The New Hyundai i20: Driving performance

- The New i20 offers a choice of three petrol engines.

The Kappa 1.0-litre T-GDI, available for the entire i20 line-up, comes with a choice of two power outputs: 73.6 kW/100 PS, available with a 5-speed manual transmission (Fuel consumption combined under NEDC conversion: 4.8 – 5.2 l/ 100 km; CO2 emissions combined in NEDC conversion: 109 – 120 g/km*) or 88.3 kW/120 PS mated to a 6-speed manual transmission (Fuel consumption combined under NEDC conversion: 5.0 – 5.5 l/ 100 km; CO2 emissions combined in NEDC conversion: 114 – 125 g/km*). As an alternative, both powertrains can be combined with a 7-speed dual-clutch transmission (7DCT) – a Hyundai first in the i20 range. The 7DCT offers two drive modes: Normal and Sport. The 1.0-litre T-GDI is now equipped with a built-in particulate filter to reduce exhaust emissions.

Offered for the i20 5-door and Coupe, the Kappa 1.2-litre engine is available with 61.8 kW/84 PS (Fuel consumption combined in NEDC conversion: 5.3 - 5.8 l/ 100 km; CO2 emissions combined in NEDC conversion: 121 - 132 g/km*). As an alternative for five-door, this engine is also available with 55.2 kW/75 PS (Fuel consumption combined in NEDC conversion: 5.6 - 5.8 l/ 100 km; CO2 emissions combined in NEDC conversion: 129 - 132 g/km*). Both versions are mated to a 5-speed manual transmission.

The i20 Active is available with the Kappa 1.4-litre engine generating an output of 73.6 kW/100 PS paired with a 6-speed manual transmission (Fuel consumption combined in NEDC conversion: 5.8 - 5.9 l/ 100 km; CO2 emissions combined in NEDC conversion: 133 – 136 g/km*).

The Idle Stop and Go (ISG) is a standard feature for all three i20 body types, which contributes to lower fuel consumption, lower CO2 emissions and higher efficiency. The fuel savings of using the ISG are especially apparent when driving in urban areas, as the 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 demand. The whole i20 powertrain line-up is fully compliant with Euro 6d TEMP regulations.

Ride and Handling

The New i20 has enhanced driving dynamics. The steering feels more direct, more agile and more fun-to-drive due to a better on-center steering response giving the driver a quicker feedback from the road.

The damping ability of the chassis and wheels is enhanced to reduce impact on the passengers giving a more smooth driving experience even on bumpy roads.

* For further details on fuel consumption and CO2 emissions please refer to the Technical Data chapter.