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Hyundai Teases The i20 Ahead of November Launch

Modified On Nov 05, 2020 01:09 PM By Dhruv for Hyundai i20

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Hyundai’s new i20 will borrow its engine and gearbox options from the Venue

Update (05/11/2020):Hyundai has launched the third-gen i20 with prices beginning from Rs 6.79 lakh (ex-showroom). Read more about it here.

  • Hyundai has dropped the ‘Elite’ tag from the i20’s name.

  • The India-spec new i20 looks similar to the European model.

  • Will get a sunroof, digital instrument cluster and new touchscreen.

  • It will come with two petrols and a diesel engine.

  • Automatic option only with the petrol engines.

  • Launch expected in the first week of November.

  • Price expected to be between Rs 6 lakh and Rs 10 lakh.

Hyundai has teased the third-gen i20 premium hatchback ahead of its impending launch in November before Diwali 2020. While spy shots gave us a decent idea of what the India-spec version of the hatchback would look like, these teasers confirm the design and what to expect. The ‘Elite’ tag has also been dropped from the i20’s name.

The third-generation i20 follows Hyundai’s ‘Sensuous Sportniness’ design philosophy just like the new Creta. The design is quite angular in nature and the sharp cuts and creases definitely make it stand out. The rectangular headlights flow into the hexagonal grille, with the grille itself now featuring rectangular elements unlike on any other Hyundai car. The fog lamp housing however does remind one of other cars in Hyundai’s lineup. The bar of LED DRLs running along the upper rim of the headlamps gives the new i20 an aggressive-looking front end.

While much of the side can’t be made out in the teaser images, two things still stand out: The alloy wheels have a traditional Hyundai design with a diamond-cut finish and the ORVMs seem to be quite wide.

At the rear, Hyundai’s angular theme with the i20’s design continues. The rectangular tail lamps split onto the bootlid and are connected by a chrome strip. The tail lamps look like they are running a fully LED setup. The bootlid itself seems to start a little higher than usual and its cutout also looks a little small.

A glimpse of the i20’s interior reveals a flattish dashboard with a giant vertical island in the centre that houses the huge touchscreen, which is probably a 10.25-inch unit. The instrument cluster, which doesn’t flow into the touchscreen island but do share a common boundary, is an all-digital affair. The front-facing part of the dashboard features a silver band running across it, which also houses simple and elegantly designed horizontal air vents. The steering wheel is the same as the Creta’s. There are neon inserts on the doors and the control toggle for the air vents.

While Hyundai has not confirmed this, the i20 is expected to offer the same engine options as the Venue. So your options will range between a 1.2-litre naturally aspirated petrol engine making 83PS/113Nm paired to a 5-speed manual transmission or a CVT, a 1.0-litre turbo-petrol that makes 120PS/173Nm and can be paired with a 6-speed iMT (clutchless manual) or 7-speed dual clutch transmission, or 1.5-litre diesel engine that dished out 100PS/240Nm and can be had with a 6-speed manual transmission.

On the features front, the i20 now packs in a sunroof, a bigger touchscreen, and wireless charging. The i20 will rekindle its rivalry with the Honda Jazz, Tata Altroz, Volkswagen Polo, Maruti Baleno and Tata Baleno, as soon as it is launched in early November. We expect Hyundai to price the i20 between Rs 6 lakh and Rs 10 lakh.

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