2014 Hyundai i20 News, Engine Rumors, Release Date

Any Hyundai prototype getting tested is usually very well camouflaged, so it was something of a surprise to see the 2014 i20 model with very little covering when it was being tested in Southern Europe.

The great interest in the new car had Hyundai playing a little game of hide and seek, revealing more of the next-generation i20 5-door hatchback than ever before.

The removal of the camo showed off the bonnet and the as yet unseen rear end.

The latest i20 spy shots show that the roundedness Hyundai has become known for has somewhat gone, with head designer Peter Schreyer sure to be behind that move.

The Hyundai i20 actually has some similarities to the Kia Rio, especially the thick rear pillars. This comparison is no real surprise given that the two vehicles are based on the same platform.

2014 Hyundai i20 Spy Photos

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There are more changes to be found on the bonnet. The i20 hatchback has a longer bonnet that conveys a premium feel.

This is certainly different from the short bonnets usually found in the supermini class.

There is also a tapered off area on either side of the bonnet, which we can only assume is connected to the fender to nose panel line.

The engines that will come with the i20 will likely be the 1.1L and 1.4L diesels from the Rio.

Don’t be surprised if the petrol lineup comes with the first small turbo unit, which will most likely be the Kappa 1.0 T-GDi with 120 hp, developed for use in Kia’s sub-compact cars such as Rio and cee’d.

Release Date

The new i10 was unveiled by Hyundai last week, ahead of its debut in Frankfurt, with the i20 5-door hatchback expected to be revealed soon after.

It is highly unlikely that that the new i20 will make an appearance at the Frankfurt Motor Show, with an early 2014 appearance much more likely.

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Comments

  1. Sven says

    This day we knew how the new i20 looks. Better than the old i20, the old i20 looks smaller and is a real b segment car. I consider to buy the new i20 becouse it looks to the direction of the c segment and for me it is the winner in it’s class with these oponents (dutch car market ) Ford Fiësta, Fiat Puncto, Honda Jazz, Volkswagen Polo, KIA Rio, Nissan Note, Renault Clio, Toyota Yaris, Mazda 2, Opel Corsa, Peugeot 208, Citroën C3, and the Alfa Romeo Mito.

    I want the 1.4 Crdi, but the Hyundai car dealer told me that only the 1.1 Crdi wil come. That’s a poor engine, i want some forse on the wheels and have joy with enough torque. In India they deliver a 1.4 Crdi on the i20 elite, so i think the envoirmental ishoe is flipped out in my country. I prefer forse and i take a tax level up for granted. They put the 1.1 Crdi on the list for business drivers and it is a tax ishoe why the 1.4 Crdi wil not see Dutch roads. It Hyunday Holland deliver me a 1.4 , 4 cilinder turbo new i20 than i wil sign a contact for a brand new i20.

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