- Sophisticated design: elegant lines and refined details
- High specification features, including full panoramic sunroof and Lane Departure Warning
- Integrated satellite navigation, with Live Services standard on Premium Nav and Premium SE Nav models
- Designed, engineered and built in Europe, tested extensively on European roads
- Model line-up includes the i20 Active compact crossover
- High-tech petrol engine range includes 1.0 T-GDi
- Class-leading interior space and generous equipment levels
- With the i20, Hyundai Motor is continuing its successful presence in the B-segment, highlighted by over 120,000 UK sales since the first generation i20 in 2009.
The popularity of the original i20 has made it one of the company’s best-selling cars in the UK. The key aims of the model are to open Hyundai to an even wider audience, further develop perceptions of the brand and confirm Hyundai’s strategic focus on the European region.
The i20 has been designed and developed in Europe, and three key attributes in particular underline how it meets the specific needs of European consumers: class-leading interior space, high levels of technology, such as Lane Departure Warning, comfort-enhancing features, and clean, refined design.
Hyundai’s third-generation B-segment vehicle highlights a significant step forward for the company since 2002, when Getz was first introduced to the UK. The i20 remains true to the principles of delivering value beyond expectations, exemplified by models including i10 and New Generation i30.
The latest generation i20 went on sale throughout the UK in January 2015, and was joined by the 3 door in March 2015. The range also benefits from the addition of the i20 Active compact crossover, first launched in March 2016.
The i20 was penned at Hyundai Motor’s European Technical Centre in Rüsselsheim, Germany. The model’s character is inspired by the company’s Fluidic Sculpture design philosophy, with elegant lines and a sculptured profile giving it a bold and sophisticated appearance. On the i20, Hyundai Motor’s key design element - the hexagonal grille - flows into stylish bi-function headlamps with LED daytime running lights. The i20 Active offers customers a more purposeful and rugged look, with unique bumpers, roof rails, a rear spoiler and a 20mm-increased ride height.
Key styling cues are echoed inside i20 5-door’s spacious cabin. Sitting on an all new platform, the wheelbase was extended by 45 millimetres to 2570 mm creating more space for occupants. Class-leading interior space – 1892 mm combined front and rear legroom – makes the i20 a true five-seater, while outstanding boot capacity of a maximum of 326 litres heightens the vehicle’s versatility.
Designed to transport the driver and passengers in great comfort, the cabin features extensive use of soft-touch materials, as well as subtle piano black inserts and chrome detailing, to create a modern and sophisticated interior package.
The vehicle has also been fitted with a number of technologies that provide levels of comfort and convenience normally associated with large-vehicle segments. For example, the inclusion of front and rear parking sensors, cornering headlamps and automatic defog system are firsts for Hyundai B-segment vehicles. Additionally, the Lane Departure Warning System from SE specification is another innovative feature normally found in higher segments. The first-in-class panoramic sunroof on Premium SE Nav models, able to both tilt and fully open, enhances the comfort and the sense of space for occupants, filling the cabin with natural light and fresh air.
Customers of the Premium Nav and Premium SE Nav models will also benefit from Hyundai’s integrated satellite navigation with 7” touchscreen, TomTom Live Services, DAB radio and Rear View Camera.
The i20 is available with a choice of three engines - a new Kappa 1.0-litre T-GDi downsized and turbocharged petrol engine which is available with either 100ps or 120ps and offers enhanced performance, driving pleasure and efficiency. The 1.2 and 1.4 petrol engines were carried over from the previous-generation model with a number of improvements to enhance driveability and ensure compliance with Euro 6 emissions regulations.
The i20’s driving experience has been fine-tuned to ensure suitability for European roads following rigorous ride and handling testing in alpine mountain areas, hot summer evaluation in southern Europe and cold winter testing in Scandinavia. During testing, the i20 was tested at altitudes as high as 2500 metres and subjected to temperatures ranging from +40 Celsius down to -35 Celsius. The extensive use of lightweight high-strength steel in the platform and bodyshell has yielded a reduction in core weight of the vehicle. Even though the exterior dimensions have grown, the i20 is still among the lightest vehicles in the segment. Furthermore a significant improvement has been made in torsional rigidity, which has reduced vibrations when on the move and enhanced handling performance.
Hyundai Motor’s confidence in its build quality means every i20 comes with the company’s industry-leading Five Year Unlimited Mileage Warranty, as standard. This industry-best support package also includes five years of roadside assistance and five years of vehicle health checks.
100% of i20 production takes place at the recently-expanded Hyundai Assan Otomotiv Sanayi (HAOS) plant in Izmit, Turkey.
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