When the Hyundai i20 was first launched in South Africa it was not only an instant hit, but it literally forced the other car manufacturers in South Africa to acknowledge the new kid on the block. Now a few years down the line Hyundai has launched its New Generation i20 and thanks to its daring new design and advanced driving features Hyundai has shown the B-segment competition up all over again.
Looking Good and Driving Great
Just like the original Hyundai i20, this new generation i20 hatch has been designed by Hyundai's award winning European design team based in Rüsselsheim Germany. They have perfectly used the Fluidic Sculpture 2.0 design philosophy to create a breath-taking beauty that is ready to take on anything the South African roads can throw at it. Don’t believe us? Then take a look at these images below…
You can see for yourself that the Hyundai i20 New Generation has a much sportier look and thanks to a bigger airdam up front it literally looks like it is giving passers-by a cheeky grin as it wizzes past. At the rear the new boomerang-like taillights are also a style improvement and seem to add a little more sexiness that is usually only reserved for top level Italian cars.
The BIGGER New Generation Hyundai i20
Bigger most certainly means better in the new generation Hyundai i20 thanks to an increase in length of 45mm. This has added not only additional leg room, but also an improvement in the boot space to a very nifty 294-litres. The surprising thing here is however, despite being bigger than the previous generation of i20, this new generation i20 is lighter. Yes you read that correctly, thanks to an abundance of lightweight high-strength steel in the chassis Hyundai has managed to build a bigger car that weighs less but still provides improved torsional rigidity.
Smarter Interior and Lots of Next Generation 120 Features
There was very little wrong with the previous generation of i20’s interior, but this time around the Hyundai designers have excelled themselves. Take a look below to see what we mean…
More space, soft-touch plastics and more than a few style improvements have helped to make this one of the best looking vehicle on the inside in its class. In fact, many more expensive vehicles would be hard pressed to match the sheer good looks of this next generation i20 interior. But there is also more to this fabulous car than just good looks and comfort, it also comes standard with air conditioning, a CD/MP3/USB/Aux audio system, Bluetooth connectivity, remote central locking, front electric windows and electric exterior mirrors.
The New Generation i20 Price
At the time of going to press the new generation Hyundai i20 was available from Group 1 Hyundai, one of South Africa’s top automotive dealerships, at the following model specific new generation i20 price:
- 2015 i20 1.2 Motion from R 195,900 or R 2,999pm*
- 2015 i20 1.2 Fluid from R 206,400 or R 3,199pm*
- 2015 i20 1.4 Fluid MT from R 219,400 or R 3,399pm*
- 2015 i20 1.4 Fluid AT from R 229,400 or R 3,599pm*
*T&C’s Apply, Price Correct as at 05 November 2015