The 2015 Hyundai i20 will boast an eye-catching new rear-end design, spy photos from CarAdvice’s snappers in Europe reveal.
While the new photos of the 2015 Hyundai i20 feature more extensive camouflage at the front of the car than the images we’ve previously shown, the new shots offer an undisguised glimpse of the back of the new city car, showing a European-inspired tail-light design with lamps that cut sharply into the tailgate of the hatch.
The glass section of the hatch is considerably larger than on the current i20, wrapping around the car’s rear pillars towards the back doors. There’s a reverse-view camera mounted below the badge at the centre of the boot lid, while no current i20s can be optioned with that technology.
The latest batch of photos also offer our first glimpse of the interior of the new i20. It features a more upmarket looking steering wheel with heating, a heavily revised dashboard layout featuring climate control air-conditioning functions and seat heaters, and a basic media system with TFT screen.
This car also has a button for a lane-keeping assistance system, suggesting Hyundai will continue its “democratisation of new technologies” further down its model lines and into lower price brackets. The company stated its intent to debut more advanced technologies, such as those seen in the new Genesis luxury sedan, when it revealed its new Sonata mid-size sedan earlier this week.
Powertrain options for the new i20 are expected to include a range of small-capacity petrol engines, including a 1.0-litre three-cylinder and a 1.25-litre four-cylinder, while 1.1- and 1.4-litre turbo diesel engines will likely be offered in Europe.
The new i20 is expected to debut at the Paris motor show in September before reaching Australian shores early in 2015.
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