Hyundai launches all-new i20


Hyundai South Africa has revealed pricing and spec details of its all-new Volkswagen Polo rivalling i20. As with its predecessor, the newcomer is once again sourced from Hyundai’s Chennai factory in India, where it was launched last year as the i20 Elite, and will be available in three all petrol models; 1.2 Motion manual and 1.4 Fluid with the option of a manual or automatic gearbox. No diesel option is expected just yet.

Under the bonnet, the Motion makes use of the marque’s 1.2-litre Kappa engine used in the i10 and i10 Grand, but revised to produce 61 kW and 115 N.m of torque. Fuel consumption is a claimed 5.9 L /100 km and emission at 140g /km. A five-speed manual gearbox is the only transmission available.

In typical Hyundai fashion, equipment levels remain high with features including a four-speaker radio / CD / MP3 sound system with aux and USB as well as Bluetooth, full trip computer, colour coded bumpers, door handles and electric mirrors, electric front windows with one touch up/down for the driver, air-conditioning, cooled glovebox, 14-inch steel wheels, keyless entry, central locking, ABS with EBD, dual front airbags, and follow me home headlights.

Completing the i20 range, the Fluid uses Hyundai’s 1.4-litre Gamma range of engine that makes 74 kW and 133 N.m of torque. As mentioned, transmissions include a six-speed manual or optional four-speed automatic with fuel consumption being rated at 6.5 L /100 km and 7.5 L /100 km respectively. Emissions are at 147 and 160g /km.

Building on the Motion’s list of standard kit, the Fluid adds front foglights, 16-inch alloy wheels, electric folding mirrors, rear electric windows, rear park assist and climate control.

A five year / 150 000 km warranty is standard on all models while the Motion includes a two year / 30 000 km service plan with the Fluid’s being a year longer over the same distance.


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