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Following its world premiere at the
Geneva Motor Show, Hyundai UK has announced full pricing and
specification for the New i20. Prices for i20 start at £9,995
on-the-road for the three-door 1.2 petrol Classic model, while at the
other end of the spectrum the range-topping 90ps 1.4 CRDi Style model
To further enhance the i20’s appeal,
Hyundai’s designers have given the car an attractive exterior makeover
that features new wheel designs plus a hexagonal front grille that is in
keeping with Hyundai’s current fluidic sculpture design. Further design
changes to the front end include new rounded front wings while the
reshaped bonnet and headlights continue the theme along with new fog
light clusters and daytime running lights. Moving to the rear, the New
i20 gets a redesigned rear bumper and taillights, which helps to add to
the i20’s fresh approach.
the New i20 majors on quality with soft-touch plastics, a revised and
classier centre consol along with updated seat trims.
The New i20 is available in
three main trim levels beginning
with Classic, moving up to
Active and followed by Style.
Starting with Classic, each
model comes with a generous list
of standard specification
including remote central
locking, six air bags, air
conditioning, ESP and, for the
first time on i20, Vehicle
Hyundai has added in even more value to
the i20 package with the Active trim, which adds 15-inch alloy wheels,
Bluetooth with voice recognition, electric/heated door mirrors, front
fog lights, leather steering wheel and gear knob and electric rear
windows (five door bodystyle) when compared with Classic.
The range-topping Style model is
equipped with16-inch alloy wheels, automatic headlights, rain sensing
front wipers, climate control along with an automatic dimming rear view
mirror with an integrated reversing camera – the first standard
application of this technology in the segment.
These standard features are
traditionally only found on bigger and more luxurious cars as optional
extras, but with the New i20 they are all part of the overall package.
Buyers wanting even higher levels of
technology and features can order the Convenience Pack, which
encompasses keyless entry, engine Start/Stop button, chrome exterior
door handles and supervision cluster. Hyundai has improved upon the
popular 1.2-litre petrol engine, which is now cleaner, more efficient
and more powerful than the model it replaces. Maximum output is now 85ps
(79ps for the outgoing variant) while improvements in fuel consumption
from 55.4mpg to 57.7mpg on the combined cycle, plus emissions reductions
from 119g/km CO2 to 114g/km CO2 make the 1.2
petrol engine one of the most efficient around.
Headlining i20’s eco-credentials is the
Blue variant, which is powered by Hyundai’s ultra-efficient 1.1-litre
“U-ll” three-cylinder diesel engine that combined with Intelligent Stop
and Go and low rolling resistance tyres emits a mere 84g/km – making it
the lowest-emitting diesel engine in the UK. Coupled with low emissions,
the i20 Blue is capable of returning 88.3mpg on the combined cycle.