Production of the new Hyundai i20 has commenced at the automaker’s Izmit plant in Turkey with more than 90% of the units expected to be exported to the European car market.
The plant will manufacture about 85,000 units of the Hyundai i20 premium hatchback annually, which cover around 50% of its global total production. The hatchback is expected to be launched in India around the Diwali season.
The new-gen hatchback will experience remarkable alterations inside out. The new-gen Hyundai i20 will feature a more temporary and premium appearance than the outgoing model, thanks to Hyundai’s Sensuous Sportiness design philosophy. In the front, the hatchback will come with a wide black cascading grille, headlights with LED DRLs and triangular-shaped fog light system. On the side profile, it will feature dual-tone alloy rims and a chrome window line. In the rear, the i20 is equipped with wide taillights which sport angular Z-shaped LED components, contributing to the sportiness of the car.
The interior is also expected to feature a wide range of upgrades. The outstanding interior features of the new Hyundai i20 will include a four-spoke leather-wrapped steering wheel which is borrowed from the new Creta, a full-digital instrument cluster, a 10.25-inch touchscreen infotainment system, Hyundai BlueLink connected car technologies, an ambient lighting system, a Bose audio setup and multi-contoured upholstery with contrast stitching.
The new Hyundai i20 will receive its power from a 1.2-litre petrol, a 1.0-litre turbo gasoline and a 1.5-litre oil unit. The India-spec model is likely to be powered by only a 1.0-litre 3-cyl T-GDI turbo gasoline burner which is coupled with a 48V mild-hybrid system which can ensure more decent fuel mileage and decreased emissions by 3-4%. It also offers mild torque assist for enhanced drivability. The combined motors are likely to be available in two states of tunes: 100 PS and 120 PS.