The European-built Ford Fiesta rival is aimed at a younger market than the five-door, according to Hyundai, and is available in three trim levels: SE, Sport and Sport Nav. Equipped with a 83hp 1.2-litre petrol engine, the entry-level SE starts from £12,275, and the 89hp 1.4-litre turbodiesel costs £2,000 more.
Standard equipment on the SE includes 16-inch alloy wheels, cruise control and rear parking sensors. For an extra £1,000, the Sport trim adds 17-inch alloys, climate control, automatic lights and privacy glass.
The top-spec Sport Nav gains satellite navigation via an integrated seven-inch touchscreen, DAB digital radio, and a rear-view camera to aid parking manoeuvres. The petrol sport Nav is priced from £14,400.
Both engine choices fall into the lower tax brackets. The diesel will cost buyers £20 per year to tax (after the first free year) while, with emissions of 119g/km, the 1.2 petrol just falls into band C at a cost of £30 per year. Petrol models are equipped with a five speed manual gearbox, while the diesels gain an extra ratio.
For those who like to be seen, a new Tangerine Orange paint finish is available – a colour unique to the i20 Coupe. Meanwhile, the seven-inch touchscreen with navigation and reversing camera has been added to two new trim levels for the five-door i20 hatch. Prices start from £14,400 for the Premium Nav model, climbing to £15,400 for the premium SE Nav.