Hyundai will try to increase the appeal of the current i20 with the introduction of the 2016 version. The car will be available in showrooms from 3 March 2016 and will also include the i20 Active compact crossover and new 1.0-litre T-GDi engines.

The i20 Active costs £15,225 OTR, and comes with 17-inch alloy wheels, LED daytime running lights, DAB radio and rear parking sensors, unique bumpers, roof rails, a rear spoiler and a 20mm-increased ride height.

The i20 Active is exclusively available with Hyundai’s new three-cylinder 1.0-litre T-GDi 100 hp engine, offering combined fuel economy of up to 58.9 mpg and CO2 emissions of just 110 g/km.

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The 1.0-litre T-GDi 100 hp engine also features across much of the 2016 i20 range, replacing the 1.4-litre 100 hp in manual-equipped i20s. With a price increase of £400 over the outgoing engine, the 1.0-litre T-GDi offers fuel economy of up to 65.7 mpg and 99 g/km. Available in SE models and above, the 1.0-litre T-GDi 100PS models cost from £14,025 OTR.

Hyundai has also introduced a new 1.0 T-GDi 120 hp model to i20 Premium and Coupe Sport versions and above. It is the most powerful engine in an i20 to date. Prices start from £15,525.

The i20 SE now adds DAB radio and a fresh 15-inch alloy wheel design, rear parking sensors, cruise control, air conditioning and Bluetooth with voice recognition.