The 2021 Hyundai i20 was earlier going to be showcased at the Geneva motor show. But due to the ongoing pandemic, the launch has been postponed. The car had been spotted testing a number of times and spy shots have surfaced online. The car has gone undergone several changes on the outside as well as on the inside. It even gets mechanical changes. Recent spy shots in which the car is seen without any camouflage could mean that the new i20 is ready for production and could be launched globally soon after things get back to normal. Read on to find out what you can expect about the 2021 Hyundai i20.
2021 Hyundai i20 design.
The car looks entirely new from the ground up and there are almost no similarities to the earlier car. The headlights carry the new design and look similar to the new Verna and the new Elantra. The tail-lights are new as well and get an LED strip across them. The car gets an all-new platform as well. The overall design of the car is meant to be sporty. The new i20 is also bigger in all dimensions.
2021 Hyundai i20 interiors
The 2021 Hyundai i20 will get a completely new interior design as well. It will be having better quality plastics along with new seats and also a completely new infotainment system as well that will house the connected car technology from the company. The instrument cluster of the car will be changed as well and it will get a fully digital one. The seats are different as well. It gets features such as cruise control, ambient lighting, updated centre console digital instrument cluster, wireless charging facility, Bose premium audio, automatic climate control system, multi-functional steering wheel, etc. It also gets increased space on the inside due to the bigger dimensions
Engine and transmission
The 2021 Hyundai i20 is expected to come with three engine options. They will be the 1.2 litre petrol producing 81 bhp and 114 nm of torque, a 1.5 litre diesel producing 98 bhp and 240 nm of torque. It will also get the 1.0 litre turbo petrol that is seen on the Venue but it will most probably be the detuned version and produce 98 bhp and 172 nm of torque.
Pricing and competition
The i20 will be an important product for Hyundai as this car is expected to be a volume seller and carry on the success of the earlier car. It is expected to be priced a bit above the current i20 and therefore will cost around Rs 7 lakh (ex-showroom). It will compete with the likes of the Tata Altroz and the Maruti Suzuki Baleno. Check out our video on the design of the new i20 below: