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.

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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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

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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.

typos1 - Just can’t respect opinion

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