The next-gen Hyundai i20 is expected to arrive in India in 2020.
The vehicle is expected to have competitive features and a highly efficient powertrain.
A new digital instrument cluster is one such stand-out feature.
India is awaiting the arrival of the next-gen Hyundai i20 early next year. The vehicle aims to compete with reputed models like Honda Jazz and Maruti Suzuki Baleno. It is set to come with exclusive features like an efficient powertrain and a new digital instrument cluster.
The next-gen Hyundai i20 might be similar to the India-bound, next-gen Hyundai Creta (also known as ix25). However, the digital instrument cluster will be different from that available on the Hyundai Grand i10 Nios. As on date, it is uncertain whether the latest feature will be available throughout all the variants of the next-gen Hyundai i20.
Besides the digital instrument cluster, the next-gen Hyundai i20 will feature BlueLink Connectivity, a feature present in the Hyundai Venue SUV. Along with an 8-inch touchscreen infotainment system, the car will sport features like automatic climate control, rear AC vents, wireless charging, armrests for both front and rear seats, push-button start/stop, and six airbags.
The next-gen Hyundai i20 could also feature the dual-clutch automatic transmission as is available on the Hyundai Venue. The new Hyundai i20 might come with a 120hp 1L turbo-petrol engine mated to a 7-speed DCT automated system. However, the Maruti Suzuki Baleno comes with a CVT automatic transmission but does not have a BSVI-compliant turbo-petrol engine option.
The new Hyundai i20 will also come with a 1.5L 90hp diesel engine option as against the 1.4L motor present in the current model. The Kia Seltos comes with a similar 1.5L motor. However, the Hyundai i20 engine could come with lower tuning. Honda has confirmed the switchover to a BSVI compliant engine while the Maruti Suzuki Baleno will be doing away with the diesel engine after April 2020.
Though the Hyundai i20 has been around for five years, it does not match the sales of the Maruti Suzuki Baleno even after the introduction of the facelift option. However, it remains among Hyundai’s highest-selling models. One expects the next-gen Hyundai i20 to change the scenario.