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Hyundai Motor India launches all- new “The Elite i20”

No. 10511 08 2014245 hit

  • Marks the “World Premier” of the Premium- Compact hatchback for Indian “Elite Customers”
  • Symbolizes Hyundai’s Evolved Design Direction - Fluidic Sculpture 2.0 for the first time in India


 New Delhi, August 11, 2014: Hyundai Motor India Limited (HMIL), the country’s largest exporter and the second-largest car manufacturer, today unveiled the all- new Elite i20. Aimed at setting a new standard for premium hatchback, the launch marks the World Premier of the 2nd Generation of Elite i20 in India.

A sporty, dynamic and innovative hatchback with class leading unique features, the all-new Elite i20 has been designed using Hyundai’s evolved Fluidic Sculpture 2.0 philosophy. Displaying a refined, premium style, the all-new Elite i20 showcases Hyundai’s sleek exterior and intuitive interior design ethos, projecting a harmonious and sporty appearance. The all-new Elite i20 design concept focuses on evolved aesthetic and confident perfection. Premium equipment, style and driving dynamics deliver a feeling typically associated with vehicles in the segment above. The new model successfully fulfills the need for driving pleasure of customers, while evoking a sense of confidence and class at the same time.

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Speaking at the Global Debut of Elite i20, B S Seo, Managing Director & CEO, HMIL said, “The Elite i20 is a world-class product designed, developed and engineered to excellence to deliver value beyond expectations. The new model will offer a premium ownership experience for novelty seeking, modern and premium elite customers. The all new Elite i20 features youthful sporty exterior and premium interior which are an expression of evolved design language – Fluidic Sculpture 2.0. The Elite i20 will be a trendsetter model reflecting Hyundai’s Modern Premium brand direction and will fuel Hyundai’s growth in India”.IMG_IN_NEWS_Elitei20Driving Performance

Enhanced driving dynamics & reduced NVH levels were priorities for the product development team. The all-new Elite i20 will set a new standard for ride and handling in premium compact segment. Extensive testing and tuning as per Indian road conditions has been set out to improve the ride characteristics of the all-new Elite i20 resulting in enhanced driving performance.

Powertrain

The all new Elite i20 is available with choice of high performance and reliable petrol & diesel engines. The powertrains of Elite i20 have been engineered for delivering combination of high performance and high fuel efficiency.

The 1.2 Dual VTVT Kappa and 2nd Generation U2 1.4 CRDi engines offer maximum drivability in all conditions, delivering high power and torque with high fuel efficiency.The environment friendly U2 1.4 CRDi diesel engine is low on emission and NVH levels; however it operates at a high pressure 1,800 bars and generates high low end torque resulting in lesser gear shifts in city driving conditions for enhanced drive comfort. The linear power delivery and flat torque over wide range of engine rpm’s ensure smooth and jerk free drive. Moreover, the 6 speed manual transmissions of U2 diesel engine ensure maximum availability of full engine output and contribute to smooth shifting resulting in fatigue free ride for occupants.

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Technical Specifications

Engines:

  Capacity (cc)  Power (PS)  Torque (kg.m) 
1.2 Dual VTVT Kappa Petrol  1,197  83  11.7
1.4 U2 CRDi Diesel  1,396  90  22.4

 

Mileage (ARAI Certified Figures)

  Best-in Segment
1.2 Dual VTVT Kappa  18.60 * (Era/Magna)
1.4 U2 CRDi Diesel  22.54 * (Era/Magna)

*18.24 PL & 21.76 DSL (Sportz, Sportz(O), Asta)

Styling – Fluidic Sculpture 2.0

The all-new Elite i20 embodies Hyundai’s evolved design philosophy, Fluidic Sculpture 2.0, encapsulating a trio of main design elements: fluid aesthetics, the modern appeal, and premium interiors.

Fluidic Sculpture 2.0 further defines the core characteristics, such as simple and harmonious design with refined fluidic design elements. The all-new Elite i20 offers modern and sporty style through user friendly interface and pleasing design fundamentals that are expressed through rich visuotactile colors, materials and overall levels of finish.

Elegance Redefined: Exteriors

Hyundai Motor’s latest interpretation of Fluidic Sculpture provides the all-new Elite i20 with a sporty sleek style, a confident stance, and an appearance that is in keeping with Hyundai Motor’s pioneering signature look. Ultimately, the balanced, refined styling of the all-new Elite i20 conveys the dynamic driving experience.A single-frame premium 3D hexagonal grille is a key styling element at the front of the car, refined lines on its flanks and futuristic rear contribute to its dynamic shape. The striking front and rear light clusters add to the new model’s modern and sporty appearance. 

  • Masculine & Bold Large Hexagonal front grill
  • Large bonnet imparting big car feel
  • Elongated swept back headlamps
  • Wide and distinctive Trapezoidal Fog Lamp
  • Premium 2 tone 16 inch Diamond Cut Alloy wheels
  • Sporty & stylish Black C pillar
  • Premium chrome finish door handles
  • Hi-tech and wide 3 step wrap around tail lamps.

 

Premium Redefined: Interiors

The all-new Elite i20 benefits from improved interior ergonomics, resulting in a completely driver-focused cabin that incorporates Hyundai Motor’s core interior design principles of premium aesthetics, intuitiveness and simplicity.

The product offers uncompromising convenience and generous interior comfort and space conveying a sense of style and dynamism with high quality finish.

  • Sporty Multifunction Steering Wheel
  • Integrated 2 Din MP3 Audio with USB & Aux-in & 1 GB internal memory
  • Aesthetically Designed hi-tech & Informative Supervision cluster
  • Spacious cabin with generous legroom and shoulder room
  • Large boot space of 285 ltr
  • Rear AC vents for faster cooling at rear
  • FATC (Fully Automatic Temperature Control) for added comfort & style quotient
  • Console armrest with storage box
  • Enhanced comfort with driver seat height adjustment
  • Host of other comfort & convenience features like centre console mounted card holder, sunglass holder, front & rear door map pockets
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    Advance and hi-tech features

    • Bluetooth Connectivity
    • Multi-Function steering wheel with Audio & Bluetooth controls
    • Start Stop button
    • Smart key
    • Tilt & Telescopic steering
    • Escort Function
    • Auto Folding Outside Rear View Mirror

     

    Uncompromised Safety

    The all-new Elite i20 features an abundance of advanced safety features designed to protect its passengers. It offers advanced cutting-edge preventive safety systems offering driving confidence on any road conditions.

    • Dual airbags
    • ABS (Anti-lock braking system)
    • Smart pedal for better control during panic braking
    • Impact Sensing Door Unlock
    • Advanced Rear Parking Camera with Steering Adaptive parking Guide Lines
    • Reverse Parking sensors for enhanced convenience

     

    Segment Unique: Features

    The all- new Elite i20 is equipped with host of hi-tech and first in segment features for enhanced comfort, convenience and high value.

    • Sporty & Stylish Black C – Pillar
    • Front Console arm rest with storage box
    • Automatic Headlamps
    • Cluster ionizer for fresh and odor free cabin
    • 2 Tone Diamond Cut 16” Alloy wheels
    • 1 GB internal memory in-audio
    • Smart pedal for enhanced safety
    • Advanced premium looking supervision cluster

    The all-new Elite i20 will be available in a range of 7 new colors.

Model Era Magna Sportz Asta
Petrol 489,900 541,900 593,900 646,900
Diesel 609,900 661,900 713,900 766,900


*Prices available at introductory offer
*Ex-Showroom, New Delhi

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Hyundai Motor hints at the style of All-New “The Elite i20”

No. 10401 08 2014105 hit

Inspired by ‘Fluidic Sculpture 2.0’ design philosophy

• Styled at Hyundai Motor’s Design Centre Europe
• Generous proportions created by its packaging and dimensions

 August 1, 2014, New Delhi - Hyundai Motor has revealed design renderings of All-New “The Elite i20”, which was designed at Hyundai Motor’s Design Centre Europe in Rüsselsheim, Germany.

The new version of Hyundai’s popular B-segment model features the brand’s ‘Fluidic Sculpture 2.0’ design philosophy, in a sophisticated and distinctive design.

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The long hood and generous shape create a powerful stance for the All-New i20. The body sides are sculpted yet the overall architecture is clear and simple, with the cabin sitting cleanly on the body. In profile, the dark treatment of the C-pillar visually accentuates the car’s length.

The front presents a bold new interpretation of the well-established Hyundai hexagonal grille and a new thin horizontal strip connecting the headlamps. At the back, the wrap-around rear window and unique treatment for the lamp clusters combine with the car’s hatchback proportions to create a distinctive design.

Pre bookings for “The Elite i20” will commence from August 01, 2014 in India.

Hyundai Motor hints at the style of All-New “The Elite i20”

Hyundai domestic sales up by 12.7%

No. 10301 08 2014132 hit

New Delhi, August 1, 2014: Hyundai Motor India Ltd (HMIL), the country’s second largest car manufacturer and the largest passenger car exporter registered the domestic sales of 29,260 units and exports of 18,750 units with cumulative sales of 48,010 units for the month of July 2014.

Commenting on the July sales Mr. Rakesh Srivastava, Sr. VP- Sales and Marketing, HMIL said, “Hyundai volumes are 29,260 units with growth of 12.7% over last year and 13.3% cumulative growth with high market share of 23% in passenger cars. The demand pull created by the successful product launches and strong channel spread has brought down the discounts and the green shoots of growth are visible with the stabilization of macro-economic factors and near to average monsoons.”

 

HMIL sales

July 2013

July 2014

(%)

Domestic

25,965

29,260

12.7

Exports

22,739

18,750

-17.5

Cumulative

48,704

48,010

-1.4

 

 

Hyundai Grand achieves 1 Lakh Milestone

No. 10204 07 2014207 hit

First fastest auto manufacturer to achieve this landmark in 10 months

New Delhi, 4th July, 2014: Hyundai Motor India Limited (HMIL), the country’s largest exporter and the second-largest car manufacturer, has achieved yet another milestone with the delivery of 100,000 Hyundai Grand cars within 10 months of its launch. Launched in September 2013, the Grand is the only product to achieve an outstanding sales mark in the industry, consolidating Hyundai’s position as a trendsetter and leader in the compact car segment.

Hyundai Grand has been the most awarded car in the year 2013 and has earned the country's highest automotive award, The Indian Car of the Year (ICOTY) 2014. Grand created a new benchmark in the automotive industry by foraying into the list of top 5 most selling brands in India within the second month of its launch. It also received wide appreciation and acceptance by the Indian audience owning to its perfect family car- quality, features and technology offering higher value proposition.

Speaking on the achievement, Mr. Rakesh Srivastava, Sr. VP, Marketing and Sales, HMIL said, “We appreciate and thank our customers for showing strong confidence in brand Hyundai and making Grand a huge success in India. Grand has created a benchmark in quality, features and technology offering higher value proposition in such a short span of time- fastest in the industry. Reaching the milestone of 100,000 happy families of Hyundai Grand is a great achievement for us and we are very delighted. We would like to thank our valued customers and channel partners for their support. Hyundai reaffirms its commitment to the customer and will continue to bring world-class products to the Indian market. To meet the increase in demand we are continuously working to increase the production capacity.”

The Hyundai brand has consolidated its position as a trendsetter in the market. The Grand showcases a Modern, Sporty, Trendy and Progressive styling with Hyundai’s globally acclaimed ‘Fluidic Design’ philosophy. The made-for-India car in both petrol and highly advanced and frugal 2nd generation U2 CRDi diesel engine offers a combination of optimum performance along with high fuel efficiency for city and highway driving conditions in India.

 

Hyundai domestic sales up by 9.5%

No. 10101 07 2014181 hit

New Delhi, July 1, 2014: Hyundai Motor India Ltd (HMIL), the country’s second largest car manufacturer and the largest passenger car exporter registered the domestic sales of 33,514 units and exports of 17,004 units with cumulative sales of 50,518 units for the month of June 2014.

Commenting on the June sales Mr. Rakesh Srivastava, Sr. VP- Sales and Marketing, HMIL said, “Hyundai with a volume of 33,514 units has grown by 9.5% over last year on the phenomenal success of Xcent, Grand and Santa Fe. With the extension of excise duty benefit, we hope to maintain the growth in volume while strengthening our product portfolio and improving channel efficiencies.”

 

 HMIL sales

June 2013

June 2014

(%)

Domestic

30,610

33,514

9.5

Exports

24,055

17,004

-29.3

Cumulative

54,665

50,518

-7.6

 

 

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