The revised ix20, the compact MPV form Hyundai has been unveiled at this week’s Geneva Motor Show. The Hyundai ix20 originally went on sale in 2010 and since then 200,000 units have been sold European wide, giving it a nine per cent share of the European MPV market.
The new model has been given an exterior make over with new front and rear lamps, front grille and wheel designs. The headlights now feature bi-function projector headlamps and the rear LED lamps. The wheels see revised covers on models feature 15” wheel and there are new 16- and 17-inch alloy designs.
The interior is available with two cloth designs, black or two-tone beige – depending on the spec there is now a heated steering wheel and a new audio system with integrated My Music (1GB storage) supporting iPod, USB, AUX and Bluetooth connectivity. There is plenty of space for such a compact car, with 440-litres of cargo space behind the rear seats, which increases to 1486-litres with the sliding ‘dive and fold’ rear seats folded down.
Power comes from a range of Euro6 complaint engines, two petrol and four diesel options. The petrol line-up comprises 1.4-litre (90PS) with a 5-speed gearbox and a 1.6-litre (125PS) with the option of 6-speed manual or automatic transmission. There is a 1.4-litre diesel with the choice of two outputs (77PS or 90PS) or a 1.6-litre with the option of 115PS or 128PS – all diesel units come with a six-speed gearbox.Published 3 March 2015