IAB Report – 2015 Hyundai i20 to launch in India within 4 months

Posted on: May 26, 2014 - 9:45am IST

Hyundai India’s next major launch will be that of the next generation 2015 Hyundai i20.

Industry sources have told Indian Autos Blog to expect the launch of the hatchback to take place by September this year. India will be one of the first markets for the new generation i20, which is reported to have a European debut at the Paris Motor Show (which takes place in the first week of October).

Hyundai i20 testing with Maruti Swift spyshot
This spy image by our reader, Saravanan, shows the new i20 testing alongside a Maruti Swift, which is a chief rival.

Unlike the i10, wherein Hyundai continues to sell the older generation model along with the Grand i10, the current i20 will have to phased out of the market when the new i20 goes on sale, as it would cannibalize the Grand i10, if repositioned.

The new i20 is codenamed ‘IB’, and will be available with a petrol and diesel engine option. Hyundai may choose to carry over the engines from the current i20, which employs a 1.2-liter petrol and a 1.4-liter diesel. A 1.4-liter petrol is also available, but only with an automatic transmission.

2015 Hyundai i20 IAB rendering
Our artist’s rendering of the rear of the new i20 that measures almost 4m in length.

Like the current i20, the 2015 i20 will be a feature rich premium hatch, sporting features such as ABS, airbags, alloy wheels, climate control, keyless entry with starterĀ button, steering mounted audio controls, Bluetooth connectivity, reverse camera and parking sensors and automatic day/night interior mirror. Though it is bigger than the outgoing car, it will still be under four meters long.

With the new i20, Hyundai India will have three products in the premium-compact segment; Grand i10, Xcent and i20.

Check out spyshots of the 2015 Hyundai i20

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10 thoughts on “IAB Report – 2015 Hyundai i20 to launch in India within 4 months

  1. Kunal says:

    I was planning to buy i20 sportz this June 14 but now confused should I wait for new i20, would it be a better trade off.

    Are we sure new i20 might release in September 14, what would be the price ???

    1. Yes, our sources are reliable. We expect the new i20 to cost about the same as the current variants.

  2. daman says:

    best car in its class

  3. chetan says:

    eagerly waiting for this car
    will definitely put a dent in swift sales

    Good work IAB

  4. Sushrut says:

    The 1.2 kappa in i20 is uninspiring and inefficient. They really have to address the low end torque as well. Hope they have bumped up the bhp to handle that extra weight.

  5. chirag dhamecha says:

    agreed with nishant…

  6. Anand says:

    Eager to know if they fixed the light streering issue on high speed and built more reponsive. This was the only problem I noticed in i20 and almost all auto sites & books mentioned that in their review. I felt i20 GC is better than City Zx. isn’t it?

  7. abhimanyu says:

    can’t wait…just bring it on hyundai…thanks IAB for the updates

  8. chirag dhamecha says:

    pleaae tell to hyundai to increase ground clearance in new i20, from my side its a weak point of i20.

    1. Nishant says:

      Along with Ground Clearance, Ride, Handling, Rear Seat Comfort and Space, Driveability, Fuel Economy, Turbo Lag. These are the issues that Hyundai must sort in new car.


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