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The new Hyundai i20 hits the Portuguese market in January

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“Sensual sportiness” is how Hyundai defines its new styling language. And for his debut, he chose one of the best-selling models, the i20, presented this week and which has already made concessions.

The new design gives the i20 an elegant yet dynamic character, and we highlight the well-crafted rear and side, with a bold line and an exclusive C-pillar design with the horizontal slats covering the dashboard.

The 120 is available with just two gasoline engines, and entry-level is the 1.2 MPF, four cylinder, 84 horsepower and five-speed gearbox. The maximum speed is 173 km / h and the brand announces a consumption of between 5.7 and 6.4 l / 100 km.

Next is the 1.0-TGDi, with three cylinders and 100 horsepower, served by a six-speed manual gearbox or a seven-speed Dual Clutch Transmission (DCT). It reaches 188 or 185 km / h (with manual gearbox or DCT, respectively) and consumes between 5.7 and 7 l / 100 km.

Security equipment

The new model of the Korean brand is equipped with some safety equipment that is not yet widespread in the models of the segment in which it is inserted, the B.

It has, for example, the Maximum Speed ​​Information System (ISLA), which alerts the driver, through audible and visual alerts, when he exceeds the speed limit. When combined with the manual speed limit system, you can even adjust the speed independently.

Also present were the Lane Keeping System (LKA), Autonomous Emergency Braking (FCA), which also detects pedestrians, Driver Fatigue Alert (DAW), which works in conjunction with the start alert Front Vehicle (LVDA), which alerts the driver when the vehicle in front begins to move; and Park Assist (PA), which allows semi-autonomous parking.

Finally, we have the Maximum Automatic Control System (HBA), which detects both approaching vehicles and those moving in the same direction, at night, in front of the vehicle, alternating between high and low headlights. . Whenever a vehicle is not detected, the system automatically reactivates the high beams, optimizing the driver’s field of vision.

Dimensions

Thanks to its wider width and longer wheelbase, the new i20 offers more room for passengers in the second row of seats, who have 88mm more for the legs and 40mm more for the shoulders compared to the previous generation. .

Luggage space has been increased by an additional 25 liters, offering 352 liters with the seats up and 1,165 liters down. In addition, the flaccid waist gives drivers better visibility.

It is 4.04 meters long, 1.77 in width, 1.45 in height and 2.58 in wheelbase and offers 355 liters of luggage space.

Available as a five-door sedan, the new Hyundai i20 allows a maximum capacity of five people.

The new i20 costs between 17,133 euros (1.2 MPi Comfort) and 20,653 euros (1.0 T-GDi Style Plus) and comes with a seven-year warranty.

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