Hyundai i20 facelift expected to be launched soon

Saturday 05 April 2014, 10:19 AM by

Korean car-maker Hyundai has been a strong brand name in the Indian car market. For a while now, many spy pictures have emerged stating a possible launch of this stylish i20 hatchback from Hyundai. This time around, sources have captured a short video footage of the hatchback being tested on Chennai roads near Hyundai's manufacturing facility.

As per sources, the face-lifted i20 hatchback shall available in petrol and diesel variants. The petrol version is expected to be powered by a 1.2 Litre Kappa 2 engine that generates about 83 PS of power, whereas the diesel version is expected to be powered by 1.4 Litre engine that generates about 90 PS of power. It is anticipated that all the engines may be mated to a 5 speed or a 6 speed manual transmission. Reports also suggest a possibility of 4 speed automatic transmission being used in a petrol version.

Hyundai i20 facelift expected to be launched soon |
Hyundai i20 facelift expected to be launched soon

The car appears to carry a longer wheelbase, thereby providing better cabin space in comparison to the existing version. Interiors seems to be left untouched for now, but better color shading and quality dashboard can be expected from the mass scale production version. At first look the front grill seems to positioned at a lower angle. At the rear, the car sports tailgate-mounted spoiler, turn indicators on the rear-view mirrors as seen in the existing line, has also been retained in this upcoming version.

Detailed specifications on the i20 face-lift is awaited for now and Hyundai has chosen to remain tight lipped on the pricing aspect. Based on assumptions, the face-lifted version of Hyundai i20 is expected to be launched sometime early in the year 2015.

Video Source: IAB

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