2018 Hyundai i20 facelift vs 2014-2017: Facelift changes and differences

The 2018 Hyundai i20 has been given a substantial facelift with an updated exterior design, new transmission and more safety tech. See how different the update hatch is in this side-by-side comparison.

2018 Hyundai i20 facelift - front, red2018 F/L
Hyundai Elite i202014-17
The updated i20 gains the company's corporate cascading grille, as well as new front bumpers that have a sportier and more sculpted design. A two-tone roof is also available.
2018 Hyundai i20 facelift - rear, red2018 F/L
Hyundai Elite i202014-17
If anything, the changes at the back are more noticeable, with the tail-lights getting completely revamped with a new light tube treatment and a thicker overall design. The tailgate has also been redesigned, with the licence plate holder moving up there.
2018 Hyundai i20 facelift - grille2018 F/L
Hyundai Elite i202014-17
In addition to the new grille, the headlamps now have a darker treatment, and redesigned internals with the now de rigueur LED driving lights.
2018 Hyundai i20 facelift - interior, dashboard2018 F/L
Hyundai i20 second generation - dashboard2014-17
The changes are less drastic inside, but the i20 can now be had with a 7-inch infotainment system that supports the Apple CarPlay and Android Auto smartphone mirroring systems.
2018 Hyundai i20 facelift - fornt seats2018 F/L
Hyundai Elite i202014-17
In addition to spec and trim fiddles, the i20 facelift also gains a 7-speed dual-clutch transmission, and new safety equipment, including Autonomous Emergency Braking, Lane Departure Warning System, Driver Attention Warning and High Beam Assist. Automatic engine stop is now standard throughout the range.

2018 Hyundai i20 facelift

2014-2017 Hyundai i20

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Derek Fung

Derek Fung

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2018 Hyundai i20 facelift vs 2014-2017: Facelift changes and differences