The upcoming next-gen Hyundai i20 has been spied in Chennai, courtesy Rushlane. The latest sighting confirms a fully digital instrument cluster and hints clear-lens rear combination lamps for the Indian-spec model. The 2020 Hyundai i20 will debut at the 2020 Geneva Motor Show on 3 March.
The current-gen Hyundai i20 comes with a dual-pod instrument cluster with a MID screen positioned at the centre. The fully digital instrument unit of the next-gen Hyundai i20 looks similar to that of the 2020 Hyundai ix25 and the Chinese-spec 2020 Hyundai Verna. Whether it will have customisable layouts or not remains to be seen. For Europe, Hyundai has confirmed combined 10.25-inch fully digital instrument cluster and infotainment system screens.
Apart from this, the 2020 Hyundai i20 will also use the BlueLink connected-car tech which was first introduced in the Hyundai Venue. Also, it will also feature a larger touchscreen infotainment system. Features such as wireless charging, automatic climate control with rear AC vents, push-button start-stop, front and rear armrests and six airbags will most likely be carried over from the upcoming model.
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In terms of engine options, expect the 2020 Hyundai i20 to be offered with 83 PS 1.2L N/A petrol, 100 PS 1.0L turbocharged petrol and ~90 PS 1.5L turbocharged diesel units in India. As for the transmission choices, at least 5-speed MT and CVT are a given.
The new generation Hyundai i20 will be a direct threat to the likes of Maruti Baleno, Tata Altroz and VW Polo. There's no other all-new B-segment premium hatchback on the horizon after this one in India.
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