2nd-gen Hyundai i20 open for orders

2nd-gen Hyundai i20 open for orders

Hyundai has started taking orders for its latest compact hatchback.

If they prefer to wait, fans of the i20 can start heading to Hyundai showrooms from January.

Industry experts say the new South Korean model, constructed, designed and engineered in Europe, will be positioned to go head-to-head with the Ford Fiesta, Mazda 2 and Skoda Fabia.

Prices range from £10,695 for its entry-level S to its flagship model, the Premium SE, at £16,725.

The standard model boasts electric windows at the front, RDS radio complete with USB connection, tinted windows, six airbags and remote-controlled central locking.

More expensive variants include cruise control, parking sensors, steering wheel and front seat heating, plus air conditioning.

They also include Bluetooth, a glass sunroof plus auto headlights.

The upgraded i20 is fuelled by 1.4 and 1.1-litre diesel units and 1.4 and 1.2-litre petrol engines. The latter offers 84g/km CO2 emissions, designed to beat the taxman.

Copyright Press Association 2014