Hyundai has officially taken the wraps off its new i20 hatchback a day after images of the third-generation model leaked early.
Set to be built at Hyundai’s production plant in Turkey, the new i20 will make its debut at the 2020 Geneva International Motor Show.
So, let’s take a look at the engine options. 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 offered with a 48 V mild-hybrid system as an option on lower-powered model and as standard on the 88 kW version.
Models with the 48 V system fitted can be specified with a seven-speed dual-clutch transmission or a “newly developed” six-speed manual gearbox (the latter including a function that allows it to decouple from the engine once the driver releases the accelerator, facilitating a fuel-saving “coasting mode”).
The second engine is a naturally aspirated 1,2-litre four-cylinder petrol unit that generates 62 kW. This older engine (likely an evolution of the base powerplant in the current range) will be offered with a five-speed manual transmission as standard.
The Korean firm says 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.
Up front, there’s a new 10,25-inch digital cluster and a centrally sited touchscreen with the same dimensions. Hyundai says the two displays have been “visually combined”, while Apple CarPlay and Android Auto are now both offered wirelessly.
Other interesting features include a wireless charging pad in the centre console, an optional Bose sound system and a raft of safety features (for Europe, at least), including lane-following assist, blind-spot collision-avoidance assist warning, rear cross-traffic collision assist and semi-autonomous parking.
See Full Hyundai i20 price and specs here