2012 Hyundai i20 Facelift arrives UPDATEDSat, 03 Mar 2012 00:00:00 -0800
The 2012 Hyundai i20 Facelift arrives a bit earlier than Hyundai planned
The Hyundai i20 Facelift for 2012 has arrived a bit earlier than Hyundai planned, with the first photos arriving ahead of its Geneva debut.
Update: Hyundai caught up with the news on the i20 facelift and confirmed the changes. But under the skin they’ve also had a play, with a new 1.1 litre 3-cylinder ‘U-II’ diesel which, when mated to Hyundai’s Blue Drive tech, delivers 74bhp and the lowest emissions of any car on sale with a conventional powertrain at just 84g/km. The current 89bhp 1.4 Blue also gets an improvement to 96g/km.
We recently reviewed the Hyundai i20 – in its ‘Blue’ eco guise – and found it to be a great little urban car. But that i20 is soon going to look old hat as Hyundai plans to bolt the front end of the i30 on to the i20 in a 2012 facelift for the now three-year old i20.
The 2012 Hyundai i20 will get a facelift that looks to concentrate mainly on bolting the latest family face on to the i20, which means new grill, new bumper with a bigger lower air vent and integrated fogs.
Other changes are a tweak to the back bumper with a bit of re-profiling and integrated reflectors, new tail lights and some new alloy designs. So far we don’t know what Hyundai has in store for the interior, if anything.
By next week Hyundai will have made the facelift to the i20 official so we’ll update the photo gallery below, which just has a front and rear view.
(2 photos – click any thumbnail for full size)
By Cars UK