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2020 Hyundai i20 will get sleeker design & digital instrument cluster

Written by Parichay Malvankar

The new generation of Hyundai i20 is due to make a debut in India next year. The all-new model has already started road testing globally, and this new car will give a tough fight to arch rivals Maruti Suzuki Baleno, Honda Jazz & the upcoming Tata Altroz. The 3rd generation of the Hyundai i20 will get bigger and better and come with new engine options as well.

What’s interesting is that inside the new i20, there will be a full digital speedometer console. This would be superior in the segment, but even the Honda Jazz in the new generation avatar is expected to get it. So it would just be a matter of time that every manufacturer makes this a norm in the segment. The layout of the digital meter is good looking with a clockwise speedometer on the left and an anti-clockwise tachometer to the right, both of which have a representation via bars. The digital tachometer readout will also be in the format – 1.3 x 1000 RPM. Other features noted include gear position indicator, DTE, digital fuel & temperature bar, outside temperature, trip meters, seat belt reminder, etc. This new digital speedometer console is sure to add a feel good factor to the cabin of the 3rd generation Hyundai i20. Hyundai is also expected to introduce a similar digital meter on the new generation Creta which is coming to India before the i20.

Other noticeable changes on the 2020 Hyundai i20 will include BS6 compliant petrol and diesel engines. The highlight would be the 1.5L diesel motor which is also seen on the Kia Seltos, which would make it under the hood of the i20. However, it would be detuned for the hatchback to suit the market requirement. The petrol option would come from the Hyundai Venue, a 1.0L turbocharged petrol motor matched to a 7-speed dual-clutch automatic. Of course there would also be a boring naturally aspirated petrol motor on offer for the sedate commuters.

The all-new Hyundai i20 could be revealed as a concept at the upcoming Auto Expo in India next year. The car is expected to grow in dimensions, while still being under 4 metres in length to avail tax benefits.