The facelifted Hyundai i20 will arrive in the third quarter of this year
Korean supermini gets more safety kit as standard, new colours and ability to receive over-the-air updates
The Hyundai i20 hatchback has received an update, gaining a subtle redesign, new interior technology and enhanced safety equipment, and pricing and specification details have now been announced.
Set for sale in the third quarter of 2023, the new i20 will start at £20,770 in the UK. Hyundai hopes the update will help to revive declining sales for the Seat Ibiza rival.
Three specification levels will be available: Advance, Premium and Ultimate.
Advance cars are well equipped as standard, featuring 16in alloy wheels, LED headlights, an 8.0in touchscreen and a 10.25 instrument cluster, smartphone mirroring and a leather steering wheel.
The i20 is also a much safer proposition this time around, thanks to a suite of safety kit – including cruise control, front and rear parking sensors, speed warning, lane-keeping assistance and automatic high-beam – being included on entry-level models.
Premium cars start at £22,570 and include larger 17in wheels, electric mirrors, privacy glass, automatic wipers, ambient lighting, climate control, heated front seats and a heated steering wheel, plus a larger, upgraded 10.25in touchscreen.
The range is topped by the £24,070 Ultimate, which adds keyless entry, start-stop engine functionality, a wireless phone-charging pad, a premium eight-speaker sound system from Bose, blindspot monitoring and forward-collision assistance.
Hyundai has also slimmed down the i20’s engine line-up. All cars now get a turbocharged three-cylinder petrol engine that produces 98bhp, the 118bhp version being no more.
A choice of a six-speed manual or a seven-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission is available.
Hyundai has yet to confirm WLTP economy figures for the i20.
The i20 was the Korean manufacturer’s third best-selling car between 2021 and 2022, but sales dropped 5% last year.
A Hyundai spokesman said the i20 N hot hatch is likely return to showrooms at a future date.
Hyundai has treated the regular i20 to a redesigned front and rear bumper, new 16in and 17in alloy wheels and new Z-shape LED lights front and rear.
The low roof profile and relatively long wheelbase have been retained in order to maintain its aerodynamics and sporty stance, Hyundai said.
Elsewhere, the i20 gets three new paint colour choices: Lucid Lime Metallic, Lumen Grey Pearl and Meta Blue Pearl.
Inside, it now comes with more equipment as standard. It gets a 4.1in LCD instrument display, over-the-air map updates, USB-C ports and 4G data connectivity.
Optional equipment remains the same, including a 10.25in instrument cluster, a 10.25in infotainment touchscreen, Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, wireless smartphone charging and GPS tracking.
An optional Lucid Lime interior package has been introduced to mark the arrival of the new lime paint colour, bringing redesigned seat fabrics and lime-coloured stitching.