Hyundai Elite i20 Facelift Coming Next Year

Hyundai India has started work on a mid-life facelift for its popular i20 hatchback. The second generation i20 was launched in India in 2014 and has sold over a million units globally. The upcoming 2018 Hyundai Elite i20 Facelift will feature Hyundai’s new family look as seen on the 2017 Grand i10 and Xcent. It was recently spotted testing with heavy camouflage and according to reports, Hyundai could unveil the car officially in early 2018 at the Auto Expo.

2018 Hyundai i20 facelift spy image rear angle

Also See – Upcoming Hyundai Cars in India | Hyundai at Auto Expo 2018

2018 Hyundai Elite i20 Facelift Launch Date

ModelExpected Launch Date
Hyundai Elite i20 FaceliftAuto Expo 2018

Hyundai could unveil the upcoming i20 facelift at the 2018 Auto Expo in February. The launch of the new Elite i20 facelift will follow that of the all-new Verna sedan that came earlier this year.

2018 Hyundai Elite i20 Facelift Price in India

ModelExpected Price
New 2018 Hyundai Elite i20 Base ModelRs. 5.50 lakh
New 2018 Hyundai Elite i20 Top ModelRs. 9.00 lakh

Prices of the i20 will not change by much with the launch of the facelift. In fact, the entry level trims could witness a reduction in price. The Elite i20 currently retails for Rs. 5.35 – Rs. 9.07 lakh (ex-showroom Delhi). Here’s the current price list of the Hyundai Elite i20

ModelPrice (as of April 2017)
Hyundai Elite i20 1.4 CRDi ERA (Diesel)INR 6.65 Lakhs
Hyundai Elite i20 1.4 CRDi Magna (Diesel)INR 7.21 Lakhs
Hyundai Elite i20 1.4 CRDi Sportz (Diesel)INR 7.68 Lakhs
Hyundai Elite i20 1.4 CRDi Asta (Diesel)INR 8.25 Lakhs
Hyundai Elite i20 1.4 CRDi Asta(O) (Diesel)INR 9.06 Lakhs
Hyundai Elite i20 1.2 Era (Petrol)INR 5.35 Lakhs
Hyundai Elite i20 1.2 Magna (Petrol)INR 5.99 Lakhs
Hyundai Elite i20 1.2 Sportz (Petrol)INR 6.46 Lakhs
Hyundai Elite i20 1.2 Asta (Petrol)INR 6.99 Lakhs
Hyundai Elite i20 1.2 Asta(O) (Petrol)INR 7.81 Lakhs
Hyundai Elite i20 Automatic 1.4 Magna (Petrol)INR 9.07 Lakhs


2018 Hyundai Elite i20 Facelift Specifications

Engine Type/ Displacement1.2-litre Petrol; 1.4-litre Petrol; 1.4-litre Diesel
Power81.3 BHP; 99 BHP; 88.7 BHP
Torque115 Nm; 132 Nm; 220 Nm
Top Speed170 KMPH; 184 KMPH; 180 KMPH
Acceleration (0-100 km/h)-NA-
Transmission5-Speed Manual; 4-Speed Auto; 6-Speed Manual
MileageUpto 19 KMPL; Upto 18 KMPL; Upto 22.5 KMPL

Expect engine options to remain the same. It will continue with the 1.2 L petrol and 1.4 L diesel units that power the current car. However, Hyundai could introduce a new 1.0 L turbocharged petrol engine that will make around 120 BHP. Details are scarce as of now.

2018 Hyundai Elite i20 Facelift Mileage

1.2 L Petrol Manual18-19 KMPL
1.4 L Petrol Automatic16-17 KMPL
1.4 L Diesel Manual23-25 KMPL

If engine options remain the same, the fuel efficiency figures of the Elite i20 will also be similar to the current model. There could be a marginal increase in claimed mileage.

2018 Hyundai Elite i20 Facelift Features

We expect the upcoming new model i20 to get significant updates to the exterior.

  • New front end with new bumper and grille
  • New headlamp design
  • Diamond cut alloy wheels
  • Restyled rear
  • 7 inch touchscreen AVN
  • Auto aircon
  • 6 airbags
  • ABS
  • Projector headlamps
  • LED DRLs
  • Auto headlamps
  • Cruise control

2018 hyundai elite i20 facelift interiors

The i20 is already a fairly feature rich offering. However, the launch of the facelift could result in the addition of new features across all trims.

2018 Hyundai Elite i20 Facelift – Exterior and Interior Design

The upcoming Elite i20 facelift will get major modifications to the nose. The new design will incorporate Hyundai’s new signature cascading grille as seen on the 2017 Grand i10 and Xcent. It will also get new front and rear bumpers. Spy shots of the car that have surfaced online also reveal a heavily camouflaged rear, which means the tail will also get notable changes. One of them will be the repositioning of the number plate to the boot lid.

On the inside, we’re not expecting too many major changes. Hyundai already offers the i20 with optional black interiors. There could be slight changes to the upholstery. In terms of features, the i20 already boasts a long list of features including 6 airbags, a 7 inch touchscreen, auto headlamps, etc.

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Please note – Images of the current model Hyundai Elite i20 used for representational purposes only.

2018 Hyundai Elite i20 Facelift spy image – TeamBHP

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