Country’s second largest car manufacturer and largest passenger car exporter, Hyundai reported a sales figure of 10,500 for Elite i20 this November 2014 - the car is the top selling model among Hyundai vehicles. This comes to a cumulative growth of 8.7%.
When compared with sales of November 2013, the company has recorded a gain of 6% in the domestic market and 14.3% in terms of exports. Company sold 35,511 vehicles in November 2014 and exported around 18,500 units.
What all these figures add up to in plain language is that Hyundai seems to be catching up fast with Maruti Suzuki’s sales figures.
Rakesh Srivastava, Sr. V.P. (Sales and Marketing), Hyundai Motors India admitted to being aware of of the rising demand for Hyundai cars among Indian customers and said it is a culmination of efforts by the company in launching four new vehicles in different product categories within a year.
He further hinted at company’s aim to close the year 2014 with a domestic sales figure of 420,000 units. The company is also planning to enter the segment of compact SUVs this coming year 2015.
The European looking hatchback replaced its predecessor, the first gen i20 recently and has been in news since then. Elite i20 has gained robust technology, eye catching interiors and improved performance parameters.
The model successfully reflects Hyundai’s fluidic design philosophy thus, showcasing a more aggressive and stylish design. The performance has received a booster with increased horse power and torque value coupled with excellent fuel efficiency.
The exteriors get refreshed front face with swept backed headlamp cluster and black colored mesh grille. The rear taillights gets sleeker in shape while it is further highlighted by LED type brake lights. Rear washer and wiper helps in clear rear view for safety and convenience during non dry weathers. Rear spoiler with integrated stop lamp lends an aerodynamic design to the model.
The interiors of Elite i20 are cozy yet luxurious and modish. With versatile seating options and blue LED interior illumination, the model has gone a notch further. You can adjust the rear seats to form a 60:40 split arrangement and enlarge the boot space of 295 litres when folding the rear seats. Convenience has found a new place with engine start button, ECM mirror with rear-view monitor and super-vision cluster inside the cabin. A tilt and one button touch electric sunroof adds a feeling of open air with panoramic view.
Uniform and convenient cooling is ensured at all times with the fully automatic temperature control. Steering wheel mounted audio and Bluetooth controls give freedom while driving. A unique multi functional digital display in the centre of the dashboard displays trip distance, outside temperature, current audio selection, engine running time and calendar. Glove box cooling adds as a bonus feature when the temperature soars outside.
Automatic headlamps, clutch lock function, rain sensing wipers, rear parking sensors and rear view cameras are intelligent features of this car. Hyundai Elite i20 boasts of being the only car in the segment to offer 6 airbags-dual front, side and curtain. It also comes with Anti-Lock Braking System with Electronic Brakeforce Distribution.