The South Korean carmaker has dropped the first teaser pictures of the new-generation Hyundai i20 ahead of its world debut at the 2020 Geneva Motor Show in March. The teasers reveal that the hatchback’s new model will be more evolved in terms of design. The front bumper of the 2020 Hyundai i20 will have bold creases on the bumper. The official sketches provide a good look at the design with the model incorporating the Sporty design language that’s seen across all the new models from Hyundai.
The new-generation Hyundai i20 sports a massive cascading grille at the front with large air intakes at either end. The headlamps look sharp and they look identical to the new Sonata in terms of design. Expect to see integrated LED DRLs and LED headlamps on the new model, while the bonnet gets a number of muscular elements. At the side, the sketch shows dual-tone alloy wheels and a sharply-styled C-pillar with a coupe-like roofline integrating into the rear. You can notice the signature cascading grille merging with headlamps, similar to the Elantra facelift. The hatchback might also receive sleeker air intake, newly-designed fog lamps and alloy wheels, wider ORVMs, LED brake lights and new wing mirrors.
The rear profile shows some of the massive new wraparounds LED taillights on the new generation Hyundai i20 with a massive diffuser integrated into the bumper and a heavily styled boot-lid. The sketches also reveal a dual-tone finish with the blacked-out roof and ORVMs on the hatchback. It needs to be noted that this is the European version of the i20 and the India-spec model will see certain differences.
The interior on the new generation Hyundai i20 hasn’t been revealed yet but the hatchback is expected to receive a complete overhaul with the dual 10.25-inch digital screens for the instrument console and infotainment system. The cabin will level up in terms of build quality and the features as well, and expect the car to wireless charging, BlueLink connected tech, leather seats and more. Expect Hyundai to liberate more room in the cabin as well with the new model that will improve the legroom and shoulder room in the cabin. Engine options too are yet to be revealed.
The Hyundai i20 continues to be one of the most popular premium hatchbacks on sale and the new-generation version could make its way in India in the second half of the year. Engine options are likely to include the 1.0-litre turbo petrol, 1.2-litre petrol and the 1.5-litre diesel from the Hyundai Group. Keep watching this space for all the action from Geneva.