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Next-Gen Hyundai i20 India Launch Scheduled For September

The next-gen Hyundai i20 India launch has been scheduled for September this year. The upcoming Hyundai i20 will feature a complete design revision and a host of powertrain options.

The upcoming i20 hatchback has undergone a complete design revision and features a new front facia with a cascading grille, and redesigned headlamps which are much sleeker as compared to the older ones. A light bar running across the boot-lip merges with the redesigned tail lights, giving the car a new-age look.

The side profile has undergone a design revision as well and now features bold crease lines giving the car an aggressive stance. The new-generation i20 also features new funky looking dual-tone alloy wheels that look like they’ve been inspired by the Need For Speed and the Forza video game series.

The interiors of the upcoming i20 have been updated with new features including a new dashboard design that features horizontal lines that appear to connect all four air-con vents. It also features two 10.25-inch displays for the instrument cluster and the touchscreen infotainment system, respectively.

The new-gen i20 will also feature new safety features that includes the company’s ‘SmartSense’ driving assist system, a forward-collision monitoring system, airbags, ABS, an electronic stability program, and more. A traction control system is expected to be featured on top-spec trims.

Hyundai is expected to offer the new-generation i20 with a 1.0-litre turbo-petrol engine featuring 48V mild-hybrid technology. The engine will come mated to a six-speed (iMT) intelligent Manual Transmission. The engine will offer both performance and fuel efficiency, and it is targeted at buyers seeking the best of both worlds.

The next-gen i20 will also feature the current 1.2-litre petrol engine and a detuned version of Kia’s 1.5-litre diesel engine. Transmission options include a five-speed manual and a CVT for the 1.2-litre petrol engine; and a six-speed manual and six-speed torque converter automatic for the 1.5-litre diesel engine.