India’s second largest car manufacturer Hyundai Motors has been working on couple of new models for Indian market. One such is the all-new i20. It is likely to be launched in the Indian market next year and will compete with cars like Maruti Suzuki Baleno, Toyota Glanza, Honda Jazz and the upcoming Tata Altroz in the segment. The new Hyundai i20 has been spotted testing many times here in India as well as abroad. We have also seen many speculative renders of the upcoming premium hatchback and here we have another one from IAB showing the front and rear of the new i20.
Let’s start with the front. The render shows that the all-new i20 would be getting a major makeover from the current generation. The bumper has been completely redesigned with fog lamps similar to the one seen in new Elantra. The front grille has got bigger and the shape of the headlamp units have also changed.
Profile of the car remains more or less the same with a bold character line running between the headlamp and the tail lamp. Now coming to the rear of the car where, the artist has gone wild with his imagination. The rear of the new i20 according to the render looks bold and carries a design language that we have started to see on modern day Hyundai cars. The design instantly reminds us of the new Creta or ix25 SUV that has gone on sale in international market.
The tail lamp set up is similar to the one in ix25 with LED lights. The whole tail lamp unit is stretched towards the middle of the boot where the Hyundai logo is placed. Rear bumper has also been updated or redesigned it now gets a chrome strip and two lights at the lower portion of the bumper. The all-new Hyundai Elite i20 will get a modified version of the current platform, which will likely keep the dimensions of the car similar to the current model.
It is likely to become more premium with plusher cabins and additional features. There is even a possibility that Hyundai might introduce the BluLink feature in the next-gen i20. Hyundai will continue to offer the new i20 with both petrol and diesel engines. It may use a 1.0L, 3 cylinder petrol engine and a 1.4L diesel engine, both the engines would be BS6 compliant. Hyundai may also offer a DCT gearbox with the next-gen i20.