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Korean supermini gets more safety kit as standard, new colours and ability to receive over-the-air updates

The Hyundai i20 hatchback has received an update, gaining a subtle redesign, new interior technology and enhanced safety equipment, and pricing and specification details have now been announced.

Set for sale in the third quarter of 2023, the new i20 will start at £20,770 in the UK. Hyundai hopes the update will help to revive declining sales for the Seat Ibiza rival. 

Three specification levels will be available: Advance, Premium and Ultimate. 

Advance cars are well equipped as standard, featuring 16in alloy wheels, LED headlights, an 8.0in touchscreen and a 10.25 instrument cluster, smartphone mirroring and a leather steering wheel. 

The i20 is also a much safer proposition this time around, thanks to a suite of safety kit – including cruise control, front and rear parking sensors, speed warning, lane-keeping assistance and automatic high-beam – being included on entry-level models. 

Premium cars start at £22,570 and include larger 17in wheels, electric mirrors, privacy glass, automatic wipers, ambient lighting, climate control, heated front seats and a heated steering wheel, plus a larger, upgraded 10.25in touchscreen. 

The range is topped by the £24,070 Ultimate, which adds keyless entry, start-stop engine functionality, a wireless phone-charging pad, a premium eight-speaker sound system from Bose, blindspot monitoring and forward-collision assistance. 

Hyundai i20 facelift 2023 front

Hyundai has also slimmed down the i20’s engine line-up. All cars now get a turbocharged three-cylinder petrol engine that produces 98bhp, the 118bhp version being no more.

A choice of a six-speed manual or a seven-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission is available.

Hyundai has yet to confirm WLTP economy figures for the i20. 


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The i20 was the Korean manufacturer’s third best-selling car between 2021 and 2022, but sales dropped 5% last year.

A Hyundai spokesman said the i20 N hot hatch is likely return to showrooms at a future date.

Hyundai has treated the regular i20 to a redesigned front and rear bumper, new 16in and 17in alloy wheels and new Z-shape LED lights front and rear.

The low roof profile and relatively long wheelbase have been retained in order to maintain its aerodynamics and sporty stance, Hyundai said.

Elsewhere, the i20 gets three new paint colour choices: Lucid Lime Metallic, Lumen Grey Pearl and Meta Blue Pearl.

Hyundai i20 facelift 2023 interior

Inside, it now comes with more equipment as standard. It gets a 4.1in LCD instrument display, over-the-air map updates, USB-C ports and 4G data connectivity.

Optional equipment remains the same, including a 10.25in instrument cluster, a 10.25in infotainment touchscreen, Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, wireless smartphone charging and GPS tracking.

An optional Lucid Lime interior package has been introduced to mark the arrival of the new lime paint colour, bringing redesigned seat fabrics and lime-coloured stitching.

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si73 27 August 2023
Still a great looking small hatch, expensive, as are all it's competitors, but still £20k + seems a lot, hope they do continue the N, it's a great piece of kit, as for lack of N line, the model pictured has the led tail lights, large alloys and diffuser style rear bumper on the N line, agree it's a shame to lose the more powerful version of the small engine.
gavsmit 26 August 2023

Yet another disappointment after waiting months for this refresh to come out.

Not only has the more powerful version of the 1 litre turbo been dropped, but also the sporty looking N Line trim.

Just like Kia dropping the 1 litre turbo from the restyled Picanto range.

I know there are a number of factors that trigger manufacturers to make these decisions, but it seems like every car I'm looking forward to then drops the engine or level options that I'm interested in, or just doesn't bring that car to the UK after months of teasing.

I think I'll continue to run my current 9 year old car because I'm not making any compromises when we're forced to pay such huge prices for cars now.   


Peter Cavellini 25 August 2023

So that's what Ford did with their spare Fiesta bodies!