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Prices for all-new Hyundai i20 start at £10,695

Published 12 November 2014

Hyundai has announced that the next generation i20 will cost from £10,695 when it goes on sale in the UK in January 2015.

Five trim levels are to be offered, with a choice of five engines. A 1.2-litre petrol kicks off the range and is offered in two power outputs – 75PS or 84PS. The other petrol option is a 1.4-litre with 100PS, offered with the choice of an automatic transmission.

Two diesel variants are available – a 1.1-litre with 75PS and a 1.4-litre with 90PS. The former is the most economical engine in the i20 range with emissions of 84g/km and fuel consumption of around 88mpg.

The entry equipment grade is called S. It comes with steel wheels, electric front windows, electric heated door mirrors and a radio with USB/Aux-in. Choosing S Air, priced from £11,445, adds manual air conditioning, while S Blue models get the efficient 1.1-litre diesel engine, stop/start and low rolling resistance tyres.

Hyundai I 20 2015 (5)

SE trim, priced from £12,725, is expected to be the strongest seller. Standard gear includes 16-inch alloy wheels, Bluetooth, cruise control, lane-departure warning system, front fog lights, reversing sensors, rear electric windows and steering wheel mounted audio controls. Options include LED running lights and a smartphone dock.

Premium trim adds automatic lights and wipers, auto dimming rear view mirror, centre console arm rest, climate control, LED running lights and rear lights, power folding mirrors, privacy glass, projector head lights and a smartphone dock. A navigation system with rear-view camera is optional.

Premium SE is the top trim. It gains chrome exterior details, front parking sensors, heated front seats, heated steering wheel and a sunroof.

We’ll be driving the new i20 in coming weeks so stay tuned for our verdict. 

Comments

Firmbutfair    on 13 November 2014

Why are Hyundai offering two versions of the 1.2 litre petrol engine - namely a 75 PS and an 84 PS - surely there is nothing wrong with the original 78PS engine, which I have enjoyed for over 3 years, and gives bags of low speed torque and excellent fuel economy plus adequate motorway performance, even 'four up' all the way to 4500 rpm in top gear!?

Firmbutfair    on 22 May 2017

Looking back, and doing some research, I can see that my torquey 1.2 litre, with just 78ps (77 bhp) fitted in my '61 plate i20 Comfort (and previously in my sister-in-laws '59 plate i10) has received very positive reviews re impressive response, and brisk acceleration 'on the move' even in top gear, being more than a match for motorway driving at 70 mph with the engine turning at just about 3250 rpm in top gear. However it appears that the 78 ps version did not have any variable valve timing and so later models (2012 revision) of the i20 were fitted with an apparently more powerful 84ps engine which did have the CVVT feature added and arguably preserved most of the excellent engine flexibility and responsive acceleration under normal driving conditions whilst giving a more impressive headline figure of 84ps to compete with similar offerings from rival manufacturers of 1.2 litre super-minis. I do not know how similar the new i20's budget 75ps engine is to my trusty 78ps one or whether it has the CVVT removed to save a few pounds but it is of little matter since those on a budget are probably not too bothered by headline bhp figures, being content with the good fuel economy and a very much more refined ride in the new i20.

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