The next gen Hyundai i20 is here to launch in August. So, if you are planning to buy a new car then this could be advanced hatchback option over any other. New i20 leads in feature, looks, performance and all other. It is the winner over Swift, Polo, Punto and all other it’s competitor.
New Hyundai i20 Exterior:
The blue and silver cars, both of which are of top-end Asta variants, have been spotted somewhere in Chennai. The second iteration of the popular premium hatchback has been designed with an entirely new thinking-hat on and as a result, looks nothing like the car it replaces.
The all-new Hyundai i20‘s redesigned front fascia elements give it a much wider stance with a hint of the Grand i10. The stretched headlamps with metallic inserts, a narrow slit of a grille, chrome lined secondary airdam and sharp bumper with a tertiary airdam sum up the new front end.
In profile, the near-flat roof, pronounced shoulder line and blacked out C pillar (in some variants) have a European feel to them, yet offering the most practical design. The rear fascia gets combination lights that are reminiscent of the ones seen on modern Hyundais like the Santa Fe.
The Asta variant gets chrome door handles, rear parking sensor, side body cladding and indicators on the outside mirrors.
Late last evening, the first photos revealing the complete interior of the car also emerged on Facebook and forum pages. The spyshot reveals a dual-tone beige-black dashboard that is a big departure from the current i20 in layout and finish. The center stack is split into two sections for the air conditioning controls and the stereo (likely with an internal harddisk provision), and exudes a more upmarket feel than the current version that groups both these systems into one interface.
New Hyundai i20 Interior:
The 2015 Hyundai Elite i20 will be unveiled globally at a launch event in India on August 11, 2014.
While Hyundai has officially released sketches of the car’s front and rear styling, which is based on the manufacturer’s Fluidic Sculpture 2.0 design theme, we’ve managed to get our hands on a spy photo of the new Hyundai Elite i20’s interior as well.
As you can see, there’s a dual-tone theme comprising a light-beige top and dark-brown bottom. The top half of the dash features soft-touch material in a light shade, which is likely to reflect in the windshield and may pose a problem.
The wide centre console is expected to get cool-blue back lighting like in the Grand i10. The new 2015 Hyundai Elite i20 also gets a double-DIN audio player and climate control, like its predecessor. The centre display for the head unit is expected to sport graphics similar to the ones in the Grand i10. The top-end variant will also get a push-button start like all newer Hyundai offerings.
The steering wheel will be similar to the one on the Grand i10 and Xcent models, but will also boast a thin chrome line and buttons to control the Bluetooth telephony, audio, and multi-info display. Also on the new Elite i20 will be dual 12V power sockets for the front passengers, along with a USB socket.
The air con vents take their usual place higher up on the dashboard, and it has two 12V sockets. A MID screen is nestled between the instruments and also viewable are a dead pedal, push-button start, controls for audio and phone on the steering wheel.
The sub-4 metre hatchback, sources add, will offer more interior space than the outgoing vehicle.
The current powertrain lineup, which comprises a 1.2-litre petrol, a 1.4-litre petrol and a 1.4-litre diesel, is expected to be retained.
Competitors: Maruti Suzuki Swift, VW Polo, Honda Jazz, Fiat Punto Evo, Tata Bolt
Expected price: INR 5 – 7.5 lakhs ex-showroom