Korean carmaker Hyundai has unveiled the facelifted version of its compact MPV, the ix20. The vehicle, designed especially for the European markets, gets subtle nips and tucks to keep the model afresh.
The refreshed version gets redesigned projector headlights, a new hexagonal radiator grille with mesh-type design and reworked LED tail lamps at the rear. A choice of two different wheels – 16- and 17-inch alloy are also on offer.
There would be a choice of four engines – two petrol and two diesel. The petrol engines are 1.4 and 1.6-litre producing 88.5bhp and 123bhp respectively. The diesel engines have similar displacement as the petrol mills, but are available in two states of tune for both engines. The 1.4-litre engine is available in power outputs – 76bhp and 88.5bhp whereas the 1.6-litre is available in 113bhp and 126bhp. The diesel variants will be mated to a six-speed manual gearbox, and Hundai is also offering a six-speed automatic gearbox that replaces the old four-speed auto.
The cabin gets an optional heated steering wheel, new audio system with Bluetooth, Aux, USB connectivity, iPod connectivity and integrated My Music (storage space of 1 GB).
The ix20 is a product conceived and made for Europe only, which makes it inaccessible for markets like ours. However, the company will soon enter the compact crossover segment in India with its upcoming i20 Active crossover based on the popular hatchback – the i20 Elite.