- CVT options available in Magna and Asta variants
- New five-speed CVT
- Costs around a lakh more than the manual variant
Back at the 2018 Auto Expo event in the country, Hyundai had introduced the 2018 Elite i20 in India. However, at the time of launch, it was limited to a manual transmission only. This time around, leaked reports indicate that the new five-speed CVT option has discreetly arrived at dealerships. The CVT option will be available in the Magna and the top-spec Asta variant and are priced at Rs 7,04,950 and Rs 8,16,500, respectively. This is about a lakh more than the manual variant.
The previous generation Elite i20 was offered with a 1.4-litre petrol engine that comes mated to a four-speed automatic with a torque converter. With the new CVT transmission, the vehicle is expected to return similar power output figures with improved drivability. As seen in leaked images the features and design remain unchanged for the CVT variant. The introduction of a CVT option will further strengthen its competition against the likes of the Maruti Suzuki Baleno in India.
More details about the vehicle will be known soon.