Hyundai Elite i20 automatic launch soon

Hyundai Elite i20 automatic launch soon
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The previous generation Hyundai i20 was available with an automatic transmission, but the automaker didn’t continue it with the Elite i20, until now.

The previous generation Hyundai i20 was available with an automatic transmission, but the automaker didn’t continue it with the Elite i20, until now. With the rising demand for automatic transmission in cars, Hyundai has brought back the convenience of an automatic transmission in the Elite i20. The automatic gearbox will be offered with a bigger petrol engine but only on the Magna trim.

The engine is a 1.4-litre dual VTVT petrol unit mated to a 4-speed automatic gearbox which is a torque converter unit. This engine develops 100 PS of power and 132.4 Nm of torque. Fuel efficiency figures of the automatic variant haven’t been revealed yet. Apart from these changes, the Elite i20 will continue to come with the same mechanical components as other variants.

Due to the availability of the automatic gearbox only on the Magna trim, many features such as projector lights, DRLs, auto headlamps, front fog lamps, touchscreen infotainment system, tilt and telescopic steering wheel, auto climate control, reverse parking camera and sensors, smart key, height adjustment for driver seat will be missed out on. The car will also miss out on ABS.

Hyundai is expected to price the Elite i20 automatic attractively to cash in on the demand. The premium hatchback segment has a lot of options to choose from and the Elite i20 automatic will compete with the Ford Figo DCT, Maruti Baleno CVT and Honda Jazz CVT.

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