New trim level starts from £12,975 and will arrive in the UK later this month; 16in alloys and standard DAB head the list of extra features
3 August 2016

The new Hyundai i20 Turbo Edition will cost from £12,975 when it arrives in showrooms this month.

The five-door compact hatchback costs less than the current SE-trim i20 with the equivalent engine, but Hyundai has managed to cram in more standard equipment.

The latest addition sports Hyundai’s three-cylinder, 99bhp 1.0-litre turbocharged petrol engine, which makes 99bhp and emits CO2 emissions of 104g/km, putting it into band B for Vehicle Excise Duty. The existing SE-spec i20, with the same powertrain but smaller wheels, emits 99g/km of CO2 and slots into the cheaper VED band A, but costs £14,025 on the road.

The Hyundai i20 Turbo Edition rides on 16in alloy wheels and is available in a choice of Polar White, Aqua Sparkling, Sleek Silver, Stardust Grey, Phantom Black or Red Passion finishes.

Like the SE, the Turbo Edition gets Bluetooth connectivity, a DAB digital radio, cruise control and speed limiter and a leather-wrapped steering wheel. In addition, the Turbo Edition comes with a rear-view camera, automatic lights and satellite navigation on a 7.0in touchscreen.

Owners will get a free seven-year TomTom Live Services subscription for the sat-nav, which gives live traffic information, speed camera alerts and weather updates.

A spokesman for Hyundai said 1000 Turbo Editions would be coming to the UK initially, but more could follow if it proves popular with customers.

Phill Tromans

Our Verdict

Hyundai i20

The second-generation Hyundai i20 is a very spacious, well-kitted and keenly priced addition to the competitive supermini segment, but is ultimately let down by its weak engines

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3 August 2016
Who else read the title & thought, interesting a small warm or hot hatch cool. Then reads the article & sees the 1.0, 99bhp bit, ah big let down.

3 August 2016
I quite like the i20, much more than the i30 and other models in the range, in part because Hyundai offer such a variety of interior colour options beyond the funereal black and grey norm. But what's this, a special edition in which the interior defaults to gloom and doom. Oh dear.

4 August 2016
A fiesta turbo it appears a bit of bargain, especially as it's a new model with sat nav etc.

 

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