Hyundai crossover Elite i20 Cross has been snapped testing in Chennai again, ahead of its likely launch this year.
The prototype was seen wearing camouflage and was caught on camera by NDTV Auto reader Anant Pratap Srivastava.
Despite the camouflage, all auto lovers know that Elite i20 is a crossover, based on Hyundai's popular Elite i20 and will virtually look the same as its smaller sibling in terms of style and design. However, expect the Elite i20 Cross to include plastic-cladding, roof-railing and side-body cladding to stay true to the crossover design.
The expected changes include a reworked front fascia with new projector headlight with LED daytime running lights and new big alloy wheels. The interior of the new i20 crossover is also likely to get a sporty makeover.
Under the hood, the new i20 crossover is expected to carry over the same engine of its smaller sibling Elite i20. The current Elite i20 packs 1.2 litre petrol engine and 1.4 litre CRDi diesel motor. The petrol engine is tuned to churn out 83PS power and a peak torque of 114Nm and the diesel motor capable of generating 90PS power and a peak torque of 220Nm.
Expected to be launched in the first half of 2015, Elite i20 will rival Toyota Etios Cross, Fiat Avventura and Volkswagen Polo Cross in India. The crossover is likely to be priced at ₹8 lakh.
In December 2014, Hyundai reported a growth of 21 per cent in total sales in India at 59,365 units. The domestic sales of the company stood at 32,504 units last month as compared to 28,345 units in December 2013, recording 14.7 per cent growth.
Hyundai's exports increased 29.6 per cent to 26,861 units in December 2014 as against 20,733 units in December 2013.