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Hyundai and Skoda to show new models at Geneva

ix-onic concept and Skoda Fabia Scout announced

The Skoda Fabia Scout, Hyundai i20 and Hyundai ix-onic concept car have joined the ranks of new models set to be unveiled at the Geneva Motor Show next week.

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Skoda Fabia Scout Geneva

Scout is a ‘rough-tough’ version of Skoda’s Fabia

Skoda Fabia Scout

Skoda has announced a Scout version of its latest Fabia supermini. Based on the estate, this features new rough and ready plastic cladding but, unlike other Skoda Scout models, does not appear to have raised ride height.

Two petrol and two turbodiesel engines will be offered. The Scout gets bespoke interior detailing and unique alloy wheels, plus silver roof rails and foglights with cornering function.

The Skoda Fabia Scout will be available in the UK from late May.

Hyundai i20 three-door and ix-onic concept

Hyundai ix-onic concept Geneva

Hyundai ix-onic looks similar to Ford’s Kuga

Hyundai will show its i20 three-door supermini for the first time at Geneva.

This follows on from the five-door, offering a slightly sportier design, and is intended to appeal to younger buyers. The three-door also weighs 10kg less thanks to the missing rear doors, but offers the same spacious interior.

Six airbags and anti-whiplash active head restraints are standard, and the i20 three-door will be priced from £8,195 for the entry-level 1.2-litre petrol – £450 less than the equivalent five-door. It’s on sale now, with first deliveries expected in April.

Alongside this, Hyundai will also show a concept vehicle, the ix-onic.

This is a compact SUV that seems to take the Ford Kuga as its influence. Amongst other features it will debut Hyundai’s new 1.6-litre turbocharged petrol engine. This produces 168bhp, yet combined with stop-start technology emits just 149g/km CO2.

We’ll bring more details on all three cars from the Geneva Motor Show on 3-4 March.


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