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

Hyundai recalls 4.7 lakh Sonatas to fix engine glitch

Sonata during at the North American International Show, 2014 in Detroit, Michigan Picture Courtesy: Andrew Harrer, Bloomberg, Getty Images
Sonata during at the North American International Show, 2014 in Detroit, Michigan
Picture Courtesy: Andrew Harrer, Bloomberg, Getty Images


Hyundai, the South Korean automobile multinational, is recalling 4,70,000 midsize cars in the United States to fix a big engine manufacturing problem that could cause them to fail.

The half a million sedans that are being recalled belong to the 2011 and 2012 model years, equipped with 2-litre or 2.4 litre gasoline engines. Incidentally, Sonata was Hyundai’s highest selling vehicle in the U.S.

Alongside Sonatas, the company is also recalling about 1,00,000 Accent cards because of the possibility of the brake lights failing. The Accent recall covers certain 2009 and 2011 models. This is an expansion of a recall issued in 2013.

According to the US National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Hyundai cited the reason for the engine failure – metal debris may not have been fully removed from the crankshaft and with continued driving, the problem could cause the bearing to fail and engine getting stalled.

The company noticed the problem when owners started reporting engine noise. In June 2015, NHTSA raised the issue with Hyundai, which said that it did not consider the issue to be a safety problem because owners would get warnings.

According to reports, owners will be notified on November 2 and they will also get a second notice when the parts will be available.