We were the first one to inform you that 2015 Hyundai i20 will make its global debut in India on August 11. Yesterday, the clear pictures of the new generation i20 hit the web and now, the company has released a teaser video of the car. The teaser also reveals that the bookings for the new generation i20 hatchback have started across India.
Hyundai India has also revealed the first design sketches of the next generation 2015 Hyundai i20. The company calls it the “Elite i20”, just like the Fluidic Verna, Neo-Fluidic Elantra and others. Designed at Hyundai Motor’s Design centre Europe in Russelsheim, Germany, the new model features the new ‘Fluidic Sculpture 2.0’ design philosophy.
The spyshots reveal that the hatchback shares its design cues with the Grand i10 and the Xcent sedan. The most striking change is given to the front fascia of the i20 which now features low mounted grille, flanked by sweptback headlamps. The newly designed hood features prominent lines in V-shape. The headlamps have metal inserts and the matte black strip is placed right below the grille.
The small C-pillar is engrossed in black colour which gives it a sloping roof and the rising shoulder line offers a sporty character. At the back, the hatchback gets elongated wrap around tail lamps, making it look upmarket. The wheelbase is increased to offer more spacious and comfortable cabin. Under the bonnet, the new i20 will get the same 89bhp, 1.4-litre diesel engine and 83bhp, 1.2-litre Kappa engine. The company might also upgrade the automatic transmission, which is likely to be a five-speed version instead of 4-speed gearbox in current model.