Hyundai has officially revealed the all-new Hyundai i20 globally before it is unveiled in Geneva Motor Show. The international-spec Hyundai i20’s engine details, dimensions and interior sketch are officially out now. The all-new car will be launched in the Indian market before the festive season in India. The Hyundai i20 revealed internationally is slightly different from the model that will be launched in the Indian market. Just like all other Hyundai cars, the i20 will get a few India-spec changes.
Hyundai i20 new exterior
The new i20 looks quite aggressive and follows the brand’s new ‘Sensuous Sportiness’ design language. The exterior gets sharp design edges and there are multiple creases on the body. The front looks very different from the current version of the car. It gets a new blacked-out mesh grille with new LED headlamps. The new lamps also offer integrated DRL that gives a unique identity to the vehicle. Down below on the new bumper, there are new fog lamp housings that get an angular design. From the side, the car gets new alloy wheels and a new chrome underline on the window line. The contrasting black roof looks extremely good with the whole package. The car also gets through updates at the rear. It gets a big diffuser, blacked-out stripe above the lightbar that connects both the tail lamps. The tail lamps get a Z design element.
The i20 has also grown in size by about 5mm and has become wider by 30mm. However, the height has been reduced by 24mm when compared to the outgoing model. The cabin gets more space with 10mm longer wheelbase. Internationally, we will get to see 17-inch alloy wheels on the car’s top-end version.
Hyundai i20 new interior
Hyundai has also released the sketch of the new i20’s cabin. The sketch reveals a lot of details including the new steering wheel design with brushed aluminium inserts, leather-wrap and mounted controls. The middle of the dashboard is where the huge 10.25-inch floating-type infotainment system. The instrument cluster is also fully digital and it is expected to be similar the all-new Hyundai Creta that will be launched in the Indian market next month. The AC vents run across the dashboard and there will be several high-end features including Bose speakers, wireless charging systems for smartphones and more.
Hyundai i20 new engine and transmission
The all-new i20 will be powered by the 1.0-litre turbocharged petrol engine that generates a maximum of 120 PS in the Hyundai Venue. There will be an additional 48V hybrid system as well that will improve fuel efficiency by at least 3-4%. The car will get a 7-speed dual-clutch transmission or a 6-speed manual transmission depending on the variant. The car can do 0-100 km/h in just 10.2 seconds with the 6-speed manual transmission.
In India, the all-new Hyundai Elite i20 is expected to be launched with the 1.2-litre naturally aspirated engine for the lower variants while the turbocharged petrol engine will be available only with the higher-end variants. The diesel options will be powered by the 1.5-litre engine from Kia Seltos but in a lower state of tune.