2020 Hyundai Elite i20 is expected to go on sale early next year and will boast a completely updated exterior and interior
Hyundai Motor India Limited (HMIL) has been enduring a busy year as part of refreshing its domestic lineup. The brand new Venue compact SUV entered the fray in May 2019 to compete against Maruti Suzuki Vitara Brezza, Mahindra XUV300, Tata Nexon and Ford EcoSport.
Just a few days ago, the all-electric Kona SUV reached showrooms with a price tag of Rs. 25.3 lakh (ex-showroom) and looks promising with 452 km driving range on a single charge and attractive 1,60,000 km standard warranty for the battery. The South Korean auto major will also be debuting the next generation Grand i10 in August.
To further improve volume sales, Hyundai is also preparing the second generation Creta and a new avatar for the Elite i20. We have talked about the upcoming Creta several times recently and thus concentrating on the Elite i20 will be of justice. Having already been spied, this rendering of the 2020 Elite i20 gives a clear idea of what is awaiting in store.
Expected to launch in Q2 2020, the Elite i20 will undergo a thorough exterior overhaul to stand in line with the latest crop of Hyundai models. Up front, it will come with a redesigned cascading grille that sits in between the new set of headlights while the bumper and fog lamps have also been updated.
The side profile will boast sportier character lines and the compact rear end will have a more matured profile courtesy of the reworked LED tail lights. The 2020 Hyundai Elite i20 sits on the updated architecture of the existing model and the interior will get refreshed dashboard and centre console as well.
The features list will be revised to stay in coherence with the competition and more connectivity as well as safety features can be expected onboard. As for the powertrain, the upcoming Elite i20 will continue with the 1.2-litre petrol and 1.4-litre diesel engines upgraded to meet BSVI emission standards with same transmission choices.