Buying a New Hyundai i20

The i20 is a subcompact car from Hyundai which was first unveiled to the public at the Paris Motor Show in October 2008. It is front-wheel drive and can be purchased as either a three door or a five door car.
In total there are seven different engine options available for each Hyundai i20, each of which has four cylinders. Three out of the seven engines are petrol powered and the rest are diesel units.
The Hyundai i20 is built on a totally new platform. This was developed at the firm’s European technical centre in Russelsheim and was created in order for the company to be able to move into the highly competitive but equally profitable European supermini segment. It has a large 99.4 inch or 2,525mm wheelbase, which allows for a spacious passenger cabin. The suspension fitted to this car is the same as it is in most superminis – MacPherson struts at the front end along with a torsion beam rear end, combined with rack and pinion steering.
As of March 2012 there is also a slightly upgraded version of this car as well as the standard i20, called the ‘i-Gen i20’, which has a re-tuned engine for better performance as well as a modernised external styling.
In addition to the choice of engines buyers of the new 2012 Hyundai i20 will also be offered a choice of four different trim levels with an increasing level of equipment fitted to the car as you go up the trim levels. The basic entry level car is designated by the ‘Classic’ trim level. Above this is the ‘Blue’ trim, followed by ‘Active’ and then ‘Style’ at the very top.
If you buy the new entry level Classic trim level Hyundai i20 the standard equipment which is included features air conditioning, ESP (electronic stability program) and six airbags. This costs £9,995 OTR. The next level is Blue trim, which is all about fuel efficiency and includes low rolling resistance tyres and stop-start engine technology to reduce fuel consumption. The Blue trim does not come with air conditioning.
Active trim will add 15 inch alloy wheels and a leather steering wheel to the Classic version and costs an extra £950 on top of the basic price. At the top end of the range the Style trim level also includes automatic headlights, automatic wipers and a rear view camera, and will bring the price of a new Hyundai i20 up to a total of £12,345.