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    Hyundai Elite i20 BS4 Diesel - Variants Comparison - Which Variant Should You Buy?

    by Mahesh Yadav on Thursday, Dec 19 2019

    If you’re interested in buying a Hyundai Elite i20 with BS4 diesel engine, then this variant comparison will guide you to the most value-for-money variant of the i20. There are 4 variants to choose from - Era, Magna Plus, Sportz Plus, Sportz Plus Dual Tone and Asta (O). Before we compare these variants to find which one is the most value for money, we’ll take a look at the prices of all variants and compare the Elite i20’s engine specs and dimensions with its competitors. So, let’s get started.

     

    Hyundai Elite i20

    2019 Hyundai Elite i20 BS4 Diesel Variant - Price Comparison

    The Era and Magna Plus variants of the 2019 Hyundai Elite i20’s diesel variants cost almost Rs. 1.4 lakh more than their comparable petrol variants. The higher Sportz Plus, Sportz Plus Dual Tone and Asta (O) are priced closer to their petrol counterparts. The top 3 variants are about Rs. 1.25 lakh more expensive than the petrol variants.

    The BS4 diesel range of the Hyundai Elite i20 starts at Rs. 6.91 lakh and tops out at Rs. 9.34 lakh.

    HYUNDAI ELITE i20 PRICE LIST

    EX-SHOWROOM INDIA  | DEC. 2019

     

    Era

    Magna Plus

    Sportz Plus

    Sportz Plus 

    Dual Tone

    Asta(O)

    Petrol Manual

    Rs. 552,693

    Rs. 627,950

    Rs. 714,693

    Rs. 744,693

    Rs. 808,993

    Petrol Automatic

    -

    -

    Rs. 822,493

    Rs. 824,693

    Rs. 913,993

    Diesel Manual

    Rs. 690,803

    Rs. 763,803

    Rs. 839,103

    Rs. 869,103

    Rs. 934,003

     

    2019 Hyundai Elite i20 BS4 Diesel Variant - Engine Spec Comparison

    Compared to its competitors, the Hyundai Elite i20 BS4 diesel falls somewhere in between. Its 1.4-litre engine is neither the smallest nor the biggest. Its power output also is neither as low as the Baleno’s nor as high as that of the Honda Jazz. But the i20 has the highest torque output of 220Nm that stays at its peak from 1500 to 2750rpm. Besides the Honda Jazz, the Elite i20 is the only car here that has a 6-speed manual transmission. The 6th gear helps in cruising at a relaxed engine speed on the highways and it delivers good fuel efficiency also. Unfortunately, it doesn’t get the cruise control feature, which is available in the Jazz and Altroz diesel.

    2019 HYUNDAI ELITE i20 VS COMPETITION

    DIESEL ENGINE SPECS

     

    Hyundai Elite i20

    Maruti Suzuki Baleno

    Honda Jazz

    Tata Altroz

    Displacement

    1.4-litre

    1.25-litre

    1.5-litre


    1.5-litre

    Power

    90PS @ 4000 rpm

    75PS @ 4000rpm

    100PS @ 3600rpm

    90PS @ 4000rpm

    Torque

    220Nm @ 1500-2750 rpm

    190Nm @ 2000rpm

    200Nm @ 1750rpm

    200Nm @ 1250-3000 rpm

    Manual Transmission

    6-Speed

    5-speed

    6-speed

    5-speed

    Fuel Efficiency

    22.5kmpl

    27.4kmpl

    27.3kmpl

    -

    Emission Standard 

    BS4

    BS4

    BS4

    BS6

     

    2019 Hyundai Elite i20 BS4 Diesel Variant - Dimension Comparison

    In terms of size, the i20 diesel is not the longest nor the shortest, but it’s definitely the narrowest. Whatever damage that narrow body may have done, the i20 makes up for it with its longest wheelbase, which helps with adding extra legroom. But, that long wheelbase takes its toll on the boot space. As the suspension and wheel wells are pushed further back, they intrude into the boot area and bring the i20 back to the bottom of the list in boot space comparison.

    HYUNDAI ELITE i20 vs COMPETITION | DIMENSION COMPARISON

     

    Hyundai Elite i20

    Maruti Baleno

    Honda Jazz

    Tata Altroz

    Length

    3985mm

    3995mm

    3955mm

    3990mm

    Width

    1734mm

    1745mm

    1745mm

    1755mm

    Height

    1505mm

    1510mm

    1544mm

    1523mm

    Wheelbase

    2570mm

    2520mm

    2520mm

    2501mm

    Boot Space

    285 litres

    339 litres

    354 litres

    345 litres

     

    2019 Hyundai Elite i20 BS4 Diesel - Era Variant

    The Era variant of the Hyundai Elite i20 costs Rs. 6.91 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi). For that price, you get some basic safety features like 2 front airbags, ABS, rear parking sensors and central locking. Functional features of the Era variant include front power windows, adjustable front headrests, internally adjustable headrests among others. On the style front, it gets body-coloured bumpers but the black outside mirrors and door handles along with a black grille give away its basic nature.

    Hyundai Elite i20 Exterior

    This variant is okay to buy if you’re on a really tight budget and want the i20 with a diesel engine. But, if you can, we’d suggest you consider the Magna Plus variant, which we’ll discuss next.

    HYUNDAI ELITE i20 1.4L DIESEL | ERA VARIANT FEATURES

    Rs. 6,90,803 | EX-SHOWROOM, DELHI | DEC. 2019

    Safety

    Functional

    Style

    Dual front airbags

    Front & Rear Door Map Pockets

    Front Grille Black

    ABS with EBD

    Front Passenger Seat Back Pocket

    body-coloured Bumpers

    Rear Parking Sensors

    Gear Shift Indicator

    Roof Antenna

    Central Locking

    Front seat adjustable headrest 

    Dual Tone Beige & Black Interiors

    Impact Sensing Auto Door Unlock

    Internally Adjustable Outside Mirrors

    Metal Finish Inside Door Handles

    Speed Sensing Auto Door Lock

    Front Power Windows 

    Blue interior illumination 

    Seat belt pretensioners - Driver & Passenger 

    Accessory Socket 12V 

     

     

    2019 Hyundai Elite i20 BS4 Diesel - Magna Plus Variant

    The jump to the Magna Plus variant costs you Rs. 73,000. For that sum, you get rear power windows, rear AC vents, electrically adjustable outside mirrors, cooled glove box, remote central locking, sunglass holder and front armrest among others. It also gets fog lamps, chrome accent on the front grille, body-coloured outside mirrors and door handles, wheel covers, DRL along with a Bluetooth/USB music system with steering-mounted controls.

    Hyundai Elite i20 Exterior

    This is the variant to get even if you’re on a budget as it offers a decent value for the incremental cost over the Era variant. But if you can spend more, then let’s find out what value the Sportz Plus variant offers.

    HYUNDAI ELITE i20 1.4L DIESEL | MAGNA Plus VARIANT FEATURES OVER ERA

    Rs. 7,63,803 | EX-SHOWROOM, DELHI | DEC. 2019

    Entertainment

    Functional

    Style

    2-DIN Integrated Radio PlusMP3 Player 

    Remote central locking with flippy key

    Front Fog Lamps

    Front & Rear Speakers 

    Rear Power Windows

    High Gloss Black Front Grille with Chrome Surround 

    Front Tweeters

    Rear AC vents

    Full Wheel Covers

    USB Ports 

    Electrically Adjustable Outside Mirrors

    Body Coloured Outside Mirrors & Outside Door Handles

    Bluetooth Connectivity 

    Fixed Type Front Center Armrest with Storage

    DRL Near Fog Lamp

    Steering Wheel with Audio & Bluetooth Controls 

    Glove Box Cooling

     

    i-Blue (Audio remote application) 

    Sunglass holder 

     
     

    Passenger Vanity Mirror

     
     

    Front map lamp 

     
     

    Headlamp Escort Function

     

     

    2019 Hyundai Elite i20 BS4 Diesel - Sportz Plus Variant

    The Sportz Plus adds about Rs. 75,000 to the Magna Plus’ ex-showroom price. In terms of features, it adds 7-inch touchscreen infotainment with Android Auto and Apple Carplay, sliding front armrest, tilt and telescopic steering, electrically-folding outside mirrors, a rearview camera, rear windshield defogger and 15-inch alloy wheels.

    This variant offers the best value for your money and is the one we can recommend whole-heartedly.

    HYUNDAI ELITE i20 1.4L DIESEL | SPORTZ Plus VARIANT FEATURES OVER MAGNA Plus

    Rs. 8,39,103 | EX-SHOWROOM, DELHI | DEC. 2019

    Safety

    Entertainment

    Functional

    Style

    Rear Camera w/ Display on AVN

    7-inch Touch Screen with Navigation System 

    Height adjustable driver's seat 

    Turn Indicators on Outside Mirrors

    Rear Defogger with Timer

    Apple Carplay

    Sliding Type Front Center Armrest with Storage

    15-inch Gunmetal Finish Alloy Wheels

     

    Android Auto 

    Tilt & Telescopic Steering 

     
     

    Front & Rear Tweeters

    Electric folding  Plus Auto folding Outside Mirrors

     
     

    Voice Recognition

    Rear Parcel Tray

     
       

    Power Outlet: Front USB Charger(x1) 

     

     

    2019 Hyundai Elite i20 BS4 Diesel - Sportz Plus Dual Tone Variant

    For those who like the style of the Asta variant, but don’t want to spend that much for the top variant can go for the Sportz Plus Dual Tone trim. It adds only Rs. 30,000 to the Sportz Plus variant. For that sum, you get larger 16-inch machined alloy wheels, black roof, black outside mirrors, wireless charger, red/orange interior accents and adjustable rear headrests.

    Hyundai Elite i20 Exterior

    It does offer great value for the money. You should buy it if you value form over function. But if you want functional features, then this is not the variant to get as it only adds 2 notable functional features and they don’t add up to the Rs. 30,000 asking price.

    HYUNDAI ELITE i20 1.4L DIESEL | SPORTZ Plus DUAL TONE VARIANT FEATURES OVER SPORTZ Plus

    Rs. 8,69,103 | EX-SHOWROOM, DELHI | DEC. 2019

    Functional

    Style

    Wireless Charger

    Black Roof

    Adjustable Rear seat Headrests

    Black Outside Door Mirrors

    Power Outlet: Front USB Charger(x2)

    16-inch Machined Alloy Wheels

     

    Interior Colour: Satin Red Pack / Orange Pack



    2019 Hyundai Elite i20 BS4 Diesel - Asta (O) Variant

    The Asta (O) variant adds Rs. 95,000 to the Sportz Plus variant. The price gap is only Rs. 65,000 if you’re considering upgrading from the Sportz Plus Dual Tone trim.

    On top of the features of the Sportz Plus variant, the Asta (O) gets automatic projector headlamps, keyless entry with push-button start-stop, rear armrest, automatic AC, wireless charger, adjustable rear headrests among others. The safety kit includes 2 side and 2 curtain airbags, ISOFIX child seat anchors and rear washer and wiper. On the styling front, it gets 16-inch machined alloy wheels, chrome door handles and leather-wrapped steering and gear knob.

    Hyundai Elite i20 Interior

    This is another well-priced variant but it pales in comparison to the Sportz Plus variant, which offers the best value. Go for this variant if you like the additional safety or functional features.

    HYUNDAI ELITE i20 1.4L DIESEL | ASTA(O) VARIANT Features Over Sportz Plus

    Rs. 9,34,003 | EX-SHOWROOM, DELHI | DEC. 2019

    Safety

    Functional

    Style

    Side & Curtain Airbags

    Projector Type Headlamps with Cornering Function

    Rear Seat Armrest with Cup Holder

    DRL Inside Headlamp unit

    ISOFIX

    Automatic Headlamps

    Auto Up-Down (Driver only) with Pinch Guard

    Chrome Outside Door Handles

    Rear Wiper & Washer

    Keyless Entry Smart Key

    Height Adjustment Seat Belt - Driver & Passenger 

    Leather Wrapped Gear Knob

    MID: Service reminder, Parking sensor display, Auto unlock function

    Push Button Start/Stop

    AutoLink (Connected Car Technology)

    Leather-wrapped Steering Wheel

     

    Fully Automatic AC

    IC Light adjustment (Rheostat)

    Waistline moulding  (Black)

     

    Adjustable Rear Seat Headrest

    Wireless Charger

    16-inch Machined Alloy Wheels

     

    Welcome Function Outside Mirrors

    Power Outlet: Front USB Charger(x2)

     
     

    Luggage Lamp

       



    2019 Hyundai Elite i20 BS4 Diesel Variants - Final Verdict

    The Era variant is good only for those who are on a shoe-string budget. If you can afford, get the Magna Plus variant. But if you want the best bang for your buck, Sportz Plus is your best option. For the budget- plus style-conscious, the dual-tone variant is a good value. But, at the same time, the Asta (O) is also not a bad value for money variant either - it’s just not as good as the Sportz Plus, which remains our top recommended variant.

    HYUNDAI ELITE i20 1.4L DIESEL | RECOMMENDATION

    EX-SHOWROOM, DELHI | DEC. 2019

    Manual Variants

    Price (ex-showroom)

    Recommendation

    Era

    Rs. 6,90,803

    Not Recommended

    Magna Plus

    Rs. 7,63,803

    For buyers who can’t stretch their budget further

    Sportz Plus


    Rs. 8,39,103

    Top recommended variant

    Sportz Plus DT

    Rs. 8,69,103

    Worth the upgrade for buyers who find it attractive

    Asta(O)

    Rs. 9,34,003

    Worth the upgrade for buyers who want extra safety features & can spend for more convenience-related features over Sportz Plus

     

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    ABOUT THE AUTHOR

    Mahesh is a fan of compact, quirky and underrated vehicles that punch above their weight. Multix, Nano, Strom R3 and Navi are his favorites.

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