A couple of weeks back, spyshots of the facelifted Hyundai i20 testing near the Korean company's manufacturing plant near Chennai was posted on IndianAutosBlog.com to an awesome reception. We were the first ones to bring photographic evidence of the car testing in India. Many of you asked for clear spy pics and back then we did not guess that our longstanding follower Vikram Viswanathan would catch the same vehicle in the same location weeks later!
Thankfully Vikram was carrying a powerful camera and snapped the test mule at a closer proximity. Due to the thick camouflage one cannot make out much that has changed. The tail lamps may sport a subtle revision. The tailgate and bumper could be redesigned. At this point we're still speculating but one can get a rough idea of the facelift by inferring to the changes Hyundai made to the i10 - chunky tail lamps, reflectors on the bumper and chrome garnish to the front.
The frontal view exposes the imposing headlights - now along the lines of the set used on the Avante (also spied testing in New Delhi) and Verna. On closer inspection we can also spot the difference in shape of the fog light beside the new wheel caps. The refresh of the i20 could be a cosmetic operation with mild or no changes to the mechanicals.
Do you know about the other changes hiding behind the clever disguise? Why not share it in the comment box below?