Go Back   Team-BHP > BHP India > Team-BHP Reviews > Test-Drives & Initial Ownership Reports


Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 20th April 2015, 09:48   #46
BHPian
 
DDiSLover's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2013
Location: Bangalore
Posts: 123
Thanked: 67 Times
Default re: Red Passion: My Hyundai Elite i20 Asta CRDi. EDIT, 30K Update

Quote:
Originally Posted by Bubby View Post
..
Active comes with projector lights with inbuilt DLRs, so I am just hoping that a projector headlamp would do a much better job, I still have to check it for performance though.
Hey, I loved the headlights on the Active, although I prefer the Elite as a complete package. I was hoping the headlights would be a straight fit! Please could you check it out and keep us posted on this? Since both vehicles are basically the same, they should *hopefully* be compatible with each other. I absolutely LOVE the projector + DRLs running on the Active! It's a shame they don't come as standard on the Elite!
DDiSLover is offline   (1) Thanks Reply With Quote
Old 30th April 2015, 00:47   #47
BHPian
 
Bubby's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: New Delhi
Posts: 497
Thanked: 152 Times
Default re: Red Passion: My Hyundai Elite i20 Asta CRDi. EDIT, 30K Update

Quote:
Originally Posted by DDiSLover View Post
I was hoping the headlights would be a straight fit! Please could you check it out and keep us posted on this? Since both vehicles are basically the same, they should *hopefully* be compatible with each other. I absolutely LOVE the projector + DRLs running on the Active! It's a shame they don't come as standard on the Elite!
I am too hoping, that it will be a straight fit.

20k service for my Elite will be due in next 2 weeks, I will post my experience on the headlight swap here.
Bubby is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 30th April 2015, 01:21   #48
BHPian
 
vinayrathore's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: DL-9C/KA-01
Posts: 528
Thanked: 306 Times
Default re: Red Passion: My Hyundai Elite i20 Asta CRDi. EDIT, 30K Update

An honest brief review there!! We too have booked a White Elite Asta in our family and should be delivered by this 14th. Your thread really helped in making this decision.

As you said, the only grouse is the Minimum Information Display.

Wish you a million happy miles with the car!

Last edited by vinayrathore : 30th April 2015 at 01:23.
vinayrathore is offline   (1) Thanks Reply With Quote
Old 4th May 2015, 14:34   #49
BHPian
 
Bubby's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: New Delhi
Posts: 497
Thanked: 152 Times
Default re: Red Passion: My Hyundai Elite i20 Asta CRDi. EDIT, 30K Update

Quote:
Originally Posted by vinayrathore View Post
An honest brief review there!! We too have booked a White Elite Asta in our family and should be delivered by this 14th. Your thread really helped in making this decision.

As you said, the only grouse is the Minimum Information Display.
Congratulations on your new purchase......!!!

You won't miss the missing feeds in MID that much and those can never really be a deal breaker for someone who is in market for a practical Hot Hatch.

Cheers
Bubby is offline   (1) Thanks Reply With Quote
Old 5th May 2015, 19:01   #50
BHPian
 
Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: Bengaluru
Posts: 482
Thanked: 423 Times
Default re: Red Passion: My Hyundai Elite i20 Asta CRDi. EDIT, 30K Update

Quote:
Originally Posted by Bubby View Post

One surprising fact, not sure if other Elite owners have experienced this, the Fuel Efficiency does not fluctuate too much, whether you are doing city runs or a highway drags.

Suspension

Its very well balanced suspension, not too soft not too hard. Though, when I get over a decent size pot-hole at a 30-40kmph there is always a loud thud, not too pleasing to the ears. Once I went over a pot-hole at like a 80kmph and wipers got switched on, not sure how and why, just a one of case that I experienced.

Why the FE always remains the same?

City vs Highway
AC vs Non AC

Strange.

Head Lights

Probably the only sore point in the Car. I will soon be replacing the current unit with the ones coming in the Active version, I am assuming those would be straight fit.

To an larger extent the problem is smaller area, the focusing is not correct. I reported the issue twice during my 1st and 2nd service but Hyundai couldn't get the simplest of focus right
Nice review, thanks & congrats on a fabulous looking car!

Also equally reassuring to see that the experience is consistent with what I've had so far.

FE is an intriguing area. Like me, did you also notice an increase in the FE while driving in the 4th/ 5th gear for longer periods on the highways? For the record, I too get nearly the same FE in city as well as on highway jaunts.

Headlights... yes, you said it. The Achilles heel of the package. I can though vouch that the focusing won't fix the problem beyond a certain extent. I did try out various combinations with the mechanism to get a good throw (along with the service staff as well as some DIY). It has improved the experience, but it's still not good enough (not that bad either).

I did contemplate swapping HL with the Active variant as soon as it was launched. A visual check seemed to suggest that the wiring harness is same for both. However the physical specs could not be verified. I was promised a revert as soon as the service center got a spare, yet to hear from them. Hence on hold for the moment (was told the swap would cost ~30K).

Any updates on the HL highly appreciated. Also looking forward to the 20K update

Last edited by vinjosep : 5th May 2015 at 19:04.
vinjosep is offline   (1) Thanks Reply With Quote
Old 5th May 2015, 19:21   #51
BHPian
 
DDiSLover's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2013
Location: Bangalore
Posts: 123
Thanked: 67 Times
Default re: Red Passion: My Hyundai Elite i20 Asta CRDi. EDIT, 30K Update

Quote:
Originally Posted by Bubby View Post
I am too hoping, that it will be a straight fit.

20k service for my Elite will be due in next 2 weeks, I will post my experience on the headlight swap here.
Quote:
Originally Posted by vinjosep View Post
Nice review, thanks & congrats on a fabulous looking car!
...
Any updates on the HL highly appreciated. Also looking forward to the 20K update

Hey man!

I just had a test drive of the petrol i20! It was sweet!

Hope to get a good price on my swift and my sx4. If I do, i'll be joining you in the i20 elite owners club!! I love the swift too much! Can't part ways with it for anything less than ____ !

One a side note, I dont think we can retro fit the projectors from the active! Apparently, the active's projector head lamps are a bit longer (or shorter! dont remember) then the elites!

Thinking of going for a white one, for which, I plan on getting the roof wrapped in matte/CF black. What do you think??
Will keep you updated.

Cheers!

Last edited by DDiSLover : 5th May 2015 at 19:22. Reason: Quoting another reply as well
DDiSLover is offline   (2) Thanks Reply With Quote
Old 12th May 2015, 13:41   #52
BHPian
 
Bubby's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: New Delhi
Posts: 497
Thanked: 152 Times
Default re: Red Passion: My Hyundai Elite i20 Asta CRDi. EDIT, 30K Update

Quote:
Originally Posted by vinjosep View Post
Also equally reassuring to see that the experience is consistent with what I've had so far.
Same here, I myself have been following your ownership review closely.

Quote:
FE is an intriguing area. Like me, did you also notice an increase in the FE while driving in the 4th/ 5th gear for longer periods on the highways? For the record, I too get nearly the same FE in city as well as on highway jaunts.
FE for me has been always between 19.0-19.5 kmpl, no matter if its a bumper to bumper or a highway drive.

Quote:
Headlights... yes, you said it. The Achilles heel of the package. I can though vouch that the focusing won't fix the problem beyond a certain extent. I did try out various combinations with the mechanism to get a good throw (along with the service staff as well as some DIY). It has improved the experience, but it's still not good enough (not that bad either).
My car is out for an 20k service today, I have asked SA to look into it, lets see anything improves on the front.

Quote:
I did contemplate swapping HL with the Active variant as soon as it was launched. A visual check seemed to suggest that the wiring harness is same for both. However the physical specs could not be verified. I was promised a revert as soon as the service center got a spare, yet to hear from them. Hence on hold for the moment (was told the swap would cost ~30K).
HMP (Delhi) is closed for renovations, so I had to give my car for service to an unpreferred station (Samara, Okhla), I didn't even check with them on headlight swap.

Quote:
Any updates on the HL highly appreciated. Also looking forward to the 20K update
20k update is on its way.

Quote:
Originally Posted by DDiSLover View Post
One a side note, I dont think we can retro fit the projectors from the active! Apparently, the active's projector head lamps are a bit longer (or shorter! dont remember) then the elites!
Not sure on this one, when I earlier checked, I was told that its gonna be a straight swap.

Quote:
Thinking of going for a white one, for which, I plan on getting the roof wrapped in matte/CF black. What do you think??
Will keep you updated.
White was my second choice of colour, the car really looks smashing in White and Black wrap will compliment it well.

Last edited by Bubby : 12th May 2015 at 13:42.
Bubby is offline   (1) Thanks Reply With Quote
Old 4th June 2015, 15:42   #53
BHPian
 
Bubby's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: New Delhi
Posts: 497
Thanked: 152 Times
Default re: Red Passion: My Hyundai Elite i20 Asta CRDi. EDIT, 30K Update

22k kms Update

Its been less than 10 months since I bought Elite and indeed it has proven that it is the most practical hatch in the market.

There are couple ownership reports running and I am glad that the experiences shared are almost same and consistent.

Couple of weeks back, I gave car for 20k service. All went well, there were no outstanding issues that I had, so it was a routine service. No mechanical issues, no rattles, FE consistently of 19+ with 100% AC.

Below is the screen shot of my service records :

Red Passion: My Hyundai Elite i20 Asta CRDi. EDIT, 30K Update-img_1951.png

Although, there was an alarming situation, I was driving back from service station and suddenly after couple of kms into the drive I see something flashing on dashboard. Something like this :

Name:  Capture.JPG
Views: 5299
Size:  36.8 KB

I called back the service advisor and explained him, he said you should drive back to service center as it may cause serious damages. I stopped the car and went into flashback (7years of Fiat Palio ownership), damn and I thought only Fiat had such issues. I then started to fiddle out with MID and it turned out that the SA forgot to reset the service reminder alarm.

Otherwise, I was happy with the work carried out.

Also, the car too has its share of inappropriate touches and mostly itís been from the rear and on the wheel arch, can this be the reason? (image for reference taken from official review)

Red Passion: My Hyundai Elite i20 Asta CRDi. EDIT, 30K Update-picture1.jpg
Bubby is offline   (2) Thanks Reply With Quote
Old 5th June 2015, 17:54   #54
Senior - BHPian
 
dark.knight's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2013
Location: India
Posts: 1,115
Thanked: 2,961 Times
Default re: Red Passion: My Hyundai Elite i20 Asta CRDi. EDIT, 30K Update

Quote:
Originally Posted by Bubby View Post
Also, the car too has its share of inappropriate touches and mostly itís been from the rear and on the wheel arch, can this be the reason? (image for reference taken from official review)
Good to see the updates, the service costs seem reasonable enough, surprisingly lesser than Getz petrol service costs I'm facing. The last picture that you posted, I'm surprised many more members haven't brought up this issue, I found the rear windshield visibility is very poor compared to the Getz. There is so much difference between the actual width of the car and the window width (4-5 inches?!). I'm 5'10 & I sunk into the car front seats which I found shocking. Could visibility be the reason that you're scraping the rear bumper? I also found the rear parking sensors least useful to gauge the side distances. Even though I generally am forgiving of bad driving positions, I found the Elite quite difficult to see from inside, maybe it would take time & not just a test drive.
dark.knight is offline   (1) Thanks Reply With Quote
Old 6th June 2015, 13:11   #55
BHPian
 
Bubby's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: New Delhi
Posts: 497
Thanked: 152 Times
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by dark.knight View Post
Could visibility be the reason that you're scraping the rear bumper?
Actually its the other way, the car is being scrapped by other vehicles on the road and almost at all times the car has been stationary, either on a signal or in a parking lot.

As a driver we have reference points to the vehicle in front or parked, so it can be that folks on the road fail to pick the correct reference point for the Elite, in reference to the last picture.

Thoughts?
Bubby is offline   (1) Thanks Reply With Quote
Old 6th June 2015, 19:21   #56
Senior - BHPian
 
dark.knight's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2013
Location: India
Posts: 1,115
Thanked: 2,961 Times
Default re: Red Passion: My Hyundai Elite i20 Asta CRDi. EDIT, 30K Update

Quote:
Originally Posted by Bubby View Post
As a driver we have reference points to the vehicle in front or parked, so it can be that folks on the road fail to pick the correct reference point for the Elite, in reference to the last picture.
Never thought of it this way but now that I do, its VERY possible that other motorists (specially 2 wheelers) can misjudge the width of the car. The 2 wheeler riders almost always look straight & hence they might assess the car's width based on the rear windscreen thus inevitably leading to a bump/scrape in the lower portion where most bikes have the fold-out footrest and other protrusions.

Its not the car's fault of course, its only in this country that there is literally no lane discipline & infinite layers of traffic squeeze into one road. As it is motorists do not take enough precaution to prevent low-speed bumps, a wide car would tempt them that much more.

Last edited by dark.knight : 6th June 2015 at 19:23. Reason: Refining
dark.knight is offline   (1) Thanks Reply With Quote
Old 10th June 2015, 14:21   #57
BHPian
 
Bubby's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: New Delhi
Posts: 497
Thanked: 152 Times
Default re: Red Passion: My Hyundai Elite i20 Asta CRDi. EDIT, 30K Update

Quote:
Originally Posted by dark.knight View Post
Never thought of it this way but now that I do, its VERY possible that other motorists (specially 2 wheelers) can misjudge the width of the car. The 2 wheeler riders almost always look straight & hence they might assess the car's width based on the rear windscreen thus inevitably leading to a bump/scrape in the lower portion where most bikes have the fold-out footrest and other protrusions.
Exactly and at all times Elite has been hurt while it was stationary, so certainly others on the road are underestimating the width of Car
Bubby is offline   (1) Thanks Reply With Quote
Old 22nd June 2015, 17:45   #58
Newbie
 
Join Date: Apr 2015
Location: Gurgaon
Posts: 5
Thanked: 3 Times
Default re: Red Passion: My Hyundai Elite i20 Asta CRDi. EDIT, 30K Update

Hi!

Good to read your largely positive experience with the car thus far; I took delivery of my i20 Elite Asta (P) yesterday, and am hoping my experience is the same.

My first impressions - I am happy the handling of the car in city traffic like situations (haven't really got the opportunity to take it out on an empty stretch yet), and I'm enjoying using the several electronic features it offers. The cabin looks terrific at night; the blue instrument panel lighting is pretty groovy!

On the downside, I have switched from a Fabia TDI so am missing the torque of the peppy Skoda engine, and I find that the headlights are not strong enough for my liking; maybe that's something I'll get used to with time.
ak1990 is offline   (1) Thanks Reply With Quote
Old 28th September 2015, 14:19   #59
BHPian
 
Bubby's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: New Delhi
Posts: 497
Thanked: 152 Times
Default re: Red Passion: My Hyundai Elite i20 Asta CRDi. EDIT, 30K Update

30k kms UPDATE

In almost a year the car has clocked 30k kms. The experience so far has been exemplary and the car still feels brand new. No rattles, no minor or major run-in repairs so far, everything right from the electrical, to the different features and the buttons to control these, everything shouts out loud about the quality of plastic Hyundai has used with Elite.

Red Passion: My Hyundai Elite i20 Asta CRDi. EDIT, 30K Update-yamuna.png

I have done a couple of Highway trips and more than a couple of Yamuna Expressway drives. The car feels very stable and can cruise at very decent speeds all day long. The thing is fast, just for sake of a performance check , I floored it and in no time I was doing crazy speeds without even realizing it and all this while car was very well planted and it masked the speed wonderfully as the occupants never felt the speed and realized it only when they glanced into the cluster.

I agree with most folks here when they say the car is not fun to drive, when they come from a 1 - 2 - 5 - 10 kms test drive at the max.. Trust me on this, in my initial ownership even I felt the same and had all these thoughts running through my mind, questioning to self, you have chosen this over Polo GT TDi.

Those were the tough initial days of ownership (first 5k kms), but then very soon I realized, that it was me who wasn't having much fun with the car, the car was always all game for it. So the key here is, unlike the competition, with Elite one has to learn to source the fun by striking at those sweet spots, time and again. I am sure most of the performance oriented would be able to relate to this

Below is an insight to the service cost occurred in the 4 services that car has gone through, the 4th one at 30k kms was the first paid service.

Red Passion: My Hyundai Elite i20 Asta CRDi. EDIT, 30K Update-service-details.png

The worst fuel efficiency figures that the car has returned in 30k kms of ownership is 18.25kmpl and best has been 21.50kmpl and all these have been with ACC at work always.

Coming to the AC, it's a bone chiller, NCR this year witnessed extremely hot temperatures (45C +) and not even once did I felt the need of setting the ACC below 22C, it can be set to a low of 16C.

Rest, I have kept the car in stock condition, no mods whatsoever, nor do I plan for any in near future.

Let me know if you guys have any question in particular about anything.

Thanks......!!!

Last edited by GTO : 29th September 2015 at 12:35. Reason: Removing mention of illegally high speeds. Please avoid
Bubby is offline   (6) Thanks Reply With Quote
Old 26th November 2015, 21:57   #60
BHPian
 
Piyush46's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2015
Location: Delhi - NCR
Posts: 113
Thanked: 53 Times
Default Re: Red Passion: My Hyundai Elite i20 Asta CRDi. EDIT, 30K Update

Hey bubby,
Did you check for the headlight assembly from the active i20 ?

I own a petrol elite i20 asta, when i asked my SA about it he sort of discouraged me to go for it. He was like sir lots of wiring work need to be done for those LEDs and all. He was also like that it will set you back for around 30k. But it is possible to swap them.

Any inputs from other bhpians ?
Piyush46 is offline   (1) Thanks Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Fooled around & fell in love! Our Polar White Hyundai Elite i20 Asta CRDi sourav9385 Test-Drives & Initial Ownership Reports 60 16th June 2017 14:32
Argento - Hyundai Elite i20 CRDI Asta predatorwheelz Test-Drives & Initial Ownership Reports 48 3rd May 2015 15:12


All times are GMT +5.5. The time now is 10:16.

Copyright ©2000 - 2017, Team-BHP.com
Proudly powered by E2E Networks