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New Hyundai i20 Preview

New Hyundai i20 Interior Space, Cabin Storage and Boot Size

The 2014 Hyundai i20 looks set to further elevate its manufacturer’s rising star. This supermini class vehicle therefore has a range of strengths to help it compete with the Ford Fiesta, etc. For starters, it is longer/wider than its predecessor so it has more interior space. Front passengers, in fact, have 33mm more headroom, 24mm more legroom and an extra 6mm for their hips. The i20 is also available with a panoramic sunroof that floods the cabin with natural light. This further enhances the sense of space. The sunroof can tilt and open too. The cabin also has a range of storage solutions. Front passengers therefore have enlarged cup holders in the centre console – and a storage box in the centre console - plus a 1.5-litre water bottle holder in the door. Rear passengers benefit from a smaller bottle holder (1-litre). Whereas such features might sound relatively trivial, they make life easier and that is important. Life without storage can be messy. The new i20 has a larger boot than its predecessor too. As such, cargo capacity rises from 295-litres to 326-litres. Such figures impress (even the former). Furthermore, the rear seats fold completely flat to increase capacity to 1,042-litres. This complements the two-stage luggage floor that can be raised/lowered to separate cargo.

New Hyundai i20 Engines, Transmissions And Equipment

New i20 power comes courtesy of a range of engines. Petrols include the: 1.25-litre 75PS, 1.25-litre 84PS and the 1.4-litre 100PS. Diesels, in contrast, include the 1.1-litre 75PS and the 1.4-litre 90PS. The latter contribute less to interior noise than their predecessors thanks to the presence of rubber coated sprockets. Engines can be teamed with five/six speed manual transmissions which – according to the manufacturer – are smoother, quieter, and have a more tactile feel than their predecessors. There is also a four-speed auto option with the most powerful petrol engine. Such strengths complement the fresh exterior styling and nicely finished cabin. There is safety to consider too. At its core is a strong chassis/body much of which is constructed from advanced-high-strength steel. Furthermore, this supermini has six airbags, lane departure warning technology, seatbelt pre-tensioners for every occupant, electronic stability program and a system to prevent it rolling on hills. It also has emergency stop signalling that flashes the hazard lights should the motorist brake hard. That, of course, might prevent the following vehicle hitting the rear. No wonder this brand's star is rising.