Embargoes be damned, the all-new 2015 Hyundai i20 hatchback is all over the place. The latest set of spyshots showcase the car in a blue paint job and considering that Hyundai has a factory situated at Chennai, the latest spyshots arrive from the Detroit of the East as well. The all-new 2015 Hyundai i20 will be launched on the 11th of August, 2014, and in a curious case of sorts, the media drives of the car are actually scheduled a week later.
India is one of Hyundai’s most important markets globally and the 2015 i20’s debut in the Indian market is indicative of the country’s growing clout on a global scale. To put things into perspective, the 2015 Hyundai i20 hatchback will hit Indian shores first, even before making a an appearance in South Korea, the automaker’s home market. The 2014 i20 uses a new platform, one that it will share with the iX25 compact SUV, which is due for an India launch next year.
The 2015 Hyundai i20 continues using the Fluidic design philosophy, albeit in Version 2.0 guise. Version 2.0, in other words means a more restrained, a more grown up Fluidic design philosophy that goes easy on curves. Consequently, the car looks quite fetching in blue garb. The car’s wheelbase seems to have grown and this is likely to translate into more interior room. The C-Pillar design is unique and it won’t be long before many more cars adopt this design.
For starters, the Tata Bolt hatchback, due later this year, will feature a similar C-Pillar design and so will the upcoming Hyundai iX25 compact SUV. In terms of mechanicals, the 2015 i20 is likely to retain the petrol and turbo diesel engine options found on the older version. Both manual and automatic gearboxes will be offered on the petrol variants with the diesel engine likely to make do with a manual gearbox.
Spyshots courtesy Vijayagovindarajan Deenadayalan on Facebook