Hyundai Elite i20, one of the most popular premium hatchbacks in India will be officially revealed at the Geneva Motor Show. However, before the official showcase by the manufacturer, the pictures of the car were leaked online. This is the first time that the all-new i20’s has been seen without a camouflage.
For a long time now, Hyundai has been testing the all-new Hyundai Elite i20 around the world and the car has been spotted testing in India too. The Indian spec Hyundai Elite i20 will be slightly different from the international version of the car. The Indian-spec Hyundai Elite i20 will offer a slightly different window line and a few other minor changes. However, the overall design will remain very similar to the international version of the i20.
The leaked pictures of the upcoming vehicle show that the vehicle’s design has completely changed and it has become much more aggressive. The new vehicles from Hyundai including the Grand i10 NIOS and Xcent now offer a sportier design and the Elite i20 is no different.
The car gets a new blacked-out cascading grille at the front and there are sharp-looking headlamps with LED DRL outlining the lamps. The grille gets mesh finish that looks very interesting on the vehicle. The vehicle also gets large sharp looking fog lamps and an aggressively designed bumper. Overall, the front of the vehicle looks extremely sportier and aggressive. The Hyundai wants to target the young buyers and with the design will certainly make the heads turn.
On the side, the window line of the car remains identical to the older vehicle in the international market. However, there is a new chrome stripe that underlines the window line and smartly follows the curve on the windows. Also, the car gets dual-tone multispoke alloy wheels that look very busy.
At the rear, the all-new Hyundai i20 gets Z-shaped elements in the tail lamps. The tail lamps seem to be connected through a thin reflector although it can also be a light bar. There is a black stripe that looks similar to the Tata Altroz’s tailgate design. Also, a very prominent diffuser can be spotted at the rear of the car.
The cabin will be completely updated and will come with a new infotainment system with the connected BlueLink technology. Hyundai has always been popular when it comes to the feature list and the upcoming i20 will be no different. We will get to see features like a wireless phone charger, voice control, air purifier, digital instrument cluster, automatic climate control system, rear AC vents, a new steering wheel and more.
Hyundai will power the next-generation Elite i20 with the 1.2-litre naturally aspirated petrol engine from the current model on sale in India. The diesel variants will get the 1.5-litre engine from the Seltos. Hyundai will also launch the 1.0-litre three-cylinder turbocharged engine with the Elite i20. It will take on the likes of Tata Altroz, Maruti Suzuki Baleno and Honda Jazz.