Along the new Tucson compact SUV, Hyundai also introduced the refreshed ix20 during this year Geneva Motor Show. The ix20 is a small MPV, popular in Europe, where it sold 200.000 units since its launch in 2010.

Exterior

The new ix20 features bi-function projector headlamps and LED rear combination lamps along with a new hexagonal front grille. There are also new 15-inch wheel cover design and new 16- and 17-inch alloy wheel options.

Interior

Inside, the new ix20 delivers the same space with a 4115 mm length, unusually long wheelbase for its class (2615 mm), plus 1600 mm high roofline.

Two interior colours (Black and Two-Tone Beige) with cloth upholstery will be offered. Nine exterior colours will be available: One solid colour (Polar White), six metallic colours (Platinum Silver, Ultimate Red, Micron Grey, Ara Blue, Ruby Wine, and Ash Blue) and two pearl colours (Phantom Black and Thunder Grey).

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Engine

The two diesel engines have been enhanced to provide more torque – 240 Nm (1.4-litre) and 260 Nm (1.6-litre) – from just 1,500 rpm.

The Continuous Variable Valve Timing (CVVT) 1.4- and 1.6-litre petrol Hyundai ‘Gamma’ family units comply with Euro 6 emissions.

Availability

Production of the new ix20 begins in May at Hyundai’s European plant in Nošovice, Czech Republic.