Hyundai i20 facelift: Revealed

After several spy pictures and renderings, the first images of the Hyundai i20, that received a mid-cycle uplift is finally here.

As expected, the all-new i20 gets a restyled front fascia following the Korean automaker’s ‘Fluidic Sculpture’ design language. The car features hexagonal front grille that graces the Hyundai logo. With slimmer headlamps and more aggressive fog lamps, the car gets a very sleek and sporty appeal. It also receives a redesigned front bumper with wider chin.

Following the updated EU crash-test regulations, the car features a redesigned hood. On the rear, the car features larger tail lamps with a reworked tailgate. The rear bumper is also raised slightly higher to the ground. It has dumped the 5-spoke alloy-wheel for the new redesigned 8-spoke alloy, which really goes along with the ‘fluidic sculpture’ design language.

Hyundai i20 facelift: Revealed
On the interior, the car features restyled center console with big chunky control knobs that are chrome tipped. The steering wheel now receives control knobs, something that was not seen in the previous version. Hyundai has kept the changes to minimal with just tweaks to give a more premium look and feel.

There are still no details on the power plant of the new Hyundai i20. It might be housing a 1.2-litre Kappa engine or a more powerful 1.4-litre petrol engine with automatic transmission. Hyundai might also give a diesel option with 1.4-litre diesel and the environmental friendly 1.6 GDi.

Making its debut at the Geneva Motor Show in a few days, the car is expected to be on sales by April.

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