With the release of the 2023 i20 facelift, Hyundai India has introduced a new round of improvements for this well-liked hatchback and the updated i20 seeks to maintain its success in the Indian market with a variety of refinements and updated prices. We will examine the main modifications made to the i20 facelift in this comparison offering insightful comparisons between the new and previous models.
Variant Lineup and Pricing
The 2023 i20 boasts a revised variant lineup and pricing strategy. Hyundai has introduced an entry-level Era trim which makes the i20 more accessible, with prices starting at Rs 6.99 lakh (ex-showroom). While this brings a price reduction of Rs 47,000 for the base model the rest of the variants are now priced slightly higher. Here is a comparison of the old and new prices:
|Rs 6.99 lakh
|Rs 7.46 lakh
|Rs 7.7 lakh
|Rs 8.08 lakh
|Rs 8.33 lakh
|Rs 9.09 lakh
|Rs 9.29 lakh
|Rs 9.77 lakh
|Rs 9.98 lakh
|Rs 9.11 lakh
|Rs 9.38 lakh
|Rs 10.81 lakh
|Rs 11.01 lakh
The facelifted i20 features notable changes in its exterior styling, primarily at the front. It now sports a Verna-like cascading grille, complemented by redesigned LED headlights and muscular bumpers. Although the outgoing model had an appealing grille with the Hyundai logo these updates bring a fresh and sporty look.
While the side profile remains largely unchanged, you'll notice enhanced 16-inch alloy wheels and a new color option, Amazon Grey. Existing colors include Atlas White, Titan Gray, Typhoon Silver, Starry Night, and Fiery Red. For a touch of personalization, a black roof can be paired with white and red colors.
The i20's interior layout remains familiar, but the facelift introduces a refreshed black/grey dual-tone color scheme, replacing the previous all-black theme. Maintaining current connectivity is ensured with a spare USB Type-C phone charger.
The 2023 i20 now includes more safety features as standard, such as six airbags, electronic stability control, parking sensors, and hill start assist. Despite these changes the car retains several sought-after features including a 10.25-inch touchscreen infotainment system with connected car technology, Android Auto, and Apple CarPlay. Additional amenities like automatic climate control, a digital driver's display, a sunroof, a wireless phone charger, keyless entry with push-button start, and cruise control enhance the driving experience.
Under the hood, the facelifted i20 is exclusively equipped with the 1.2-litre petrol engine, available with either a 5-speed manual transmission or a CVT. Notably, the 120PS 1.0-liter turbo-petrol engine is no longer a part of the standard lineup but is expected to feature in the upcoming i20 N Line.
Verdict and Rivals
The 2023 Hyundai i20 facelift breathes new life into the third-generation model, which has been in the market since 2020, with its refreshed features and competitive pricing it continues to compete with rivals like the Tata Altroz, Maruti Suzuki Baleno, and Toyota Glanza in Indian market.
In conclusion, the latest i20 offers a compelling blend of style, safety, and convenience, making it a strong contender in the hatchback segment.