Hyundai has been working on the all-new Elite i20 since some time now. It will be launched next year in the Indian market and will take on the likes of Maruti Suzuki Baleno, Toyota Glanza and the Honda Jazz. The all-new Hyundai Elite i20 is expected to be officially revealed by the end of this year while the launch will happen early next year. The stylish premium hatchback has been spotted testing multiple times on Indian roads as well as internationally but the latest set of pictures by KCB show the changes made on the car along with a few other details.
Among the various things, a major update is that the Elite i20 will feature a new digital instrument cluster. It is not yet known if the digital console will be a standard offering or will be offered only on the top variants. The tachometer of the new Elite i20 will have a counter-clockwise spin. The car will also get an electric sunroof.
The other changes revealed from the camouflaged pictures of the Elite i20 show the sleek headlamps that get a new design. There are projector headlamps inside. Also, the front bumper gets an aggressive design with large triangular fog lamp housings. Surprisingly, Hyundai will continue to offer the current set-up of headlamps and will not offer the split headlamps that are becoming increasingly popular in the market.
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. The i20 spied testing in the international markets reveals much more than the car spotted on the Indian roads. It is most likely that the Indian-spec Elite i20 will be similar to the international version with a few minor changes. However, the overall design of the car will remain identical to the international version.
On the inside, the all-new Hyundai Elite i20 is expected to get a long list of changes. Hyundai will make the cabin plusher with additional features. Hyundai will also offer the connected car technology with the all-new i20, which is already there on the Hyundai Venue. Other features like a wireless phone charger, cruise control, 6-airbag system, touchscreen infotainment system will be on the feature list.
Hyundai has already announced that they will continue to offer the diesel engine options in the Indian market even after the BS6 emission norms are set in place. While it is not confirmed, Hyundai may use the same 1.0-litre three-cylinder turbocharged engine that is available with the Hyundai Venue in the third-generation i20. Also, Hyundai is currently working to upgrade the 1.4-litre diesel engine to the new emission norms. Hyundai will also offer the 7-speed DCT automatic transmission with the all-new i20 in the Indian market.