- Six airbags fitted on all models: front, side and curtain
- Advanced safety technologies included as standard
- Lane Departure Warning System alerts driver to 'lane drift'
- Stronger bodyshell incorporates high-strength steel and reinforcements
- Standard ESP and VSM tuned to be as unobtrusive as possible
- Hill Start Assist Control standard to prevent roll back
- The latest generation of Hyundai cars have been engineered from the earliest stages with occupant and pedestrian safety as a key priority.
Hyundai engineers have rigorously tested and developed advanced passive and active safety systems.
At the very core of the vehicle, safeguarding above-average impact resistance is the stronger chassis and bodyshell, which benefits from the extensive use of advanced-high-strength steel (42% of total composition compared with 16% for the original i20).
The i20, designed and developed specifically for Europe's buyers, has been equipped with active and passive safety features that are increasingly expected by the region's consumers. Every i20 model is fitted, as standard, with Electronic Stability Programme (ESP) and Vehicle Stability Management (VSM), which work in combination to reduce wheel spin or loss of vehicle control on low-friction road surfaces. The ESP has been carefully tuned to be as unobtrusive as possible during driving, creating a natural and comfortable driving experience.
Also standard on i20 is Hyundai's Emergency Stop Signal (ESS) system, which activates the hazard warning lights if a driver suddenly brakes heavily, warning drivers of following vehicles of the car's rapid deceleration. The application of brake tie rods within the brake booster provides a number of benefits to customers: improved braking strength, better braking stability, increased brake pedal feel and a reduction in ambient vibration.
Hyundai Motor has included a number of active safety technologies that are not usually offered in European B-segment vehicles.
The Lane Departure Warning System (LDWS) alerts drivers if they are veering off course without signalling their intention to change lane during motorway driving. The dashboard indicator offers a visual prompt in case of small deviations and if the driver persists, this is reinforced by an audible alert.
To aid visibility, i20 benefits from static headlamps, activated during cornering when the steering wheel is turned left or right by more than 25 degrees and illuminating the direction of travel. Rearward visibility is further aided by the fitment of an extra-wide angle glass in the outside door mirror.
Hyundai has also, as standard, fitted the i20 with Hill Start Assist Control (HAC) for the first time, preventing roll-back during uphill starts, and a tyre-pressure monitoring system for ultimate peace of mind.
In the event of a collision, the i20 features a highly-effective network of passive safety equipment to protect occupants. The new model is fitted with six airbags as standard, including front, side and full-length curtain airbags.
In addition, all five occupants benefit from seatbelt pre-tensioners and limiters, as well as height-adjustable and sliding front head restraints to provide outstanding protection against whiplash. Newly-designed Isofix anchor points are fitted for two rear child seats.
Seatbelt reminders for all occupants and automatic central locking are also standard features.