Hyundai Confirms, No Delay In Launch Of New-Gen Hyundai Elite i20

by Mohit Bhardwaj | 24/05/2020
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Hyundai Official confirms that the launch of new-gen Elite i20 will not be delayed due to the ongoing outbreak of the contagious pathogen.

The upcoming new-gen Hyundai Elite i20 was officially revealed in February this year. It is expected to be launched in the country by September. However, due to the Wuhanvirus pandemic, launches of a lot of cars have been delayed by a fair margin. Similarly, the launch of new-gen Elite i20 was expected to be postponed to sometime later this year. But, in a recent conversation with Carandbike, Tarun Garg, Director – Sales, Marketing and Service, confirmed that the arrival of the 2020 Elite i20 will not be disturbed in any circumstances. He affirmed, “At Hyundai, I think we have very very good systems in place and there are no delays. I am not going into when, but there are no delays, let me put it on record.”

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Hyundai Confirms, No Delay In Launch Of New-Gen Hyundai Elite i20

The new-gen Hyundai Elite i20 gets a squat stance and therefore looks sporty form every angle.

While, the launch of new-gen Elite i20 still some time away, the carmaker has updated the outgoing car in compliance with new emission norms. It will continue to be on sale until the new one is launched in the country. The new Elite i20 is designed on the updated version of K1 platform. The car’s exterior is designed on the line of the ‘Sensuous Sportiness’ design theme. It was earlier seen on the Aura and the Nios. Use of sharp lines and intersecting segments is the baseline for this design theme.

On the inside, the new-gen Elite i20 gets a neatly laid out dashboard. It gets two 10.25-inch digital displays. One serves the purpose of the instrument console, while another works as the display for the infotainment unit. These are housed in a unibody architecture. Also, the uncluttered design of the AC vents accentuates the width of the cabin. The all-black themed interior gives the cabin an upmarket appeal in comparison of the black-beige theme used on the outgoing car.

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The dashboard of the 2021 Elite i20 boasts of an upmarket design.

The 3rd-gen Elite i20 is expected to be offered with 3 engine options – 1.2L Kappa Petrol, 1.0L turbo-petrol, and 1.5L turbocharged diesel. The Kappa motor will be borrowed from the outgoing car, while the remaining two will be borrowed from the Verna facelift. There will be 4 transmission options on offer – 5-speed MT, CVT automatic, 6-Speed MT, and a 7-speed DCT.

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