South Korean carmaker Hyundai has begun testing the next generation model of the highly popular Elite i20 (or i20 as it is internationally known) both in India and overseas. The latest set of spy shots of the next-gen 2020 Hyundai i20 that has emerged from Europe has revealed the front fascia of the car, despite it being heavily disguised.
As per the images, the South Korean car maker is going to adopt a new design language on the next-gen i20 and it is going to be in-line with the new-age Hyundai cars like the latest Sonata, Elantra and the brand new Venue. However, going by its front fascia, the test prototype seems to have drawn prominent design inspirations from the Sonata that was recently introduced globally. The latest spy images confirm that it will flaunt a hexagonal, mesh pattern grille design and stylish sweptback headlights. This sort of bold aggressive mesh pattern grille that is reminiscent of the Sonata will add to the premium looks of the next-gen i20.
The next-gen model also seems to be slightly larger than the current-gen model, which if true will offer better interior space. Nothing excepting LED brake lights in the rear design could be ascertained, as it was heavily veiled. This indicates a more attractive design at the back.
More interestingly, the recently spied prototype was caught flaunting a sunroof. Hyundai doesn’t offer a sunroof on the Elite i20 in India. It is yet not sure whether the test prototype is of the more feature-laden Europe-spec model of the i20 or the next-gen India-spec Elite i20. Nevertheless, both the versions of the next-gen i20 are expected to come with more aggressive exterior styling and even more feature-rich, up-class cabin.
Under the hood, the 2020 Hyundai i20 can be expected to continue with the existing 1.2L petrol and 1.4L diesel engines. The 120ps 1.0L turbo petrol mill from the all-new Venue is also likely to be introduced on the next-gen Elite i20’s top-end variant offering a hot-hatch version to complement its new bold looks.