2012 Hyundai i20 prices, engines, safety features
The all-new 2012 Hyundai i20 goes on sale in Europe next week!
After wowing the crowds at the Geneva Motor Show, fans of the Hyundai i20 were keen to see what price point would be put on the vehicle.
Hyundai UK announced that the all-new i20 hatchback will have a starting price of £9,995 for the Classic 1.2 petrol 3-door, and £14,295 for the top of the line CRDi diesel model, with the cars expected to be in showrooms on May 7th.
The 2012 Hyundai i20 has undergone something of a makeover, with the exterior getting a hexagonal grille that fits Hyundai’s fluidic sculpture design.
There have also been changes on the front end with a reshaped bonnet and rounded wings. The lights received a subtle styling makeover in front and back, as well!
The car also boasts an all-new alloy-wheel design and redesigned bumpers which complete the exterior revisions made to the exterior of the i20 facelift.
Hyundai i20 trim levels
There are three different trim levels to choose from, starting with the Classic, then moving on up to the Active and finally the Style.
Each comes with an impressive set of standard features including 6 air bags, AC, ESP, remote central locking, and Vehicle Stability Management.
The Active trim takes it one step further with 15-inch alloy wheels, voice recognition Bluetooth, heated door mirrors, leather on the steering wheel and gear knob, front fog lights, and electric rear windows.
The Style is loaded with extra features such as 16-inch alloys, rain sensing front wipers, climate control, automatic headlights, and automatic dimming rear view, and even a reversing camera.
Those types of features are usually reserved for larger luxury cars, but the 2012 Hyundai i20 Style has them all standard.
For even more features, buyers can opt for the Convenience pack which will add chrome exterior handles, keyless entry, engine Start/Stop button, and more.
Tony Whitehorn, President and CEO Hyundai Motor UK said that the goal with the updated i20 hatchback was to please existing customers, but also to make it appealing to a younger generation of drivers unfamiliar with the Hyundai brand.
He feels that people are going to love all of the luxury items, especially when they come at such an affordable price.
Hyundai i20 engines
Whitehorn went on to praise the engine in the i20 which has the cleanest combustion diesel engine in terms of CO2 emissions, with the 1.1L diesel engine in particular putting up impressive numbers.
Various technical improvements have also been done to Hyundai’s 1.2L engine (petrol). The engine now is cleaner, more efficient, and more powerful than its predecessor.
Its aximum output is rated at 85 horsepower (79 horsepower for the outgoing variant) while improvements in fuel consumption increased from 55.4mpg to 57.7mpg on the combined cycle.
CO2 missions were reduced from 119g/km to 114g/km to make the 1.2 petrol engine one of the most efficient around.
Efforts to reduce fuel consumption and CO2 emissions in all of its vehicles (including in 2012 Hyundai i20), are all part of Hyundai’s goal to become the most fuel efficient automaker on the planet.