Hyundai revealed first images and details for the i20 facelift today touting new looks and a new ultra-efficient powertrain.

Hyundai revealed first images and details for the i20 facelift today touting new looks and a new ultra-efficient powertrain.

Just as expected the new i20 receives a new face consistent with the brand's fluidic sculpture design language which features a new bumper fascia with hexagonal grille, hood and fenders plus new headlamps with "swirl" reflector. At the rear the i20 receives new rear bumper fascia and taillamps.

Perhaps the most impressive upgrade is found under the hood with a new 1.1-liter 3-cylinder U-II diesel engine that generates 75HP (55kW). Incorporating Hyundai's Blue Drive technologies the i20 achieves the lowest CO2 emissions of any conventional powertrain car on sale today at 84 g/km of CO2.

A second frugal but slightly more powerful diesel engine will also be offered in the form of a 1.4-liter U-II 90HP (66kW) engine that emits 96 g/km.

To learn about the Hyundai i20's fuel economy figures for both diesel engines we'll have to wait until the i20 facelift makes its public debut at the Geneva Motor Show this Tuesday.

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