Prices for the new i20 from £9,995 for the 3-door 1.2 petrol Classic, to £14,295 for the 1.4 CRDi Style. In dealers May 7th

New Hyundai i20 supermini from £9,995

Monday, 23 April 2012 8:50 AM

2012 Hyundai i20

The new-for-2012 Hyundai i20 gets refreshed inside and out, while the engine range grows pleasantly greener


The facelifted Hyundai i20 supermini hits dealers in early May with prices kicking off at under £10k, and there are economy improvements to complement the exterior and interior styling revisions.

Outside, we see Hyundai’s latest family front-end trademark hexagonal grille, more rounded front wings, a reshaped bonnet and headlights, and new fog light clusters and daytime running lights. New wheel designs also make a break on the new i20, while the rear bumper and taillights get their refresh, too.

Inside we see improvements to the plastics with a softer feel being the order of the day and there are new fabric styles to keep the i20’s seats fresh. But, in these cash-strapped times, it’s probably under the hood where most frugally-minded buyers will be focusing their attention.

For petrol fans, there’s the 1.2-litre motor, which is now cleaner, more efficient and more powerful than the engine it replaces. Max power is now 85ps, a 6ps improvement on the older engine, while fuel consumption climbs in the right direction from 55.4mpg to 57.7mpg on the combined cycle. Emissions for this engine now sit at 114g/km of CO2, down from 119g/km.

Diesel-lovers out there will be looking at the i20 Blue variant which is powered by the firm’s 1.1-litre, 3-cylinder diesel engine that employs Intelligent Stop and Go and low rolling resistance tyres to hit a road tax-dodging and London congestion charge-beating 84g/km of CO2 sweet spot. This, according to Hyundai, is the lowest-emitting diesel engine in the UK. Quoted combined economy for this little sipper is at 88.3mpg. I think we’d all like to put that to the test.

Prices for the i20 range start at £9,995 OTR as a 3-door 1.2 petrol Classic model, while at the top of the range is the 90ps 1.4 CRDi Style model, costing £14,295 OTR. Your in-dealers-date is 7th May.

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