Hyundai, country’s second largest automaker has always emphasized on the safety of the passengers with an aim to proffer its consumers with best in class safety features. Yet again, the company is looking to focus on the safety features of the vehicle.
According to the media reports, it is believed that Hyundai India is looking to incorporate the hatch with more safety features. Likely to sport 6 airbags, the first generation Hyundai i20 came with same number of airbags but the second generation Elite i20 was seen with 2 airbags. However, the company is looking to make its way the basics again by equipping the hatch with 6 airbags which further will enhance the safety of the passengers.
As a reminder, we informed you earlier that Hyundai India is looking to bring in the automatic version of its popular hatch, Hyundai Elite i20. Moreover, the brochure of the hatch has been leaked online detailing all the specs and features of the car. Also Read:2016 Hyundai Tucson interior clicked
This safety oriented features will be seen on the top end variant – Asta (O) while the automatic version will be introduced in the Magna trim. The first generation Hyundai i20 also received all-around disc brakes, however the feature was also discontinued in the Elite i20.
Talking about the competitors such as Volkswagen Polo, Honda Jazz, Maruti Baleno and Fiat Punto Evo comes with dual airbags only. However, Ford Figo hatch is the sole hatch to get 6 airbags under INR 10 lakh price bracket.
Hyundai is all set to reintroduce the Elite i20 with a 1.4-litre petrol motor which will be mated to a 4-speed automatic transmission which was also seen on the first generation model of the Elite i20. The 1.4-litre petrol engine is capable of producing 100PS of max power against the peak torque of 132Nm. Currently, the Hyundai Elite i20 is offered in both petrol and diesel option – 1.2-litre Kappa with dual VTVT petrol and 1.4-litre CRDi diesel engines. The petrol motor is good for 82bhp of maximum power with 115Nm of peak torque while the oil burner develops 89bhp of maximum power and 220 Nm of peak torque. The transmission duties are carried out by 5-speed manual and 6-speed manual for petrol and diesel respectively. Also Read: Hyundai Grand i10 facelift revealed ahead of its global debut
As we mentioned earlier that, the automatic version will be introduced in Magna variant which is not the top end trim, it is expected to skip features such as projector headlamps with LED DRLs, touch screen infotainment system, 16-inch diamond cut alloys wheels and many other features which are seen on the top end variant.
With Hyundai Elite i20 coming to company’s portfolio, it will join hands with other clutch-less versions such as Hyundai Creta petrol AT, Grand i10 AT and the recently introduced Hyundai Elantra automatic.