The third-generation Hyundai i20 gets a thorough design overhaul including a massive front grille, a sharp bumper design and a reworked interior. Hyundai will bring in the new i20 next month
While images of the next-generation i20 have surfaced online, Hyundai has just released a few sketches of the new hatchback. This will be the third-generation model of Hyundai’s premium hatchback. The all-new i20 will be based on the Hyundai’s new design philosophy with the front-end sporting a large cascading grille, a redesigned and sharper headlight unit, and edgier bumpers. The bonnet also has a few subtle but noticeable character lines. The new i20 sports wider haunches – something that gives it a squatted down stance. Around the back, it gets Z-shaped LED taillights and some black applique on the boot lid.
The interior has been completely redesigned as well. It borrows the same steering wheel that we’ve already seen on the new Creta and just like before, the top-end models will get a leather-wrapped unit. Behind the wheel, the i20 will now come with an all-digital instrument cluster. The face of the dash looks somewhat inspired by the new-age Audis with the lines from the air-con vents stretching across the width. A 10.25-inch touchscreen infotainment unit takes centre stage – it comes fully loaded with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. Other features include a reversing camera with sensors, rear ac vents, and Hyundai’s BlueLink connected tech.
At the heart, the 2020 i20 will come with the same engine options as the Venue, and that includes 1.2-litre naturally-aspirated petrol, a 1.5-litre diesel and 1.0-litre turbo petrol options. Hyundai will offer a bunch of manual and automatic transmission options with these engines. Just like before, the Hyundai i20 will compete against the likes of the Maruti Suzuki Baleno, Honda Jazz, Volkswagen Polo and the Tata Altroz.