Hyundai launches 2018 Elite i20 and showcases global EV Ioniq


India’s second largest car maker Hyundai Motor India Ltd (HMIL) introduced its premium compact car – ‘The New 2018 ELITE i20, which embodies company’s Modern Premium offering, at the Auto Expo.

With a starting price of Rs.534,900, it offers powerful engine options of 1.4 U2 CRDi Diesel (90 PS/4,000 RPM and 22.4 KGM /1,500-2,750 RPM) that comes with 6-Speed manual transmission, 1.2 Kappa Dual VTVT Petrol (83 PS/6,000 RPM and 11.7 KGM /4,000RPM) powered with 5-Speed Manual Transmission.

“The Elite i20 has been a global success, with over 400,000 happy customers since its launch in 2014. The New 2018 ELITE i20 is a product of our continuous R&D efforts to bring out a premium, sporty & stylish design equipped with hi-tech and convenience features offering uncompromised Safety along with advanced dynamics. It is aesthetically designed with premium interiors and modern looks that make it truly appealing,” said Y K Koo, Managing Director and CEO, Hyundai Motor India Ltd.

The New 2018 Elite i20 comes with first-in-segment dual tone exteriors with red and orange interior colour packs to further boost sporty styling of the car. It has also incorporated a host of new styling features such as premium cascade design high gloss front grille, projector headlamps, dual tone rear bumper and tailgate design, among others.

The new car offers a dynamic new way to stay connected with the car for vehicle health check, driving information, roadside assistance, driving history,eco-driving and vehicle health history check with a click of a button.

The new Elite i20 is equipped with 6-Airbags with front dual, side and curtain airbags, antilock braking system, speed sensing auto door lock, impact sensing auto door, unlock and reverse parking camera with dynamic guidelines for uncompromised safety.


Elite i20                                  Petrol (Rs.)                              Diesel (Rs.)

ERA                                         534,900                                 673,000

MAGNA ERA                               599,900                                 731,000

SPORT                                      659,400                                 783,400

ASTA*                                      711,500                                  835,900

ASTA(O)                                    790,500                                 915,500

 Global EV ‘Ioniq’

In line with India’s government’s vision for electric vehicles, Hyundai Motor India is already working on its blueprint to move into new automotive space of eco-friendly vehicles.

Hyundai showcased its technological advancements in electric & hybrid technology with its EV Ioniq at the Auto Expo 2018.

“The Ioniq is a significant leap forward for Hyundai Motor as it intensifies its commitment to produce highly efficient, eco-friendly vehicles. Hyundai is future ready to deliver diverse eco-friendly cars for aspiring customers around the globe without compromising on driving dynamics and performance – a balance of attributes we call Green Performance,” said Koo.

Ioniq will offer versions – hybrid, plug-in hybrid and all-electric. It represents new possibilities for Hyundai Motor’s future mobility styling, with its purified shape led by aerodynamics, and its refined, clean lines and surfaces enhancing its coupe-like silhouette.

All-New Ioniq has received the maximum five-star safety rating from the independent vehicle assessment organisation Euro NCAP. The Ioniq achieved top marks in the four categories: adult occupant, child occupant, pedestrian and safety assist, proving it is one of the safest cars in its segment.

The Ioniq comes with a host of futuristic and advanced safety features including autonomous emergency braking with pedestrian detection, lane departure warning, lane keeping assist and smart cruise control.

Hyundai Pavilion at the Auto Expo focused on three core areas – design & safety, future technology and digitalisation to engage  visitors. There were eight experience zones with its products from international and domestic line up.


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