Hyundai ix20

13 Sep, 2010 3:16pm

All-new Jazz rivalling supermini MPV makes its debut

IT'S official – Hyundai is crossing over into the supermini MPV class! These are the first official images of the firm's new ix20 compact people carrier, which debuted at the Paris Motor Show.

Sister car to the Kia Venga, the ix20 will go on sale in the UK on November 11 with a price tag of less than £12,500. It will rival models like the Honda Jazz and Nissan Note. Standard equipment will include air-con, stop-start, ESP and Bluetooth connectivity while Hyundai expects a maximum five star Euro NCAP safety rating.

As you can see the ix20 gets a look that takes some styling cues from Hyundai's recently refreshed and updated i30 hatchback with a hexagonal grille at the front. Under the bonnet, there will be a choice of 89bhp 1.4-litre petrol and diesel engines. The latter will boast CO2 emissions of 114g/km and return 65mpg. In addition, there will be a 125bhp 1.6-litre petrol variant available only with an automatic gearbox.

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Instead of BMW pushing new designs and builds to cheap Magna in Graz!

The opportunity has been missed and things coming out of Longbridge do not seem much more promising either.

because although it maybe only £12500 but the better looking (IMO) Kia Venga on which it is very heavily based starts from £11'495 and comes with a 7 yr warranty, not the 5 yr one on the ix20, thus making this car a non starter for families on a budget, everyone internet price shops in these tough times!

Once again another pumped-up sporty teaser sketch turns into a dull reality.
It's basically a slow, boring Kia Venga clone with yet another corporate grill stuck on the front.
Why can't they even drop the higher powered 1.6 diesel from the i30 in it?
BORING!

Hyundai 5 Year Warranty is better than Kia 7 Year! It may sound stupid but Kia warranty has a limitation of 100,000 miles and Hyundai have an unlimited mileage warranty, which is also fully transferable - making residual value higher.
Also, this car comes with a Triple Care Package which is:
5 year warranty (umlimited mileage)
5 years' road side assistance (I think with the RAC)
5 years' of annual health checks (on top of the standard servicing).

Loads better, especially for a family!

Nice-looking cars, practical BUT OH THAT 4-SPEED SLUSHBOX? I drove a Venga Auto - energy-sapping, couldn't make up its mind which gear to use and painfully slow. The auto-penalty puts it out of contention with too many competitors. When will Hyundai-Kia produce the increasing common double-clutch set-up? I NEED an autobox but not one which reminds me of a shopping trolley of 30 years ago AS WELL AS using up fuel AND tax AND the planet all at the same time. To offer the present specification is so so very cynical as if the maker is saying 'well if you absolutely HAVE to ...' No I don't.

Nice-looking cars, practical BUT OH THAT 4-SPEED SLUSHBOX? I drove a Venga Auto - energy-sapping, couldn't make up its mind which gear to use and painfully slow. The auto-penalty puts it out of contention with too many competitors. When will Hyundai-Kia produce the increasing common double-clutch set-up? I NEED an autobox but not one which reminds me of a shopping trolley of 30 years ago AS WELL AS using up fuel AND tax AND the planet all at the same time. To offer the present specification is so so very cynical as if the maker is saying 'well if you absolutely HAVE to ...' No I don't.

Sorry about repetition foregoing. Blame AE.!

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