The South Korean automaker released last month the first few pictures and details about the second-generation of the European B-segment vehicle, and has now moved to add further details and photos.
The first details of the new generation, scheduled to have its official public debut during October’s Paris Motor Show, contained relevant information about the model’s dimensions: length of 4035 mm, wheelbase of 2570 mm for a 1892 mm rear legroom and a 320-liter trunk. The exterior design was the only one revealed, with no interior pictures and no powertrain details.
All that has changed now, as we have an extensive batch of photos that also depict the interior and the automaker has unveiled the engine line-up. First off comes the interior, which boasts a two-tone ambiance and soft-touch materials.
“The i20′s perceived interior quality is among the best in the segment,” says the automaker. Christian Loer, head of product management and pricing at Hyundai Motor Europe further comments that “the dash and the door materials are the first a potential customer touches after the steering wheel, so these need to be good quality and, most importantly, soft. ”
The four engines on offer are nothing to write home about though: there are two gasoline choices and two diesel – all featuring technology that’s very much a standard now. The first options are the 1.25-liter in 75 PS (55 kW) and 84 PS (62 kW) versions – mated to a 5-speed manual gearbox and the largest gasoline is a 1.4-liter with 100 PS (73 kW) coupled to a six-speed manual or four-speed automatic. The diesel options include a 1.1-liter with 75 PS (55 kW) or a 1.4-liter with 90 PS (66 kW), both linked to a six-speed manual.
by Aurel Niculescu
) - Thursday, September 4th, 2014 - filed under Hyundai
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