New Hyundai i20 5-Door Hatchback: Introduction
New Generation Hyundai i20 5-Door Hatchback “hits the UK roads” in January 2015 shortly before the “much anticipated” i20 Coupé, the manufacturer has confirmed.
The i20 5-Door is a supermini that rivals the Ford Fiesta, Vauxhall Corsa and Volkswagen Polo. It has been “designed and developed in Europe” - even though its manufacturer is a Korean company - and is backed by a 5-year warranty. The i20 costs £10,695 to £16,775.
New Hyundai i20 5-Door Hatchback: Engines
The i20 5-Door is powered by 5 engines. Petrols include the 1.25-litre, 75PS, and the 1.25-litre 84PS. Both are tied to 5-speed manual transmission. These engines average 58.9mpg and 55.4mpg, respectively - and emit carbon at a rate of 112g/km and 119g/km.
Alternatively, the 1.4-litre, 100PS, petrol is bolted to 6-speed manual or 4-speed automatic transmission. In manual form, it averages 51.4mpg with carbon emissions of 127g/km. In automatic form, however, the figures are 42.2mpg and 155g/km.
New i20 diesels include the 1.1-litre 75PS and a 1.4-litre 90PS. Both are connected to 6-speed manual transmission. The former averages 70.6mpg with emissions of 103g/km. However, when teamed with the most fuel efficient S Blue trim its figures improve to 88.3mpg and 84g/km. The 1.4-litre diesel averages 68.9mpg. Its emissions are 106g/km.
New Hyundai i20 5-Door Hatchback: Trims And Equipment
The i20 5-Door is available in 6 trims: S, S Air, S Blue, SE, Premium and Premium SE.
The S has: 6 air-bags, electric front windows, a system that stops it rolling backward during hill-starts, an electronic stability programme, remote central locking, height adjustable seat and tyre pressure monitoring system. The S Air has air-conditioning too.
The S Blue is the most fuel efficient trim. Improvements – compared to other models with the same engine and gearbox - come via its low rolling resistance tyres. It also has a system that automatically switches off the engine while the car is stationary (say) at a red traffic light. It restarts automatically as required. The S Blue lacks air-conditioning.
The SE – in addition to the S Air – has: alloy wheels, cruise control, front fog lights, rear parking sensors, powered rear windows and Bluetooth (with voice recognition). These systems complement the lane departure warning system and variable hight boot floor.
The Premium adds: automatic headlights, climate control and automatic headlights – and the Premium SE benefits from: heated front seats, front parking sensors and a sunroof.