Hyundai i20 pricing and specifications confirmed as hot hatch version breaks cover

Hyundai has confirmed that the new i20 will cost from £18,595 and boast a new top-level trim called Ultimate.

The popular supermini’s new generation will be the first car to use Hyundai’s new ‘Sensuous Sportiness’ design language, as well as introducing a new mild-hybrid powertrain.

Following a similar tactic to the i10, which saw its range updated earlier this year, the new i20 gets a simplified trim line-up. Hyundai says each trim is now better specified than before, making residual values almost five per cent better over three years than the model it replaces.

Hyundai i20
Hyundai i20

The entry-level trim is SE Connect, which gets 16-inch alloy wheels and LED daytime running lights for the exterior, while inside there’s an eight-inch touchscreen display with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, air conditioning, cruise control, a leather-wrapped steering wheel and gear lever, and rear parking sensors with a reversing camera.

Step up to the Premium trim and prices rise to £20,795. Extra equipment includes 17-inch alloy wheels, LED headlights, automatic wipers, heated front seats and steering wheel, and a 10.25-inch infotainment system.

The top trim, called Ultimate, starts at £22,095 and gets a two-tone roof as standard, keyless entry, wireless smartphone charging pad, and a Bose sound system.

Something spectacular is coming… With motorsport inspired technology, the all-new i20 N is the latest racetrack-capable hot hatch. Stay tuned for more.

— Hyundai Motor UK (@Hyundai_UK) October 7, 2020

Ashley Andrew, managing director of Hyundai Motor UK said: “All new i20 has already received positive reviews for both its styling and dynamics and we can now reveal that it follows the lead set by the all new i10 earlier this year with an improved level of specification which focuses on exceeding customer expectations in this segment.

“The efficient 48V hybrid powertrain will deliver a strong balance between economy and performance, whilst drivers more focused on sportier handling and performance won’t have to wait too long until the i20 N Line and i20N join the range.”

Hyundai i20N
Hyundai i20N

Alongside this pricing, Hyundai also revealed the performance focused i20 N. This mini hot hatch gets styling touches inspired by the firm’s rally cars, and gets a new 1.6-litre petrol engine making 201bhp and 275Nm of torque. Pricing for this model will be confirmed at a later date.