Late last evening, the first photos revealing the complete interior of the car also emerged on Facebook and forum pages.
The spyshot reveals a dual-tone beige-black dashboard that is a big departure from the current i20 in layout and finish.
The center stack is split into two sections for the air conditioning controls and the stereo (likely with an internal harddisk provision), and exudes a more upmarket feel than the current version that groups both these systems into one interface.
The air con vents take their usual place higher up on the dashboard, and it has two 12V sockets. A MID screen is nestled between the instruments and also viewable are a dead pedal, push-button start, controls for audio and phone on the steering wheel.
The sub-4 metre hatchback, sources add, will offer more interior space than the outgoing vehicle.
The current powertrain lineup, which comprises a 1.2-litre petrol, a 1.4-litre petrol and a 1.4-litre diesel, is expected to be retained.