Hyundai has launched the new Elite i20 in both petrol and diesel guise. The petrol variant gets an 81bhp 1.2-litre Kappa2 engine, while the diesel gets an 89bhp 1.4-litre U2 CRDi engine. Both engines come with five-speed manual transmission. There are four trims – Era, Magna, Sportz and Asta, with the Sportz also getting an options package – Sportz (O).
The Era trim gets features like electric power steering, day and night rearview mirror, body-coloured front bumper, dual tone rear bumper, two-tone interiors and a 12V power outlet.
Over the Era, the Magna gets foldable key, body-coloured exterior mirrors and handles, rear parcel tray, front centre armrest, 2-DIN audio system with 1GB memory, USB and Bluetooth connectivity, steering-mounted audio controls, rear power windows, rear AC vents, cooled glovebox and electrically-adjustable wing mirrors.
The higher-specced Sportz trim adds ABS, driver airbag, reverse parking sensors with rear camera, front fog lamps, impact-sensing auto door unlock, rear defogger with timer function, front seatbelt pretensioners, turn indicators on wing mirrors, leather-wrapped steering and gearknob, height-adjustable driver’s seat, CD player, climate control, rake and reach adjust for steering, electric and auto folding wing mirrors over the Magna.
The options pack, Sportz (O), adds diamond-cut alloys and push button start-stop to the Sportz trim.
Over and above all these features, the top-end Asta trim gets a front passenger airbag, automatic headlamps, rear seat that can be split 60:40, adjustable rear headrests, second 12V power outlet and rear wiper with washer.
Of the four variants, the mid-specced Sportz variant is well-loaded in terms of features and offers good value for its asking price. If you have the cash to spend, the top-of-the-line Asta trim, which has considerable additions like a front passenger airbag and a rear wahser-wiper, makes more sense than the Sportz (O).
Aug 13, 2014 17:32 IST