Unless you have been hiding under a rock in Timbaktu, you would be well aware that Hyundai is planning a cosmetic operation on the i20 to infuse the new Fluidic design philosophy. Anyways, the i20 was launched in 2008 which means it was due for a facelift very soon. Our readers have spotted the camouflaged test vehicles twice in Chennai.
Now, thanks to our friends at AnythingOnWheels, the front fascia of the new i20 is unveiled (although not completely). As expected, the new Fluidic design is quite evident on the front of the i20. The new headlamps are now swooping in the side profile of the car. There is also a heavy usage of chrome garnish to make it look upmarket.
Previous spyshots reveal that the rear lights and rear bumper will undoubtedly be updated as well. International automotive press reports the dashboard will also be revamped. However, Hyundai is only focusing on the design of the i20. There will not be any mechanical changes on the updated model. It will continue to be powered by 1.2L petrol, 1.4L petrol and 1.4L diesel engines.
Expect to see the new i20 hitting the Indian roads by the festival season.