Update: A new set of spy shots have surfaced online, confirming that the 2020 Hyundai i20 will offer greater safety with a new feature - four-wheel disc brakes. The outgoing model sold in our market has disc brakes at the front and drum brakes at the rear. Image gallery at the end of the story updated.
25 June 2019 -
Only a few days ago we brought you the first spy shots of the 2020 Hyundai i20 worldwide, and now, the future model has been spied again within a matter of a few weeks. This time, however, the car has been spied up close and the several details are clearly visible.
The test mule was spied in a fully camouflaged form, but it isn't hard to figure out that its overall shape remains more or less the same. The third-gen model seems to have a similar beltline, greenhouse and tailgate. Changes clearly visible include new front grille, sleeker ORVMs and absence of its rear quarter glass. The all-new model will likely have LED headlights and tail lights as seen on the majority of the new cars in its segment. The overall stance of the car remains wide and low, quite similar to the present model. As seen in the past, new generations Hyundai models tend to have a revolutionary design, and the same is expected for this one.
In terms of interiors, the third-gen Hyundai i20 will likely be more feature-rich, have more comfortable seats and share some elements like the steering wheel, floating touchscreen infotainment system and the instrument cluster with the Hyundai Venue. This would save development costs and contribute to more aggressive pricing. The next-gen Hyundai i20 is also most likely to share the Blue Link suite connectivity application with the Hyundai Venue.
The third-gen model will likely sit on an upgraded version of the current model's platform. It is expected to be offered with BS-VI 1.2L naturally aspirated petrol engine and BS-VI 1.4L turbocharged diesel engine. These engines will likely be paired with a 5-speed MT, a CVT or a 6-speed MT.
Last month, it was confirmed that Hyundai will introduce its performance-oriented N division line-up in India, and so, there is a good possibility that the third-generation i20 might also have an N Line or N variant sporting the 1.0L T-GDI turbocharged petrol powerhouse linked to a 7-speed DCT.
[Image Source: Vikatan]