Although the 2020 Hyundai i20 has retained its basic profile and dimensions, it gets several major cosmetic upgrades over the current-gen Hyundai i20.
Hyundai has been testing the third generation i20 globally. It was even spotted testing on the outskirts of Chennai last week but all spy images of the new i20 so far have been under heavy camouflage. Now, afresh set of spy images has emerged on the internet where the i20 has been spotted testing in Europe. These new images reveals a lot more details about the design of the 2020 Hyundai i20.
Starting from the front, the 2020 Hyundai i20 can be seen wearing a wider and sharper cascade grille at the front. That puts it more in line with the new family design of Hyundai. All new Hyundai’s are now seen with a cascade grille but the detailing differs from model to model.
The Venue has its own unique cascade grille and so does the Elantra facelift. The i20 too has its own unique grille with a criss-cross pattern. The headlamps seem to be be flowing out of the grille with a upward swooping design. It gets LED DRLs with projector units. The fog lamp housing in the front bumper have been made vertical and much sharper this time around.
Hyundai seems to have kept the basic profile and dimensions of the next-gen i20 pretty similar to the current one. The rear of the spotted test mule was quite heavily camouflaged still, but we can expect the i20 to get smaller and sharper LED tail lamps. Also, the license plate seems to have gone down to the bumper again, unlike the boot-lid mounted license plate with the current facelifted Elite i20.
There have been no details or spy images of the interiors of the 2020 Hyundai i20 yet but we can tell that it will be more feature loaded than even. It will also feature the new Bluelink connectivity technology that debuted with the Hyundai Venue.
For the powertrain, the 2020 Hyundai i20 will continue with the tried and tested 1.2L, naturally aspirated, petrol engine which produces 83 bhp and 114 Nm of torque. It will also continue with the 1.4L, diesel engine with 90 bhp and 219 Nm of torque. The petrol engine will come mated to a 5-speed manual or a CVT gearbox while the diesel will get a 6-speed manual. Hyundai could also introduce the 1.0L, turbocharged, petrol engine with the new i20 and if that comes with the 7-speed DCT, it sure would be an interesting offering in this segment.
The next-gen Hyundai i20 is expected to be launched in 2020 with a probable showcase at the 2020 Auto Expo. The current-gen i20 is priced between Rs 5.50 lakh to Rs 9.32 lakh (ex-showroom, India) but the new i20 will certainly a command a premium over this on account of the added features. When launched, the 202 Hyundai i20 will compete against the Maruti Suzuki Baleno, the Honda Jazz, the Volkswagen Polo, the Toyota Glanza and the upcoming Tata Altroz.
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