Inside, Hyundai i20 has been updated to provide drivers and passengers with an enhanced level of interior comfort and roominess. The centre fascia has been reworked to incorporate more sophisticated switchgear along with new piano black, high-gloss inserts on the dashboard for a classier appearance.
The Hyundai i20′s interior benefits not only from material upgrades, it also provides outstanding levels of roominess front and rear for a B-segment car. Headroom in the front is a generous 1,005mm and 970mm in the rear. There is also 1,350mm of shoulder room in the front and 1,340mm in the rear, while legroom is equally generous, providing 1,074mm in the front and 845mm in the rear. The load area of the i20 has a 295-litre capacity with the seats upright, which can be extended to 1,060 litres with the rear seats folded down.
Other new features available on the Hyundai i20 (dependant on trim level) include, engine start/stop button, one-touch indicators, automatic lights, rain-sensing wipers and an automatically dimming rear-view mirror with integrated reverse camera display – making the new Hyundai i20 one of the best equipped car’s in its segment.
Among the four powertrain options available to buyers of the new Hyundai i20 will be the new 1.1-litre, three-cylinder ‘U-II’ diesel engine that develops 75ps. When combined with Hyundai’s Blue Drive technologies, this derivative emits just 84g/km of CO2, making it the lowest emitting diesel combustion powertrain on sale today. The engine was developed at Hyundai’s Diesel Centre of Excellence – part of the European R&D set-up in Rüsselsheim, Germany – and showcases Hyundai expertise in clean diesel technology.
This ground-breaking new engine will be offered alongside another sub-100g/km diesel powerplant in the form of the 90ps four-cylinder 1.4-litre ‘U-ll’ engine that emits 96g/km with the aid of Hyundai’s Blue Drive technologies. Completing the line-up are two petrol engines: an 85ps 1.2-litre and a 100ps 1.4-litre.
The Hyundai i20 is available in three main trim levels beginning with Classic, moving up to Active and followed by Style. Starting with Classic, each model comes with a generous list of standard specification including remote central locking, six air bags, air conditioning, ESP and, for the first time on i20, Vehicle Stability Management.