Spied - IAB reader snaps LED taillights on the 2015 Hyundai i20

15/03/2014 - 11:01 | ,  ,  ,   | Anjan Ravi

The next generation 2015 Hyundai i20 was spotted testing in Chennai recently by Indian Autos Blog reader, Mr. Vignesh Krishna. The car was spotted near Hyundai's Indian manufacturing facility located in Sriperumbudur.

These images reveal that the new i20 will receive LED lighting elements for its brake lights. The use of LEDs in compact cars is currently done by Nissan for the 2013 Micra and Mahindra for the Verito Vibe.

2015 Hyundai i20 new spyshot taillight
The new Hyundai i20 features LED taillights.

Codenamed 'IB', the all-new i20 is currently in its global testing phase, and apart from India, the car has been spotted in various locations in Europe and South Korea. Media reports claim that Hyundai will launch a performance oriented version of the new i20 from its newly found performance division called 'N' (N actually denotes Hyundai's Namyang R&D center).

For India however, we expect the hatchback to be offered with frugal petrol and diesel engines. In fact the diesel, a 1.4-liter four-cylinder motor, could be carried over from the existing model.

2015 Hyundai i20 new spyshot front
Hyundai is reported to reveal the new i20 at the Paris Motor Show in October this year.

The new i20 is expected to be unveiled at the Paris Motor Show in October this year, with the Indian launch following soon. It will compete with the cars listed below. Apart from the Nissan Micra, all cars listed below are either scheduled to be launched (Bolt, Jazz), or will get a facelift.

Cars competing with 2015 Hyundai i20

Suzuki Swift Swiss Edition front at Geneva Motor Show 2014 VW Polo facelift front at Geneva Motor Show 2014 Fiat Punto facelift rear press image 2012 Tata Bolt front - Geneva Live
Honda Jazz front three quarter right live 2013 Nissan Micra front three quarter

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