New i20 beats Fiesta*

This i20 represents a massive
improvement from Hyundai. It just edges
the Fiesta here on account of its superior
practicality and lower running costs.

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The class-leading small family hatchback

Sporty, elegant and visually stunning, every feature line is confident, every curve and angle is subtly seductive. Simple in its layout with everything you need in easy reach, the clean and modern interior design offers sensory well-being. Inside the i20 each surface has been crafted to look and feel exceptional. Materials have been carefully selected with special attention given to their quality and durability. The all new i20 includes a range of clever features to make your drive as easy and entertaining as possible.

Standout good looks

Compact and graceful, yet bold and confident, the all-new i20 is ready to take on any adventure you throw its way. Revamped to perfection, the iconic front grille makes a statement while the sporty side body moulding gives the i20 an agile, streamlined and aerodynamic look. Privacy glass is also a talking point as are the three attractive wheel options with the Premium SE Nav boasting striking 16-inch alloys.

Advanced technology

As you’d expect from such a forward-thinking runner, advanced technology is part of the Hyundai i20’s DNA. The interior is loaded with mod-cons including a seven-inch touchscreen display with smartphone connectivity, AUX and USB ports allowing you to play your favourite music en route, a full automatic air conditioning system, Bluetooth connectivity and a DAB radio system.

Performance and drive

The Hyundai i20 may be a compact runner but it certainly delivers a big performance. There are many engine options to choose from including the 1.2-litre petrol, the all-new 1.0 litre T-GDi petrol turbo featuring highly efficient combustion, and the 1.0 T-GDi 120PS which delivers effortless power. Manual transmission comes as standard. Select models offer the new seven-speed dual-clutch transmission.

Dual Clutch Transmission

The specially developed 7-speed DCT gearbox adds dynamic automatic gear changes with optimised fuel efficiency. Shifting between gears is extremely smooth and fast.

Intelligent Manual Transmission

For increased fuel efficiency, the iMT decouples the engine from the transmission after the accelerator is released. The vehicle goes into coasting mode.

48-Volt Hybrid System

The 48-volt hybrid system is available with both manual and DCT transmission options. It’s able to run on electric when decelerating or whilst stopped, conserving fuel at regular intervals on your daily drive. It’s an enhancement over traditional start & stop technology as it is able to switch to electric before the car comes to a complete stop.


  • Air conditioning
    SE Connect models feature manual air conditioning while Premium and Ultimate include climate control (shown) with an automatic de-fog for the front windscreen.
  • Automatic headlights
    As the light changes, the headlights will automatically switch on, ensuring excellent visibility at all times. Available across the range.
  • Rain sensor
    Premium and Ultimate models feature a rain sensor. It automatically activates the wipers if rain is detected and adjusts wiper speed according to rain intensity.

  • Rear USB port
    Conveniently positioned in the rear of the i20 (Premium and above) so passengers can charge their compatible device.
  • Wireless charging
    Enjoy cable-free connectivity for your compatible smartphone when you choose the Ultimate model.
  • Bose® sound system
    Ultimate models feature a high-end Bose® sound system which boasts eight speakers and sub-woofer.