Hyundai, a leading car manufacturer in India, is gearing up to launch the 2024 facelift version of its popular hatchback, the i20. As one of the key contenders in the premium hatchback segment, the Hyundai i20 competes with other popular models like Maruti Suzuki Baleno, Tata Altroz, and Honda Jazz. With the current generation of i20 introduced in 2020, let’s delve into the expected features and changes of the upcoming 2024 Hyundai i20.
Engine and Mileage
The 2024 Hyundai i20 is likely to retain the same engine options as its predecessor. Customers can expect a 1.2-litre petrol engine, generating 82 BHP and 115 Nm of torque, as well as a 1.0-litre turbo-petrol engine with 118 BHP and 172 Nm of torque. Transmission choices are anticipated to remain unchanged, offering a 5-speed manual, a 6-speed iMT (intelligent manual transmission), and a 7-speed DCT (dual-clutch transmission).
While specific mileage figures for the 2024 model have not been disclosed yet, they are expected to be on par with the current i20. The existing model boasts mileage figures of 20.35 kmpl for the 1.2-litre petrol manual, 19.65 kmpl for the 1.2-litre petrol CVT, 20 kmpl for the 1.0-litre turbo-petrol iMT, and 20.25 kmpl for the 1.0-litre turbo-petrol DCT.
Dimensions, Boot Space, and Ground Clearance
In terms of dimensions, the new Hyundai i20 is expected to mirror the current model, with a length of 3995 mm, width of 1775 mm, and height of 1505 mm. The wheelbase of 2580 mm ensures ample space for passengers. The i20 offers a boot space of 311 litres, which can be expanded by folding the rear seats. While the official ground clearance is yet to be disclosed, an estimated 170 mm is anticipated.
Interior Features and Safety
The interior of the 2024 Hyundai i20 is likely to receive some minor updates, with a focus on enhancing features. The car could come equipped with a revised 10.25-inch digital instrument cluster and a 10.25-inch touchscreen infotainment system, similar to the EU-spec i20. The infotainment system is expected to support wireless Android Auto and Apple CarPlay connectivity, along with Hyundai’s BlueLink connected car technology.
Potential additional features for the i20 may include automatic climate control, wireless charging, cruise control, sunroof, ambient lighting, rear AC vents, and a factory-fitted dashcam. In terms of safety, Hyundai may equip the 2024 i20 with six airbags, ABS with EBD, electronic stability control, hill assist control, rear parking sensors with a camera, tyre pressure monitoring system, and ISOFIX child seat anchors. Furthermore, advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS), such as forward collision warning, lane-keeping assist, blind spot detection, and rear cross-traffic alert, could also be part of the safety package.
Exterior Look and Changes
The 2024 Hyundai i20 is expected to undergo subtle style updates, giving it a more modern appearance. The front end of the car could feature a redesigned grille with a gloss black finish and an updated bumper with new fog lamp housings. Additionally, the LED headlamps and daytime running lights may receive slight tweaks. The side profile is likely to remain mostly unchanged, but new alloy wheel designs may be introduced. At the rear, a new bumper with gloss black inserts and a silver diffuser could be expected, along with minor changes to the LED tail lights.
Top Speed and New Features
As far as the top speed is concerned, the 2024 Hyundai i20 is expected to be on par with its current model. The turbo-petrol variants may reach speeds of up to 190 kmph, while the petrol variants could achieve up to 170 kmph. Apart from that, the new features mentioned earlier in the interior and safety sections are the main highlights of the 2024 i20.
Car enthusiasts can look forward to the debut of the 2024 Hyundai i20, which is expected to take place in late 2023 in India. This facelift version promises to offer some exciting cosmetic updates and more features, aiming to attract buyers in the competitive premium hatchback segment. While the prices of the 2024 Hyundai i20 have not been officially revealed yet, they may be slightly higher than the current model, which starts at Rs. 6.91 lakh and goes up to Rs. 11.40 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi).
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