IAB Report - Here's how the feature-rich European Hyundai i20 looks in the real world

09/09/2014 - 15:30 | ,   | Shrawan Raja

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.

2015 Hyundai i20 European spec live image
The European version gets more expensive headlamps, sunroof and an automatic variant.

Read: European i20 vs Elite i20

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.

2015 Hyundai i20 European spec profile live image
The wheelbases are similar but the bumpers are bigger on the Europe-spec model.

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.

2015 Hyundai i20 European spec rear live image
The European model does not use the 'Elite' branding.

Also read: Review of the Hyundai Elite i20 Petrol and Elite i20 Diesel

Competitors: VW Polo, Ford Fiesta, Toyota Yaris, Honda Jazz

Launch Date: January 2015

[Source - AutoBlog.it]

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