Hyundai is currently working to launch the all-new i20 and the testing of the upcoming car is underway on the international roads. The third-generation Elite i20 was recently spotted testing under heavy camouflage in the international markets. Even though the car was caught with heavy camouflage, our in-house rendering expert – Vipin Vithoopan has created a realistic, production-version image of out of it.
The Hyundai Elite i20 that will be launched in the markets next year, will get a number of changes. When Hyundai launched the second-generation of the i20 in India, it had no resemblance to the first-generation model. The third-generation is also expected to get drastic changes that will make it look very different from the second-generation Elite i20.
After carefully examining the body under the camouflage, the rendered image indicates how the car will look like when it launches in the market. The all-new Hyundai Elite i20 is expected to get a bigger grille with sleek headlamps. The split headlamp design that we recently saw on the Hyundai Venue will not be carried to the Elite i20. It will get sleek headlamps with integrated DRL and projector headlamps. The bumper of the car can be seen with an aggressive design and there are large aggressive housings for the foglamps.
From the side, the all-new Hyundai Elite is expected to look similar to the current version of the premium hatchback. However, it gets deeper creases on the body that adds an overall character to the car.
Earlier, our rendered image of the upcoming Elite i20 indicated that the car may get a huge grille that dominates the front-end of the vehicle. The headlamps are positioned in a way that they look enclosed in the grille housing. Even the second rendered image shows that the headlamps will be conventional.
Yet another rendering image shows a slightly different front-end fascia of the Hyundai Elite i20. The front-end of the Elite i20 in this rendering image shows split grille, just like the current-generation hatchback. This render also shows the triangular foglamps positioned in the bumper of the hatchback.
Another international rendering from Kliber Siva shows the upcoming Elite i20 in a more rounded design form with smooth lines flowing all around. Hyundai designs have always been about the flowing body lines but the upcoming third-generation of the car is unlikely to get such a flowing design.
Details we know about the third-generation Hyundai Elite i20
The all-new Hyundai Elite i20 will be launched next year in the global markets and the Indian market. In all likeliness, the hatchback will be launched before the BS6 emission norm is implemented in the Indian market next year. Hyundai has already confirmed that they will continue to offer the diesel engine options in the Indian market even after the BS6 implementation, unlike Maruti Suzuki. This ensures that the all-new Elite i20 will get powered by both petrol and diesel engine options.
The all-new third-generation Elite i20 will be offered with a 1.0-litre turbocharged, three-cylinder petrol engine that debuted with the Hyundai Venue in the market. It produces a maximum of 118 Bhp and 172 Nm in the Venue and is expected to be detuned for the Elite i20. Also, Hyundai is working to make the 1.4-litre diesel engine compliant with the BS6 norms and the same will be offered with the all-new third-generation Elite i20. It will take on the likes of upcoming Tata Altroz and the largest-selling model in the segment – Maruti Suzuki Baleno in the Indian market.