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Great expectations of Hyundai i20

Written by: Neil

New Hyundai i20

The Hyundai i20 has been one of the top choices for city cars for nearly a decade – so why would you go and change it? The manufacturer say, that by updating the New i20 in design, safety, connectivity and powertrain line-up, it is continuing to meet the expectations of customers .

The Hyundai i20 five-door now has a more modern design as well as updated safety features with Hyundai SmartSense. For both the five-door and the three-door coupe, Hyundai is also introducing a seven-speed dual clutch transmission (7DCT) for optimal driving comfort and an Idle Stop and Go (ISG) system, which will reduce CO2 emissions. Offering a choice of three different petrol powertrains, New i20 meets current market demands.

Styling: a fresher and more modern appearance

The styling of the i20 has been refreshed in several ways. The elegant lines of the New i20 emphasise its sophisticated exterior. The front of the i20 five-door now features the Cascading Grille, the family identity uniting all Hyundai models. In addition to its modern and fresh design, the New i20 also boasts a spacious and comfortable interior.

Exterior design

In order to make the New i20 more appealing and give it more character, the front of the five-door now features redesigned front bumpers including the Cascading Grille. The rear of the i20 five-door also has updated bumpers and rear combination lamps, creating a more dynamic look. The tailgate has been reworked to integrate the license plate. Also, Hyundai has created a bolder appearance for the i20 five-door by adding new 15”- and 16”-alloy wheels.

The i20 five-door is available with a panoramic sunroof. i20 five-door will be available with a Phantom Black two-tone roof, offering customers more compelling options to personalise their car. Customers can also choose from eight distinctive colours for the exterior: Tomato Red, Champion Blue and Clean Slate are new colours in the i20 range, on top of the existing colours Passion Red, Sleek Silver, Stardust Grey, Polar White and Phantom Black.

Drivers of the New i20 also benefit from outstanding roominess, with an uncompromised trunk capacity of 326 litres (VDA).

Modern and connected

The revised Hyundai i20 range offers various new and advanced connectivity features that integrate seamlessly with the driver’s smartphone, which will ensure even greater comfort while travelling. The new seven-inch Display Audio which will be standard on S and SE trim offers easy connectivity: customers can easily mirror content from their smartphone to the system’s display using Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. As a result, passengers can use the navigation system of their smartphone without the need for built-in car navigation. Furthermore, the i20 will also now available with seven-inch infotainment system (available on Premium Nav and Premium SE Nav) that integrates all navigation, media and connectivity features, and supports both Apple CarPlay™ and Android Auto™ as well as Live Services.

The New i20 is available with a USB charger so passengers can re-charge their mobile devices.

Easy to handle, easy to run

The New i20 offers a choice of two petrol powertrains. The Kappa 1.0-litre T-GDI engine comes with a choice of two power outputs: the engine that is capable of 74 kW/100 PS is available with a five-speed manual transmission, while the high-power version of 88 kW/120 PS comes with a six-speed manual transmission. As an alternative, the 100PS engine can also be matched with a seven-speed dual-clutch transmission – a Hyundai first in the i20 range. Offered for the i20 five-door and three-door Coupe, the Kappa 1.2-litre engine is available with two different outputs, both mated to a five-speed manual transmission: 55 kW/75 PS or 62 kW/84 PS.

The Idle Stop and Go (ISG) is a standard feature on all i20 versions, which will contribute to lower fuel consumption, lower CO2 emissions and higher efficiency. The fuel savings of using the ISG will be especially apparent when driving in urban areas, as ISG automatically switches off the engine when the car comes to a halt.

By concentrating on efficient petrol engines in the i20 range, Hyundai is responding to market demands. The 1.0 T-GDI is now equipped with a built-in particulate filter to enhance environmental performance. The whole i20 powertrain line-up is fully compliant with Euro 6d temp regulations.

Safe and reliable: introducing Hyundai SmartSense for i20

To comply with the highest European standards, the New i20 now also includes the latest Hyundai SmartSense active safety and drivers assistance systems. These include Lane Departure Warning System (LDWS), Lane Keeping Assist System (LKAS), Autonomous Emergency Braking (AEB) city and interurban, Driver Attention Alert (DAA) and High Beam Assist (HBA).

To further demonstrate the quality and reliability of the i20, all models are available with a unique five-year, unlimited mileage warranty.

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