Korean automaker, Hyundai is readying the new generation Creta and the Elite i20 hatchback for the Indian market. Both the models have been spotted couple of times while testing in India as well as on foreign soil. The new i20 is expected to be unveiled at the 2020 Delhi Auto Expo, while launch could take place around March-April.
The 2020 Hyundai i20 hatchback is expected to be based on the modified version of the existing platform. Going by the spy images, it is visible that the new model is wider than the outgoing model. Adding to it, the wheelbase could have been increased to create more space inside the cabin.
The 2020 Hyundai i20 will retain the silhouette, but the design highlights will be all-new. It is expected to receive changes in-line with Hyundai’s global cars. Expect sleeker cascading grille with chrome enhancements, projector headlamps with LED daytime running lights, mesh air-dam and newly styled fog lamps. With premium styling and more upmarket interior, the Hyundai Elite i20 will aim to dethrone the Maruti Baleno to become the best-selling premium hatchback of India.
The 2020 Hyundai Elite i20 will receive all-new interior, which is likely to be inspired by the Venue compact SUV. The central console with be dominated by a large 8-inch touchscreen infotainment system with smartphone connectivity and voice recognition. It will also receive Hyundai’s Bluelink connected solutions, which is already available on the Venue. Also See – 2020 Hyundai Verna new images leaked
The all-new Hyundai i20 will receive the new BSVI compliant 1.0-litre 3-cylinder turbocharged petrol engine that also powers the Venue. This engine is capable of producing 118bhp of power and 172Nm of torque. Transmission options include a 6-speed manual and a 7-speed dual-clutch transmission.
The hatchback will also get the new 1.5-litre diesel engine, which will replace the 1.4-litre engine. While powering the Seltos, this engine produces 115bhp and 250Nm. While the Seltos engine comes with a variable geometry turbocharged, the i20’s unit is likely to receive a fixed geometry turbocharged to keep costs in check. Both manual and automatic versions are likely to be on offer.