Hyundai didn’t keep us waiting for long! Just four months after its global debut in May, they’re teasing us with the launch of the updated i20 hatchback in India. With its previous release in November 2020, Hyundai surprised many by introducing a mid-life cycle update in less than three years. But what exactly did they change? Let’s dive in!

Hyundai i20 facelift India launch

The i20 facelift is expected to be priced in the range of Rs. 8 lakh to Rs. 13 lakh. It will compete with the likes of the Maruti Suzuki Baleno, Toyota Glanza, and Tata Altroz.


Here are some of the key features of the Hyundai i20 facelift:

  • Revised front and rear end
  • New digital instrument cluster
  • Dual-dashcam
  • ADAS (advanced driver assistance systems)
  • 1.2-litre naturally aspirated petrol engine
  • 1.0-litre turbocharged petrol engine
  • Manual, CVT, iMT, and DCT gearbox options

A freshened-up exterior

Hyundai revamped both the front and rear of the i20. The grille now sports a sleek tweak, and if you glance at the front bumper, you’ll spot two bold, arrow-shaped inlets. A contrast black finish now accentuates the chin, making it appear wider. And the headlamps? They remain consistent in shape, but Hyundai promises full-LED brilliance.

They also shifted the Hyundai logo from its traditional grille spot, placing it at the base of the bonnet with a modern 2D design flair. At the back, you’ll find a bolder faux rear diffuser, strategically repositioned reflectors, and a more defined dual-tone finish for the bumper. Keep an eye out for new alloy wheels and a palette of fresh exterior paints.

Hyundai i20 facelift India launch


Inside the i20: Subtle Yet Significant

While Hyundai retains the core interior design, they’re hinting at some nifty feature upgrades. Expect a dual dashcam – a popular feature in many Hyundai models. They’re also spicing up the cockpit with an updated digital instrument cluster. And here’s a game-changer: Hyundai might equip the i20 with ADAS features, making it the first hatchback in India to boast this tech.

Powering the i20

Hyundai sticks to its winning formula under the hood. The i20 will roar to life with either an 83hp, 1.2-litre petrol engine or a zippier 120hp, 1.0-litre turbo-petrol engine. For transmission lovers, Hyundai offers a manual and CVT for the 1.2-litre and an iMT and DCT for the turbo variant.

Hyundai i20 facelift interior

The Road Ahead

Hyundai has plans to infuse similar vibes into the sportier i20 N Line soon. And once the new i20 hits the roads, it’ll lock horns with rivals like the Maruti Suzuki Baleno, Toyota Glanza, and Tata Altroz. Stay tuned, as we bring you more updates on its launch and how you can book one!


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