2018 Hyundai Elite i20 CVT launched in Asia, prices start from Rs. 7.04 lakhs.
The 2018 Hyundai Elite i20 CVT has been launched in Asia with prices starting from Rs. 7.04 lakhs (ex-showroom, Asia). The premium hatchback was launched earlier this year with subtle styling tweaks but back then a CVT equipped petrol engine was missing. However, post three months Hyundai has made the CVT transmission available in the vehicle.
The facelifted Elite i20 with the CVT gearbox is available in two trims – Magna and Asta. Unlike the pre-facelifted Elite i20, the new one comes powered by a 1.2-litre Kappa engine replacing the 1.4-litre dual VTVT 4-speed AT powertrain. The 1.2-litre petrol unit produces the same 83 PS of power and 115 Nm of torque. In terms of styling and the interior, the Magna and Asta CVT variants are identical to the Magna and Asta MT grades and offer more or less the same features and equipment.
The 2018 Hyundai Elite i20 CVT rivals the Maruti Baleno and the Honda Jazz both of which come with a CVT transmission mated to a 1.2-litre petrol engine. The CVT gearbox equipped variants are expensive by around Rs. 1 lakh when compared to the manual gearbox variants.
2018 Hyundai Elite i20 CVT Price
* i20 CVT Magna – Rs. 7.04 lakhs
* i20 CVT Asta – Rs. 8.16 lakhs
(both prices, ex-showroom, Asia)