It was only last year in March at Geneva Motor Show when Hyundai facelifted the i20 and now these spy shots show the company is preparing the next-gen model.

It was only last year in March at Geneva Motor Show when Hyundai facelifted the i20 and now these spy shots show the company is preparing the next-gen model.

Scheduled to come out sometime next year, the all-new i20 is likely to adopt many of the styling cues seen on the recently unveiled i10. The i20 prototype was spied undergoing testing in southern Europe featuring an enlarged lower front grille, sweptback headlights, vertical taillights and a tailgate-mounted spoiler. In addition, the turn signals have been incorporated into the side mirrors, while the alloys closely resemble the ones seen on the current model.

Expect the all-new model to grow in size a little bit to distance itself from the i10 (which has been enlarged) and offer more rear legroom as a result of an extended wheelbase. Engine choices should include the familiar gasoline three-cylinder 1.0-liter and a four-cylinder 1.25-liter. On the diesel side, there will probably be a frugal three-cylinder 1.1-liter, along with a larger 1.4-liter. These will be linked to a six-speed manual gearbox or an automatic transmission.

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