Hyundai has released pictures and details of the refreshed i20, which will soon go on sale in Europe. The current-generation i20 was introduced in mid-2020 overseas but launched in India towards the end of the year. The i20 facelift for India is still some time away, according to sources.
Exterior Styling Tweaks
Hyundai has made minimal changes to the exterior and interior of the third-generation i20 as part of its mid-life update. The front and rear bumpers have undergone styling tweaks to keep the design fresh. The grille features slight tweaks, while the front bumper has two large arrow-shaped inlets on each side. The chin is wider and more prominent, with a contrast black finish on the lower part. The headlamps remain unchanged, but they are full-LED units in Europe.
New Alloy Wheel Design and Paint Shade Options
The refreshed i20 has a new alloy wheel design, with 16-inch units in lower trims and 17-inch ones on the top trims. The rear has minimal changes, with slight tweaks to the dual-tone rear bumper and a more prominent faux rear diffuser. The exterior paint shade pallete includes new Lime metallic color, Lumen Grey, and a Meta Blue pearl shade.
Positioning of the Hyundai Logo and ADAS
Hyundai has repositioned the logo from the grille to the base of the bonnet, featuring a new 2D design. The refreshed i20 has ADAS as standard, which comes with lane following assistance and forward collision warning and assistance. The 10.25-inch digital instrument cluster has also been improved.
Powertrain and Transmission Options
The i20 facelift will be built in Turkey for the European market, just like the current car, and will continue to be sold with a 1.0-litre turbo-petrol engine coupled with 48V mild-hybrid tech. It will be available with either a seven-speed DCT automatic or a six-speed manual.
Hyundai i20 Facelift for India
The i20 facelift for India is still some time away, according to sources. Expect the i20 facelift for India to have similar styling tweaks with country-specific updates to the powertrains, tyre sizes and equipment.
Powertrain and Transmission Options for India
The i20 sold in India comes with either a 1.2-litre naturally aspirated petrol or a 1.0-litre direct injection turbo-petrol engine mated to either a five-speed manual, a CVT automatic, an iMT or a DCT automatic, depending on the engine.
Rivals in India
When launched in India, the i20 facelift will continue to rival the Maruti Suzuki Baleno, the Tata Altroz, and the Toyota Glanza.
Upcoming Hyundai Launches in India
Hyundai has lined up launches of the all-new Exter micro SUV later this year. The Creta facelift and the Creta N Line are also due in the Indian market early next year.