Hyundai launched the new generation of the i20 last year. It has been doing fairly well despite its high price because of the space and features it offers. Here, we have a rendering of what the i20’s facelift might look like. The rendering is done by KDesign AG. It is important to note that the pictures are just the imagination of the artist and the production version of the i20 facelift might look a lot different.
We can see that the rendered facelift looks more elegant whereas the current generation of i20 looks striking and angular. Now, the headlamps have a slight curve and the LED Daytime Running Lamps are redesigned as well. The i20 is finished in a single-tone red colour.
The grille is now inspired by the international-spec Tucson. At the side, there are new diamond-cut alloy wheels. They are taken from the Hyundai Alcazar which is a 7-seater SUV. We can see a lot of lines and creases on the side profile of the premium hatchback.
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There are a lot of changes to the rear of the i20 facelift render. It ditches the Z-shaped taillamps in favour of a more sleek and striking tail lamp design. There is also a light bar that connects both the tail lamps. The bumper has also been redesigned and gets a piano black insert in the lower half. There is also a rear wiper with a washer and a shark-fin antenna.
Engine and gearbox
Mechanically, there will be no changes to the i20. So, it will continue to come with three engine options. There is a 1.2-litre naturally aspirated petrol engine, 1.5-litre diesel engine and a 1.0-litre turbocharged engine.
The naturally aspirated engine produces 83 PS and 113 Nm. It is offered with a 5-speed manual gearbox or a CVT automatic gearbox. If you get the CVT then the power output is bumped to 86 PS. The diesel engine produces 100 PS and 240 Nm. It is offered only with a 6-speed manual gearbox only.
Then there is the highlight of the i20 that is also offered with the N Line variant of the i20. It is the 1.0-litre, three-cylinder, turbocharged petrol engine that comes with direct injection. The engine puts out 120 PS of max power and 172 Nm. It is offered with a 6-speed intelligent Manual gearbox or a 7-speed dual-clutch automatic gearbox.
i20 is the most feature-packed premium hatchback in the segment. It comes with a 10.25-inch touchscreen infotainment system that supports Android Auto, Navigation and Apple CarPlay. On the top-end variants, you also get a Bose sourced speaker system. There is also an electric sunroof, an air purifier, cruise control, multi-function steering wheel, digital instrument cluster, connected car technology. You also get LED projector headlamps with LED Daytime Running Lamps, projector fog lamps, Electronic Stability Control, ABS with EBD, up to 6 airbags, LED tail lamps and much more.
Pricing and rivals
Currently, the i20 starts at Rs. 6.91 lakhs ex-showroom and go up to Rs. 11.40 lakhs ex-showroom. It competes against the Toyota Glanza, Maruti Suzuki Baleno, Honda Jazz, Volkswagen Polo and Tata Altroz.
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