Hyundai has announced prices for the
new ix20. On sale from 18th November, it will be available
with three drivetrain options and three generously equipped trim levels.
The three trim grades – Classic, Active
and Style – are unique to the UK and have been carefully created to
reflect the demands and high expectations of British buyers.
The entry level Classic trim provides
the key essentials buyers want – and crucially all of the safety
equipment that the customer wants, but wouldn’t expect at this level.
The well-equipped interior features a
height adjustable driver’s seat, ESP, air conditioning, six airbags,
active head restraints, radio/CD audio system with six speakers, plus
CD, MP3, RDS and USB-/AUX-/iPOD-input capabilities.
Prices start at £11,595 for the 1.4
petrol. Buyers wanting the exceptional economy of the diesel will pay an
The next, and most popular, trim level
is the mid-range Active. In addition to the Classic specification it
gains a carefully-selected package of goodies that are designed to
appeal to a younger family buyer demanding extra style and convenience.
Externally there are 16-inch alloy wheels, body coloured door handles
and mirrors (which are electrically adjustable and heated) and reversing
Inside, convenience comes in the form
of Bluetooth phone connectivity, electric rear windows and audio
controls on the leather-trimmed steering wheel.
The Active costs £1,100 more than the
Classic, starting at £12,695 for the 1.4-litre petrol, £14,095 for the
diesel and £14,095 for the 1.6-litre petrol auto.
The range-topping Style specification
adds some luxuries that buyers in the real world want, with no ‘fillers’
to pad out the list. As a result, the price walk up from the Active is a
very affordable £1,000.
The most striking of these extras is a
dual-panel panoramic glass sunroof with UV filter, which spans the front
and rear seats. The front panel offers a tilt and sliding function to
let the fresh air – as well as light – into the cabin.
Sometimes though, you want to keep the
light out, which is why the sunroof is equipped with blinds and the rear
glass is super-darkened for extra privacy and protection from the sun.
To further improve the looks and
visibility of the ix20 Style from the outside, front fog lights are
standard and the door mirrors are fitted with integrated side repeater
indicators. To keep these safe on narrower roads, they fold
The Style range starts at £13,695 for
the 1.4-litre petrol, £15,095 for the diesel and £15,095 for the
1.6-litre petrol auto.
With such exceptional equipment levels
there is little room for options – the only factory-fit extra is
metallic paint at £395.