Hyundai Elite i20 Cross spied testing again, to take on the Fiat Avventura.
As one of the closing articles for 2014, all we can say is 2015 is going to be a year of new launches. Here’s another vehicle spied testing on the streets of Chennai. The Hyundai Elite i20 crossover! Following the Polo/Etios route is the i20.
Camouflaged pictures of the Elite i20 cross testing in Chennai have appeared online. An official from Hyundai Motor India Limited (HMIL) said the car would be launched next year in a statement. Since the car was under wraps, not much can be specified about its design and details. What was clearly visible though is that the car would have a taller roofline, projector headlamps with daytime running LEDs and also roof rails. Plastic cladding as seen on all other cross variants will be seen on the Elite i20 version as well, it gives the car a bulkier, rough look. Not too much information is available about the interiors, but we could expect a few changes there as well.
The same engines used on the Elite i20 will be doing service on the cross variant. A 1.2-litre petrol engine that churns out 82HP and 114.7 Nm of torque and a 1.4-litre diesel motor pumping out 89 HP and 220 Nm of torque will be available. Nothing new to see here, would’ve loved a change!
Next year is going to be a wait and watch game. All the companies are introducing cross variants. The Cross Polo, Etios Cross and Fiat Avventura are already available in the market. Maruti also plans to launch a Crossover as well. If priced right the Hyundai Elite i20 which was awarded “Car of the Year” could easily win over many customers in its crossover avatar.
Hyundai Elite i20 Cross image gallery ( 3 images )
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