Review: Hyundai i20 (2020)

All-new i20 with radical new looks. Powered by 1.0-litre petrol with mild-hybrid tech.

On sale May 2020.

Hyundai i20 (2020): At A Glance

A new Hyundai i20 will go on sale in May 2020 with fresh technology, bold looks and prices expected to start from around £14,500.

Set to compete against the popular Ford Fiesta as well as value alternatives like the Skoda Fabia and Kia Rio, the new i20 will be sold in the UK solely with a 1.0-litre turbocharged petrol engine producing 100PS.

This uses a 48-volt mild-hybrid system to provide an improvement of fuel economy of around three per cent, says Hyundai - although official MPG figures are yet to be confirmed.

As standard, the petrol engine will be paired with a new six-speed manual gearbox capable of decoupling the engine from the transmission when the driver lifts off the accelerator, allowing the car to coast and save fuel.

Wider proportions means there's more room for passengers, while boot space has increased by 25 litres.

UK specifications are yet to be announced, but high-spec models are expected to feature LED ambient lighting, as well as two 10.25-inch digital displays. One of these will be in place of the conventional instrument cluster, while the other is a touchscreen navigation system.

Apple CarPlay and Android Auto are offered wirelessly, combined with a charging pad meaning you won't need to plug your phone in. A premium Bose sound system will be offered as an option.

We don't know how much the Hyundai i20 will cost when it arrives in dealerships around May time, but expect a small increase over the current £14,175 start price.

What does a Hyundai i20 (2020) cost?

List Price from £14,170
Buy new from £12,194
Contract hire from £163.50 per month