2023 Hyundai i20 Facelift Specifications and Details
The 2023 Hyundai i20 facelift will hit the Indian market by November 2023, adding to Hyundai’s impressive lineup. This updated premium hatchback has already made waves in other countries and is now gearing up for its Indian debut. Following the successful launch of the Exter micro SUV, Hyundai will introduce the facelifted i20 to domestic consumers. The teaser reveals significant changes to the front fascia, hinting at an exciting update. Hyundai, after previously showcasing the revised i20 in Europe, is now ready to unveil its revamped version in India, promising new features, an updated interior, and an eagerly awaited market launch, likely later this month.
2023 Hyundai i20 Design
Compared to the outgoing model, the front end now features a sleeker hexagonal grille section, similar to the Euro-spec i20. However, the black grille inserts, as shown in the teaser, are not as aggressive. The headlamp cluster appears sharper, with more cohesive lighting arrangements this time, complemented by the Boomerang-shaped integrated LED Daytime Running Lights for a refreshed look. The Hyundai logo has been relocated to the bonnet, and the bumper adopts a sharper design with a lip spoiler-like element. The new fog lamp housings resemble shark fins, akin to its European counterpart. The lower air intake also receives a redesign. Anticipate newly designed alloy wheels and minor rear-end changes as well.
The i20 will get new features like a digital driver’s display, ventilated seats, a dual-camera dash cam, and ambient lighting. Safety enhancements could encompass six airbags as standard and the inclusion of a 360-degree camera. While Hyundai had previously announced plans to implement ADAS technology in several models, the i20 facelift may not yet offer this feature. It’s already packed with an array of amenities, such as an electric sunroof, a 10.25-inch touchscreen system, wireless charging, cruise control, a rear parking camera, up to six airbags, and hill hold assist.
Engine and Performance
The i20 facelift is likely to maintain its current powertrain options, including the 83PS 1.2-liter petrol engine with 5-speed manual and CVT transmissions. It might also retain the 120PS/172Nm 1-liter turbo-petrol engine. The 7-speed DCT transmission will likely continue to be available, but the 6-speed iMT will be replaced by a conventional 6-speed manual gearbox. However, the reintroduction of a diesel engine option for the Hyundai hatchback seems improbable.
The Hyundai i20 facelift is likely to be priced from Rs 7.46 lakh to Rs 11.88 lakh. It will continue to compete with rivals such as the Maruti Baleno, Toyota Glanza, and Tata Altroz. Additionally, there are expectations of the i20 N Line variant being part of the facelift as well.
The 2023 Hyundai i20 facelift is likely to make its way to Indian roads soon, bringing with it not only a refreshed design but also new features and engine options. As the festive season approaches, this eagerly awaited hatchback is most likely to bring some excitement to the market, competing with the likes of Maruti Baleno and Tata Altroz while likely carrying a premium price tag. Enthusiasts can also look forward to the possible inclusion of the i20 N Line variant in this anticipated launch.