At last Hyundai has unwrapped its most current addition to its elegant i-range of compact cars the brand new i20 three-door hatch which will be on sale later this year in global markets.
Like its predecessor, the five-door i20, the latest three-door version was designed at the European design center of Hyundai located in Russelsheim, Germany and follows the design of the former although it is slightly bigger and a more shapely body.
The three-door i20 measures 3.95 meters long, 1.71 meters wide and 1.49 meter high and comes with space for five passengers.
Features that are standard on the three-door i20 include six airbags, dynamic head restraints, and a stereo capable of playing MP3 and comes with USB connectivity.
Powertain lineup for the new i20 consists of three gasoline engines with displacements of 1.2-liters, 1.4-liters, and 1.6-liters with respective power yields of 78hp (58kW), 100hp (75kW), and 126hp (94kW), including a 1.6-liter common-rail turbodiesel with 115hp (85kW).
The new three-door i20 will not be sold in the US although there were speculations prior that the smaller i10 five-door hatch may reach US markets.
Tough US safety regulations are the common hurdles that foreign car makers must face when they want to import their global models to the United States. After the i20 three-door makes it introduction next month at the Geneva event it will reach European showrooms by April 2009.