IAB Rendering - Hyundai Elite i20 'Cross'

06/11/2014 - 14:10 | ,  ,   | Anjan Ravi

The Cross gets projector headlights and LED DRLs among other features. 

Hyundai India is working on a 'crossover' variant of the recently launched Elite i20. Test mules have been spotted on multiple occasions with features like skid plates, side body molding, petal-shaped alloy wheels, projector headlights with integrated LED daytime running lights and roof rails.

Hyundai Elite i20 cross IAB rendering
The Elite Cross gets petal-shaped alloys, roof tails, skid plates and side body molding in addition to projector lights.

Keeping these feature additions in mind, our artist, Shoeb, has created this digital mockup of the Elite i20 Cross, which could hit showrooms as early as end of this year.

Similar to cars like the Toyota Etios Cross and VW Cross Polo, the Elite i20 Cross would offer the core values of the car its based on (the Elite i20 offers good build quality, cabin space and an extensive feature list) but with a more rugged styling and feature additions.

The Elite Cross could also serve as an offering for those who don't want the bulky size of the ix25 compact SUV (which launches in India next year), yet desire a hatchback with more appeal.

Hyundai Elite i20 Petrol Review interior
The Elite i20 Cross would inherit the cabin of the Elite i20.

Also see: Refreshed Hyundai Verna spied testing in India, launches early next year

The Elite Cross is likely to use the same 1.2-liter petrol engine and 1.4-liter diesel engine from the Elite. The petrol engine makes 83 PS (81.83 bhp) and 114.7 Nm of torque and gets a 5-speed manual transmission, whereas the diesel produces 90 PS (88.73 bhp) and 220 Nm of torque and uses a 6-speed gearbox.

Competitors: Fiat Avventura, VW Cross Polo, Toyota Etios Cross
Expected Price: INR 6.5-8 lakhs, ex-Showroom
Launch date: Not available

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