(Vocus) October 8, 2010
Buzzing with fresh ideas and smart solutions, it's sharp and stylish on the outside, while the Hyundai i20's long wheelbase gives it an agile stance and spacious interior. Hyundai's expertise in interior packaging has produced a cabin which ensures passenger comfort and storage space have been maximised, without compromising the external dimensions that make the car so convenient to drive.
Ensuring Hyundai's fundamental values of quality, safety and reliability are delivered, i20 isn't just a pretty face - it's tough too. Thanks to the engineering quality built into its suspension, brakes, body structure and safety systems, i20 offers occupants the highest levels of protection.
Designed at Hyundai's European Design Studio at Russelsheim in Germany, the latest model in the i-series line-up offers comfort, economy and efficiency in a stylish compact vehicle designed to get people going places.
Strong character lines and feature details including teardrop headlamps, stacked rear lighting clusters and body coloured mirrors and handles continue the streamlined appearance. Front and rear fender flares combined with wrap around bumpers ensure a sporty aesthetic. Three and five door hatchback models offer versatile options for today's modern lifestyle.
Hyundai i20 offers an interior package that belies its compact size. Airy with practical and versatile features, the in-cabin refinements are smart and fresh, with optimum driver comfort and passenger conveniences including delayed fade-out interior lights, an illuminated glove box compartment, electric windows and comfortable spacious seating complimented with a Multi-Information Centre located above the centre console for external temperature, clock, trip readouts, fuel consumption (Elite and Premium models) and more.
Seating and storage options in i20 are addressed with the provision of versatile split rear seating and a generous 295-litre boot (rear seat backs in upright position). Multiple in-cabin stowage areas such as the innovative glove-box cooling system and storage recesses for convenient placement of mobile phone, sunglasses and coins, provide easy access storage solutions.
Thrifty 1.4-litre and 1.6-litre Gamma petrol engines power i20, balancing performance and efficiency. Both engines feature 16-valves and twin overhead camshafts. The four-cylinder engines deliver peak power and torque outputs of 73.5kW @ 5500rpm and 136Nm @ 4200rpm for the 1.4-litre Gamma petrol engine; and 91.1kW @ 6300rpm and 156Nm @ 4200rpm for the 1.6-litre Gamma petrol engine.
Impressive fuel efficiency and lower emissions are ensured in i20, with combined fuel consumption figures of 6.0-litres per 100kms for the 1.4-litre petrol manual model and 6.1- litres per 100kms for the 1.6-litre petrol manual model. CO2 emissions are 142 (combined g/km) for the 1.4-litre petrol manual and 144 (combined g/km) for the 1.6-litre petrol manual models.
Note: Australian Design Rules 81/02 static laboratory combined average city and highway cycle test. Fuel consumption will vary depending in a combination of driving habits and the condition of the vehicle.
A five-speed manual transmission offers precise and easy gear shifts, while the modern four- speed electronic HiVec (Hyundai intelligent Vehicle electronic control) ensures smooth, precise gear changes.
Urban agility is evident in the handling of i20 with sharp, accurate directional response made possible through the application of Motor Driven Power Steering (MDPS) tuned for the Australian market. i20's suspension has been tuned for Australia's unique road conditions and combines McPherson struts with coil springs in the front and a Coupled Torsion Beam Axle in the rear, offering nimble manoeuvrability and ride comfort.
As always, occupant protection is a core element of Hyundai design. i20 comes complete with a comprehensive suite of advanced safety features to ensure driver and passenger confidence. Standard on all i20 models is Electronic Stability Control (ESC) with Traction Control System (TCS), four-channel, four-sensor Anti-skid Braking System (ABS) and Electronic Brakeforce Distribution (EBD).
Hyundai has designed the i20 range to meet the needs of real-world private and business buyers. Crucially, no compromises have been made in providing the best combination of high performance levels, safety and value of any small car currently available in Australia today.
And because i20 is all about a vibrant life, a comprehensive range of Genuine Hyundai Accessories is available including Genuine Hyundai Whispbar™ Quiet roof racks, iPod® accessories including Direct Connect lead for iPod® and reverse park and front park assist sensing warning systems ensuring parking is a breeze. Alloy wheels and other distinctive styling accessories let owners add personality and individuality.
About Hyundai Motor Company Australia
Established in 1967, Hyundai Automotive Group is the world's fifth largest and fastest growing major automotive manufacturer. Hyundai Motor Company Australia Pty Ltd (HMCA) was established on October 1st, 2003 as a wholly owned subsidiary of Hyundai Motor Company. The award-winning range of Hyundai vehicles continues to set segment and industry benchmarks in value, quality and safety, with innovations such as ESP Stability Program and Australia's first five-year warranty with unlimited kilometres.
2008 marked Hyundai Motor Company Australia's entrance into the Light Commercial Vehicle market in Australia.