Hyundai unveils i20 Facelift Edition in Europe, India launch expected later this year

Hyundai has recently unveiled the initial pictures and information regarding the updated i20 hatchback, which is set to be available for purchase in Europe in the near future.

The third-generation i20 was introduced in India back in 2020, and we anticipate that this facelifted version will make its debut in India later this year. The hatchback has undergone some visual enhancements and has received an updated range of features for the 2023 model year.

Features, colours, design and more – 

Hyundai has implemented minimal changes to both the interior and exterior of the third-generation i20 as part of its mid-life upgrade. Notably, the front bumper now aligns with the grille and incorporates two large arrow-shaped inlets on each side.

The headlights have also undergone slight reprofiling, with the LED daytime running lights now positioned atop the headlamps.

When viewed from the side, the facelifted Hyundai i20 appears largely unchanged, although it does feature new 16-inch or 17-inch alloy wheels.

The selection of available exterior paint colors has been expanded to include a fresh Lime metallic hue, along with Lumen Grey and Meta Blue pearl shades.

Hyundai has decided to discontinue the diesel options for the i20, making the hatchback exclusively available in petrol variants.

This indicates that the updated i20 will likely retain the existing model’s 1.2-liter four-cylinder turbocharged petrol engine producing 83PS of power and 115Nm of torque, as well as the 1.0-liter three-cylinder turbocharged petrol engine generating 120PS of power and 178Nm of torque.

Depending on the engine choice, transmission options include a five-speed manual, a CVT automatic, or an intelligent Manual Transmission (iMT).

One of the prominent updates in the revamped i20 is the introduction of a new full-TFT instrument console, resembling the one found in the Alcazar SUV.

Apart from this change, the interior of the car seems to retain its current features, including a 10.25-inch touchscreen infotainment system, automatic climate control, a four-spoke multifunctional steering wheel, and wireless charging.

Additionally, it is expected that the new i20 will offer some new amenities like ventilated front seats.

Although there have been no major changes to the powertrain or safety features, the noteworthy addition to the updated i20 is the integration of Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS), which encompasses lane-following assistance and front collision warning.


Once introduced in India, the Hyundai i20 facelift will continue to compete with the Maruti Suzuki Baleno, the Tata Altroz, and the Toyota Glanza.