Auto Expo 2018: Hyundai unveils first electric vehicle

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The top-end petrol Asta (O) petrol starts from Rs. 7.9 lakhs while the diesel powered model is priced at Rs. 9.15 lakhs.

Other new design features on the new 2018 Elite i20 for India include two-piece tail lamps that wrap around the rear end of the auto, a two-tone rear bumper and 16-inch alloy wheels.

The 2018 Hyundai Elite i20 got a facelift and a design refresh which has remained unchanged since 2014. It also happens to be the only auto to be offered in three powertrain choices: fully electric, hybrid, and plug-in hybrid.

The facelift brings a new large V-shaped grille finished in black to the Elite i20, and does not bear a chrome frame as the outgoing version.

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This will strengthen CR-V's position in the SUV segment largely dominated by diesel variants. The fuel economy figures remain unchanged at 17.8kmpl for petrol and 25.8kmpl for diesel.

With the Auto Expo 2018 starting today (for the press), the world is eagerly waiting for the new vehicle launches, concept showcases and the future of mobility. All variants of the facelifted i20 Elite get twin airbags and ABS as standard fare.

Hyundai has dropped the 1.4 liter petrol engine and 4 speed torque converter combination from the facelifted model.

The petrol version is powered by 1.2 litre engine while the diesel trims come with 1.4 litre powertrains. The vehicle also comes with bigger tail lamps and it gets new alloy wheels.

While the 2018 i20 facelift has the dual-tone treatment that it comes with, there is a new Flame Orange color variant that we are going to see this year. However, the new feature-packed Elite i20's revised design and aggressive pricing should ensure that it will be a hit amongst Indian premium hatchback customers. The screen also is more responsive, while the inclusions like Android Auto and Apple CarPlay are something continued from the previous gen. i20.