The next-generation Hyundai i20 has been spotted testing. Here's what we know so far.
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The Hyundai i20 is a rival to the Volkswagen Polo, Ford Fiesta, Opel Corsa and Kia Rio, and the current model has been on sale locally for some time. The good news is that there's an all-new model coming and it has been spotted testing in the Arctic Circle. Granted, it is heavily disguised, but our photographers say it will adopt the latest Hyundai design cues.
It should be underpinned by an updated version of the current platform and powered by an array of engines from the Hyundai portfolio. We wouldn't be surprised to see the new 1.0-litre turbocharged 3-cylinder motor with 88 kW and 172 Nm from the Kona and Venue make its debut, while the lesser models will make do with a 1.2-litre naturally-aspirated petrol engine. Both manual and automatic transmissions should be offering.
The most exciting news is there will be an i20 N, with sporty suspension, race suspension, stronger brakes and a sporty body kit. If rumours are to be believed, it will gain the Veloster Turbo's 1.6-litre turbocharged 4-cylinder engine 150 kW and 265 Nm.