We informed you earlier that Hyundai is planning to launch the automatic avatar of its premium hatchback, the Elite i20 in India soon. Now, the latest update on this subject is that the Korean automaker has listed the same on its official Indian website. However, the company has not yet revealed any information regarding as to when and at what price the car will be launched in India.
What it has revealed is that the automatic variant will only be available in a petrol avatar but not with the standard 1.2-litre unit. The automatic variant will get a new 1.4-litre Gamma petrol VTVT engine which churns out 99Bhp and 130Nm of peak torque. The automatic transmission in question is a 4-speed gearbox with the help of which the power is transmitted to the front wheels.
As listed on the website, the automatic transmission will be available on all the five trims levels i.e. the Era, Magna, Sportz, Sports (O) and Asta. Design vise, the Hyundai Elite i20 automatic will remain exactly the same as before and so will be the interior of the car. It sports beige and black dual tone interiors, a multimedia system with controls for air con housed separately on the lower half. Just like the previous model, the new car comes loaded with features. Steering mounted controls, Engine start-stop button, rear AC vents, automatic climate control, rear camera and automatic headlights are among the few creature comforts that the car has to offer. Elite i20 also comes with follow me headlamps, which are a segment first. Also Read: Hyundai Elite i20 automatic expected to be fitted with 6 airbags: Report
So far, there is no official confirmation as to when the Elite i20 automatic will be launched in India. However, it is likely that the debut might just happen towards the end of September this year with the automaker starting the deliveries of the same by month of October this year. Since the car will now come with a more powerful engine, the prices are likely to be increased. Expect them to fall in the bracket of INR 7.5lakh to INR 9lakh (ex-showroom).