After yesterday's exterior image leak, the Hyundai i20 has been revealed officially, giving us more details and a peek at the interior.
We've already seen what the new Hyundai i20 will look like, but the leak lacked an interior photograph as well as specification and engine details. Now Hyundai has revealed more info about its B-segment car, which will go up against the likes of the Polo, Fiesta, Corsa, Mazda2.
Built at Hyundai's Turkish facility, the new Hyundai i20 has received a big tech upgrade. Inside there are 2 new 10.25-inch screens as well as Hyundai's SmartSense safety system which has advanced tech like Forward Collision-Avoidance. Hyundai is claiming best-in-class connectivity with wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. There's also a wireless charging pad and a Bose sound system is available as an option.
Physically, the Hyundai i20 features a lowered roof (-24mm), wider body (+30mm) and increased length (+5mm), while the wheelbase has also been increased by +10mm in comparison to the outgoing model. Boot space has increased by 25 litres, offering a total capacity of 351 litres.
“Thanks to great quality, reliability and practicality, the i20 has continuously been one of the top sales drivers for Hyundai in Europe,” said Andreas-Christoph Hofmann, Vice President Marketing & Product at Hyundai Motor Europe. “The all-new i20 illustrates our ambition by delivering eye-catching design and comprehensive connectivity and safety to the B-segment.”
In terms of engines, the new Hyundai i20 will be available with a 1.0-litre turbocharged motor coupled to a 48-Volt mild-hybrid setup. Two states of tune are available: 74 kW or 88 kW. This engine is available with a 7-speed dual-clutch transmission or a 6-speed intelligent manual gearbox. The entry-level engine is the 1.2-litre 4-cylinder with 61 kW and is mated to a 5-speed manual gearbox. Torque figures were not supplied.
We'll see even more details regarding the Hyundai i20 when it's revealed at the 2020 Geneva Motor Show in the coming weeks.