Fresh spy shots of the Hyundai i20 facelift have surfaced online courtesy Team-BHP. The test mule was spotted testing in Chennai, close to HMIL manufacturing unit. The mid-life refresh will bring the i20 in line with Hyundai's current family look.
Finished in Sleek Silver, the 2018 Hyundai i20 test mile sports dark 10-spoke alloy wheels. These are different from the Mercedes CLA-like two-tone alloys spotted in the past. The partially camouflaged nose reveals the new 'Cascading' grille design with a black mesh. Upon closer inspection of the front end, LED DRLs appear to be tucked away right under the fog lamp. The number plate has migrated from the rear bumper to the tailgate. Changes to the rear end will also include new taillight graphics.
The current engine and transmission options will be carried over. Currently, Hyundai offers the i20 with a 1.2 L Kappa petrol engine mated to a 5-speed manual transmission, a 1.4 L Gamma petrol engine mated to a 4-speed automatic, and a 1.4 L U2 CRDi diesel engine mated to a 6-speed manual transmission.
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Hyundai is expected to present the updated Elite i20 at the Auto Expo scheduled February 7, 2018, onwards. It will be the second generation i20's first major update since its launch in August 2014 in India. The Hyundai i20 retails for INR 5.29-9.15 lakhs (ex-showroom Delhi) currently. The update is unlikely to bring about any major changes in pricing.
[source - team BHP]