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

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

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

23.87kmpl

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 drivers 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

 

2019 Hyundai Elite i20:

 

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Mahesh Yadav

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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