Hyundai to launch facelift version of new i20 by this October

2012 Kia Rio -Front

Korean automaker Hyundai has recently given a fresh look to almost all its models. The highest selling Hyundai i10 from Hyundai’s stable got new refreshing look and stunning new Hyundai Verna Fluidic is also one of the latest facelifts from the company. However one car was overlooked, Hyundai i20 went on sale in December 2008 and since then got no real facelift.

In past sometime, Hyundai i20 has been doing good sales for Hyundai India in premium hatchback segment and it has not been face-lifted for a long time now. The facelift introduces last year in 2010 was a significant but not major one.

2012 Kia Rio - Rear

Our friends at Motorbeam reported that 2012 Hyundai i20 is likely to launch by this Diwali festive season, which is around October 2011. New Hyundai i20 will feature a new Hyundai grille design and fluidic headlights along with revised tail lights and new alloy wheels. The interiors will also get slight revision to get it in line with latest standards.

It is expected to cost slightly high of peaking Rs. 20,000/- when the new i20 goes on sale in October, 2011. The engines will remain untouched with the same 1.2L, 1.4L petrol and 1.4L diesel continuing in the facelift version.

(NoteThe actual car may differ from the above model shown. This image is of 2012 Kia Rio based on the same platform as the Hyundai i20)

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Source – MotorBeam