2020 Hyundai i20 diesel has been spied in Chennai and its fully-digital instrument cluster reads a mileage of 17km/l.
Hyundai India has been working on the next-generation i20 premium hatchback for quite some time now. The South Korean brand was expected to unveil the 2020 Hyundai i20 at Auto Expo 2020 (alongside the updated Verna sedan). However, the company debuted only the 2020 Hyundai Creta at the biennial automotive event.
Automotive enthusiasts Suchith and Suresh have brought some fresh details of the upcoming Hyundai i20 (which may or may not get the ‘Elite’ moniker). Spied in Chennai, the fully-digital instrument cluster of the all-new Hyundai i20 has been revealed for the very first time. Being a test mule, the vehicle wore heavy camouflage and minimal exterior design details were evident.
However, the spy pics of the 2020 Hyundai i20’s instrument cluster reveal more than just its digital layout. For instance, the prototype was in its diesel avatar (obviously BS6); as evident from the tachometer which redlines at 6,000rpm. A modern-day petrol engine can rev way past 6,000rpm to produce its peak power output.
Even though legibility isn’t the best here, one can observe that the MID (Multi-Information Display) at the middle shows 47.6mpg (around 17km/l). A diesel vehicle in this category returns similar fuel economy figures in tight traffic conditions such as this. One can also make out the new steering wheel which shares its design theme with some of the latest Hyundai products in the global market.
In the premium hatchback category of the Indian market, the 2020 Hyundai i20 is easily one of the most anticipated launches of the year. For the same reason, many have taken a step back from buying the present-generation Elite i20 and have decided to wait for the new one. Official digital sketches of the 2020 Hyundai i20 have already surfaced on the internet and reports suggest that its global debut would take place at the 2020 Geneva International Motor Show. The India-spec i20 would be significantly different from it, at least in terms of equipment.
The Indian market would most likely get the next-gen Hyundai i20 with three engine choices: 1.2-litre petrol (82bhp/113Nm), 1.0-litre turbo petrol (118bhp/173Nm) and 1.5-litre diesel (the same unit in the Kia Seltos, but detuned to around 100bhp/200Nm). The hatchback will be available in both manual and automatic formats. Once launched, it will take on the likes of the Maruti Suzuki Baleno, Volkswagen Polo and the new Tata Altroz.