New Hyundai Elite i20 To Be Launched In November
By: Sneha Chaudhary
For the first time, the forthcoming new-generation Hyundai Elite i20 was spotted without any camo before its imminent reveal in November 2020. Two different cars were noticed and showed in two different sides of the Elite i20. One of them gives us a peek at the front end of the new Hyundai hatchback, while the other group of pictures gives us a clear look at the cabin.
The front fascia features a hexagonal grille that runs all over with a shiny black honeycomb pattern. The rectangular headlamps flow at an angle towards the grille (seeming to be halogen projector units), and the bumper appears chiselled, with smooth lines flowing over the surface. From the side, the hatchback, except for the alloy wheels, seems to look similar to the Euro-spec third-gen model. The interior of the car is also exposed in this new series of pictures.
The device in question has an all-black interior. The configuration of its steering wheel was borrowed from Creta, while the semi-digital instrument cluster is the same as that used on the Verna. What is fresh is the concept of the dashboard. In the middle, the giant 10.25-inch touchscreen sits and stands out from the dashboard, with a floating-island style of design. Then there are horizontal lines running on the dashboard which, like newer Audi models, attach all four vents. This style looks pretty immersive and offers a neat look to the dashboard. As is evident from the videos, the Elite i20 will continue to use a manual parking brake.
Another top-end model design seen on this car is the sunroof, apart from the semi-digital instrument cluster and a large touchscreen. After the Honda Jazz, the upcoming Elite i20 will become the second model in the segment to offer a sunroof. Also, visible is the rear windscreen wiper and demister, almost suggesting that this is the top-end version of the 2020 Elite i20.
Hyundai will sell the new-generation Elite i20 with three engine options, all of which were omitted from the Venue itself. The 1.2-litre petrol engine present in the new Elite i20 generation holds its place. It is now followed by another petrol engine, a 1.0-litre, three-cylinder turbo-petrol engine generating 120 hp and 172 Nm at the site. The diesel engine is also a larger 1.5-litre unit in the Venue that produces 100PS. The only automatic offering is expected to be the 1.0-litre turbo-petrol engine, making use of a 7-speed dual-clutch transmission.
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