The All-New Hyundai i20: emotional design meets advanced technology

  • The all-new i20 features a completely new design inspired by Hyundai’s new ‘Sensuous Sportiness’ design identity – the company’s first car in Europe to do so
  • It is equipped with the most comprehensive connectivity in the B-segment, and a best-in-class advanced safety package
  • For the first time it is available with an electrified 48-volt mild hybrid powertrain for optimised efficiency

- The all-new i20 is the third generation of Hyundai’s B-segment model, which first launched in 2008.

The all-new i20 is the third generation of Hyundai’s B-segment model, which first launched in 2008. One of the company’s most successful models, the i20 stands for quality, reliability, and practicality. In addition to these core pillars, the all-new i20 introduces a completely new, dynamic style.

The all-new i20 is the first Hyundai car in Europe to feature the company’s new Sensuous Sportiness design identity. It is produced in Europe at Hyundai’s production plant in İzmit, Turkey.

Thanks to great quality, reliability and practicality, the i20 has continuously been one of the top sales drivers for Hyundai in Europe. The all-new i20 illustrates our ambition by delivering an eye-catching design, as well as comprehensive connectivity and safety packages. With this model, we are setting new standards in the B-segment. This car is built in Europe, for Europe.

Andreas-Christoph HofmannVice President Marketing & Product at Hyundai Motor Europe

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Sensuous Sportiness: Hyundai’s new, inspiring design identity

The all-new i20 is the first car in Europe to feature Hyundai’s ‘Sensuous Sportiness’ design identity. It is characterised by the harmony between four fundamental elements: proportion, architecture, styling and technology. The purpose of this design direction is to create emotional value and to give Hyundai’s vehicles a distinctive new look. The Sensuous Sportiness design provides the all-new i20 with a stylish character that is emphasised by its dynamic-looking front and rear bumpers, as well as its new radiator grille.

At the side, a bold side character line and unique C-pillar design create an appealing look. Meanwhile, the interior space achieves an airy feeling inside the cockpit, while appearing sculptured and appealing. One design highlight is the horizontal blades that cover the high and prominent dashboard. Dynamic proportions also improve roominess and visibility.

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Best-in-class connectivity and premium sound quality

The all-new i20 offers best-in-class connectivity with a range of high-tech convenience features, including wireless phone mirroring availability and Hyundai Bluelink technology. The all-new i20 is the first Hyundai model in Europe to feature a premium Bose audio system.

The most comprehensive safety package in the segment

The all-new i20 is equipped with Hyundai SmartSense safety features and complies with the highest European safety standards. Highlights include Navigation-based Smart Cruise Control (NSCC), Intelligent Speed Limit Assist (ISLA), and Lane Following Assist (LFA).

The all-new i20 is also equipped with eCall, a system which allows the vehicle’s occupants to contact emergency services at the press of a button, or automatically in the case of airbag deployment.

A new engine line-up provides enhanced efficiency and performance

The all-new i20 is available with a 1.0 T-GDi 100PS 48-volt mild hybrid powertrain. The 48-volt system contributes to a 3-4% reduction of fuel consumption and CO2 emissions. All-new i20 is available with a seven-speed dual clutch transmission (7DCT) or a newly-developed Intelligent Manual Transmission (iMT). iMT de-couples the engine from the transmission to enter into coasting mode, therefore saving fuel. There are two levels of coasting: with the engine still on in idle and with the engine off.

N Line trim for a dynamic new look

For the first time, the all-new i20 will be available with the dynamic-looking N Line trim. The N Line version features a sporty new look, with exterior and interior design elements inspired by Hyundai’s high-performance N range. The N Line trim features sporty grey accents and a sleek new bumpers, which combine to enhance optic and aerodynamic performance. The all-new i20 N Line also offers dedicated 17 inch alloy wheels with a two-tone finish.

Sensuous Sportiness: Hyundai’s new, inspiring design identity

  • The all-new i20’s stylish character is emphasised with its dynamic-looking front and rear bumpers, as well as its new radiator grille
  • The interior space achieves an airy feeling inside the cockpit, while appearing sculptured and appealing. One design highlight is the horizontal blades that cover the high and prominent dashboard.
  • Its visual stance is improved by its lowered roof (-24mm), wider body (+30mm) and increased length (+5mm), while the wheelbase has also been increased by +10mm.

The all-new i20 is the first car in Europe to feature Hyundai’s ‘Sensuous Sportiness’ design identity. The purpose of this design direction is to create emotional value and to give Hyundai’s vehicles a distinctive new look.

Exterior Design

Compared to its predecessor, the all-new i20’s proportions have been made more dynamic, while at the same time ensuring it is practical for navigating around busy urban areas. Its visual stance is improved by its lowered roof (-24mm), wider body (+30mm) and increased length (+5mm), while the wheelbase has also been increased by +10mm. This is further augmented by newly-designed 17-inch alloy wheels.

The all-new i20’s stylish character is emphasised with its dynamic-looking front and rear bumpers, as well as its new radiator grille. The side-view offers energetic proportions and a wedge style, which are amplified through a bold side character line and unique C-pillar design. Meanwhile, the redesigned unique lighting signature at the side connects seamlessly with the rear, emphasising the all-new i20’s width and stance. Together, these exterior features illustrate its modernity, while delivering a premium feeling for drivers.

The all-new i20 features our new Sensuous Sportiness design identity. We enhanced the proportions to create a dynamic and emotional design. As a result, the all-new i20 is a car that speaks to your senses.

Thomas BürkleChief Designer at Hyundai Europe Design Center

All-new i20 customers can choose from 8 exterior colours overall, including four new ones: Intense Blue, Aurora Gray, Aqua Turquoise and Brass. Moreover, the Phantom Black roof offers customers even more scope for personalisation with the option of a two-tone style.

Exterior colours:

  • [New] Intense Blue
  • [New] Aurora Gray
  • [New] Aqua Turquoise
  • [New] Brass
  • Polar White
  • Sleek Silver
  • Phantom Black
  • Dragon Red
  • Roof: Phantom Black (Ultimate trim only)

Interior Design

With a range of interior enhancements, all-new i20 customers can enjoy quality time inside their vehicle. Hyundai’s designers sought innovative aesthetic and technical solutions to convey its stylish proportions, while creating a fresh and appealing look.

The interior space achieves an airy feeling inside the cockpit, while appearing sculptured and appealing. One design highlight is the horizontal blades that cover the high and prominent dashboard. This gives it a very unconventional look by making the front fascia look slick and wide.

The all-new i20’s doors embrace the dashboard in an elegant, sensual way, having been inspired by shapes found in nature. The sculpture of the doors perfectly matches the instrument panel section. Its refined steering wheel is equipped with modern toggle switches, while its colour accents are also matched throughout the interior.

Occupants of the all-new i20 can also enjoy a pleasant interior lighting at night thanks to new blue LED ambient light technology.

Customers can choose from two interior colour trims, Black Mono (SE Connect and Premium trims) or Black & Gray (Ultimate trim).

Increased roominess and visibility

  • The all-new i20’s dynamic proportions offer increased width and an enlarged wheelbase compared to the previous generation, as well as increased seating space for passengers in the rear
  • Boot space has been increased by +25 litres, offering 351 litres overall for luggage
  • A decreased beltline and a small, quarter-fixed glass window behind the rear door provide drivers with improved visibility

The all-new i20’s dynamic proportions offer increased width and an enlarged wheelbase compared to the previous generation. This provides increased seating space for passengers in the rear, with rear passengers able to enjoy 88mm more leg room and 40mm more shoulder room than in the previous generation. Boot space has been increased by +26 litres, offering 352 litres of space for luggage with the seats up, and 1,165 litres with the seats down. Meanwhile, a decreased beltline and a small, quarter-fixed glass window behind the rear door provide drivers with improved visibility.

Available as a five-door hatchback, the all-new i20 can seat up to five people.

Best-in-class connectivity

  • The all-new i20 offers best-in-class connectivity with a range of high-tech convenience features.
  • The new 10.25’-inch digital cluster and 10.25-inch centre touchscreen have been visually combined and increase the elegance and the visual comfort of the interior
  • Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, now available with a wireless solution (depending on the audio unit), enable customers to mirror the functionality of their iOS and Android smartphones

The all-new i20 offers best-in-class connectivity with a range of best-in-class high-tech convenience features and premium sound quality.

Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, now offered with a wireless solution (depending on the audio unit), enable customers to mirror the functionality of their iOS and Android smartphones. To increase the elegance and the visual comfort of the interior, the new 10.25-inch digital cluster and high-resolution 10.25-inch centre touchscreen have been visually combined. This paddle design makes the interior stand out, while the touchscreen also offers customers split-screen functionality for multitasking.

A wireless charging pad in the centre console means all-new i20 customers no longer need to use a cable to charge their smartphones. Additionally, there are three USB charging ports; the front of the car features one for connectivity and one for charging, while one is available for charging for passengers in the rear. For even more in-car entertainment, the all-new i20 becomes the first Hyundai model in Europe to feature a Bose Premium Sound System. Eight speakers, including a sub-woofer, are strategically placed throughout the vehicle for a high-quality listening experience.

Available connectivity equipment:

  • [New] 10.25-inch digital cluster
  • [New] 10.25-inch Audio Video Navigation (AVN)
  • Apple CarPlay and Android Auto (Offered wirelessly with Display Audio)
  • [New] Bose Premium Sound System
  • [New] Bluelink telematics
  • [New] Wireless charging pad
  • Three USB charging ports
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Bluelink Connected Car Services

The all-new i20 offers the latest version of Hyundai’s Bluelink technology, which offers a range of new benefits and services for Hyundai customers including Connected Routing, Last Mile Navigation and live parking information with on-street parking information, and a new user profile feature, as well as remote features via the Bluelink smartphone app. Bluelink comes with a free five-year subscription.

Bluelink provides significant customer benefits regarding safety and security, control, connectivity. It uses telematics to transfer real-time data such as weather and traffic information, as well as real-time parking updates and local fuel and charging station information including prices.

With connectivity playing an essential part in modern mobility, Bluelink provides significant benefits to drivers through an embedded modem and via a companion app. It allows users to search for points of interest (POI) and send the search results directly to the car’s satellite navigation, which means it is set up even before they get into the car.

Other features include ‘Find My Car’, which allows drivers to locate their vehicle easily in an unfamiliar setting, as well as parking space and fuel station search, which offer live prices and availability.

Customers who choose navigation receive a subscription to Hyundai LIVE Services, which offers real-time traffic and weather conditions as well as the position of speed cameras in countries where this is permitted by law.

Bluelink and LIVE Services features:

  • [New] Connected Routing: cloud-based system that offers even more precise routes for daily driving
  • [New] Live Parking Services: Live Parking Services feature has been upgraded to now include on-street parking price information
  • [New] Last Mile Navigation: uses augmented reality to guide customers to their final destination once they have parked their car via the Bluelink app on the driver’s smartphone
  • Remote services: drivers can lock/unlock their car, use the horn/lights and view vehicle status
  • Hyundai LIVE Services: real-time traffic, fuel stations/parking spaces (with prices), weather, speed cameras
  • Online voice recognition: powerful online (cloud-based) voice recognition with natural language understanding
  • Find My Car: drivers can locate their vehicle easily in an unfamiliar setting
  • Send to car (POI): search for local POIs and send results to car’s satellite navigation
  • VR local search: online (cloud-based) voice recognition
  • Security: Vehicle alarm notification
  • Maintenance: diagnostics and vehicle report (e.g. tyre pressure and airbags), driving information

The most comprehensive safety package in the segment

  • The all-new i20 is equipped with the latest Hyundai SmartSense safety features, including Navigation-based Smart Cruise Control (NSCC) and Intelligent Speed Limit Assist (ISLA)
  • Many of these active safety features would not be expected to be found in B-segment cars

The all-new i20 is equipped with Hyundai SmartSense safety features. With a wide array of active safety and advanced driving assistance features, the all-new i20 has one of the most comprehensive safety packages in its class, and complies with the highest European safety standards.

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Advanced Driver Assistance Systems

Hyundai SmartSense active safety features:

  • Intelligent Speed Limit Warning (ISLW): This feature alerts drivers through audio and visual warnings when they are driving too fast and exceed the speed limit.
  • Lane Keeping Assist (LKA) with Lane Departure Warning (LDW) function, which now detects road edges as well as lines.
  • Blind-spot Collision Warning (BCW): uses radar to monitor rear corners and, if another vehicle is detected, a visual alert appears on the exterior mirrors. Where necessary, BCA acts on the differential brake to avoid a collision or reduce the impact damage.
  • Forward Collision-Avoidance Assist (FCA): this autonomous braking function can now detect not only cars, but also pedestrians and cyclists.
  • Driver Attention Alert (DAA) is a driver protection feature which helps monitor driving patterns in order to detect fatigued driving and prevent potential accidents. This works in tandem with Leading Vehicle Departure Alert (LDVA), which warns the driver when the vehicle ahead of them starts moving forward in cases where there is a delay to their reaction, for example at traffic lights.
  • High Beam Assist (HBA) detects both oncoming vehicles and those in the same lane ahead at night, as well as changing to low-beam as appropriate, thereby reducing blinding effects on other drivers.

The all-new i20 will also be equipped with eCall, a system which allows the vehicle’s occupants to contact emergency services at the press of a button. In addition, the system activates automatically if the vehicle’s airbags are deployed. 

Available Hyundai SmartSense safety and driving assistance features:

  • [New] Leading Vehicle Departure Alert (LDVA)
  • [New] Lane Following Assist (LFA)
  • [New] Blind-spot Collision Warning (BCW)
  • Intelligent Speed Limit Warningt (ISLW)
  • Forward Collision-Avoidance Assist (FCA) – [New] now with pedestrian and cyclist detection
  • Lane Keep Assist System (LKA)
  • Driver Attention Alert (DAA)
  • High Beam Assist (HBA)

A new engine line-up provides enhanced efficiency and performance

  • The all-new i20 offers a 1.0 T-GDi 100PS 48-volt engine with 6 speed Intelligent Manual Transmission (iMT) or a seven-speed dual-clutch transmission (7DCT)

The all-new i20 caters for different drivers’ needs and delivers even more efficient driving. It also offers improved ride and handling, as well as steering, compared to its predecessor.

New engine options for increased power and efficiency

A turbocharged 1.0 T-GDi 100 PS is mated to a 48-volt system to provide a 3-4% reduction of fuel consumption and CO2 emissions compared to a conventional ICE. In terms of transmission, the all-new i20 is available with a seven-speed dual clutch transmission (7DCT) or a newly developed six-speed Intelligent Manual Transmission (iMT). iMT can decouple the engine from the transmission after the driver releases the accelerator, allowing the car to enter into coasting mode and saving fuel. There are two levels of coasting: with the engine still on in idle and with the engine off.

Thanks to its weight reduction of 4 per cent compared to its predecessor, the all-new i20 ensures it has very competitive CO2 values. This also means it drives more economically without compromising on driving pleasure. In addition, features such as standard Idle Stop and Go illustrate its environmentally-conscious credentials.

Full details can be found in the technical specifications document.

Long-term strength: strong residual value results and an industry-leading five-year warranty package

The all-new i20 is predicted to have high residual values (RV), according to new studies by independent intelligence organisations across Europe. The analysis, carried out in Germany, Italy and Spain by Europe’s major RV guidebook, Autovista, states that the all-new i20 excels with an emotional design, everyday suitability and favourable warranty. It has received particular praise for its “emotional and timeless” design, with the expressive dynamic exterior considered more appealing and timeless than rival models, and offering a more attractive interior.

Following on from i10’s successful range realignment earlier this year, the i20 introduces a simplified range line up, which provides customers with a desirable mix of specification, technology and powertrain efficiency. This enhanced specification across the new i20 range has ensured an increase in residual value of 6.8 percentage points over the previous i20 making it one of the highest future values in the B-segment after 3 years and 30,000 miles.

The all-new i20 also scored highly for its everyday suitability use, thanks to its superior interior roominess and above-average boot volume.

Meanwhile, the all-new i20 is considered to have a clear advantage thanks to its standard equipment offering, as well as its industry-leading, Europe-only Five Year Unlimited Mileage Warranty package. This care programme provides customers with a five-year warranty with no mileage limit, five years of roadside assistance and five years of vehicle health checks.If the vehicle is sold, the warranty is passed on to the next owner, thereby maximising its resale value, and generating peace of mind for the full warranty period.

Introducing the all-new i20 N Line

  • The all-new i20 N Line features exterior and interior design elements as well as tuning inspired by Hyundai’s high-performance N range for an even more dynamic experience
  • It is also equipped with the latest Hyundai SmartSense safety features and updated Bluelink connectivity services
  • The 1.0 T-GDI engine features a re-tuned suspension, engine response and exhaust sound exclusive to the all-new i20 N Line
  • The all-new i20 N Line will be available in Europe starting in spring 2021

For the first time, the all-new i20 will soon be available with N Line trim. The newest member of the Hyundai family features exterior and interior design elements inspired by Hyundai’s high-performance N range for an even more dynamic experience.

The all-new i20 N Line combines the comprehensive connectivity and safety technology of the all new i20 with N Line sportiness and through enhanced interior and exterior elements.

With the all-new i20 N Line, we are bringing our stylish and sporty trim option to the i20 for the first time. With this new model, we are ensuring we can meet the needs of an even wider customer base by offering exclusive performance-styling inspired by our N brand to emphasise the motorsport roots of our brand.

Andreas-Christoph HofmannVice President Marketing & Product at Hyundai Motor Europe
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Dynamic design for a sporty new look

The sculpted aesthetic of the all-new i20 N Line’s exterior design is based on Hyundai’s ‘Sensuous Sportiness’ design identity while at the same time offering refined performance-oriented design cues. The dedicated front bumper is exclusively accented with a grey character line for an even more sporty feeling. It features a stylish black cascading grille equipped with the N Line badge. The grille pattern draws on the style of a chequered flag, further emphasising the all-new i20 N Line’s track-inspired look.

To emphasise the car’s motorsport-influenced styling, the N Line trim features sporty grey accents and a sleek rear bumper, which combine to enhance optic and aerodynamic performance. The triangle shaped fog lamp and chrome twin muffler exhaust system emphasise the all-new i20 N Line’s dynamic look and set it apart from the base model i20. In addition, drivers can enjoy dedicated 17-inch alloy wheels with a two-tone finish.

Inside the car, all-new i20 N Line customers benefit from N-branded sporty seats, which feature the N logo and exclusive red stitching, as well as a dedicated N steering wheel. Other N Line enhancements include metal pedals and the leather N gear shift knob with red inserts.

State-of-the-art safety and connectivity

Like the base model, the all-new i20 N Line offers the latest version of Hyundai’s Bluelink technology including a wide range of Connected Car services such as Hyundai Live Services, as well as remote features via the Bluelink smartphone app. The all-new i20 is also equipped with Hyundai SmartSense safety features and complies with the highest European standards.

With the all-new i20 N Line, Hyundai is enhancing the all-new i20 with a further trim level to offer customers even more choice.

The all-new i20 N Line will be available across Europe from spring 2021 with full technical details available soon.