The second generation Hyundai i20 has been revealed, and it’s smartly executed exterior is matched to a classy looking interior.
As we’ve yet to see the new i20 in the flesh, we can’t yet say whether the quality of the materials matches the interior design, but first (virtual) impressions are good. Heck, it even looks more appealing than the interior fitted to the new LF Sonata.
The new car is bigger than the model it replaces. The new i20’s “Fluidic Sculpture 2.0” styling is conservative, but handsome. And the glossy black plastic insert in the C-pillar gives the car a floating roof look — sort of.
In Europe and elsewhere top-spec models will feature projector headlights, LED running lights, fog lamps, chrome trim, LED indicators in the wing mirrors, reversing camera, panoramic sunroof, and LED boomerang-style tail-lights.
The new Hyundai i20 will be marketed in India, where it was also launched this week, as the Elite i20. Presumably this means that the current i20 will stay on sale alongside the new car, but at lower price point. There the i20 will be sold with 61kW/115Nm 1.2-litre petrol and a 66kW/221Nm 1.4-litre turbo-diesel.
Available features include a stereo with a 1GB of built-in memory, automatic headlights, rear parking sensors, push button start, auto-folding wing mirrors, proximity entry key, tile and telescope steering wheel, rear seat vents, and 16-inch alloy wheels.
Wheelbase: 2,570mm (+45mm)
Boot space: 326L