Hyundai i20 facelift revealed ahead of Geneva debut image

The facelifted version of the i20 has just been revealed by the South Korean based automaker Hyundai, ahead of the model’s official debut at the 2012 Geneva Motor Show, on the 6th of March.

Just as it was expected, the Hyundai i20 facelift is coming with a new front fascia, highlighted by the company’s fluidic sculpture design language, which is featuring a hexagonal grille, a new bumper, hood and fenders, along with a reflector, rear bumper and tail lamps.

“The i20 has been very popular with European buyers since it came to market in 2009, thanks to its combination of efficiency, quality, practicality and value. With an enhanced engine line-up that includes the lowest CO2 emissions for a conventional powertrain, and sharper styling influenced by fluidic sculpture, the All New i20 will appeal to a broader range of buyers, including younger consumers. The assurance of our industry-best, comprehensive Five Year Triple Care package makes the All New i20 an even more attractive proposition”. As the senior VP and chief operating officer of Hyundai Europe, Allan Rushforth, said.

The facelifted Hyundai i20 is 1,710 mm wide, 1,490 mm tall and it has a wheelbase of 2,525 mm, while the length has increased by just 55 mm, 30 mm to the front and 25 mm to the rear, at a total of 3,995 mm. the most important upgrade of the Hyundai i20 facelift is most likely under its hood, where we can find the new 1.1 liter three-cylinder U-II diesel engine, which is developing a total output of 75 horsepower, and with the Hyundai Blue Drive technologies, the model can emit just 84 g/km of CO2, lower than any conventional powertrain car on sale today. More details on the model at the 2012 Geneva Motor Show.