Hyundai is known to be working on an all-new version of the i20. The company introduced the vehicle in the Indian market way back in 2014 and since then, it has been very successful, selling close to 10,000 units month on month. The vehicle has been spied testing a few times in the Indian market as well as in the international market.
According to a new report by Cardehko, the new i20 will be unveiled at the 2018 Auto Expo which will take place in Delhi, during February next year.
While the vehicle spotted was heavily camouflaged, a few things are clear regarding the facelift. The car will have a new front end, which includes a new front bumper, a new front grille (similar to the one offered on the new Grand i10 and the Xcent) and a new headlamp cluster. The vehicle could draw inspiration from the Verna hatchback, which is on sale in the Chinese market. This will make the Elite a lot more edgy and sporty to look at. At the back, there will be a new tail gate, which has an additional bulge, as can be seen on the spy shot. This is similar to the one that is being offered on the Verna hatchback in the Chinese market.
On the interior side of things, there is no clarity as to what changes are going to take place. The vehicle was recently given an update which added Apple car play and Android auto to the vehicle.
Under the hood, we expect the same engines to be carried forward. The vehicle is offered with 3 engine options currently, two petrol and one diesel. The diesel is a 1.4 liter turbocharged unit making 89 Bhp and 220 Nm. It is mated to a 6-speed manual gearbox. The petrol is either a 1.2 liter engine making 82 Bhp and 115 Nm, which is mated to a 5-speed manual or a 1.4 liter engine making 99 Bhp and 132 Nm, which is mated to a 4-speed automatic gearbox.