It’s a tough competition out there, between the cars, more specifically the volume-oriented models. Buyers demand top-notch styling, quality, performance and now more than ever, features, in a car. Hyundai Elite i20, despite being one of the most appreciated volume-selling cars in the present, had been short of a particular feature, which Hyundai Motor India had planned to fix as Honda Jazz would point that out to draw prospective i20 buyers towards it. We are talking about a touchscreen equipped Audio, Video, Navigation (AVN) system in the centre console.
Hyundai Elite i20 and i20 Active, both have received the same touch screen equipped (ICE) In-Car Entertainment system.
Touch screen infotainment system is gaining tremendous demand in all segments of passenger cars, which has become a selling point for new cars that are equipped with the same. Likewise, Honda Cars India is already teasing and flaunting its touch screen infotainment system in the upcoming Honda Jazz, which has prompted Hyundai Motor India to respond by prepping one for its Jazz-rival, according to a report by Autocar India.
New Hyundai i20 touchscreen infotainment system has 7-inch display that shows pre-loaded maps for Satellite / GPS navigation, and reverse / parking camera display. It also has voice guidance. [In picture – Regular i20 without touchscreen system]
Like the 2015 Honda Jazz, Hyundai Elite i20 too offers this attractive feature only in top end variants. In addition to Hyundai Elite i20 and i20 Active, new Hyundai Verna 4S is also expected to be receiving (likely) the same touchscreen unit at the heart of the dashboard. While the new Verna with fewer buttons on centre console will be launched in Diwali festive season, the hatchback models seem to have made it to the showrooms, at prices – Rs. 7.16 lakhs for top-end Elite i20 Asta (O) petrol, Rs. 7.92 lakhs for i20 Active SX petrol, Rs. 8.28 lakhs for Elite i20 Asta (O) diesel and a whooping Rs. 9.16 lakhs for i20 Active SX diesel (ex-showroom Delhi).
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