Hyundai i20-based crossover first came out on tests

Hyundai i20-based crossover first came out on tests

August 12, 2020 0 By autotimesnews

Hyundai has been caught testing a new car that looks like a future i20-based small crossover.

The new model will be the smallest Hyundai crossover in the lineup, at least in Europe, based on the new i20 subcompact hatchback. Unlike the previous-generation Hyundai i20 Active, which was simply a raised version of the regular hatchback with plastic fenders, the new Hyundai crossover model is expected to have its own unique bodywork.

There are some similarities to the regular i20 in the spy shots, especially in the front, but the rear looks completely different, with a longer roof and a more aesthetic appearance. The taillights are also new, extending down to the D-pillar and featuring a separate set of lights, slightly visible at the bottom of the bumper.

The interior has also been covered in a translucent fabric, but since we’ve already seen the interior of the new i20, it’s enough to determine that Hyundai uses the same dashboard design, including a 10.25-inch digital instrument cluster screen that is paired with a similarly sized touchscreen display for information an entertainment system that supports Android Auto and Apple CarPlay.

The crossover will only be available with front-wheel drive and will share most – if not all – of the powertrains available in the i20, including the 100bhp 1.0-liter T-GDI petrol engine. or 120 hp coupled with a mild hybrid 48-volt system. The transmission will be a 6-speed manual and a 7-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission.

The new i20-based crossover will take place under the Kona crossover in Hyundai’s European lineup, which will be offered there for the Venue model sold in North America and other regions. With most of the bodywork looking production-ready, Hyundai is expected to unveil its latest crossover model sometime later in the year.