Next-gen Hyundai i20 spied for the first time

    All-new third-gen Hyundai i20 (Codename: PI3) India launch expected by mid -2020

    Published On Jun 08, 2019 08:29:00 PM

    2,14,103 Views

    Next-gen Hyundai i20 spied for the first time

    Hyundai has begun road-testing the third-gen i20.  A first set of spy shots of the all-new Hyundai hatchback have surfaced online, ahead of its market launch that’s slated to take place sometime in the middle of next year. 

    While the testmules still look like in early stages of production, they do give us a hint of what to expect from the next-gen i20. First up, the model looks a tad wider than the current car, which could result in better cabin space. The current-gen i20 measures 3,995mm in length and Hyundai will not make it much longer, to ensure it ducks below the crucial four-meter mark in order to qualify for excise benefits. 

    Expect the next-gen i20 to borrow its interior bits from newer Hyundai models like the recently launched Hyundai Venue and the upcoming Grandi10 hatchback, will launch in the coming months. We can also expect the Hyundai BlueLink system to be part of the equipment list on this next-gen i20.

    Under the hood, the new i20 for India will see addition of the new 1.0-litre turbo-petrol engine from the Venue.However,it remains to be seen whether it comes inthe same 120hp tune or in the slightly lesser 100hp guise that also powers the current-gen i20 overseas. Additionally, expect Hyundai to offer the 1.2 petrol as well, which will help the hatchback get a very aggressive entry price, just like the Venue SUV. As far as diesel engines goes, the 1.4-litre unit could soldier on in the next-gen i20 as well. 

    Expect the new i20 to offer even more premium quality interiors, better cabin space, along with improved ride and handling characteristics, which will make it even more competitive with the newer rivals like the Toyota Glanza, Maruti Suzuki Baleno, Honda's Jazz and the Tata Altroz.

     
    Hyundai Cars

    Copyright (c) Autocar India. All rights reserved.

    Comments
    ×
    img

    No comments yet. Be the first to comment.

    Ask Autocar Anything about Car and Bike Buying and Maintenance Advices
    Need an expert opinion on your car and bike related queries?
    Ask Now
    Search By Car Price
    Poll of the month

    The Honda City Hybrid costs Rs 19.50 lakh. Would you:

    Buy it for its superior tech and fuel economy

     

    24.54%

    Buy a regular (and cheaper) petrol/diesel City

     

    31.77%

    Buy a high-performance turbo-petrol sedan

     

    14.56%

    Buy a pure Electric Vehicle with zero emissions

     

    29.13%

    Total Votes : 1133
    Sign up for our newsletter

    Get all the latest updates from the automobile universe