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2018 Hyundai Elite i20 CVT launched in India
The Hyundai Elite i20 has recently received a makeover and now the premium hatchback will also be available with the convenience of a CVT with the 1.2-litre petrol engine, priced from Rs 7.04 lakh (ex-showroom).The older version of the hatchback came powered with a 1.4-litre petrol in combination with a four-speed torque converter.

Y K Koo, Managing Director and CEO, Hyundai Motor India Ltd. said, “ India’s most loved and awarded, Indian Car of the Year 2015 winner ELITE i20 has been a global success ever since its launch. The CVT option with a 1.2 L Petrol engine coupled with Hi-tech & Convenience features offering uncompromised safety will make driving a brilliant experience. The head turner New 2018 ELITE i20 is the most feature loaded and affordable Premium Compact Segment car with a CVT option. Based on our advanced design philosophy, The New 2018 ELITE i20 follows an evolved Premium look, Sporty styling and a strong road presence”

New 2018 Hyundai Elite i20 CVT

The Elite i20 CVT marks a departure from the combination of the 1.4-litre petrol engine and torque-converter four-speed automatic transmission that the company used to offer in previous-generation models. It now comes equipped with the 1.2-litre Kappa petrol engine that produces 83 PS and 115 Nm. The Elite i20 CVT also gets dual-tone exterior colour options and will be offered in the ‘Magna’ and ‘Asta’ trim levels, priced at Rs 7.04 lakh and Rs 8.16 lakh respectively (ex-showroom, Delhi). This makes it about Rs 1 lakh more expensive than their manual counterparts.

Having said that, the Elite i20 CVT models are also among the most affordable automatic in the segment. The Hyundai competes with the Honda Jazz i-VTEC CVT which is priced between Rs 7.70 lakh to 8.46 lakh, and the Maruti Suzuki Baleno priced between Rs 7.10 lakh to 8.40 lakh (all prices ex-showroom, Delhi).


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