The Hyundai Elite i20 might not be a blockbuster like the Maruti Baleno but it’s undoubtedly the only model out there to have been a strong rival to the top-selling Maruti Suzuki.

The India-spec car will be slightly different from the model that will be sold abroad. The international-spec third-gen i20 is 4,040mm long, which is not good to benefit from the lower excise slab for sub-4-metre models in India. Hence, the Indian model will be a slightly truncated version of the car that is bound to go on sale abroad. This is something that even happened with the previous generation model. upcoming new-gen i20 The third-generation Hyundai i20 will be sold in India with three engine options, all of which will be shared with the Venue. These will include a 1.2-litre, naturally-aspirated petrol, a 1.5-litre diesel and a sporty 1.0-litre turbo-petrol.

It was believed by many that the ongoing circumstances would have thrown the company’s plans of bringing the new supermini to India off the track. Fortunately, however, it has now come to be known that the above isn’t true. As per the latest news it’s come to know that “There is no change in the launch schedule for the [new] i20″

The turbocharged petrol engine option will be available exclusively with a 7-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission. The new model wil be sold with many class-leading features, including a huge 10.25-inch touchscreen infotainment screen, a 10.25-inch digital cluster, Android Auto and Apple CarPlay compatibility, BlueLink in-car connectivity pack, wireless smartphone charging.  

Next Gen i20 Competitor: Suzuki Baleno & Tata Altroz

The international model will be even sold with bits like ambient interior lighting, drive modes for the engine, ventilated front seats and a premium eight-speaker Bose sound system but it’s not for sure if these would make it to the Indian model. The new model will be a direct rival to the likes of Maruti Baleno and Tata Altroz.


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