revealed the first picture of the new i20 three-door, ahead of its
official unveiling at the Geneva motor show on March 3rd.
Building on the
success of the recently launched Hyundai i20 five-door, the new body
style will broaden the i20’s appeal to the fastest-growing sector of the
car market in Europe.
In addition to a
stylish new look, the three-door model offers a lower price entry point
for the i20 line-up with prices starting at just £8,195 for the 1.2
Classic model – that’s £450 less than the five-door.
the successful i10 and i30 models, the i20 three-door shares many of its
styling features with the five-door. In fact the front and rear remains
unchanged, but the distinctive crease lines that run along each side are
enhanced by the longer front doors and the sporty, upswept shape of the
Safety is always at
the forefront for Hyundai and the i20 has an extensive list of active
and passive equipment. This includes six airbags on all models – front,
side and curtain – as standard, plus active head-restraints.
Hyundai expects i20
buyers will make the 1.2-litre petrol engine – dubbed ‘Kappa’ – the
best-selling power plant in the range. The new, all-alloy unit combines
miserly fuel consumption with low CO2 emissions to produce a
compelling package with exceptionally low running costs.
The three-door i20
is available to order now, with the first examples arriving in UK
showrooms in April.