Hyundai i20 Facelift: What to expect from the upcoming model?

The Hyundai i20 facelift, which made its global debut in May, has been spotted undergoing testing in India, suggesting an imminent launch in the country. With a sportier design and an array of new features, the updated i20 aims to captivate hatchback enthusiasts. In this article, we delve into the anticipated design, features, performance, and expected price of the Hyundai i20 facelift.

The refreshed Hyundai i20 facelift showcases a more dynamic appearance, highlighted by redesigned bumpers and a captivating new grille. Boasting eight exterior color options, including intriguing choices like Lucid Lime Metallic, Lumen Gray Pearl, and Meta Blue Pearl, the i20 facelift offers a variety of customization possibilities. It may also feature a dual-tone variant and retain popular colors such as Phantom Black Pearl, Aurora Gray Pearl, Dragon Red Pearl, Mangrove Green Pearl, and Atlas White, with the option of a contrasting black roof. It is anticipated that the Indian model will provide similar color options.


Inside the i20 facelift, expect an enhanced instrument panel, featuring a 4.2-inch screen on base models. Buyers can opt for a larger, fully digital 10.25-inch driver display for a futuristic driving experience. The updated hatchback will also incorporate the latest touchscreen infotainment system, borrowed from other Hyundai models like the Alcazar.

The new Hyundai i20 facelift may offer an advanced driver assistance system (ADAS), which includes features like an anti-collision system and lane keep assist. Optional ADAS features may include blind-spot detection, collision avoidance, rear-cross traffic alert, and Smart Cruise Control. These features are designed to enhance safety and provide a more secure driving experience.

Powering the i20 facelift will be a new 1.0-liter three-cylinder T-GDi petrol engine. This engine is expected to deliver either 100 or 120 horsepower. Buyers will have the choice between a 6-speed iMT manual gearbox or a 7-speed DCT dual-clutch transmission, providing versatility and catering to different driving preferences.

Reports suggest that the Hyundai i20 facelift could launch shortly after the Exter, which is scheduled for release on July 10. Positioned as a premium hatchback, the i20 facelift will compete against popular models like the Maruti Suzuki Baleno and Tata Altroz in the Indian market.