Spied – IAB reader snaps the interior of the 2015 Hyundai i20 with new 5-speed gearbox

Posted on: Jul 1, 2014 - 1:09pm IST

Indian Autos Blog reader, Mr. Karan Manocha, snapped the interior of the 2015 Hyundai i20 which is launching in India in the September-October period this year.

2015 Hyundai i20 spied by IAB interior
The 2015 i20 gets an all-black center console with a blue illumination.

Though parts of the interior are camouflaged, some of the design aspects are readily visible. The steering for example seems to be a 3-spoke unit with integrated controls for the music system and Bluetooth telephony. The center console is finished in black unlike the current model which gets a silver console. Seen in the center stack is a music system with a blue ambient lighting (similar to the Verna) below which rests the controls for the automatic air-conditioning system.

The gearbox on this test mule is a five-speed manual unit with a normal shifting action for reverse gear, determined by the knob markings (the current i20 uses a lift-type lock and an abnormal L-pattern to engage reverse). The five-speed manual in the current i20 is reserved for the 1.2L petrol variant.

2015 Hyundai i20 spied by IAB rear quarter
The 2015 i20 (codename – Hyundai IB) will launch in India in the September-October period.

From little else of what otherwise is visible, the new i20’s interior is a step or two above the current model. Cabin space is expected to be improved, though the car will be under four meters long.

Under the hood, the 2015 i20 will likely soldier on with the existing set of engines. These include 1.2- and 1.4-liter petrol motors and a 1.4-liter diesel engine. The more powerful petrol is matched to a 4-speed automatic transmission.

The i20 is a successful product for Hyundai in India with average monthly sales accounting for 3,997 units (January-May 2014 period).

Competitors: VW Polo, Maruti Swift, Honda Jazz, Fiat Punto, Tata Bolt

Expected Price: INR 5-8 lakhs ex-showroom

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2 thoughts on “Spied – IAB reader snaps the interior of the 2015 Hyundai i20 with new 5-speed gearbox

  1. Om Chatterjee says:

    The one who has written the article has jo idea how an i20 is reversed. He says the current model uses a lift-type lock and an abnormal L-pattern to engage reverse. This is not true. I own an i20 sportz with ABS and it reverses normally. From the pic the gear lever appears stack. Also the centre console uses blue ambience and thats not like verna that is very much like i20. These details should be taken care of. Rest is fine and carry on the good job. All the best.
    Yes, just to mention mine is a stock car… nothing modified.


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