Hyundai's Elite i20 has been spied in the country once again ahead of its official unveiling in India.
In the latest set of images posted by Indian Autos Blog reader, Sandeep, the uncamoflouged Hyundai i20 is seen at a stockyard, indicating that the dealers of the company have started stocking the vehicle.
Hyundai, which started the bookings for the upcoming Elite i20 last week will officially break the cover of the new car on 11 August. The new generation i20 was caught on test in the country numerous times, portraying a clear picture of what to expect when this new i20 arrives in the market.
The new Elite i20, which is inspired by 'Fluidic Sculpture 2.0' design philosophy, has been styled at Hyundai Motor's Design Centre Europe. From what we saw in the previous images, the new Elite i20 is likely to get a refreshed look both inside and outside.
As far as the engine is concerned, we are not expecting any change under the hood and the new i20 is likely to draw its power from the same 1.4-litre diesel and 1.2-litre Kappa2 engines of its current model, which is likely to come mated to either a five-speed or a six-speed manual transmission in India.
While the petrol engine is expected to churn out 83 bhp of power and 113 Nm of peak torque, the diesel engine might give 89 bhp of power and 219 Nm of torque.
The car is likely to get hexagonal air-dam element flared head lamps and wrap-around tail lamps. The interior of the car is likely to resemble the company's successful Grand i10.
Regarding the features offered in the new car, it is expected to come loaded with climate control, keyless entry, steering-mounted audio controls, reverse camera, parking sensors and automatic day/night interior mirror.
In India, the new Elite i20 will be pegged against Maruti Suzuki Swift, Fiat Punto, Tata Bolt, Toyota Etios Liva and Ford Figo and the rumour is that the company would price the new i20 in ₹9 lakh-₹10 lakh price brackets.