` Hyundai Elite i20 1.2 Kappa Dual VTVT Era Test Drive Varients Delhi NCR - Specs,Features,Photo - 1stTestDrive

Hyundai Elite i20

Hyundai Elite i20
Rs. 5.60 Lac*
*Ex-showroom price (new delhi)
Hyundai Elite i20 Specs / Features
Engine TypePetrol
Engine Description1.2-litre 81.83bhp 16V Kappa VTVT Petrol Engine
Engine Displacement(cc)1197
No. of Cylinders4
Maximum Power81.83bhp@6000rpm
Maximum Torque114.7Nm@4000rpm
Valves Per Cylinder4
Valve ConfigurationDOHC
Fuel Supply SystemMPFi
Bore x Stroke-
Compression Ratio-
Turbo Charger-
Super ChargerNo
Top Speed170 Kmph
Acceleration (0-100 kmph)13.2 Seconds
Drag Coefficient-
Service cost-
Mileage-City (kmpl)13.3
Mileage-Highway (kmpl) 18.6
Fuel Type Petrol
Emission Norm ComplianceBS IV
Emission Control System-
Fuel Tank Capacity (Liters) 45
Transmission TypeManual
Gear box 5 Speed
Drive TypeFront Wheel Drive
Clutch Type -
Suspension System
Front SuspensionMcPherson Strut with Coil Spring
Rear SuspensionCoupled Torsion Beam Axle with Coil spring
ShockAbsorbers Type Gas Filled
Steering TypePower
Steering Column-
Steering Gear Type-
Turning Radius (wheel base)5.2 Meters
Brake System
Front Brake TypeDisc
Rear Brake TypeDrum
Tyre Size 185/70 R14
Tyre TypeTubeless
Wheel Size14 Inch
Alloy Wheel Size-
Other Specifications
Seating Capacity 5
No of Doors4
No of Floors -
Payload & Towing
Cargo Volume295 Liters
Car Details
Country of AssemblyIndia
Country of ManufactureIndia
Warranty Time2 Years
Warranty Distance-
Comfort & Convenience
Power SteeringYes
Power Windows-FrontYes
Power Windows-RearNo
Automatic Climate ControlNo
Air Quality ControlNo
Remote Trunk OpenerYes
Remote Fuel Lid OpenerYes
Low Fuel Warning LightYes
Accessory Power OutletYes
Trunk LightNo
Vanity MirrorNo
Rear Reading LampNo
Rear Seat HeadrestYes
Rear Seat Centre Arm RestNo
Height Adjustable Front Seat BeltsNo
Cup Holders-FrontYes
Cup Holders-RearNo
Rear A/C VentsNo
Heated Seats - FrontNo
Heated Seats - RearNo
Seat Lumbar SupportNo
Multi-function Steering WheelNo
Cruise ControlNo
Parking SensorsNo
Navigation SystemNo
Foldable Rear SeatNo
Smart Access Card EntryNo
Engine Start/Stop Button-
Glove Box CoolingNo
Bottle HolderFront & Rear
Voice ControlNo
Steering Wheel Gearshift PaddlesNo
Anti-Lock Braking SystemNo
Central LockingYes
Brake AssistNo
Power Door LocksNo
Child Safety LocksYes
Anti-Theft AlarmNo
Driver AirbagYes
Passenger AirbagYes
Side Airbag-FrontNo
Side Airbag-RearNo
Day & Night Rear View Mirror-
Passenger Side Rear View Mirror Yes
Xenon HeadlampsNo
Halogen HeadlampsYes
Rear Seat BeltsYes
Seat Belt WarningYes
Door Ajar WarningYes
Side Impact BeamsYes
Front Impact BeamsYes
Traction ControlNo
Adjustable SeatsYes
Keyless EntryNo
Tyre Pressure MonitorNo
Vehicle Stability Control SystemNo
Engine ImmobilizerYes
Crash SensorYes
Centrally Mounted Fuel TankYes
Engine Check WarningNo
Automatic HeadlampsNo
Clutch LockNo
Advance Safety Features -
Follow Me Home HeadlampsNo
Rear CameraNo
Anti-Theft DeviceYes
Air ConditionerYes
Adjustable Steering ColumnNo
Electronic Multi-TripmeterYes
Leather SeatsNo
Fabric UpholsteryYes
Leather Steering WheelNo
Glove CompartmentYes
Digital ClockYes
Outside Temperature DisplayNo
Cigarette LighterNo
Digital OdometerYes
Electric Adjustable SeatsNo
Folding Table in The RearNo
Driving Experience Control EcoNo
Height Adjustable Driving SeatNo
Adjustable HeadlightsYes
Fog Lights - FrontNo
Fog Lights - RearNo
Power Adjustable Exterior Rear View MirrorNo
Manually Adjustable Ext. Rear View MirrorYes
Electric Folding Rear View MirrorNo
Rain Sensing WiperNo
Rear Window WiperNo
Rear Window WasherNo
Rear Window DefoggerNo
Wheel CoversYes
Alloy WheelsNo
Power AntennaYes
Tinted Glass No
Rear SpoilerYes
Removable/Convertible Top No
Roof CarrierNo
Sun RoofNo
Moon RoofNo
Side StepperNo
Outside Rear View Mirror Turn Indicators No
Integrated AntennaNo
Chrome GrilleNo
Chrome GarnishNo
Smoke Headlamps No
Roof RailNo
Cassette Player No
CD PlayerNo
CD ChangerNo
DVD PlayerNo
Audio System Remote ControlNo
Speakers FrontNo
Speakers RearNo
Integrated 2DIN AudioNo
Bluetooth ConnectivityNo
USB & Auxiliary input-
Touch ScreenNo
Hyundai Elite i20 Colours
  • Passion Red
  • Pristine Blue
  • Sleek Silver
  • Star Dust
  • Phantom Black
  • Polar White
Hyundai Elite i20 REVIEW

The Hyundai Elite i20 has won many awards including the coveted ‘Indian Car of the Year’ (ICOTY) for the year 2015. It has won many hearts as well and has been a favourite among buyers, here’ possibly why.


Outlook and Exteriors

The Hyundai Elite i20 is sporty, elegant and owns a splendid style. The front face of the hatchback is mesmerizing, especially in red. The chrome accents and the matte black touches are best complemented in this color.

One look and the hexagonal grille with a honeycomb finish and a chrome lining; the carmaker’s proud heritage is eye-catching. The slim and stretched back headlamps with LED DRL’s are futuristic and seem to melt to the side. The two almost-rectangular fog lamps border an additional thin strip of air-dam positioned at the end of the body-colored bumper. Together, these nuances consolidate a dynamic face to this Hyundai car.

Benefitting from Hyundai’s fluidic design concept, the Elite i20 inherits a certain kind of a smooth and unwrinkled finish all over its silhouette. While moving to the side, the hatchback’s rising beltline and sloping roof are seen defining its stance. The layout is further complemented by the electrically adjustable ORVM’s, a blackened C-pillar ending in a body-colored spoiler and by the 1st in segment R16 diamond cut alloy wheels.

The rear of the Elite i20 is as good as it can get. The spread out tail lights with three bold lamps in it are particularly stylish while the upper lip is slightly swollen.

The Hyundai Elite i20 has a length of 3985mm, scales to 1734mm in width and measures 1505mm in height. The car has a wheelbase of 2570mm and a ground clearance of 170mm.

Interior, Features and Ambience

Once inside the Hyundai Elite i20, you come to know what the hatchback has more on offer besides a beautiful face. 

The cabin is spacious and feels upmarket due to the two-toned well laid out dashboard. The similar color combination continues over the seats as well. The utilization of silver accents at all buttons as well as on the gear knob and lever further helps the hatchback in maintaining its case. In terms of features, just like any other Hyundai car, this vehicle has an elaborate set of options. A 2-DIN integrated radio with Bluetooth, AUX and USB connectivity is available in the lower variants while a 7”touchscreen audio video navigation system is offered in the top Asta variant.

Apart from that, there is rake and reach steering wheel adjust, glove box cooling, engine start/stop button, front and rear AC vents, climate control,  manual driver seat height adjust, parking camera, rear wash/wipe and defogger, steering mounted controls and power windows with pinch guard among other features.

The sitting arrangement in this hatchback is good; the seats are comfortable with a good amount of head and legroom at both the front and the back seats. Lumbar and under-thigh support is proficient as well. The centre console is a tad restrictive and will compromise the legroom when three people are sitting abreast. 

The Hyundai Elite i20 has a generous boot space of 285 litres.


Engine and Performance

The Elite i20 is available with 3 engine options- two petrol and one diesel. First up is the popular 1.4-litre (1396cc), 4-cylinder U2 CRDi diesel engine mated to a 6-speed manual transmission. This engine has a maximum power output of 90hp @ 6,000rpm and a peak torque of 220Nm between 1,500-2,750 rpm. It has a claimed fuel efficiency of 19.5kmpl on the highways and 13.8kmpl in the cities.

This engine is a familiar power-mill to drive as it was featured in the previous i20. Therefore, asthe power and torque remain the same, the performance is identical to its predecessor as well. The gearbox is light and easy to use as well as the engine exhibits a linear power delivery. There is no punch of power before the engine hits the 1800rpm mark. However, drivability on the highways past 2,000rpm is easy.

Second is the 1.2-litre (1197cc), 4 cylinder Kappa dual VTVT petrol engine mated to a 5-speed manual gearbox. This engine has a capability to churn 82hp @6,000rpm and a peak torque of 114Nm @ 4,000rpm. It has a claimed fuel efficiency of 15.2kmpl on the highways and 11.5kmpl in city traffic.  

This petrol-powered engine is a feel-good power-mill. It has a linear acceleration and feels easy to maneuver in traffic. However, similar to its diesel sibling, the petrol engine too does not fare well at low rpms and picks up only after it has crossed the 1600rpm mark.

Moreover, in order to expand their horizon even further, Hyundai has come up with a third engine option, the newly launched 1.4-litre (1368cc), 4 cylinder dual VTVT petrol engine mated to a first in segment 4-speed automatic transmission. This engine has a maximum power output of 98.5hp @ 6,000 rpm and a peak torque of 132.3Nm @4,000 rpm. However, this engine is only available in the middle Magna variant. 


Ride Quality and Handling

After a test drive of the Hyundai Elite i20, it is probably safe to say that the hatchback sure does feel sporty from the outside but being behind the wheel, this Hyundai car is a bit of a disappointment. The engines are not very peppy or punchy. However, they do offer a linear power delivery.

The gearbox is smooth and light but the feedback received from the steering wheel of the petrol-powered engine is a downcast. It gets light at high speeds and   results in the driver losing confidence. 

However, refinement in this car has definitely been leveled up. The hatchback has McPherson Strut suspension upfront and Coupled Torsion Beam Axle at the rear tires which aid the Elite i20 in absorbing all kinds of tarmac at low speeds. The cabin is quite and the NVH (Noise, Vibrations and Harshness) levels are well controlled. The suspension clunk is heard only at high speeds over large potholes and big road breaks. 


Braking and Safety

The Hyundai Elite i20 is a host of numerous safety features for both the driver as well as the passengers. To charge speed, the hatchback is equipped with disc brakes in the front tires and drum brakes in the rear tires. The car has 6 airbags, Anti-lock braking system (ABS), reverse parking camera with sensors and impact sensing door unlock as well as speed sensing auto door lock to keep the occupants safe.



The Hyundai i-20 is the car you should pick if you are in search of a premium looking hatchback generous with equipment and safety features as well as offers a decent driving experience.




+Read Further
  1. • Premium looks

    • Cabin Space

    • Equipment  and features

  1. • Lethargic engines

    • Touchscreen music system available only in the top variant

    • Insufficient steering wheel feedback in the petrol model

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