The all new Hyundai i20 2020 has been revealed ahead of its world debut at Geneva Motor Show next month, official images show it looks sharper than Maruti Baleno and even Tata Altroz
The third generation of the Hyundai i20 is merely days away from making its public debut at the fast approaching Geneva Motor Show next month. However, ahead of the global premiere, the latest iteration of the Korean supermini has been revealed through a set of official images that leave little to the imagination. It may be noted here that the new version of the traditional Maruti Baleno and Honda Jazz rival is India-bound and should launch here in the months to come. Other than the aforementioned adversaries, the third-gen i20 will even rival the newly introduced Tata Altroz.
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As expected, the new Hyundai i20 2020 model is penned as per the 'Sensuous Sportiness' design theme, which, basically, means that the new car gets several familiar cues we've already seen on its sibling. The front-end, for instance, gets a the latest iteration of the Cascading grille, while the bumper gets foglamp enclosures similar to those on the Grand i10 Nios. The headlamps look sleeker than before and complete the thoroughly updated fascia.
Akin to the outgoing model, the side profile has a neat European touch to it and features clean surfaces with a couple of crisp crases that make the car more dynamic. A highlight here is the liberal application of chrome on the window-line garnishing. Another talking point of the new car is its posterior, which gets LED taillamps with 'Z' glow pattern and a thin LED strip connecting the two lighting elements. Also, the rear-end features a sporty diffuser to add to the sportiness quotient.
Interior of the new Hyundai i20 2020 model is yet to be revealed but various spy images have revealed an all-digital instrument cluster and a wide-screen touchscreen infotainment system that should support Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. Also, even the dimensions are yet to be declared but safely expect the new model to be a tad bigger than before. In fact, the new model could go on to be wider than the likes of Maruti Baleno. As always, expect the company to offer segment-best features.
Specifications will be revealed at the time of the global debut but the 2020 i20 is likely to be sold internationally with 1.0-litre T-GDI turbo-petrol and 1.2-litre Kappa petro engine options. India is likely to even get a 1.5-litre oil-burner from the Venue, while the small car will even get an all-electric version in future. Also, for the first time ever, the supermini will get a throughbred performance variant that will be sold with under the company's 'N' line of vehicles. it will source power from a high-strung 1.6-litre turbo-petrol engine and output nearly 200hp.