Earlier this month we reported that Hyundai has stopped the production of the current gen i20 in India, which was a clear hint of the launch being around the corner. Now, the Chennai based car maker has sent us the invite for the 2015 Hyundai i20 India launch which is scheduled to happen on August 11th. Hyundai has tested the car in the Indian conditions for over an year now and India will be one of the first market to get the 2015 Hyundai i20.
The Hyundai i20 underwent a revamp for the Indian market in the year 2012. The facelifted model received LED Daytime Running Lights (DRL’s). On the equipment front, the facelifted model got a push button start, a reverse camera, automatic day and night rear view mirrors, automatic headlights and rain sensing wipers among other additions. These equipment will also be carried over in the new gen 2015 i20.
The 2015 Hyundai i20 has a longer wheelbase, marginally more width and even more spacious interiors than the outgoing model. All the spy pics of the car have revealed that the model features sweptback headlights, a bigger lower front grille and vertical taillights. Similar to the current gen model, the car will also come with a tailgate-mounted spoiler and turn signals built into the outer rear view mirrors.
Mechanically,the 2015 i20 will be identical to the model it replaces. The petrol engine options will include a 1.2 liter mill as well as a 1.4 liter block. While the 1.2 liter engine will come mated to a 5 speed manual transmission, the 1.4 liter engine will be mated to a 5 speed automatic transmission. The diesel motor will be the 1.4 liter CRDi unit which will be mated to a 6 speed manual transmission.
Stay tuned to Motoroids for more dope on the 2015 Hyundai i20 India launch.