Hyundai ix20 (2010–2018)

Model History

October 2010

Hyundai announces prices for the ix20. Available with three drivetrain options and three generously equipped trim levels. The three trim grades – Classic, Active and Style – are unique to the UK and have been carefully created to reflect the demands and high expectations of British buyers.

The entry level Classic trim provides all of the safety equipment that the customer wants, but wouldn’t expect at this level. The well-equipped interior features a height adjustable driver’s seat, ESP, air conditioning, six airbags, active head restraints, radio/CD audio system with six speakers, plus CD, MP3, RDS and USB-/AUX-/iPOD-input capabilities.

Classic prices start at £11,595 for 1.4 petrol and £12,995 for the 1.4 diesel.

The next trim level is the mid-range Active. In addition to the Classic specification it gains 16-inch alloy wheels, body coloured door handles and mirrors (which are electrically adjustable and heated) and reversing sensors. Inside, convenience comes in the form of Bluetooth phone connectivity, electric rear windows and audio controls on the leather-trimmed steering wheel.

Active begins at £12,695 for the 1.4-litre petrol, £14,095 for the diesel and £14,095 for the 1.6-litre petrol auto.

Range-topping Style specification adds a dual-panel panoramic glass sunroof with UV filter, which spans the front and rear seats. The front panel offers a tilt and sliding function to let the fresh air – as well as light – into the cabin. The price is £13,695 for the 1.4 petrol and £15,095 for the 1.4 diesel or 1.6 petrol automatic. The sunroof is equipped with blinds and the rear glass is super-darkened for extra privacy and protection from the sun. Front fog lights are standard and the door mirrors are fitted with integrated side repeater indicators. To keep these safe on narrower roads, they fold electrically. The only factory-fit extra is metallic paint at £395.

October 2010

Hyundai launched ix20

The production of the ix20 got under way at Hyundai’s newest European plant in Nošovice, Czech Republic. Like the Kia Venga, the 4,100 mm-long car features an unusually long wheelbase for its class (2615mm) and a 1600mm high roofline.

Fluidic design theme continues inside, with neat styling touches reflecting the dynamic flow of the exterior. Hyundai’s European designers have also sculpted the interior space to provide extra legroom and headroom for superior comfort, while accommodating ample luggage and raising equipment specifications.

Hyundai ix20 available with a choice of four Euro V-compliant engines: two petrol and two diesels, covering a power spread from 77bhp to 125bhp. Manual and automatic transmissions will also be offered. Every engine in the ix20 range (except 1.6 with automatic transmission) will also be available in Blue Drive form, which includes Integrated Stop & Go (ISG) technology, low rolling-resistance tyres and an alternator management system (AMS). Blue Drive versions of the ix20 give class-leading CO2 emissions levels from just 114g/km (1.4-litre U2 diesel engine).

Hyundai ix20 uses the latest active and passive safety technologies to ensure maximum protection for its occupants. Active safety features, fitted as standard in several countries, include ESP (Electronic Stability Program), ABS (anti-lock braking system) and Hillstart Assist Control (to prevent roll-back when starting on an incline). Hyundai anticipates the ix20 will continue the company’s excellent safety record and become the first B-segment MPV to attain the maximum 5-Star result under Euro NCAP’s impact assessment.

March 2011

Hyundai suggests that the ix20 may get a new turbocharged 1.2 T-GDI Kappa engine. This unit is not yet confirmed for application in a production vehicle, but would be well suited to a B / C segment car. Key facts: Displacement 1.248cc 4-cylinder, T-GDI, DOHC 16v Direct injection CO2 emissions less than 110 g/km.

February 2012

Hyundai started offering the ix20 with the 1.6 CRDi diesel engine.

March 2015

Facelifted for 2016 with much more attractive front grille. Also got projector headlights, a set of modified LED taillights and new 16-inch and 17-inch alloy wheels. Connectivity improved with integrated My Music with 1 GB storage, the USB, AUX, Bluetooth connectivity, the new generation of the audio system with iPod connectivity and several other tweaks.

Choice of two petrol and two diesel engines: 1.4 90PS and 1.6 125PS petrol. 1.6 offered with new 6-speed torque converter automatic transmission. Diesels are 1.4 77PS or 90PS, which the 1.6 develops 115PS or 128PS, all with 6-speed manual transmissions.

UK gets 1.4 litre Blue Drive 90PS petrol engine. Both SE Nav and Premium Nav trims feature a more powerful 1.6 CRDi 115PS Blue Drive engine or a 1.6 litre petrol with 6-speed torque converter automatic transmission that replaces the previous 4-speed torque converter auto.

OTR Prices from £14,195. 1.6 125PS petrol auto from £15,595. 1.6 CRDI 115 from £15,945.

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