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Rs. 5.32 to 8.97 lakh
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Hyundai Elite i20 Highlights

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  • Interior
  • Specifications
  • Variants
  • Competitors
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The idea behind a premium hatchback is to have the features and space of a sedan in a 2-box package. A wide hexagonal grille, well-designed wraparound head and tail lights, LED DRLs, projector headlamps and a long bonnet deliver an uncompromising styling in a hatchback. Every element on the outside helps in making the car appear either wider or pricier.
Inside, the same theme continues and judging by the space, design and features, it's difficult to tell that you're sitting in a hatchback and not a sedan. The door-to-door lines stretch across the dashboard and accentuate the cabin's width. Rear air conditioning vents make the backbenchers feel pampered while the front seat occupants can fiddle with the tech-laden dashboard.
The Elite i20 is available with three powertrains, each with its exclusive transmission. The 1.4-litre petrol motor makes 100PS and 132Nm and gets a dated 4-speed automatic transmission. The 1.2-litre petrol engine delivers 83PS and 115Nm and comes paired with a 5-speed manual transmission. The 1.4-litre oil burner produces 90PS and 220Nm and gets a highway-friendly 6-speed manual gearbox.

The Elite i20 is available in four main trims: Era, Magna, Sportz and Asta. Magna Executive sits a hair under the Magna while the Asta (O) is better loaded than the regular Asta. The Magna variant and the 1.4-litre petrol automatic are exclusive to each other, and manual transmission options only get the Magna Executive with a couple of misses compared to the Magna. Pricing ranges from Rs 5.32 lakh for the Era petrol and goes up to Rs 8.97 lakh for the Magna petrol automatic and the Asta (O) diesel trims. Diesel variants are dearer by about Rs 1.25 lakh compared to their petrol counterparts.

Baleno: The Maruti Suzuki Baleno entered the premium hatchback game a little late but made a massive splash with the well-priced Baleno. The car puts safety front and centre with ABS and two airbags available across the range. The automatic transmission with the petrol engine is also offered in three of the four variants, and none of them carries a price tag as fat as the i20 automatic. The Nexa sales outlet is one thing, but the Nexa service centre changes the game completely.

Polo: The Volkswagen Polo is for those who appreciate the European fit and finish and a mature ride and handling package. The design is neutral, and its straight lines age slower, but they do. The car still looks almost identical to the one that launched over seven years ago. The 1.5-litre diesel engine is the highlight as it offers superb drivability in the city with a good dose of fun for the twisties and open stretches. However, the GT TSI would be a better match for the enthusiasts as it blends the performance of a 1.2-litre turbo petrol engine and a quick-shifting dual-clutch automatic transmission.

The Elite i20 is a great all-rounder but its mature Fluidic 2.0 styling has fans across the country. The lack of ABS on all variants except the top-spec Asta (O) is a bummer, considering that it was the first generation i20 that brought six airbags and rear disc brakes under Rs 10 lakhs. Otherwise, the car offers a great styling and a long feature list, which has only gotten longer since the car launched in 2014. Space, fit and finish, reliable mechanicals and a wide sales and service network make it a great option if you're willing to look past its price tag.

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