Next-Generation Hyundai Elite i20 Spied Testing Ahead Of Expected India Launch: Spy Pics & Details

Hyundai is said to be working on their third-generation Elite i20 premium hatchback for quite some time now. The South Korean brand was expected to globally unveil the hatchback at the Geneva Motor Show, however, the plan had to be cancelled amidst the COVID-19 pandemic.

Spy Pics: Next-Generation Hyundai Elite i20 Premium Hatchback Spied Testing Ahead Of Expected India Launch Later This Year

Hyundai then later unveiled the third-generation hatchback online and the new Elite i20 is now expected to be introduced in India sometime later this year. Ahead of its launch in the country, the third-generation premium hatchback has been spied testing on the streets of Delhi.

Spy Pics: Next-Generation Hyundai Elite i20 Premium Hatchback Spied Testing Ahead Of Expected India Launch Later This Year

As seen in the spy pics from Rushlane, the third-generation Hyundai Elite i20 can be spotted covered entirely in camouflage. The hatchback in the spy pics can be seen with halogen headlamps, amidst all the black-cladding at the front. However, the halogen headlamps are just a temporary fixture on the test mule, with the actual model said to receive LED units.

Spy Pics: Next-Generation Hyundai Elite i20 Premium Hatchback Spied Testing Ahead Of Expected India Launch Later This Year

The European-spec Hyundai i20 also comes with Z-shaped LED taillights as well. The third-generation Hyundai Elite i20 now comes with major changes to its design, this includes new headlamps, new front and rear bumpers, bold creases and lines all around, a brand-new set of dual-tone alloy wheels and a host of other subtle changes as well.

Spy Pics: Next-Generation Hyundai Elite i20 Premium Hatchback Spied Testing Ahead Of Expected India Launch Later This Year

Inside, the third-generation Hyundai Elite i20 also features a host of updates and changes. This includes a more premium looking dashboard and cabin. The interiors also receive a host of new features and equipment. This includes a new infotainment system with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto and also the brand's Blue Link connected technology.

Spy Pics: Next-Generation Hyundai Elite i20 Premium Hatchback Spied Testing Ahead Of Expected India Launch Later This Year

Other features also include a digital instrument cluster, wireless charging, ambient lighting, steering-mounted controls, new AC vents, automatic climate control and an overall clutter-free cabin.

Spy Pics: Next-Generation Hyundai Elite i20 Premium Hatchback Spied Testing Ahead Of Expected India Launch Later This Year

The third-generation Hyundai Elite i20 once introduced in the Indian market, could borrow its engine and transmission options from the Venue SUV. This includes a 1.2-litre petrol producing 83bhp; 1.5-litre diesel churning out 100bhp and a 1.0-litre turbo-petrol offering 120bhp. All three engines will receive a manual transmission as standard, with an optional automatic gearbox as well.

Spy Pics: Next-Generation Hyundai Elite i20 Premium Hatchback Spied Testing Ahead Of Expected India Launch Later This Year

Thoughts About The Third-Generation Hyundai Elite i20 Spy Pics

The Hyundai Elite i20 is one of the best-selling models in the brand's lineup in the Indian market. The premium hatchback is also a popular model in the segment and rivals the likes of the Maruti Baleno, Toyota Glanza and the Tata Altroz.

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Article Published On: Wednesday, June 24, 2020, 10:32 [IST]
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