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New Generation i20 Coupe Press Info

2014.12.11 08:23:00 No. 3763
New Generation i20 Coupe Press Info


New Generation i20 Coupe
Press information
December 2014


1.New Generation i20 Coupe – differentiated by design

  • Clear design differentiation for more sporty, dynamic three-door
  • Class-leading interior space with class-leading trunk capacity
  • High-specification comfort-enhancing features
  • Designed and engineered in Europe
  • Important part of Product Momentum 2017 initiative
Hyundai Motor has introduced the New Generation i20 Coupe in Europe, expanding product range with distinctive sporty and dynamic design.
For the first time, Hyundai has created a three-door B-segment car that significantly differentiated from the five-door model. Its dynamic exterior and striking interior design are intended to attract young, lifestyle-oriented consumers, extending the appeal of the New Generation i20.


  • Unique silhouette of New Generation i20 Coupe with differentiated A-, B- and C-Pillar
  • Reverse hexagonal emphasises dynamic character
  • New rear design creates unique athletic presence
New Generation i20 Coupe offers a unique silhouette in the B-segment. The A-, B-, and C-pillars differ between three- and five-door models, each is more raked providing the Coupe with its own dynamic profile thanks to a stylish sloping roofline, 25  mm lower than its five-door sibling. Interpreting the New Generation i20’s distinctive floating roofline, the Coupe utilises a slim black C-pillar application that emphasises its unique rear  design even further.
New Generation i20 Coupe has been styled with an reverse  hexagonal front grille, which works harmoniously with redesigned frontbumpers, matching new side sill mouldings and a sporty, rear spoiler.
A muscular character line dominates the rear of New Generation i20 Coupe leading into the a new rear bumper design and creating an, athletic presence.
Eduardo Ramirez, General Manager of Hyundai Motor’s Design Centre Europe, said: “The front of the New Generation i20 Coupe features a reverse hexagonal grille that, framed by iconic side bumper features, lowers the visual stance and emphasizes its road-hugging character. We gave the car a sleeker looking side profile and a more appearance, while retaining generous space of rear passengers. The strong feature over the rear wheels emphasizes the shoulders and directs the attention to the striking horizontal rear lights. Together they underline the sport-oriented image of the car.”
The sophisticated relationship between design and functionality continues around to the rear with new tail lamps. 17-inch alloy wheels are unique to the Coupe model, enhancing its sporty character. The stylish touches continue, including unique Tangerine Orange exterior paintwork carried through to a matching fashionable orange interior trim with orange decals, found exclusively in the Coupe interior.

3.Comfort and convenience

  • Outstanding quality of five-door model carried across without compromise
  • Best-in-class trunk volume of 336 litres
  • Easy-entry front seats with memory function offer high comfort and convenience for all occupants
The New Generation i20 Coupe offers exclusive features, enhancing its appeal as a stylish package that provides interior comfort and all-round quality. An extended sunroof opens up the interior to natural light, enhancing the sense of relaxation and well-being created through an ergonomic driver-orientated interior design.
With a new rear end design, Coupe increases the already outstanding trunk capacity of the 5-door model by 10-litres to class-leading 336-litres.
Easy entry front seats, with a memory function, offer class-leading comfort and ease-of-use for occupants, while low levels of NVH mean New Generation i20 Coupe is a pleasant place to be.
In addition, New Generation i20 Coupe carries the same range of extensive comfort and safety features as seen on the five-door version. So, it can also be equipped with features like a heated steering wheel, automatic-windscreen-defog or the Lane Departure Warning System (LDWS), while retaining the five-door’s excellent leg-, head- and shoulder-room.

4.Engines and transmissions

  • Engine line-up tuned for day-to-day driveability
  • New 1,4-litre Kappa engine enhances fuel efficiency
  • 1,0-litre T-GDI engine to expand engine line-up in 2015
New Generation i20 Coupe has an engine line-up tuned and optimised for day-to-day driveability. The gasoline engines available are the much-praised 1,25-litre ‘Kappa’ with 84 PS  and the newly developed 100 PS 1,4-litre ‘Kappa’. Two diesel engines, a 1,1-litre with 75 ps  and a 1,4-litre with 90 PS, from the ‘U-II’ diesel family complete the engine line up. The choice of engines has been enhanced to offer outstanding choice and drivability, each is compliant with new Euro6 emission regulations. Engines are mated to a choice of five- and six-speed manual whereas the 1,4 Kappa engine is also available with a four-speed automatic transmissions. In addition an automated stop and go (ISG) system is available to further improve the efficiency.

To further enhance the engine line-up of New Generation i20 Coupe, a newly developed 1,0-litre turbocharged three-cylinder gasoline engine will be introduced in 2015. This new Kappa 1,0-litre T-GDI is the first of a new generation of small turbocharged gasoline engines, offering enhanced performance, driving pleasure and efficiency.  
The 1,0 litre T-GDI engine is available in two power outputs. The standard-power 100 PS version is aimed at maximising fuel efficiency, while the high-power 120 PS unit has been developed with driving pleasure as a primary objective.
“The new turbocharged engine carries various enhancements and new technologies like direct gasoline injection and a small, single-scroll turbocharger,” explains Jürgen Grimm, Head of Powertrain at Hyundai’s European Technical Center in Rüsselsheim.  

5.Made in Europe for Europe

  • i20 Coupe is part of Hyundai’s ‘Product Momentum 2017’ initiative
  • i20 Coupe supports further growth in European B-segment
  • Built at HAOS plant in Izmit, Turkey
New Generation i20 Coupe is one of the many models that Hyundai will introduce under its Product Momentum 2017 programme, supporting the future growth of the brand, especially in the B-segment, which is the largest in Europe and still growing.
Total B-segment sales in 2013, reached 2,86 million, 3,25-million sales are forecast for 2017. Hyundai has unified New Generation i20 production at its recently-expanded Hyundai Assan Otomotiv Sanayi (HAOS) plant in Izmit, Turkey, it expects the New Generation i20 family to account for 100.000 units annually,.

6.Technical specifications: New Generation i20 Coupe

All technical information is preliminary and subject to change

Body and chassis
Three-door, B-segment Coupe, with high-strength steel unitary construction bodyshell. Choice of 2 gasoline and 2 diesel transversely-mounted engines driving the front wheels via a five-speed or six-speed manual, or four-speed automatic transmissions.

Engines (petrol)

1,25-litre 84 ps
Type Kappa, 4 cylinders in line, DOHC, with dual CVVT
Capacity 1248 cc
Bore x stroke 71,0 x 78,8 mm
Compression ratio 10,5
Power 84 ps @ 6000 rpm
Torque 122 Nm @ 4000 rpm
Maximum speed 170 km/h
0-to-100 km/h acceleration 13,1 seconds
*Depending on trim and tyre specifications.
1,4-litre 100 ps
Type Kappa, 4 cylinders in line, DOHC, with dual CVVT
Capacity 1368 cc
Bore x stroke 72.0 x 84.0 mm
Compression ratio 10,5
Power 100 ps @ 6000 rpm
Torque 134 Nm @ 3500 rpm
Maximum speed 184 km/h
0-to-100 km/h acceleration 11,6 seconds
*Depending on trim and tyre specifications.

Engines / Diesel
1,1-litre 75 ps
Type U-II, 3 cylinders in line
Capacity 1120 cc
Bore x stroke 75 x 84.5 mm
Compression ratio 16,0
Power 75 ps @ 4000 rpm
Torque 180 Nm @ 1750 - 2500 rpm
Maximum speed 159 km/h
0-to-100 km/h acceleration 16,0 seconds

1,4-litre 90 ps
Type U-II, 4 cylinders in line
Capacity 1396 cc
Bore x stroke 75 x 79 mm
Compression ratio 16,0
Power 90 ps @ 4000 rpm
Torque 240 Nm @ 1500 – 2500  rpm
Maximum speed 175 km/h
0-to-100 km/h acceleration 12,1 seconds
*Depending on trim and tyre specifications.
 *Depending on trim and tre specifications.
Permanent front wheel drive
Transmissions / Gasoline
Engine 1,25 (84 ps) 1,4
Manual – speeds 5 6
Automatic – speeds - 4
Transmissions / Diesel
Engine 1,1 1,4
Manual – speeds 6 6
Automatic – speeds - -
Gear ratios
  1,25 MT
(84 ps)
1,1 Diesel
1,4 Diesel
1st 3.727 3.769 / 2.919 3.769 3.636
2nd 2.056 2.045 / 1.551 2.045 1.962
3rd 1.269 1.370 / 1.000 1.370 1.257
4th 0.906 1.036 / 0.713 0.971 0.905
5th 0.719 0.893 / - 0.774 0.702
6th - 0.774 / - 0.688 0.596
Reverse 3.636 3.700 / 2.480 3.700 3.583
Final drive 4.600 4.267 / 4.375 3.833 3.706
Suspension and damping
Front Fully independent by subframe-mounted MacPherson struts, with coil springs and gas-filled shock absorbers. Anti-roll stabiliser bar.
Rear Semi-independent coupled torsion beam axle with separate coil springs and gas-filled shock absorbers.
Type BLAC-MDPS (motor-driven power steering) electric power-assisted rack and pinion
Gearing 2,7 turns lock-to-lock
Turning radius 5,1 metres (minimum)
Brakes (all other engines)
Front Gasoline: 256 mm ventilated discs
Diesel: 280 mm ventilated discs
Rear 262 mm solid discs
Assistance ABS, EBD, ESC and VSM
Wheels and tyres
Wheel type Tyres
6.0J x 15-inch steel wheels 185 / 65 R15
6.0J x 16-inch alloy wheels 195 / 55 R16
6.5J x 17-inch alloy wheels 205 / 45 R17
Exterior (mm)
Overall length 4045
Overall width 1730 (excluding door mirrors)
Overall height 1449
Wheelbase 2570
Ground clearance 140
Front overhang 815
Rear overhang 660
Front track 1,520 (185/65 R15) / 1,514 (195/55R16) / 1,515 (205/45R17)
Rear track 1,519 (185/65 R15) / 1,513 (195/55R16) / 1,513 (205/45R17)
Interior (mm)
  Front Rear
Head room 1015 940
Leg room 1098 794
Shoulder room 1377 1337
Hip room 1324 1250
Luggage area (mm)
Floor length 722
Width 1050
Height 582
Upper length 454
Tailgate aperture width 1044
Tailgate aperture length 651
Tailgate opening above ground 765
Capacities (litres)
Fuel tank 50  (Gasoline and diesel models)
Luggage (VDA) 336 – rear seats in place
1011 – rear seats folded
Performance* (manual / automatic transmission)
Engine 1,25 (84 ps) 1,4
1,1 (diesel) 1,4 (diesel)
Maximum speed (km/h) 170 184 / 170 159 175
0-100 km/h (seconds) 12,8 11,6 / 13,2 15,7 12,1
* Figures stated are manufacturer’s estimates
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