Hyundai has been brewing a new i20 hatchback and it will be shown at the upcoming Geneva Motor Show.
The Hyundai i20 is a bread-and-butter model in South Africa and it has proven popular with buyers looking for an affordable and reliable hatchback.
The good news is that a new i20 will be shown at the upcoming Geneva Motor Show and it will introduce a sharper, fresher look to take the fight to its rivals such as the Volkswagen Polo and Ford Fiesta.
The new i20’s design is far bolder and sportier with a large gaping grille, sculpted bonnet, edgy headlights and distinctive tail lights with a ‘Z’ lighting signature and a light bar that runs across the length of the boot lid. Based on these images, Hyundai will offer a 2-tone paint scheme too, which further adds to the i20’2 new character.
As for the interior, official images have yet to be released but you can expect Hyundai’s latest touchscreen infotainment screen (with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay) and digital instrument cluster to make its way into the i20. The interior material finish is also expected to be of higher quality to match its stylish exterior design.
While we wait for official details, we reckon the i20 will offer both a 3-cylinder, 1.0-litre engine (same as Kona and Venue with 88 kW and 172 Nm) and a naturally-aspirated 1.2-litre petrol engine. The exciting news however, is that Hyundai will also offer a fully-fledged i20N model which could very well be powered by a 1.6-litre turbopetrol engine with 150 kW and 265 Nm, which should be an absolute hoot to drive.
We will have more details to share when the new i20 makes its debut at the Geneva Motor Show, stay tuned.