Hyundai India has just launched the 2023 i20 facelift with prices starting at Rs 6.99 lakh (ex-showroom). This update brings changes to the variant lineup, exterior styling, interior features, and the available engine options.
Variant Lineup And Price
To make the i20 more accessible, Hyundai has introduced a new entry-level Era trim, which lowers the starting price by Rs 47,000. However, other variants have seen price increases of up to Rs 27,000. Here’s a comparison of the old and new prices:
- Old Price
- Petrol MT
- Era (New): NA
- Magna: Rs 7.46 lakh
- Sportz: Rs 8.08 lakh
- Asta: Rs 9.09 lakh
- Asta (O): Rs 9.77 lakh
- Petrol CVT
- Sportz: Rs 9.11 lakh
- Asta (O): Rs 10.81 lakh
- New Price
- Petrol MT
- Era: Rs 6.99 lakh
- Magna: Rs 7.7 lakh
- Sportz: Rs 8.33 lakh
- Asta: Rs 9.29 lakh
- Asta (O): Rs 9.98 lakh
- Petrol CVT
- Sportz: Rs 9.38 lakh
- Asta (O): Rs 11.01 lakh
The facelifted i20 receives significant changes to its front design, featuring a Verna-like cascading grille and updated LED headlights. The bumpers also sport muscular airdams. However, the profile remains largely unchanged, with the exception of new 16-inch alloy wheels. The color options include the new Amazon Grey, alongside existing choices like Atlas White, Titan Gray, Typhoon Silver, Starry Night, and Fiery Red. You can also opt for a black roof with certain colors.
At the rear, updates are limited to a mildly revised bumper with a skid plate, while the distinctive Z-shaped LED tail lamps are retained.
Inside, the facelifted i20 retains its dashboard layout but introduces a new black/grey dual-tone color scheme. It also incorporates a USB Type-C phone charger for modern connectivity needs.
The new i20 now offers more safety features as standard, including six airbags, electronic stability control, parking sensors, and hill start assist. It continues to provide a 10.25-inch touchscreen infotainment system with connected car tech, Android Auto, and Apple CarPlay. Other retained features include automatic climate control, a digital driver’s display, sunroof, wireless phone charger, keyless entry with push-button start, and cruise control.
Under the hood, the i20 now exclusively offers the 1.2-litre petrol engine, available with either a 5-speed manual transmission or a CVT. The previous 120PS 1-litre turbo-petrol engine is no longer part of the standard lineup, but it’s expected to return with the upcoming facelifted Hyundai i20 N Line.
Verdict And Rivals
These minor updates breathe fresh life into the third-generation Hyundai i20, which has been on sale since 2020. It continues to compete with rivals such as the Tata Altroz, Maruti Suzuki Baleno, and Toyota Glanza in the hatchback segment.
- What are the key changes in the 2023 Hyundai i20 facelift compared to the older model?
The 2023 Hyundai i20 facelift introduces changes in the variant lineup, exterior styling, interior features, and available engine options.
- How has Hyundai made the i20 more affordable with this update?
Hyundai has introduced an entry-level Era trim, lowering the starting price by Rs 47,000, while other variants have seen price increases of up to Rs 27,000.
- What are the notable updates to the exterior styling of the facelifted i20?
The facelifted i20 features a redesigned front with a cascading grille, updated LED headlights, and new bumpers. It also offers a new color option, Amazon Grey, and 16-inch alloy wheels.
- Are there any changes to the interior of the 2023 i20?
Yes, the interior retains its layout but now offers a black/grey dual-tone color scheme and a USB Type-C phone charger for modern connectivity.
- Which safety and tech features come as standard in the updated i20? Answer
The new i20 includes standard safety features like six airbags, electronic stability control, parking sensors, and hill start assist. It also offers a 10.25-inch touchscreen infotainment system with connected car tech, Android Auto, Apple CarPlay, and various other features such as a sunroof, wireless phone charger, and cruise control.