The Hyundai i20 has been successful ever since its launch in 2014.The volume of sales has been increasing with every month and the car has received a lot of awards for its performance, looks and handling! The i20 received various upgrades over the years and was recently upgraded as the Elite i20. The i20 has been received well within the Indian car buyer community and is the most practical family hatchback. Here are some things about the Hyundai i20 that every car buyer should know
In 2009, the Hyundai i20 was ranked within the “Top 5 Safest Cars” by Euro NCAP and received a 5 star safety rating which is the maximum rating and also received 6 points out of the possible 7 points for “Safety Assist” since the car includes ESP (Electronic Stability Program) and a reminder icon for seat belts. During upgrading, the car received rain-sensing wipers, automatic headlights, impact-sensing door unlock and an engine immobilizer. The car is sturdy yet fuel efficient and is the safest car out on the road.
The Hyundai i20 has received various awards over the years and the Elite i20 was recently awarded “Indian Car of the Year (ICOTY)” for 2015. Hyundai has received this award two years in a row with the Hyundai Grand i10 receiving the award for 2014. Winning two successive ICOTY awards is the first for any automobile manufacturer and Hyundai is also the first automobile manufacturer to bag 3 ICOTY awards within 10 years.
The Elite i20 has a powerful engine and would give its competitors a run for its money. The Petrol engine is powered by an impressive 1.2 Liter Kappa Engine which churns out 82 BHP at 6000 RPM. The petrol engine is mated to a 5-speed transmission and takes 13.5 seconds to achieve 100 km/hr. The diesel engine is powerful as well and is run by a 1.4 Liter CRDi engine which is mated to a 6 speed transmission. It takes exactly 11.9 seconds for the Elite i20 to rev up to 100 km/hr. which is the best performance figure in the segment.
Though the car is sturdy and powerful, the Hyundai Elite i20 does not compromise on fuel efficiency. The Diesel version of the car gives back 22 kilometers per liter which is highly efficient considering the intensity of the power that the engine of the car packs in it. The Petrol engine returns around 17 kmpl. The impressive mileage of the car is one of the strongest selling points and consumers of the Elite i20 are left satisfied and with a bigger wallet.
The design of the Elite i20 follows the “Fluidic Sculpture 2.0” The Fluidic design was a huge hit in the Indian Car Market and the design has been encompassed in most of the cars by Hyundai. The fluidic design allows for an aerodynamic-friendly structure which results in better fuel efficiency and smooth sailing on highways. The design also reduces the NVH levels and cruising on the highway is a real pleasure. The design of the car stands out from the car and provides an elegant and smooth look to the car.
Comfort and Features
The interior of the car is ergonomically designed keeping the mind the comfort of the driver and the passengers as well. The car boasts an automatic A.C control, a huge boot space and an Engine start/stop button. It also has an integrated audio system which is tuned to an eight-speaker system and the audio system has Bluetooth. The Speedometer contains an Information Display which tells us all that is happening with the car. The comfort of the car is high and driving a car has never been more pleasurable.
The Hyundai Elite i20 is a car which is the best in all aspects. Buyers who need a powerful and comfortable car which is also fuel efficient can opt for the Hyundai Elite i20.