Boss I'd take automag reviews with a huge dosage of salt. Most of them are barely surviving and therefore the last thing they'll do is go against common prejudice in favour of the three herd-backed East Asian firms. They are also all too open to selling their ostensible 'influence' to the highest bidder. They can mask these biases and doctorings all too easily. In that respect they are typical of the commersialist Indian news media in general. My take on this topic: I've taken a test drive of the i20 elite. I feel it looks awkward for a hatchback. it has the new Hyundai family design language descended from the Santa Fe: more flat and boxy. That idiom works well on crossovers/pseudo-SUVs, not on hatches imo. I felt the i10 grand looks more coherent and resonant in design to the elite. Therefore: Punto Evo. Ride: still nowhere near as good as the Punto. Handling: better, but still far behind the Punto. Steering: Punto Evo, whose steering as in the new Linea has been recaliberated to be lighter at slow urban speeds and is gloriously feelsome and weighty on the highway. And it's still the simplest yet chunkiest and best-looking wheel around! Engine: I'd take the Punto's 1.4 fire over the elite's effete 1.2. The latter's good in traffic but hopeless on even slightly open roads. Though the real star petrol engine IMO in this price range is the tata revotron turbo with switchable maps in the terrific Zest. The i20 elite diesel engine's got plenty of turbo lag too, but the lightness of the i20 makes the car feel a bit more driveable in low gears. BUT: i sure felt the 90 hp mjd was a fair bit more potent in gear at higher, highway speeds and accelerations. Build: Punto Evo, obviously Quality: Punto Evo runs the celebrated i20's interiors quite close actually, especially when you consider its to me much groovier, funkier design. I felt the Punto Evo's paint and chrome quality, bumpers, head and tail lamp massemblies to also be of notable higher quality. Design: the i20 elite's a bit of copycat actually. The tail lamp's been mimicked from the Alfa Romeo Gulietta, while the black-on-beige with a plethora of buttons did not appeal to me, and looked like a rip-off of BMW interior design. The old Hyundai habit of copying western car makers has returned it seems! Equipment: version-for-version, bang-for-rupee, the Evo is actually better equipped if you consider ABS, Airbags, bigger tyres and the MID options list. Price and overall value: Punto. Overall styling aura: Punto Evo!! Warranty: Punto Evo Cost of spares and ASS labour: Punto Evo. Overall, i'd say the Punto Evo is THE car to buy in this segment. Only the Tata Zest can match its all-round qualities and values, its VFM imo. Especially if the local Fiat dealer's got a decent reputation. i.e., especially if you are in one of the bigger urban centres. And especially/obviously if you have more than slight highway, badroad, and hilly driving to do .