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By Ketan Patel


Hyundai i20 2013 Review

The Hyundai i20 2013 made its debut at this year's Geneva Motor Show and by the looks of it the upcoming model has improved the already successful i20 inside and out. The new model boasts a notable increase in both comfort and spaciousness and has been redesigned to appeal to a younger generation of car buyers. Furthermore the new model has received a new engine that promises to emit the lowest amount of CO2 emissions found in a car with a conventional powertrain.

The new 1.1 liter 3-cylinder unit generates 90 PS and emits only 84 g/km CO2. For a more powerful engine you could also choose the 1.4 liter diesel unit developing 100 PS emitting 96 g of CO2/km. The 1.4 unit is coupled with either a 6-speed manual gearbox as a standard or an optional 4-speed automatic transmission for the i20 Active 5 door. The 1.4 liter can go from 0. To 62 mph in 11.6 seconds and is able to cover 54 miles to the gallon.

In between the 1.1 liter and the 1.4 liter units the i20 also offers a 1.2 liter engine coupled with a 5-speed manual gearbox.

The exterior design has also been slightly redesigned in order to deliver a more modern and fluid look. The new i20 will also offer LED headlights, daytime running lights and will come with a redesigned front and rear bumper that conceal parking sensors. On the interior things have changed considerably in terms of spaciousness and the new model will offer 1350 mm shoulder room in at the front and 1340 mm at the rear, as well as 1074 mm leg room in the front and 845 mm for the rear seats. The boot capacity is 295 liters with the seats upright, but can offer 1060 liters of storage space once you've folded the seats.

In terms of equipment the new Hyundai i20 has quite a lot to offer and comes with auto folding mirrors, electric window and mirror controls, two sets of alloy wheels measuring 15 and 16 inch respectively, steering wheel controls, Bluetooth USB and iPod connectivity, rear camera and parking sensors, rain sensors, auto light controls, cooled glove box and 6 airbags.

Prices for the new Hyundai i20 2013 in the UK start at £9,995 which is quite similar to what you'd have to pay for the £9,795 Ford Fiesta.

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