Hyundai’s all-new hatchback, scheduled to go on sale in early 2015, will initially be offered in five-door form with a choice of petrol or diesel engines, with a three-door version due to join the range later.
Like the i10 launched earlier this year, the i20 has had a noticeable uplift in perceived quality and refinement and its development has been benchmarked against the Volkswagen Polo, although it is expected to conquest most sales from the Ford Fiesta and Vauxhall Corsa.
Key revisions include new exterior and interior styling, an improved range of equipment and more interior space. The new i20 will be available with a choice of two petrol units from Hyundai’s ‘Kappa’ family and two diesels from its ‘U-II’ range.
The i20 is currently Hyundai’s second-best selling model in its UK line-up; more than 73,000 have been sold since the car was launched in 2009.