Hyundai has announced that its new i20 will be priced from £13,995 and is on sale now, with the car boasting improved connectivity and safety features.

The latest i20 has been revised to sit alongside Hyundai’s latest cars, and features the firm’s new “family face” in the form of a cascading grille. Other differences include new front and rear bumpers, different fog lights, a new boot design and fresh rear lights, too.

Connectivity has been greatly improved, with all models coming as standard with a seven-inch touchscreen with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, Bluetooth and a DAB radio. A reversing camera and automatic headlights will also feature as standard, too.

Safety is also key on the i20, as all trim levels minus the entry-level S come with autonomous emergency braking, lane keep assist, driver attention alert and high beam assist.

SE models are priced from £15,275, and add kit such as 15-inch alloy wheels, LED rear lights, front fog lights, cruise control, rear parking sensors and electric rear windows.

In addition to SE, Premium Nav comes with 16-inch alloys, a dark grey grille, front parking sensors, climate control, automatic wipers and satellite navigation. This is available for £16,245.

Range-topping Premium Nav SE adds keyless entry and start, a panoramic sunroof and heated front seats and steering wheel, and are priced from £17,295.

Three petrol engines are offered on the i20 – the entry-level 83bhp 1.2-litre unit and a turbocharged 1.0-litre engine available with either 99bhp or 118bhp. The 99bhp engine is offered with a seven-speed automatic transmission, while the more powerful engine can only be had with the range-topping trim.

Tony Whitehorn, President and CEO Hyundai Motor UK, said: “While the small car segment has been a challenging place for all manufacturers over the past few years, we expect the new i20 to build on its predecessor’s solid and stable sales performance by offering customers the mix of connectivity, safety and efficiency that they demand.”

Ted Welford


June 25, 2018