A couple of weeks ago, Hyundai officially released the first design sketches of the next-gen. elite i20 hatchback and now the production-spec model images are leaked online, ahead of its official debut at the Geneva Motor Show and going viral over the internet.
The new-look confirms that the new-generation elite i20 will be in a sporty design with an aggressive look in the front with LED DRL-lined headlights and the large diamond finish grille and new dual-tone alloy wheels. The taillights come with angular Z-shaped LED elements, a faux diffuser and dual-tone black roof which we have already seen in TATA Altroz.
Under the hood, it is expected to get a BS6 compliant engine option such as 1.2-litre petrol (83PS/114Nm), 1.0-litre turbo-petrol (120PS/173Nm), and a detuned version of the 1.5-litre diesel engine. The least powerful engine is expected to be offered with a 5-speed MT and CVT. Meanwhile, the diesel and the turbo-petrol engine are offered with a 6-speed manual. The turbo-petrol is likely to get a 7-speed DCT auto option.
Inside, the new Hyundai i20 is expected to have a completely redesigned dashboard, featuring an 8.0-inch touchscreen infotainment system and their own-house BlueLink connected-car technology. It will also get features like wireless smartphone charging, automatic climate control with rear AC vents, push-button start-stop, six airbags and a new steering wheel.
The prices are expected to be in the Rs 6-10 lakh range (ex-showroom) when it is launched in India sometime in mid-2020. As you all know, when it arrives it will compete with Suzuki Baleno, Honda Jazz, Suzuki Swift, Toyota Glanza and the new Tata Altroz. ( If you haven’t read it kindly click here to know more about TATA Altroz ).
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