The 2020 Hyundai i20 will be displayed at the Geneva Motor Show next month and will likely launch in India by August, it will rival Maruti Baleno and Tata Altroz
Following the release of official images of the exterior of the 2020 Hyundai i20, the South Korean carmaker giant has shed light on the interior of the new model through a digital rendering of the front section of the cabin. The recently published picture gives us a clear view of the dashboard of the Maruti Baleno and Tata Altroz rivalling B2-segment hatchback.
Governed by the 'Sensuous Sportiness' design theme, the aesthetics of the 2020 Hyundai Elite i20 will be far more attractive than those of the current model.
The aesthetics of the 2020 Hyundai i20 are governed by the company’s ‘Sensuous Sportiness’ design theme. The new model looks more dynamic than the current version, which is largely due to the more modern styling elements, tauter surfaces and bolder creases. Even the interior has been thoroughly updates and the new dashboard looks fairly more attractive than that of the previous version. The steering wheel is new and the 10.25-inch touchscreen infotainment unit will be positioned close to the 10.25-inch all-digital instrument cluster, which is something we have already seen on the Grand i10 Nios and the Aura.
The central aircon vents will be connected to the passenger-side vent through a ribbed panel, which is a design detail that was first seen on newer models from Audi and, then, more recently, on the Maruti Ertiga and XL6. Also, given the increased dimensions, the cabin would be more spacious than before. Equipment on offer will include ambient lighting, wireless smartphone charger and a Bose premium audio system. The safety suite will comprise keyless entry, push-button start, rear parking sensors, rear view camera, 6 airbags and ABS with EBD.
The new-gen Hyundai i20 is longer, wider but shorter than the outgoing version, while its exterior styling makes it look sharper than the likes of Maruti Baleno.
Dimensionally, the 2020 Hyundai i20 is 5mm longer, 30mm wider but 24mm shorter than the model it is about to replace. Its wheelbase has increased by 10 mm, while its bootspace, at 351-litre, is 25-litre more than before. Internationally, the 2020 Hyundai i20 will be sold with 1.0-litre T-GDI turbo-petrol and mild-hybrid powertrain options.
The Indian model, however, will receive the same set of motors as the Venue, which means the local buyers would have the option of choosing from a 1.2-litre naturally-aspirated petrol, 1.0-litre turbocharged petrol and 1.5-litre diesel motors. Of course, the new model will be costlier than the outgoing version. Its rivals will include Maruti Baleno, Honda Jazz, Toyota Glanza and Tata Altroz.