All-new Hyundai Elite i20 is lined up for a launch in the country soon. Is it good enough a car to get home? International media outlets have their review ready, take a look.
Hyundai is preparing to launch the 3rd-gen model of the Elite i20 in the country in this festive season. However, the South-Korean carmaker has already started selling the new model in the German market. The deliveries have commenced, and local media outlets have stated getting the review units as well. Recently, a YouTube channel – Autogefuel uploaded a review of the 3rd-gen i20, and we thought of sharing it with our readers. In the video, the host starts talking about the design first. He praises the front-end design of the new-gen Elite i20 as it gets some stylish design elements like – massive cascading radiator grille, upswept LED headlamps, and triangular fog lamp housings. According to the host, the front-end of the new-gen Elite i20 looks wider than ever before.
Moreover, he claims that paint quality on the new-gen Elite i20 is fantastic. On the sides, the new-gen Elite i20 looks longer as it gets a marginal increase in the wheelbase. It comes with 17-inch alloy wheels in the top-spec trim, while the lower-trims come with 15-inch steel rims and 16-inch alloy wheels. Also, aerodynamic fins are used for the ORVMs, which look very BMW-ish. On the rear, it gets sharply-designed tail lamps, which are connected to each other via a reflector strip. Also, the bumper is full of creases and cuts.
On the inside, the new-gen Elite i20 comes with bucket loads of features. It gets two 10.25-inch screens, one for the infotainment unit and another for the instrument console. There’s a BOSE sound system as well. Furthermore, it now gets intelligent cruise control (Navigation-based), lane keep assist, lane departure warning, blind-spot monitoring, forward-collision alert and more. Sadly, most of these advanced active safety features will be omitted-out on the India-spec model.
For the powertrain, new-gen Elite i20 gets two engine options in the German market. The standard affair is the 1.2L Kappa motor that puts out 83 PS of peak power and 113 Nm of max torque. Next option on the list is a 1.0L 3-cylinder turbo-petrol motor. It can be had in two states of tunes – 100 PS and 120 PS. The torque output, however, remains the same in both the tunes at 172 Nm. Also, it is available with a 48-Volt mild-hybrid tech. According to the reviewer, the new-gen Elite i20 is a great car to drive with the new turbo-petrol motor, which should be the choice of powerplant for most.