Hyundai has refreshed its i20 hatchback lineup, updating the design and adding a host of new safety features.
All variants of the car have received a redesign, with the five-door also getting an optional panoramic or contrasting black roof. The five-door also adds new 15”- and 16”-alloy wheels to give the i20 more character. Eight colours are available, with Tomato Red, Champion Blue and Clean Slate joining the existing colours of Passion Red, Sleek Silver, Stardust Grey, Polar White and Phantom Black.
With the new model, all variants are now available with Hyundai's seven-speed dual clutch transmission, while there's a handful powertrain options across the range – the Kappa 1.0-litre T-GDI engine which comes with a choice of two power outputs: the engine that is capable of 99bhp or 118bhp; and the Kappa 1.2-litre with either 74bhp or 83bhp. All now come with stop-start as standard for the first time to help reduce CO2 emissions.
'The i20 is one of our DNA models and has continuously been one of our top-selling cars in Europe for a decade. The i-range is the strong foundation of our brand’s success in Europe', said Andreas-Christoph Hofmann, Vice President Marketing & Product of Hyundai Motor Europe. 'By updating the New i20 in design, safety, connectivity and powertrain line-up, we are continuing to meet the expectations of our customers to ensure the ongoing success of this model range.'
The new i20 also comes with Hyundai's SmartSense safety technology suite, which adds Lane Departure Warning System, Lane Keeping Assist System, Autonomous Emergency Braking, Driver Attention Alert, and High Beam Assist which are all available as standard on the SE model and above. We'd expect the i20 to improve upon its 2015 four star rating from Euro NCAP with this added safety kit.