It's only been on the market for three years but Hyundai is already prepping the i20 supermini for a facelift, the first since its introduction at the Paris Motor Show in 2008.
Despite the cladding, we can see that the front headlamps are new and feature the same "wave" accents under the main beam as in the most recent Hyundai models such as the i30 hatch and i40 sedan/estate.
In fact, the styling of the entire fascia including the bumper as well as the rear end of the updated i20 are expected to be heavily inspired from i40 while we may also see a stronger belt line on the car's profile.
Our spy shooter also told us that the test car's interior was completely covered suggesting that Hyundai will most likely make changes to the design of the dashboard as well.
Look for the facelifted i20 making its debut this year with European sales to start before the end of 2012.
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