Hyundai i20 Elite

Overview of the car

Hatchback

Manual

Petrol

13 Mileage

45 Litres

2 AirBags

5 Seater

2 Years / Unlimited kms

Performance Metrics
167

kilometers per hour

Top Speed
15.71

seconds

0-100 kph
10.4

Meters

Turning Cycle
Tech Specs

Engine

Displacement
1197 cc
Max Power
82 bhp
Torque
11.7 kgm
Number of Cylinder(s)
4

Dimensions

Wheel Base
2570 mm
Ground Clearance
170 mm
Bootspace
285 ltrs
Turning Circle
10.4 mtrs
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Suspension & Chassis

Front Suspension
Mc Pherson Strut with Coil Springs
Rear Suspension
Couple Torsion Beam Axle with Coil Springs
Steering Type
Power Steering
Tyres
Front: 185/70 R14
Rear: 185/70 R14
Front Brakes
Disc
Rear Brakes
Drum
Reviews and Video
NARAIN IMG

Narain Says

While the new i20’s stiffer chassis has helped tidy its dynamics, it’s not a very entertaining car to drive. Steering is vague, suspension tuned for comfort and the ride isn’t as flat or settled as European hatchbacks.

HORMAZD IMG

Hormazd Says

It’s spacious, well equipped, and the light controls make it easy to drive. The quality interiors also give you the satisfaction of money well spent. All told, it’s hard to argue against the i20’s formula.

TorqueX Review

What you’ll like?

Brilliant Cabin, Refined and Punchy Diesel Motor

What you won’t like?

Unexciting to Drive, Petrol Feels underpowered

TorqueX Says

Not Very Engaging to Drive but Feels Every Bit a Premium Hatchback

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AUTOCAR
Autocar Review

Hyundai i20 Elite Review, Road Test

Hyundai i20 Elite

What is it?

Hyundai recently showcased its new range of engines at the 2016 Auto Expo in Delhi. The line-up included an all-new 1.0-litre Kappa unit which, according to reports, is likely to make its way into the popular i20 here. While the hatchback is currently available in India with a 1.2-litre petrol and a 1.4-litre diesel engine, in international markets, the car has already received the new 1.0-litre unit. Our sister publication, Autocar UK, got a chance to drive it and we bring you a glimpse of what the car would feel like from behind the wheel, when it's launched here.

What's it like?

The 1.0-litre engine is a three-cylinder unit and can put out up to 118bhp in some applications, but in the i20, it makes a steady 99bhp. In contrast, the 1.2-litre normally aspirated petrol motor in the i20 sold in India makes 82bhp.

Of course, the three-cylinder has that characteristic hum triples do. It’s quiet enough, but thrummy, endearingly so, as is often the case. Owing to the turbo-charger, the small 1.0-litre unit takes a bit of time to respond. Fortunately, peak torque is accessible from as low down as 1500rpm, although you'd want at least 2000 revs on the clock for it to feel like it’s really on your side; but from then on, it revs cleanly past 6000rpm, and never feels strained.

The 1.0-litre has a five- rather than a six-speed manual ‘box, whose second cog will see you past 100kph, while at 113kph in fifth, the engine’s only spinning at 2500rpm. The long gearing will often see you using a lower gear than expected – second around corners rather than a third.

Given the engine note is lower than a motor with one additional cylinder would be, sometimes it feels even leggier than that. The gearshift itself is easy, although in the same way as the six-speed, it’s sometimes easy to drop it into third instead of first when you’re stationary, but if you’re positive, it responds amiably.

Dynamically, similar applies. Our test i20 rode on 15-inch wheels with 65 aspect ratio tyres, so the ride was pretty controlled. Our last i20 test was a while ago and we felt it was a bit sharp over some imperfections. Obviously this is far from a back-to-back test, but it didn’t occur to any testers to complain about harshness this time. Body control is reasonable too. However, the steering is not as agile as we would have liked.

Should I buy one?

The Hyundai i20 is already quite a popular buy here in India. It was also our Car of the Year in 2015. The addition of the 1.0-litre unit will bring more power and punch to the comfortable and well-equipped premium hatchback and that should only serve to strengthen its case. Although no India launch date has been announced as yet, when it does come to India, the Hyundai i20 1.0 will rival the likes of the Maruti Baleno RS, which will be powered by a 1.0-litre Boosterjet motor from Suzuki and is slated to arrive in Indian showrooms later this year. Now, that will be a hatchback duel to watch out for.

Matt Prior (Autocar UK)

 

 

Comfort & Convenience

  • Central Locking
  • Remote Locking
  • Total Immobilizer
  • Climate Control
  • Remote Boot Release
  • Remote Fuel Lid
  • Front Fog Lamps
  • Rear Wiper
  • Rear Defogger
  • Front Power Windows
  • Rear Power Windows
  • Trip Computer
  • Electric Adjust wing mirror
  • Dead Pedal
  • Cruise Control
  • Paddle shifters
  • Sunroof
  • Refrigerator
  • Rain Sensing Wipers
  • Air Conditioner
  • Electric Sun Blinds
  • Leather Wrapped Steering
  • Reversing Camera
  • Hill Start Assist
  • 360 degree camera
  • Heads Up Display
  • Stop/start
  • Daytime running lights
  • LED Lights
  • Adaptive headlights
  • Headlamp Washers
  • Rear AC Vents
  • Rear Power Outlet

Drivers Aid & Safety

  • ABS
  • ESP
  • EBD
  • Brake Assist
  • Parking Sensors
  • Airbags Total (2)

Seating

  • Driver Seat Height Adjust
  • Split rear seats
  • Leather Upholstery
  • Folding Rear Seats
  • Front Adjustable Headrests
  • Rear Adjustable Headrests
  • Passenger Seat Height Adjust
  • Lumbar Support
  • Third row of seats
  • Seat Massagers
  • Seat Memory
  • Cooled Seats
  • Electric Seats
  • Driver Seat Power Adjust
  • Rear Seat Foldable Table
  • Rear Seat Centre Armrest

Entertainment & Communication

  • TouchScreen Audio System
  • Audio system (with Radio)
  • USB Port
  • Bluetooth & Streaming
  • Steering Audio Controls
  • Speakers
  • Hands Free Telephony
  • Satellite Navigation
  • Single CD Player
  • Rear seat screens
  • Subwoofer
  • Voice activated controls

Tyres & Wheels

  • Spare wheel
  • Space saver
  • Alloy Wheels
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