Hyundai Motors India Ltd has launched the 2018 Elite i20 CVT in the country priced at Rs 7.04 lakhs (ex-showroom, India). However, the automaker had launched the 2018 Elite i20 at the Auto Expo this year but the CVT option was missing, and finally the South Korean automaker has introduced the CVT variant of the premium hatchback.
Under the hood, the newly introduced Hyundai Elite i20 with CVT is available in two trims – Magna and Asta. The 2018 Elite i20 CVT comes powered by a 1.2-litre Kappa engine replacing the 1.4-litre dual VTVT 4-speed AT powertrain. The 1.2-litre petrol motor is capable of producing 83 bhp of maximum power and 114 Nm of peak torque. The engine comes mated to a 5-speed manual gearbox.
Looking at the design, Elite i20 facelift had received significant visual updates as compared to its predecessor and the CVT version comes with the same updates. The Hyundai Elite i20 CVT gets cascading grille along with new bumper enhancing the overall styling which is in-line with the new-gen products like other products by Hyundai such as Verna and Elantra. It also gets automatic projector headlamps, new fog lights, new alloy wheel design, revamped LED tail light, elevated license plate housing as noticeable design elements at the exterior. At the rear, the car gets bigger tail lamps and redesigned tailgate. The new 2018 i20 also gets new alloy wheels and will be available in 6 options.
In terms of features, the CVT variant of the Hyundai Elite i20 is identical to the variants with manual transmission. The list includes a 7-inch touchscreen infotainment system with Apple CarPlay, Android Auto and MirrorLink compatibility, rear parking camera with display on infotainment screen and sensors, automatic climate control with rear AC vents, cooled glove box, electrically foldable and adjustable ORVMs with welcome function and positioning lamps among others. The safety features offered with the 2018 Hyundai Elite i20 MT and CVT are identical too and comprises of dual front airbags and ABS as standard across the range. However, the top-spec Asta variant gets four airbags and ISOFIX hold seat anchors in addition to the standard equipment.
Talking about the pricing, both the Magna and Asta variants of the Hyundai Elite i20 CVT are priced just over Rs 1 lakh higher than their manual counterparts. While the base variant Magna CVT is priced at Rs 7.04 lakh (ex-showroom, India), the top-spec Asta CVT is priced at Rs 8.16 lakh (ex-showroom, India). The 2018 Hyundai Elite i20 CVT takes against the likes of the Maruti Suzuki Baleno and Honda Jazz.
Recently, Hyudnai India has launched the Creta facelift in the country priced at Rs 9.44 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi) and goes all the way up to Rs 15.03 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi). The SUV has received the first updates since its launch in the country in 2015 and is available in both petrol and diesel variants taking against the likes of the Renault Captur (Rs 9.99-14.07 lakh), Maruti S-cross (Rs 8.62-11.33 lakh) and the seven-seat Honda BR-V (Rs 9.21-13.39 lakh) in the segment. Stay tuned to V3cars.com for further updates.