Hyundai Elite i20 vs. Ford Figo

Hyundai recently launched the new Elite i20 and it is lovely. Ford’s Figo has been ruling the daily use hatchback segment for quite some time. Finally, there is a contender that may be able to take that spot. If you are already a fan of Hyunda,i then go ahead and buy Hyundai i20 in India.

Many factors are there for comparisons between the two vehicles, but here are the most important factors that differentiate the two. Someone is clearly the winner.

  1. Exterior:
    Both the vehicles have an excellent exterior design. The shape of the vehicles is streamlined giving a classy look to both the vehicles. Elite i20 is designed in such a way that it has about 20mm lesser height as compared to Figo, which isn’t much of a difference. Therefore, both the vehicles have done excellent work in designing their exterior.
  2. Price:
    Ford Figo is really cheap when compared to the new Hyundai Elite i20. Figo’s cost starts at Rs5 Lakhs and the top model costs about Rs7 Lakhs whereas in the case of Hyundai Elite i20, the cost starts at Rs5.25 Lakhs and the top model’s cost is Rs9 Lakhs. The features are not much different. Therefore in pricing, Figo is clearly the winner.
  3. Interior:
    The interior of Elite i20 is better than Figo as it packs much more features. The air conditioner is automatic and full climate control for the Elite i20 as compared to manual air conditioner for Ford Figo. Elite i20 has a fully adjusting steering wheel, whereas Figo has just tilt adjustment. Elite also has a parking assist and sensors at the rear end. The steering wheel of Elite i20 is leather wrapped and the gear knob is also leather wrapped. Elite i20 also has a driver seat height adjustment feature.
  4. Other Features:

Figo has a smaller fuel tank of just 40 Liters as opposed to 45 Liters. Elite has six gears, but Figo has five. Elite packs alloy wheels as opposed to Figo’s steel wheels. Figo is more fuel efficient with 25.83kmpl maximum as opposed to 23kmpl of Elite i20. The power of Elite i20 is 89 @ 4000rpm as opposed to Figo’s 99 @ 3750rpm.

With careful consideration of all the features and prices of both the vehicles, the verdict is clear that Hyundai Elite i20 is the clear future. The car is going to do wonders in the hatchback segment.