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Hyundai has revealed the third-generation version of its i20 supermini.

Featuring an all-new design and improved levels of tech, the i20 will make its public debut at the 2020 Geneva Motor Show in March.

For the first time, the supermini will be fitted with a 48-volt mild-hybrid powertrain – with the UK market receiving a 99bhp 1.0-litre unit. That will be paired to a seven-speed automatic or six-speed manual transmission.

The exterior design is a major change from its predecessor, with the South Korean manufacturer deploying a sharper look on the supermini. With this car the first in Europe to receive the ‘Sensuous Sportiness’ design ethos, Hyundai has fitted the i20 with dynamic-looking front and rear bumpers and angular lights.

At the rear, the lights fit seamlessly with a red bar stretching the width of the car, while the i20 sits on 17-inch alloy wheels that have been freshly designed.

Hyundai has also increased the size of the model. The wheelbase has been increased by 10mm, while the body is wider and longer. The sportier stance is helped by the roofline being 24mm lower than before though.

As for equipment, the i20 comes with a new cockpit including a 10.25-inch digital instrument cluster and a 10.25-inch infotainment touchscreen.

The ‘Bluelink’ services continue to feature too, providing live traffic information, a voice recognition service and remote services through the mobile phone application.

Hyundai has fitted the i20 with a series of driver assists from the SmartSense setup, such as speed limit assist, lane following assist, blind-spot collision avoidance assist and rear cross-traffic assist.

Andreas-Christoph Hofmann, Hyundai Motor Europe vice president for marketing & product, said: “Thanks to great quality, reliability and practicality, the i20 has continuously been one of the top sales drivers for Hyundai in Europe.

“The all-new i20 illustrates our ambition by delivering eye-catching design and comprehensive connectivity and safety to the B-segment.”

Jack Healy

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February 19, 2020

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