Hyundai unveiled the i20 facelift in May of this year, and just four months later, Hyundai India released a teaser hinting at the upcoming arrival of the revamped hatchback. The current-generation i20 was released in November 2020, therefore the mid-life cycle update will arrive in less than three years. The updates, on the other hand, are minor and primarily cosmetic.
The modifications to the front and back of the i20, as with other facelifts, are limited to soft plastic elements. The grille has been somewhat modified, and the front bumper now has two massive arrow-shaped inlets on either side. Because of the obvious, contrast black finish on the lower section, the chin appears wider. The teaser also shows the new headlamps, which, while similar to the present model, will most likely be full-LED ones.
In addition, the Hyundai emblem will be relocated from the grille to the base of the hood, with a new 2D design. A more noticeable faux rear diffuser, repositioned reflectors, and a more visible dual-tone finish for the rear bumper are among the changes to the rear. The i20 could also get new alloy wheels and a few new exterior paint colours.
What’s New in inside Design
However, there are no big modifications to the interior design, albeit there may be some significant functionality updates. The dual-dashcam system featured on many Hyundai cars is expected to be available, as is an updated digital instrument cluster. In Europe, the i20 also gets ADAS features, so it’s possible that India may get them as well. It will thereafter become the country’s first hatchback equipped with ADAS.
Powertrain in new i20 Facelift
Mechanically, the i20 facelift is believed to be mechanically identical to the present model. That means the 83hp, 1.2-litre normally aspirated petrol engine will remain, as will the 120hp, 1.0-litre three-cylinder turbo-petrol engine. There are manual and CVT transmission options for the former, and iMT and DCT gearbox options for the latter.
In due course, the sportier i20 N Line will also be modified on similar lines. When it is released, it will compete with the Maruti Suzuki Baleno, Toyota Glanza, and Tata Altroz. More information on its launch and booking details will be released in the following days.