Hyundai has launched the CVT models of its Elite i20 hatchback which are now available between Rs 7.04 lakh and Rs 8.16 lakh (all prices, ex-showroom, Delhi). It comes in Magna and Asta variants. The manual version of the model cost about Rs 1 lakh less. However, as per a report, the car will have a longer waiting period as it is available on order only.
The CVT option however is only available with petrol engine that comes with a 1.2-litre motor, offering maximum power of 83PS and peak torque of 114Nm.
In terms of features, the Magna CVT model reportedly offers dual front airbags, ABS with EBD, 2-DIN music system, all four power windows, manual AC with rear AC vents and electrically adjustable ORVMs.
The Asta has some additional features such as reverse parking camera with sensors and dynamic guidelines, 7-inch touchscreen infotainment system with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, automatic climate control, tilt-telescopic steering, height adjustable driver’s seat and electrically adjustable and foldable ORVMs, reported CarDekho.
Currently, Maruti Suzuki Baleno and Honda Zazz are some of the popular CVT versions in the under 10 lakh price bracket. The new Elite i20 CVT will definitely help Hyundai to take on the two. The Honda Zazz, which comes with a 1199 cc engine, is available Rs 5.89 lakh onwards while the price of Baleno starts from Rs 5.36 lakhs.
CVT versions are preferred especially in the cities where the stop-and-go traffic makes it really painful to constantly change gears.
Meanwhile, Hyundai has announced a price hike of all its models except the newly launched SUV Creta facelift. The new prices will come into effect from June itself.
Currently, Hyundai sells a range of vehicles from low-end Eon for Rs 3.3 lakh to premium SUV Tucson priced up to Rs 25.44 lakh (ex-showroom Delhi). For more details click here.