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The 2018 Hyundai i20 facelift images have been leaked ahead of its launch in India. The first pictures of the i20 facelift model have surfaced over the internet revealing the facelifted Hyundai i20 in its production version, offering us a fair idea of how the new i20 looks. The hatchback gets subtle design tweaks to its exterior and interior.
Up front, the new Hyundai i20 facelift gets an all-new front bumper with a broader chin and Hyundai's signature cascading grille, while the headlamps get minor tweaks as well. The i20 facelift seen here is seen with projector headlamps, LED daytime running lights housed inside the headlight cluster.
On the side of the facelifted i20, the overall look remains similar to the outgoing model, except for new alloy wheels. At the rear, the new i20 receives massive changes. The tailgate receives an all-new design with the number or the license plate now placed on the boot lid rather the on the bumper. The rear bumper is new as well which gets horizontal black inserts with reflectors while the new LED taillights detailing are different to the previous model.
Inside the cabin of the i20 facelift, the premium hatchback receives subtle changes; however, the most notable change is the new and large touchscreen infotainment system. There is the three-spoke steering wheel similar to the new Hyundai Verna, while the instrument gauges are same as the outgoing i20 and the dual-tone black and the beige theme is continued on the dashboard design.
The centre console of the new i20 gets chrome accents, and buttons around the infotainment system have been minimised. Android Auto and Apple CarPlay connectivity features are expected to be offered on the facelift model. Other features of the i20 facelift are auto climate control, reverse parking camera along with sensors.
The Hyundai i20 facelift will continue to draw power from the same 1.2-litre petrol and 1.4-litre diesel engines. The petrol engine produces 82bhp and 115Nm of torque, while the diesel unit develops 89bhp and 220Nm of torque. The petrol engine comes mated to a 5-speed manual gearbox, while the diesel is paired with a 6-speed manual gearbox. But the latest news of the Hyundai i20 facelift is that Hyundai will introduce a new CVT automatic gearbox for the petrol engine.
Thoughts About The Hyundai i20 Facelift
With the 1.4-litre petrol discontinued on the i20, the facelifted i20 is well positioned to take on its rivals especially the segment leader Maruti Baleno. The i20 facelift looks sharper than before, and Hyundai seems to have refreshed the i20 with cool tweaks to keep in momentum with the market sentiments.