The seven-speed 'box replaces the previous automatic transmission to improve comfort and efficiency. It is launched alongside stop/start technology that's now standard for the whole range.
The 2018 i20 retains two engine options, both of which are petrol-powered and Euro 6d Temp compliant (so they can be driven in the strictest low-emission zones set to be enforced in Europe). The entry-level atmospheric 1.2-litre unit comes in 74bhp and 83bhp forms, mated to a five-speed manual gearbox.
Above that is a 1.0-litre T-GDi engine available in 99bhp or 118bhp, with a built-in particulate filter. The 99bhp version gets a five-speed manual gearbox as standard, but now has the option of the new dual-clutch auto 'box. The higher-powered version comes with a six-speed manual only.