When the new, third-generation Hyundai i20 was revealed (and, indeed, when it was leaked a day earlier), there were no official images of the cabin. But now that’s changed.
Yes, the Korean firm has finally released a photograph of the new hatchback’s interior, showing off its pair of digital screens and interesting horizontal blades stretching across the facia. Hyundai says ambient lighting technology has also been adopted.
Behind the steering wheel you’ll find a 10,25-inch digital cluster with lighting that changes based on the selected driving mode (blue for normal, green for eco and orange for sport). To the right of the tiller, mounted a little higher so as to fall closer to the driver's line of sight, is a touchscreen with the same diameter.
Android Auto and Apple CarPlay ship standard, while markets in Europe will have the option of a wireless charging pad, too. There’s also a new Bose audio system featuring eight “strategically placed” speakers, including a subwoofer.
As a reminder, the new model is some 5 mm longer and 30 mm wider than its predecessor, while the roofline has been lowered by 24 mm and the wheelbase extended by 10 mm. This, says Hyundai, has resulted in more rear passenger space, while luggage capacity has improved by 25 litres to a claimed 351 litres.
Markets in Europe are set to receive two engines and three transmission choices. The first is a 1,0 T-GDi petrol mill offered in two states of tune (74 kW and 88 kW). Interestingly, this turbocharged unit will be available with a 48 V mild-hybrid system as an option on the lower-powered model and as standard on the 88 kW version. The second engine is a naturally aspirated 1,2-litre four-cylinder petrol unit that generates 62 kW.
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