Getz replacement revealed ahead of Paris debut
3 September 2008

This is the new Hyundai i20, a five-door hatch designed to replace the Getz supermini.Following on from the i30 and i10, the Hyundai i20 is designed for the European market with an emphasis on build quality, comfort and value. It will use a longer wheelbase than the Getz (2455mm), and will also offer a better-equipped, more spacious interior. The Hyundai i20 will be based on an all-new platform. It will be offered with 1.2 and 1.4-litre petrol engines, as well as a new 89bhp 1.4-litre common-rail diesel unit that will power the new eco-friendly i20 i-Blue that will also be unveiled at Paris.Producing 89bhp and 162lb ft of torque, the i-Blue uses a six-speed manual gearbox in place of the i20’s standard five-speed, low-resistance tyres, under-floor covers, aerodynamic changes and low-friction engine oil in order to return just 99g/km of CO2 and 68mpg. A standard 1.4-litre diesel i20 will also be available from launch.A three-door i20 will follow the five-door model shown here a few months after the car’s launch in January next year. More details of the new Hyundai i20 will be revealed when it gets its debut on October 2 at the Paris motor show, but expect prices to start at around £9000 for the five-door, with the three-door undercutting that by as much as £1000.

Vicky Parrott

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3 September 2008

Looks okay, hopefully thay can build on what they've started with the i30.

 

 

It's all about the twisties........

4 September 2008

Unadventurous styling, it looks like a Corolla Verso thats shrunk in the wash, should be good value though.

4 September 2008

It's not bad, but I prefer the i10 and i30 styling-wise. This heavily reminds me of the Corsa. I just hope Hyundai load it with tons of kit, and make a point of this in their advertising. In these Credit Crunch-y times, everyone needs good value for money! But I prefer it to the Getz, and I will reserve final judgement for the Paris Motor Show...

"The creative adult is the child who survived."

13 September 2008

So Hyundai is grafting Yaris headlights onto a Corsa. While it's not bad, it does not look as good as putting a 307 front-end to a Renault Clio II as is the case with facelifted Getz (whose Korean market name Click gives its origins away).

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