Last month Hyundai’s supermini had already had its first public appearance at the Geneva Salon, but now this i20 is ready to roll out into European markets. The vehicle will be offered on UK’s dealerships on May 7th with a price tag starting from £9,995 for the three-door 1.2 petrol Classic to £14,295 for the 89hp 1.4 CRDi Style model.
The refreshed i20 features the brand’s new design with the hexagonal front grille. The i20 also brings some changes especially at its rear with the revamped bumper and taillights. Apart of the exterior improvements, the company claimed that it also upgraded the interior of the car by adding soft- touch plastics completed with a redesigned center console and upgraded seat trims.
The new i20 is available with a choice of three trim levels. the first is the Classic that has remote central locking, six air bags, air conditioning, ESP and, and Vehicle Stability Management that is applied as standard for the first time in the i20.
The second level is the Active that completed with 15-inch alloys, Bluetooth with voice recognition, electric/heated door mirrors, front fog lights, leather steering wheel and gear knob and electric rear windows.
The last grade is the Style trim that is fitted with 16-inch wheels, automatic headlights, rain sensing front wipers, climate control plus an automatic dimming rear view mirror and an integrated reversing camera.
The latest i20 is empowered by a choice of two sources, the new 1.2 liter petrol engine and the new 1.1 liter U-II diesel. The 1.2 liter petrol engine is able to produce a total output of 84 ponies of power. The fuel economy is returned at 57.7 mpg UK on the combined cycle, while the CO2 emissions is reduced by 5 g/km at a total of 114 g/km. this unit is indeed cleaner but at the same time more efficient and powerful than the previous model.
The second engine is a 1.1 liter U- II three cylinder diesel that is the most fuel economy model in its range. The Blue variant is mated with Intelligent Stop and Go and low rolling resistance tyres. The CO2 emission is returned at 84 g/km, while the fuel economy is figured at 88.3 mpg UK in combined cycle.