How Hyundai plans to battle Baleno ‘threat’


Hyundai is good to go to include more security elements in its mainstream hatchback – the Elite i20. As indicated by sources, the top-spec Asta (O) trims will get six airbags.

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Hyundai used to offer six airbags with the original i20, yet lessened the number to two with the second-era model – the Elite i20. All-around disc brakes were likewise offered with the past era of the hatchback, however this component was additionally ended in the Elite i20. The VW Polo, Maruti Suzuki Baleno, Honda Jazz, and the Fiat Punto Evo (competitors of the Elite i20) – just get double airbags. In a matter of seconds, the Ford Figo is the only hatchback in Rs sub-10 lakh section to offer six airbags.

Other than the expansion of six airbags, Hyundai will likewise reintroduce the recent 1.4-liter petrol engine coupled to a four-speed programmed transmission (this was accessible with the main gen model) in the Elite i20. The 1.4-liter petrol motor creates 100PS of force and 132Nm of torque.

The automatic version in the Elite i20 may be offered with the Magna variation of the hatchback. Since it won't be accessible in the reach topping trims, the grasp less form will pass up a major opportunity for elements, for example, projector headlamps with daytime running LEDs, touchscreen infotainment framework and 16-inch precious stone cut combinations wheels, among others.

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