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