Hyundai launches the Elite i20 in Auto Expo 2018

The new Elite i20 will be available in 6 options with brand new alloy wheels
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With winter coming to an end, the Auto Expo in Delhi has started. Like every year, there will be a launch of some fabulous cars, including Mercedes, Toyota and many more. Apart from the luxury cars, this year also witnessed the launch of the new Elite i20 model by Hyundai Motor Company.

This premium car was launched on February 7, Wednesday. Director of Sales and Marketing, Hyundai India Pvt.Ltd, Rakesh Srivastava was present at the launch.

Elite i20 is a revised version of the preceding model with a few modifications on features and an enhancement in appearance.

Pronounced changes can be figured out from the face of the car itself. The highlighting features being a new black cascading grille, a redesigned headlamp with LED daytime running lights, bumper with inbuilt spoiler and an arrow-head fog lamp housing. The body of the car gives out a stylish muscular look with the sculpted doors and new alloy wheels. The rear looks somewhat different with bigger tail lamps and newly designed tailgate.

The interior of this new model did go through significant changes and looks more superior compared to the old one. In this new model, the center console features a 7-inch touchscreen infotainment system that supports inbuilt navigation and connectivity devices including Android Auto and Apple CarPlay. Elite i20 is also equipped with 6 airbags, parking assist and auto door lock at high speed, all these features will provide the passengers with maximum safety.

Mileage of this new model is 1.2 litre in case of petrol and 1.4 litres in that of diesel. The higher variants have a CTV automatic gearbox. However, the lower variants have a manual transmission.

The petrol variant of the Elite i20 starts from Rs. 5.35 lakh, going up to Rs. 7.91 lakh. While the diesel model lies within the range of Rs. 6.73 lakh to Rs. 9.16 lakh. Bookings for this new Hyundai launch is open.

Overall, this new model is nothing more than a modified version of its predecessor.

Sources: News18, Times of India

Google-Ford partnership on the cards

Automaker Ford likely to partner with Google. Image Source: mlive.com
Automaker Ford likely to partner with Google.
Image Source: mlive.com

Global giant Google is in talks with automobile manufacturer Ford  in order seek help to make its own autonomous cars, Automotive News reported on Tuesday.The announcement of this partnership might be made in the first week of January at the International Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas.

Ford, though not being able to catch up with its competitors in the market increased its pace to develop these autonomous cars. The company has also said that it will enlarge the safety technology, automatic braking and enable hand free operation under particular automating conditions. This will also be included across its global team over the next five years.

Early this year, Google started deliberations with top automakers and brought together teams of conventional as well as modern suppliers to bring the cars to the market by 2020. Though Google officials have been in talks with automobile manufacturers regarding this issue, the company refused to comment on the ongoing speculation about Ford to Automotive News.

These self-driving cars will offer rides for hire, which will be an individual business under its parent company. The tech giant has also started testing prototypes of these cars in Austin.

Sources:

http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/tech/tech-news/Google-to-partner-Ford-to-build-self-driving-cars-Report/articleshow/50278720.cms