Prices revealed for

Hyundai's new i20

Hyundai i20, 2018, side
Hyundai i20, 2018, rear lights and badge
Hyundai i20, 2018, display screen

HYUNDAI has announced its new i20 hatchback line up will be priced from £13,995 when it arrives in the UK later this year.

The slimmed-down eight model range - which is now petrol and five door only - comes with new connectivity and safety features and a new-look all round.

The range also features a seven-speed DCT transmission on the 1.0-litre T-GDi 100ps engine which replaces the previous auto option.

Those will be priced from £17,645 while the range will top out at £18,645 for top grade Premium Nav SE models powered by a 120ps version of the 1.0-litre turbo engine.

As well as revised bodywork which now includes Hyundai's trademark ‘cascading' grille there are changes to the front and rear bumpers, new front fog lamps and a new design to the tailgate.

All new i20s will now come with a seven-inch display system, audio with DAB radio, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto connectivity, rear view camera, Bluetooth and steering wheel controls and automatic headlamps.

In addition, the i20 now features autonomous emergency braking, lane keep assist, driver attention alert and high beam assist on all models from SE trim upwards.

The entry level S model is powered by a 1.2-litre MPI engine developing 75ps which gives the car an official fuel return of 48.7mpg with CO2 emissions of 130g/km.

The three cylinder 1.0-litre engine is available from SE grade as is not only quicker but more fuel efficient.

With a five speed manual gearbox it develops 100ps resulting in a 0 to 60 time of 10.8 seconds, a top speed of 117mph and is rated at 56.5mpg with emissions of 114g/km.

Boosted to 120ps and with a six-speed manual box available only on the range topper, it's slightly livelier but fuel efficiency is down to 54.3mpg with a CO2 figure of 118g/km.

The DCT version has a 0 to 60 acceleration of 11.4 seconds, a maximum of 113mph and has similar fuel economy to the manual model.

An 84ps version of the 1.2 engine is also available from SE trim onwards priced from £15,495 and that is rated at 51.4mpg with emissions of 126g/km. Performance figures are 0 to 60 in 12.8 seconds with a maximum of 106mph.

All come with a five year unlimited mileage warranty and Tony Whitehorn, Hyundai's chief executive in the UK said: "Alongside the i10, the i20 played a significant part in kick starting Hyundai's growth, with over 125,000 i20's sold in the UK since the first generation was launched in 2009.

"Whilst the small car segment has been a challenging place for all manufacturers over the past few years, we expect the New i20 to build on its predecessor's solid and stable sales performance by offering customers the mix of connectivity, safety and efficiency that they demand".

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