2018 Hyundai i20 gets minor exterior updates for Europe while featuring new seven-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission, Hyundai SmartSense Suite and panoramic sunroof
Hyundai has lifted the veils off the facelift i20 for the European market. Even though the styling changes mimic more or less of the latest Elite i20 sold in India, it comes equipped with several new features and technologies in comparison.
Slated to enter Europe in late 2018, the hatchback receives minor changes to the front fascia with a modified front bumper accompanying the now-signature cascading grille. The bumper at the rear is brand new, as does the hatch area housing the number plate and the tail lamps.
The alloy wheel design of 15- and 16-inch options is similar to India-spec model as well. Hyundai is providing panoramic sunroof and dual-tone Phantom Black roof with the updated i20 and there are several new colour options to choose from such as Clean Slate, Tomato Red and Champion Blue.
The cabin gets a number of new additions including a seven-inch touchscreen infotainment system with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto connectivity while the GPS navigation system and Live Services are restricted to the top-end variants.
The South Korean automaker has added Hyundai SmartSense driver assistance suite as well as a new USB charging port. The list of driver assistant and safety technologies comprises of Autonomous Emergency Braking, Driver Attention Alert, High Beam Assist, engine start/stop, Lane Departure Warning System, Lane Keeping Assist, etc.
The Euro-Spec 2018 Hyundai i20 derives power from a 1.0-litre engine, which is good enough to produce a maximum power output of 100 PS and 120 PS in two states of tune. A slightly bigger 1.2-litre unit can also be ordered and it develops only 75 PS and 84 PS in two configurations. In the 100 PS version, a new seven-speed dual-clutch transmission has been offered.