Hyundai has unveiled today the first details on the 2011 i20. This new model receives minor changes to the aerodynamics and engine compared to the previous. In UK the new i20 is on sale for £9,520.
On the exterior the 2011 Hyundai i20 receives a small spoiler underneath of the car to improve airflow around the wheels. On the interior the dashboard and instrument illumination is now blue rather than red and Bluetooth phone connectivity with voice recognition has been added as standard.
The engine line-up for the i20 will include the entry level 1.2-liter petrol engine, a 1.4-liter engine, and two diesel engines with either 75HP or 90 HP. All engines come with significant fuel consumption improvement and are mated to a six-speed gearbox. This was possible due to a Eco Drive indicator in the instrument panel that suggests the best point to change gear, using low friction engine oil and an alternator management system.
Press release after the jump.
The Hyundai i20 is getting blue on the inside and greener under the bonnet.
Minor changes to the aerodynamics and engine have resulted in a boost in fuel efficiency for all engines, while the interior is now more stylish and better equipped.
The best-selling 1.2-litre petrol engine, already one of the most efficient in the class, drops its emissions by 5g/km to 119g/km. This results in a tax disc costing just £30 and company car tax benefit-in-kind rates of just 10%.
Buyers wanting the extra power of the 1.4-litre version will see even greater savings, with the Style models dropping by 13g/km to just 129g/km. This results in a drop of two Vehicle Excise Duty bands and a 4.3mpg improvement.
The two diesel engines also see significant savings, with the 75PS model dropping by 6g/km to just 110g/km. The 90PS version gains a six-speed gearbox which helps it achieve a 7.2% improvement in fuel economy.
These improvements have been made possible by adding a small spoiler to the underneath of the car to improve airflow around the wheels, fitting an Eco Drive indicator in the instrument panel to suggest the best point to change gear, using low friction engine oil and an alternator management system.
Inside, there are two blue additions. Firstly, the dashboard and instrument illumination is now blue rather than red, bringing the i20 into line with larger Hyundai models.
Secondly, Bluetooth phone connectivity with voice recognition is now added as standard on all models except the entry-level Classic.
The new i20 is available to order now, with prices starting at £9,520. All i20s are covered by a manufacturer-backed, unlimited mileage Five Year Warranty and are equipped with ESP and air conditioning as standard.