A 326-litre boot is offered, 36 more than that offered by the likes of the Ford Fiesta, further bolstering the i20's claimed spaciousness and practicality.
Compared with the previous model, front-seat occupants enjoy 33mm greater headroom at 1038mm, 24mm more legroom at 1098mm, a 6mm increase in the hip room to 1301mm) and 15mm more shoulder space at 1365mm.
Additional legroom was created in the front by raising the height of the dashboard and moving the glovebox and surrounding components forward - made possible due to the longer bonnet.
In the rear, headroom is 978mm, legroom is 794mm and shoulder room is 1350mm, allowing, says Hyundai three adults to be seated in comfort.
Luggage space in the boot has been increased from 295 litres in the current car to 326 litres, which the manufacturer says is a class-leading figure. The rear bench can be folded fully flat to expand luggage capacity to 1042 litres. A two-stage luggage floorboard can be moved up or down to conceal items.
Hyundai says one of the key aims for its design team was to "ensure the i20's perceived interior quality is among the best in the segment".
It incorporates a soft-touch material called high-grade Thermal Plastic Olefin (TPO) on all key surfaces in the cabin, such as the dashboard and door trims. Hyundai says the material is highly durable and will maintain a premium look even after frequent use.
“The dash and the door materials are the first a potential customer touches after the steering wheel, so these need to be good quality and, most importantly, soft,” said Christian Löer, head of product management and pricing at Hyundai Motor Europe.
The dashboard is angled five degrees towards the driver for ease of use. Front-row occupants in the new i20 benefit from more head, leg and shoulder room than the current model and Hyundai claims three adults can comfortably be accommodated on the rear bench.
The interior colour schemes complement the exterior paint finishes and can easily be seen from the outside. The new generation i20 interior is available in a choice of four colours: beige, blue, brown and grey.
A coloured inlay runs the full width of the dashboard and around the door handles. Matching the colour of the seat and door armrest upholstery, the inlay encompasses new air vents, which overhang the dashboard into the door and are designed to improve airflow in and around the cabin.
Key systems such as audio, heating and ventilation have been grouped together to make the centre console as functional and easy-to-use as possible.
There are larger cup holders in the centre console and storage for 1.5-litre bottles in the door as well as a centre console box for extra storage.
The rear passenger doors feature a 1.0-litre bottle storage space. The lid of the centre console box is finished with a soft-touch fabric, allowing it to double as an arm rest.
The new i20 will also be offered with a panoramic sunroof that can both tilt and fully open, which is a unique feature on a B-segment vehicle.
Hyundai has also worked to improve the noise, vibration and harshness (NVH) qualities of the new i20. The new platform utilises more lightweight, high-strength steel for stiffer torsional rigidity, which in turns improves ride quality, reduces core weight and enables the resultant damping gains to mitigate NVH.