Hyundai has released the first image teasing the new ix20 that will be unveiled at the forthcoming Paris Motor Show at the end of this month. The 5-seater MPV gets a substantial amount of restyling to differenetiate itself. Taking design cues from the ix35 crossover, the ix20 gets redesigned front and rear ends including new bumpers, grille, headlamps, fenders, hood, taillamps and rear liftgate. Interior is also redesigned and includes standard features such as air conditioning, side and curtain airbags and Bluetooth connectivity. Driving aids such as stop-start and ESP are also standard.
The B-segment vehicle looks to shed the boxy MPV look in favour of a sportier rounded design. The ix20 is the second model in the manufacturer’s lineup to adopt Hyundai’s new ‘fluidic sculpture’ design language.
When the ix20 launches in Europe this fall, 1.4-litre petrol and diesel engines producing 90 PS (66 kW / 89 bhp) will be available. CO2 emissions of 114g/km and fuel economy of 4.3 l/100km (65 mpg imp) for the diesel are best in class according to Hyundai. Additionally, a 1.6-liter engine producing 127 PS (93 kW 125 bhp) will also be available with an automatic transmission only.