Hyundai Motors showcased and launched the mid-life update of the hot-selling Elite i20 at the 2018 Auto Expo in Delhi. The B+-segment hatchback received a new family fascia, revised rear bumpers and taillights along with added cabin features. The powertrain remains unchanged, however, a new CVT is on the cards which will arrive in May. So if you are planning to buy the new and updated Elite i20, here is everything else you can look at for the price of the Korean hatch.
Pricing for the Elite i20 petrol starts at Rs 5.34 lakhs while the diesel retails at Rs 6.73 lakhs. For the price of the entry-level Era trim, you can have a look at the top-spec Wagon R VXI+ AMT (O), Celerio ZXI, or the Tiago; all of which have a petrol automatic option as well. The Tata Tigor can be had in the Revotorq XT diesel guise with a manual transmission. You’ll get a better boot space of 419 litres in the Tigor compared to the 285 litres of the Elite i20. The Datsun Go Plus T (O) is a seven-seater option at this price.
At Rs 5.99 lakhs for the Magna Era petrol trim, the Grand i10 Magna petrol can get you a B-segment hatch with automatic transmission. The entry-level Tata Nexon petrol can be had for the exact price of the Magna Era petrol. The Tata Zest in the top-spec petrol trim is also a good alternative if you need a car with a spacious cabin. Meanwhile, at the price of the diesel Magna Era, the top-of-the-line petrol Toyota Etios Liva can get you a reliable Japanese hatch.
The Sports trim starts at Rs 6.59 lakhs, which comes as a better alternative to the Maruti Suzuki Ignis. Although the Ignis is contemporary looking, it has failed to garner the demand expected from a Maruti product. At the price of the Asta variant, the top-notch Swift ZDI, the Grand i10 Asta 1.2 CRDi and the Fiat Punto Evo Emotion 1.3 are the B-segment hatchbacks that one can look at. The Mahindra KUV100 presents a tall-boy hatch body style and can be had with the six-seater option in the K8 trim. The price of the Asta diesel gets you the Honda WR-V or the S-Cross sigma trim. If you need a compact sedan for the same money then the Amaze VX and the top-of-the-line Aspire Titanium Plus are very sensible alternatives. One can also buy the utilitarian Bolero ZLX which gets you an Indian-bred SUV at the same price. The second-to-top Ertiga is the full-size MPV that comes in at the price of the Elite i20 Asta.
Finally, you have the Asta O petrol and diesel coming in at Rs 7.90 lakhs and Rs 9.15 lakhs, respectively. At this pricing, you can have a look at the C-segment sedans including the Ciaz Alpha 1.3, or the entry-level Honda City S petrol. These are proper sedans but you get lower to mid variants of it for the price of the top-of-the-line Elite i20. Similarly, you can get SUVs like the Renault Duster RXL petrol manual or the entry-level Hyundai Creta E 1.6 petrol for the same price. The Vitara Brezza compact SUV ZDI Plus can also be had but for Rs 50,000 more than Elite i20. Both these cars don’t have the automatic transmission option as yet.