Hyundai’s premium hatchback offering, the Elite i20 has got ravishing looks, decent mileage and a wide range of features. All these combine to make it a very appealing car for the masses. Hyundai India has revealed that the Elite i20 has sold more than 56,000 units since its launch in August, four months ago.
The premium hatch has seen a sharp rise in demand. Sales increased from 8895 units in October to 10,500 units in November. The car is now among the top 10 selling brands in the country. With the rise in demand, Hyundai is working on increasing production in order to reduce the waiting period, which is close to 3 months for the petrol variant and has crept up to 5 months for the ever-in-demand diesel variant.
On achieving this milestone, Rakesh Srivastava, Sr. VP, Sales & Marketing , HMIL said, “We are overwhelmed by 56,000 customer bookings on strong appreciation and acceptance of the new Elite i20 making it a huge success. The demand of Elite i20 has doubled and in November we sold 10,500 units. We are working towards increasing its production for faster deliveries to offer a delightful experience to customers.”
The Elite i20 is powered by the 1.2 litre Kappa petrol engine giving ARAI certified mileage figure of 18.60 kmpl, while the diesel mill is the acclaimed 1.4 litre U2 CRDi unit providing 22.5 kmpl to the litre.
The future holds tough competition for Hyundai’s premium hatchback with upcoming products like Maruti YRA hatchback and Honda Jazz.