19 February 2009
Hyundai i20 (2008 - 2014)

Hyundai i20 (2008 - 2014)

Hyundai shows first pictures of i20 three door

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19 February 2009 | Hyundai has revealed the first picture of the new i20 three-door, ahead of its official unveiling at the Geneva motor show. Building on the success of the recently launched Hyundai i20 five-door, the new body style will broaden the i20's appeal to the fastest-growing sector of the car market in Europe.

In addition to a stylish new look, the three-door model offers a lower price entry point for the i20 line-up with prices starting at £8,195 for the 1.2 Classic model – that's £450 less than the five-door.

Hyundai i20 (2008 - 2014)

Positioned between the successful i10 and i30 models, the i20 three-door shares many of its styling features with the five-door. In fact the front and rear remains unchanged, but the distinctive crease lines that run along each side are enhanced by the longer front doors and the sporty, upswept shape of the rear-side window.

Built on the same 2.525mm wheelbase and weighing 10-kilograms less than the i20 five-door, the new model offers an equally proportioned exterior and spacious interior that will accommodate adult passengers in the front and rear seats.

The larger front doors create a wide entry aperture, and Hyundai's quick-release memory seats with walk-in functionality provide easy access to and from the rear. The system enables the front-seat backrests to be tipped and the whole seat to slide forwards. This simple-to-use system returns the front seat to the originally selected position without the need for readjustment.

The three-door i20 is available to order now, with the first examples arriving in UK showrooms in April.

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