In Images – European 2015 Hyundai i20 vs Elite i20

Posted on: Sep 4, 2014 - 4:47pm IST

Gets more features than the Indian model. 

Hyundai of Europe released the interior images of the new i20 today, and here’s how it looks like next to the Elite i20. The i20, previously exported from India, is made in Izmit, Turkey for Europe.

2015 Hyundai i20 Europe press shot side
The European i20 is longer than the Indian model.
Hyundai Elite i20 Diesel Review side
Side angle of the Elite added for comparison.

Speaking of exterior changes first, the 2015 i20 for Europe is longer than the Elite at 4,035 mm, but its wheelbase is the same as the Indian model at 2,570 mm. Feature changes come in the form of LED infused headlights, a sportier chin for the front bumper and a panoramic sunroof.

2015 Hyundai i20 Europe press shot cabin
The overall design of the dashboard is identical in both cars.
Hyundai Elite i20 launch interior
The Indian Elite gets a beige interior.

Inside, the overall look and design of the cabin is same as the Indian model. However, where the Elite gets a beige dashboard, the European model gets a contrast color (a copy of its exterior color). Feature wise, the European i20 gets a 7-inch satellite navigation display, USB and AUX-in as standard. It also receives other convenience features like front parking sensors, leather seats and heated front seats.

2015 Hyundai i20 Europe press shot headlight
Projector lights and LED daytime lights are seen on the European model.
Hyundai Elite i20 launch headlight
Headlight of the Elite i20 added for comparison.

Mechanically, the European i20 comes with a 1.2-liter petrol engine in two power states of 75 PS and 84 PS and a 1.4-liter petrol making 100 PS. The 1.4 is available with a 6-speed manual or a 4-speed automatic transmission, while the 1.2 gets a 5-speed manual. The diesel lineup includes the 1.1-liter three-cylinder making 75 PS or the 1.4-liter four-cylinder with 90 PS. Both diesel motors come with a 6-speed manual.

Also read: Hyundai Elite i20 receives 15,300 bookings in 20 days

The European i20 debuts at the Paris Motor Show early next month.

2015 Hyundai i20 for Europe – Image Gallery

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5 thoughts on “In Images – European 2015 Hyundai i20 vs Elite i20

  1. Chip Planter says:

    This really shows how manufacturers give Indian customer a second rate treatment in terms of product spec for design and safety components in a vehicle. Most notable daylight running lights, the projector headlamps, factory tinted glass

    1. shivu says:

      That’s true !
      they just target indian automobile industry to earn easy money rather than offering a classy car
      Its the case with every company operating in India

      1. Hem says:

        They should atleast offer the european version as a variant (TOP END)

    2. abhimanyu says:

      you are so damn right chip…that’s one ugly truth

    3. John says:

      i20 for Europe is much much more expensive.


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