Hyundai is India’s second largest car manufacturer. They were one of the the manufacturers who had launched number of new models and facelifts even during the pandemic times. One of their latest launches this year was the next-generation i20 premium hatchback. Just like the older version, the new i20 was also a hit among customers and have already bagged over 25,000 bookings since launch. The i20 competes with cars like Maruti Baleno, Tata Altroz, Volkswagen Polo, Honda Jazz in the segment. Here we have a video that shows how the all-new i20 would look like, if it were to be launched as a hot hatchback in the market.
The video has been uploaded by Wheel Sketch on their youtube channel. The render artist makes several changes in the stock version of i20 to give it a hot hatchback look. The artist starts by removing the rear door of the hatchback. Once that was done, he expanded the front door to the rear to give it a proper 3-door hatchback stance.
Next was the front bumper. It was lowered to enhance the sharp and aggressive look of the car. Once that was done, the artist added red accents around the lower air dam. The fog lamp area was also redesigned and a red accent was given there as well. The front grille remains the same and the headlamps also have the same design. The headlight however was now smoked in order to get a sporty look. Apart from these changes, the artist also gave a hood scoop and the stock alloy wheels were also replaced with aftermarket units. The ‘Z’ shaped LED tail light has also been slightly repositioned by the artist. Although, the video doesn’t show the rear, we expect that the bumper must have been redesigned there as well with red accents.
Overall, the hot hatchback concept looks very neat. Hyundai has a performance oriented version of i20 in the international market. It is known as i20 N Line. It is still a 4-door hatchback with some performance updates. The concept here on the other hand has 2 doors and looks a lot more sportier. Hyundai doesn’t have any plans to bring N-Line version to India. The 2-dooe version seen in the render video is just a product of artist’s imagination.
Hyundai i20 is without any doubt one of the best looking hatchback in its segment. In comparison to the older version, the new i20 is an all-new product. It looks a lot more sharper and offers a number of features too. It offers 10.25 inch touchscreen infotainment screen, wireless charger, BlueLink connected car feature, electric sunroof, ambient lighting, premium audio system from Bose, air purifier, digital instrument cluster and so on.
The all-new i20 is available with variety of engine and transmission options. It gets a 1.2 litre naturally aspirated petrol engine. It is available with a manual and CVT gearbox option. The 1.5 litre diesel engine is the most fuel efficient in the lot and has manual transmission as standard. The last gearbox is a 1.0 litre,3-cylinder turbo petrol option that comes with 7-speed DCT and iMT gearbox option. This is the most powerful engine among three.