Hyundai raises the bar with all-new i20
October 24, 2020
Hyundai has announced the pricing and specification of the all new i20, the latest electrified model to join the range and the first to showcase Hyundai’s new design language.
The all new i20 is the first car in the UK range to introduce Hyundai’s new ‘Sensuous Sportiness’ design language, which is characterised by the combination of four fundamental elements: proportion, architecture, styling and technology. It is more dynamic with a roof lowered by 24mm, a 30mm wider body, an increase of 5mm in length and an increase in wheelbase of 10mm.
For the first time, the i20 will offer the 1.0 turbocharged GDi engine combined with a 48v hybrid powertrain, delivering 100PS and 172Nm torque and CO2 emissions from 115g/km. This turbocharged engine, standard across the i20 range, is matched with the latest six-speed automated manual transmission as standard, with an optional seven-speed dual clutch version also available.
The car is equipped with Hyundai’s SmartSense safety package, with many active and passive safety features not typically seen in the B-segment.
Following on from i10’s successful range realignment earlier this year, the i20 introduces a simplified range line up starting with the SE Connect, which provides customers with a mix of specification, technology and powertrain efficiency.
The i20 SE Connect is priced at £18,595. Offering a far higher level of specification than the previous entry level S Connect trim, the SE Connect offers 16-inch alloy wheels, LED daytime running lights and halogen projector headlamps with static cornering function.
Interior equipment includes an eight-inch touchscreen display audio with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, 10.25-inch instrument cluster with customisable functions, manual air conditioning, cruise control with speed limiter function, leather wrapped steering wheel and gear lever, rear parking sensors with rear view camera and electrically adjustable and heated wing mirrors.
Hyundai’s SmartSense safety package is also standard, offering E-Call, Forward Collision Alert, Driver Attention Alert, Intelligent Speed Limit Warning, High Beam Assist, Lane Keep Assist and Tyre Pressure Monitoring System.
The i20 Premium is available from £20,795 and builds on the SE Connect trim, with enhanced exterior trim including 17-inch alloy wheels, LED headlights, LED rear combination lamps, front fog lamps, power folding door mirrors, privacy glass and chrome beltline. Additional specification includes automatic wipers, automatically dimming rear view mirror, automatic air conditioning with climate control, interior mood lighting, heated front seats, a heated steering wheel and front armrest.
The Premium trim level also includes a 10.25-inch touchscreen navigation with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, as well as Hyundai’s Bluelink telematics system which carries a free-of-charge five-year subscription.
Bluelink is a smartphone app based connected car service that enables drivers to carry out a number of different functions whilst away from their vehicle, including remote central locking activation and vehicle parked location information. In addition to the driver convenience features, Bluelink serves as a convenient diagnostic tool which will notify the driver of any vehicle maintenance issues that require attention. Lane Follow Assist is added to the comprehensive SmartSense safety package carried over from the SE Connect trim.
All new i20 also introduces a new trim level for Hyundai, with the high specification Ultimate trim. The i20 Ultimate is available from £22,095 and adds to the Premium trim level with additional equipment including a two tone roof as standard and grey interior trim.
Additional features include Smart Key with keyless entry and engine start/stop button, a wireless charging pad for compatible devices, Blind-spot Collision Warning and Forward Collision Assist with cyclist detection.
The i20 Ultimate also introduces the Bose Premium Sound System into the Hyundai range for the first time. This system is a collaboration between Hyundai and Bose engineers and features eight high performance speakers including a subwoofer.
In addition to the SE Connect, Premium and Ultimate, the i20 N and N Line will join the range in 2021. The N Line will offer a number of sporty styling and mechanical changes over the rest of the i20 range, whilst the highly anticipated i20 N will be the second high performance N model from Hyundai.
Ashley Andrew, Managing Director, Hyundai Motor UK said: “All new i20 has already received positive reviews for both its styling and dynamics and we can now reveal that it follows the lead set by the all new i10 earlier this year with an improved level of specification which focusses on exceeding customer expectations in this segment. The efficient 48V hybrid powertrain will deliver a strong balance between economy and performance, whilst drivers more focused on sportier handling and performance won’t have to wait too long until the i20 N Line and i20N join the range.”
The i20 models come with Hyundai’s five-year unlimited mileage warranty, roadside assistance package, five-year annual health check, and 12-year anti corrosion warranty.