conditions is out of the question on Indian roads where the conditions are far from ideal. This diesel car does lack power which is quite noticeable while driving on hilly terrain. I wish the car had more power and was heavier as well. Plenty of trunk space available for luggage.this diesel engine does not roar and in fact is actually quite smooth.Overall I am happy with this premium hatch back being my first car.
0 of 0 users found this review helpful.
Pros Stunner to look,solid build,safety,interiors.
Cons Overtaking ability,flat out acceleration
i own an I20.believe me,its a gr8 buy.excellent to look,its a genuine stunner in the looks department with neat lines and cute proportions.it doesnt hav oddball looks of a ritz or the grumpy looks of the swift.it feels that u are seated in a higher specced car that it actually is.......go for it if u are one to look for classy styling and gr8 VFM features....i was abt to buy the jazz but i think i made the right decision by buying the I20 coz it saved a good amt of money and i can plan for the Cruze with that amt of money in the near future.......i wish the I20 was torquier coz then it would be a deadly combination as the 90 Hp model is way too expensive for the sticker price...........
22 of 25 users found this review helpful.
Pros stylish, premium hatchback
Cons not build for an aam aadmi
i t is a good car but if the prices would be some less then it would be an unbeatable car overall a good car
2 of 2 users found this review helpful.
Pros great style, great comfort, modest style, suprb music system.....
Cons pickup n mileage
if you hav a descent budget for hatchback segement then there is no other winner than hundai i10 magna....this car comes with all you can think of....excellent style,performance,looks,comfort,drive,music system......endless features....no other car in this segment can compete with this beauty...
3 of 6 users found this review helpful.
Pros Good looks, good pick-up, classy interiors
Cons somewhat overpriced
I am looking to upgrade from my current Santro to something bigger. Since i drive 60kms every day I decided it would be better to go for a diesel vehicle. I took a test-drive of the i20 CRDi ASTA last weekend. The i20 has a reasonably attractive and sporty exterior. I liked it straight away but my wife found it just about ok. Once we stepped inside, it was a whole new story. The interiors are very classy. My favourite parts are the steering wheel and the gear lever. The steering is a replica of the Honda Civic and has the audio controls mounted on it. The gear lever looks very stylish. The leg space up front was very comfortable. The rear leg space is a little tight since this is a hatchback but my wife finds it comfy enough. Rear seat is very wide and can seat 3 regular size adults in comfort. Coming to the driving experience, I was surprised at the pick-up the diesel engine has. All I had to do was put it in 1st and gently ease my leg off the clutch and the car lurched forward without needing any push on the accelerator. The gearbox shifts very smoothly and I was driving comfortably in 5 minutes. I couldn’t take it beyond 3rd gear in the short distance that I drove. But that was enough to convince me that this is the car I should go for. Highway trips are going to be pure bliss in the i20 since it can apparently go upto 175 kmph comfortably. Plus it has ABS & Airbags along with a 5 star safety rating from the UK. The pricing is a little steep at 8 lakhs on the road but since it comes with every possible accessory, I felt it was worth it.
7 of 18 users found this review helpful.