Geneva 2015: New Hyundai ix20 makes world premiere

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The new Hyundai ix20 celebrates its world premiere at the ongoing 2015 Geneva Motor Show. Since its initial launch in 2010, Hyundai has sold almost 200.000 units of ix20 – capturing a 9% share in the European multi-purpose vehicle (MPV) market.

Raf van Nuffel, Head of Product Management at Hyundai Motor Europe, commented: “New ix20 retains the versatility and roominess of the original model, while refreshing its design and adding technological enhancements, increasing appeal to a wider range of buyers in Europe.”

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Refreshed design and additional features


The new ix20 starts off with with newly-designed bi-function projector headlamps and LED rear combination lamps, a new hexagonal front grille with two versions on offer – a mesh- or bars-type with chrome finishing. Furthermore,  there is a new 15-inch wheel cover design and new 16- and 17-inch alloy wheel options.


Inside, the new ix20 delivers the same space and versatility as before, which comes from sliding ‘dive and fold’ rear seats allowing up to 1486 litres’ luggage capacity, apart from the 440-litre boot space with the seats up. It also comes with a heated steering wheel and a new generation audio system with iPod connectivity and integrated My Music (1GB storage) as well as Bluetooth connectivity and a USB and AUX connection. Customers also benefit six airbags, ESP, ABS and EBD all fitted as standard.


Two interior colours (Black and Two-Tone Beige) with cloth upholstery will be offered. Nine exterior colours are available: One solid colour (Polar White), six metallic colours (Platinum Silver, Micron Grey, Ultimate Red, Ash Blue, Ara Blue, Ruby Wine) and two pearl colours (Phantom Black and Thunder Grey).

New six-speed automatic transmission and engine upgrades


A new six-speed automatic transmission is also in the offing, as well as power and torque upgrades to the overall Euro6 emissions-compliant engine line-up. The two diesel engines have been enhanced to provide more torque – 240 Nm (1.4-litre) and 260 Nm (1.6-litre) – from just 1,500 rpm.

The Continuous Variable Valve Timing (CVVT) 1.4- and 1.6-litre petrol Hyundai ‘Gamma’ family units have both had efficiency boosted, with the 1.6-litre now available with a six-speed automatic transmission, replacing the previous four-speed unit and delivering improved real-world fuel economy.

Engine line-up

FuelEnginePower (PS)Torque (Nm)Transmission
GasolineGamma 1.490 @ 6000 rpm137 @ 5000 rpm5-speed manual
Gamma 1.6125 @ 6300 rpm156 @ 4200 rpm6-speed manual
6-speed automatic
DieselU-II 1.477 @ 4000 rpm240 @ 1500~2000 rpm6-speed manual
90 @ 4000 rpm240 @ 1500~2500 rpm
U-II 1.6115 @ 4000 rpm260 @ 1500~2750 rpm6-speed manual
128 @ 4000 rpm  260  @ 1500~3000 rpm

Technical specifications



1.4-litre 90 PS
Type‘Gamma’ DOHC, four-cylinder in line, with CVVT
Capacity1396 cc
Bore x stroke77 mm x 74.99 mm
Compression ratio10.5:1
Power90 PS (66 kW) @ 6000 rpm
Torque137 Nm @ 5000 rpm
1.6-litre 125 PS
Type‘Gamma’ DOHC, four-cylinder in line, with CVVT
Capacity1591 cc
Bore x stroke77 mm x 85.44 mm
Compression ratio10.5:1
Power125 PS (92 kW) @ 6300 rpm
Torque156 Nm @ 4200 rpm


1.4-litre 77 PS
Type‘U-II’, DOHC, in-line four-cylinder, 16-valve with WGT
Capacity1396 cc
Bore x stroke75 mm x 79 mm
Compression ratio16:1
Power77 PS (57 kW) @ 4000 rpm
Torque240 Nm @ 1500~2000 rpm
1.4-litre 90 PS
Type‘U-II’, DOHC, in-line four-cylinder, 16-valve with WGT
Capacity1396 cc
Bore x stroke75 mm x 79 mm
Compression ratio16:1
Power90 PS (66 kW) @ 4000 rpm
Torque240 Nm @ 1500~2500 rpm
1.6-litre 115 PS
Type‘U-II’, DOHC, in-line four-cylinder, 16-valve
Capacity1582 cc
Bore x stroke77.2 mm x 84.5 mm
Compression ratio16:1
Power115 PS (81 kW) @ 4000 rpm
Torque260 Nm @ 1500~2750 rpm
1.6-litre 128 PS
Type‘U-II’, DOHC, in-line four-cylinder, 16-valve
Capacity1582 cc
Bore x stroke77.2 mm x 84.5 mm
Compression ratio16:1
Power128 PS (94 kW) @ 4000 rpm
Torque260 Nm @ 1500~3000 rpm


Diesel1.4-litre (77 / 90)1.6-litre (115 / 128)
Petrol1.4-litre (90)1.6-litre (125)

Gear ratios

1.4 MT
(77 / 90)
1.6 MT
(115 / 128)
1.4 MT
1.6 MT
1.6 AT(125)
Final Gear Ratio3.9413.9414.2674.2673.612

Suspension and damping

FrontFully independent subframe-mounted MacPherson struts, with coil springs and gas-filled shock absorbers. Anti-roll stabilizer bar
RearCoupled torsion beam axle combining good road holding with high rigidity “CTBA Type”


TypeMotor-driven electric power-assisted rack and pinion
Turning circle5,21


Front280 mm ventilated discs
Rear258 mm solid discs

Wheels and tyres

Wheel typeTyres
15-inch steel195/65 R15
16-inch alloy205/55 R16
17-inch alloy205/50 R17

Dimensions (mm)


Overall length4115
Overall width1765 (excluding door mirrors)
Overall height1600
Front overhang820
Rear overhang680


Head room1020980
Leg room1080901
Shoulder room13961370
Hip room13601326

Capacities (all models, litres)

Fuel tank50
(VDA 211/2014)
440 (seats up)
1486 (seats down)

Curb weights (kg)

Diesel1.4-litre (77 / 90)1.6-litre (115 / 128)
Manual1270 – 13711281 -1380
Petrol1.4-litre (90)1.6-litre (125)
Manual1178 – 12681180 – 1280
Automatic1222 – 1335



Transmission77 PS MT90 PS MT115 PS MT128 PS MT
Max Speed (km/h)160167183186
0-100 km/h (sec)


Transmission90 PS MT125 PS MT125 PS AT
Max Speed (km/h)168185180
0-100 km/h (sec)12.810.811.5

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