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Hyundai introduces 1.2 L petrol engine with CVT in 2018 ELITE i20


New Delhi, Hyundai Motor India Limited, country's second largest car manufacturer and the largest exporter since inception announced the launch of 1.2 Litre petrol engine with continuously variable transmission (CVT) option in India's most loved and Iconic Premium Compact - 'The New 2018 ELITE i20' . The Premium High Compact Segment in the industry is growing year on year from 4.5 per cent sales in 2014 to 13 per cent in 2017. The sales of automatic transmission (AT) and CVT options in the premium compact segment has grown from 4 per cent in 2015 to 14 per cent in 2018. The Premium Compact Customer Survey by Hyundai revealed higher acceptability towards Automatic Transmission, 41 per cent of respondents preferring automatic due to ease and hassle free driving in city and highways. Hyundai Motor India Ltd Managing Director and CEO Y K Koo said, "India's most loved and awarded, Indian Car of the Year 2015 winner ELITE i20 has been a global success ever since its launch. The CVT option with a 1.2 L Petrol engine coupled with Hi-tech & Convenience features offering uncompromised safety will make driving a brilliant experience. The head turner New 2018 ELITE i20 is the most feature loaded and affordable Premium Compact Segment car with a CVT option. Based on our advanced design philosophy, The New 2018 ELITE i20 follows an evolved Premium look, Sporty styling and a strong road presence". The New 2018 ELITE i20 comes with premium interiors, highly advanced features, appealing looks and latest technology. The new CVT engine comes with linear driving force and no shift jerk for smooth and comfortable drive. The 1.2 L Petrol engine with CVT option offers convenient clutch-less drive and no physical gear shifting makes it ideal for city, highways and hilly terrains. Bold and Premium Styling - The Premium Cascade Design High Gloss Front Grille gives sporty and bold stance to the New 2018 ELITE i20, Projector Headlamps with LED DRL, Positioning and Cornering Lamps, Front Air Curtains, Uniquely Designed Stylish Tail Lamps and R16 Diamond-cut Alloy Wheels together make a blend of intrinsic and intuitive beauty creating accord between a sporty front and bold rear completing the Premium Compact design. The New 2018 ELITE i20 comes with First-in-segment Dual Tone exteriors with Red and Orange interior colour packs to further boost its sporty styling, according to a company statement here.

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