Hyundai has shared a design sketch of the interior of the new i20 and opened the engine range, the European version of the hatchback. In the third generation model got a digital dashboard, got advanced media system and digital assistants, moved on moderately-hybrid powertrain and lost the three-door body.
Because of leaks the exterior of the new “twenty” released yesterday. The designers of the hatchback have abandoned the rounded forms and smooth lines of its predecessor in favor of the aggressive concept of “sense of sportiness”. Now the exterior of the i20 is oriented to the tastes of European buyers, and in the spirit of the “older” models of Hyundai.
The interior of the hatchback has become more modern: i20 got a 10.25-inch screen virtual instrument panel, integrated into a cluster with touch of multimediasystem. Basic versions are equipped with eight-inch display and entertainment complex, for the top versions will be offered a 10.25-inch touch panel – as in the business Sonata sedan. The number of options will appear, led contour lighting, wireless charging for gadgets and premium Bose audio system with eight speakers.
Compared to i20 the second generation of the new product will be five mm longer, 30 mm wider and 24 mm below. By increasing the wheelbase by 10 mm, the developers promise more room for rear passengers and a larger trunk capacity: useful volume will increase by 25 liters to 351 litres.
The European version of the “twenty” will be equipped with three-cylinder supercharged petrol engines 1.0 with a capacity of 100 or 120 horsepower. For the 120-strong i20 on moderately hybrid “makeweight” in the form of a 48-volt system. The less powerful 100-horsepower hatchback can be equipped with an electric starter-generator optional.
In tandem with the “turbotrain” work six-step “mechanics” iMT, which terminates the connection between the engine and the transmission when the pedal is released the accelerator, or “robot” with two clutches and seven gears. In other markets, the basic units will be a 1.2-liter 84-strong atmospheric “four” and five-speed “mechanics”.
For the new Hyundai i20 announced a whole range of additional electronic systems: the system of lane control and collision avoidance, adaptive cruise control, monitoring system of blind zones, the assistant pedestrian detection and auto high beam.
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The premiere of the third generation i20 will take place on 3 March at the Geneva motor show. There’s also Hyundai will share additional details about the timing of the appearance of the model in key markets.
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