IAB Report – Here’s how the feature-rich European Hyundai i20 looks in the real world
Posted on: Sep 9, 2014 - 3:30pm IST
Largely similar to the Elite i20.
Autoblog Italy has posted the first real-life images of the European specification Hyundai i20 that will be revealed publicly at the Paris Motor Show.
The European i20, manufactured in Izmit, Turkey, is slightly longer, more feature-heavy and offers an automatic gearbox option.
The i20 is based on a new platform (shared with the Elite) and will come with a 1.2-liter petrol (available in 75 hp and 84 hp states) and a 1.1-liter diesel (75 hp and 90 hp) in the basic variants. Then comes the 1.4-liter petrol (with 100 hp) that is available with an automatic transmission, an LPG variant on the 1.2-liter petrol, and a three-door variant next year. The commercial launch will take place in January.
A Hyundai spokesperson has told Autoblog that the visibility of the new car has improved from changes made to the B-Pillar, and better quality materials were used as they help in maintaining the price of the car when it is resold.
In terms of features, European i20 additionally offers projector headlights and sunroof. Dimensionally it keeps the same wheelbase (2,570 mm) as the Indian model but is 45 mm longer.
Competitors: VW Polo, Ford Fiesta, Toyota Yaris, Honda Jazz
Launch Date: January 2015
Hyundai i20 for Europe – Image Gallery
[Source – AutoBlog.it]