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Latest details of new Hyundai i20

  • Prices and specs of latest model announced
  • Revised interior and exterior design, new kit
  • Lowest emitting car costs from £25 per month

Hyundai has shed further light on the new i20 model, including details of new engines as well as company car costs.

The new car has also been given some exterior and interior design refreshes along with added standard kit.

The biggest news is the introduction of a new 74bhp producing 1.1-litre three-cylinder diesel engine. In five-door Blue guise, with stop/start and low rolling-resistance tyres, this car emits just 84g/km. The manufacturer also claims that this car is capable of averaging of 88.3mpg.

Such a low emission figure, paired with a P11d price of £11,740, means the Blue model falls in to the 13% Benefit-in-Kind band and will cost a 20% tax payer just £25.44. This will then rise to £27.40 in 2014/15 when the company car tax bands shift again.

As for the design changes, the latest model gets new wheel design along with the same hexagonal grille seen on the latest i30 and new i40 Tourer. There are new rounded front wings and reshaped bonnet as well as new headlight design and front fog light cluster with daytime running lights. At the same time there’s a new rear bumper and rear light design.

Inside the car, the company claims that the quality of the soft-touch material has been further improved. There’s also a revised centre console design and updated seat trims.

The new i20 comes with plenty of standard kit too. Classic models get six airbags, remote central locking, air con, stability control and vehicle stability management.

Upgrade to Active trim and you get 15-inch alloy wheels, Bluetooth with voice recognition, electric and heated mirrors, front fog lights, leather steering wheel and gearstick and rear electric windows for five-door models.

Finally, Style models get addition like 16-inch alloy wheels, auto headlights, rain sensing wipers, climate control and auto dimming rear view mirror with integrated reversing camera.

The car will reach showrooms in May 2012. The entry level 1.2-litre Classic model starts the range with a P11d value of £9,940. This rises to £14,240 for the range-topping 1.4-litre CRDi 89bhp Style model.