Hyundai has announced the pricing for its all-new i20 supermini – undercuting rivals by ‘at least £1,000.’
The i20 starts at £8,195 for a three-door 1.2-litre Classic – but the key thing is that all i20s feature air conditioning as standard, as well as Hyundai’s five-year unlimited mileage warranty.
Other standard equipment includes six airbags, active head restraints to help prevent whiplash injuries, remote locking, electric front windows, and an aux-in socket (for MP3 players).
Full iPod dock
Upgrade to mid-range Comfort trim, starting at £8,995, and extras include 15-inch alloys, trip computer, six-speaker stereo, and full iPod integration. Range-topping Style starts at £10,845, and adds 16-inch alloys, climate control, and part leather.
In addition to the 1.2, a 1.4-litre petrol is also available (with automatic options), alongside two flavours of 1.4-litre turbodiesel. Fuel economy and emissions figures are competitive with class leaders throughout.
Three-door i20 to follow
A five-door body style costs an extra £450 on all versions – except the Style, which is five-door only. These go on sale in January, with the three-door following in April.
With the promise of a driving experience to match European and Japanese superminis, the Korean-built i20 could well become the default budget-conscious choice. We’ll find out for sure when we drive it for the first time in early January.
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