With the 2023 Indian festive season just around the corner, the automobile industry is abuzz with upcoming launches, and Hyundai is all set to join the party with the i20 facelift. While we've already received a glimpse of the refreshed i20 through teasers, it's worth noting that some Hyundai dealerships are now accepting unofficial bookings for the hatchback. These bookings come with deposit options ranging from Rs 5,000 to Rs 21,000, making it a tempting offer for those eager to get their hands on the updated i20. Hyundai i20 Facelift Unofficial Bookings Described:
Subtle Design Changes:
The 2023 Hyundai i20 Facelift is set to receive a series of subtle design changes. The front fascia will showcase a new cascading grille, updated LED daytime running lights (DRLs), and a revised bumper design. Additionally, the Hyundai logo will be repositioned to the hood, distinguishing it from the current model. At the rear, the taillights will resemble those of the globally sold i20 facelift, and the hatchback will likely sport new alloy wheels.
While the cabin layout will remain familiar, the Hyundai i20 facelift is expected to introduce a new upholstery color. In terms of features, the updated hatchback might include a digital driver's display, ventilated front seats, a dual-camera dash cam, and multi-color ambient lighting. Safety features are anticipated to comprise six airbags as standard, a 360-degree camera, electronic stability control (ESC), and possibly advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS) technology, aligning it with the Hyundai Venue's recent update.
Hyundai is likely to retain the existing petrol engine choices for the i20 facelift. This includes a 1.2-liter petrol engine (83PS/114Nm) with options for a 5-speed manual transmission or a CVT gearbox, and a 1-liter turbo-petrol engine (120PS/172Nm) with a 7-speed dual-clutch transmission (DCT). Moreover, the 1.0-liter engine will now offer a 6-speed manual transmission, providing more choice to buyers.
Expected Launch & Competition:
The Hyundai i20 facelift is anticipated to make its India debut in November 2023, commanding a premium over the current model, which is priced between Rs 7.46 lakh and Rs 11.88 lakh (ex-showroom). These changes in design, features, and transmission options are also likely to apply to the i20 N Line variant, expected to launch concurrently. Once released, the i20 facelift will continue its rivalry with the Tata Altroz, Maruti Baleno, and Toyota Glanza.
Stay tuned for more updates on the Hyundai i20 facelift as we approach its official launch date.