Korean automaker, Hyundai is readying a wide range of new products for the Indian market. The much-awaited Hyundai Aura subcompact sedan is scheduled to be launched on January 21, while the second-gen Creta SUV will debut at the 2020 Auto Expo. The new Creta is reportedly to be launched in mid-March 2020. Adding to it, the company will introduce the BS6 versions of its existing models along with the Verna and Tucson facelifts. Hyundai is also readying the new generation i20 hatchback, which has already been spotted testing several times on Indian roads.
It is yet to be confirmed whether the new i20 will be showcased at the 2020 Auto Expo; however, a new media report claims that the hatchback will go on sale in June 2020. The next-gen Hyundai i20 will retain the original styling of the existing model, though there will be significant design changes. It will receive wider Hyundai’s signature cascading grille, flanked by upward-swooping headlamps.
The next-gen Hyundai i20 will remain sub-4 meter in length for the Indian market. However, the international-spec model could receive differently designed bumper. It will come with segment-leading comfort and convenience features along with the Hyundai BlueLink connected car solution.
The next-gen Hyundai i20 will be offered with 3 engine options – a 1.2-litre 4-cylinder naturally aspirated petrol, a 1.0-litre 3-cylinder turbocharged petrol and a 1.5-litre diesel. Transmission options are likely to include a 5-speed manual, a 7-speed dual-clutch automatic.
Inside the cabin, the 2020 Hyundai i20 will come with a digital instrument console, large touchscreen infotainment system, multi-function steering wheel, electric sunroof, automatic climate control, power windows, etc. The layout of the instrument console will be inspired by the new Creta, featuring two dials – one for the speedo and one for the RPM. There will be a central are to display various parameters of the hatchback.