Mar 3, 2015

At a glance

  • All-round upgrade for Hyundai Motor’s most popular compact MPV
  • New front and rear lamps, front grille and wheel design provide visual update
  • New comfort features include heated steering wheel and latest audio system
  • Generous dimensions yield one of the most spacious compact MPVs in Europe
  • Great interior flexibility makes it a true multi-purpose vehicle
  • More powerful petrol and higher torque diesel engines
  • New six-speed automatic transmission  unit boosts fuel economy
  • Comprehensive list of active and passive safety technologies
  • Designed, engineered and manufactured in Europe for European customers

Hyundai Motor’s New ix20 celebrates its world premiere at the 2015 Geneva Motor Show and builds on all the qualities of the original model, with an enhanced engine line-up, new technologies and design refreshments to widen its appeal.

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.”

Refreshed design and additional features

New ix20’s design stands out with newly-designed bi-function projector headlamps and LED rear combination lamps, a new hexagonal front grille – Hyundai’s brand signature. There are two versions on offer – a mesh- or bars-type with chrome finishing. To further enhance its dynamic exterior, there is a new 15-inch wheel cover design and new 16- and 17-inch alloy wheel options.

Inside, New ix20 delivers the same space and versatility as before, with outstanding front seat room (head, shoulder and legroom). The 4115 mm long car’s unusually long wheelbase for its class (2615 mm) plus 1600 mm high roofline allows a spacious and practical interior, more typical of larger C-segment vehicles – an impression which can be enhanced by an optional tilt/slide dual-panel panoramic glass sunroof.

Apart from an impressive class-leading 440-litre boot (seats up) outstanding versatility comes from sliding ‘dive and fold’ rear seats allowing up to1486 litres’ luggage capacity. 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 further increases the comfort and pleasure in New ix20. 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

To uphold New ix20’s class competitiveness, a new six-speed automatic transmission, as well as power and torque upgrades to the overall Euro6 emissions-compliant engine line-up brings even better drivability, with lower fuel consumption and emissions.

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.

All engines have been enhanced to offer improved driveability and fuel efficiency, as well as meeting Euro6 emission standards.

Engine line-up

Fuel Engine Power (PS) Torque (Nm) Transmission
Gasoline Gamma 1.4 90 @ 6000 rpm 137 @ 5000 rpm 5-speed manual
Gamma 1.6 125 @ 6300 rpm 156 @ 4200 rpm 6-speed manual
6-speed automatic
Diesel U-II 1.4 77 @ 4000 rpm 240 @ 1500~2000 rpm 6-speed manual
90 @ 4000 rpm 240 @ 1500~2500 rpm
U-II 1.6 115 @ 4000 rpm 260 @ 1500~2750 rpm 6-speed manual
128 @ 4000 rpm   260  @ 1500~3000 rpm

Fuel Saving Technologies

To optimise its environmental performance, New ix20 Blue Drive features Integrated Stop & Go (ISG), low rolling-resistance tyres, an alternator management system (AMS) and a drag-reducing ‘active air flap’ in the front grille.

The ix20 has not only attracted almost 200,000 customers in Europe but also won numerous awards during its first five years on sale, including the prestigious ‘Family Car of the Year‘ award in Belgium and ‘Best Supermini MPV‘ at the UK’s Auto Express awards. Like all new Hyundai models, the New ix20 is backed by Hyundai’s unique Five Year Unlimited Mileage Warranty package. Production of the New ix20 begins in May 2015 at Hyundai’s European plant in Nošovice, Czech Republic.

Technical specifications



1.4-litre 90 PS
Type ‘Gamma’ DOHC, four-cylinder in line, with CVVT
Capacity 1396 cc
Bore x stroke 77 mm x 74.99 mm
Compression ratio 10.5:1
Power 90 PS (66 kW) @ 6000 rpm
Torque 137 Nm @ 5000 rpm
1.6-litre 125 PS
Type ‘Gamma’ DOHC, four-cylinder in line, with CVVT
Capacity 1591 cc
Bore x stroke 77 mm x 85.44 mm
Compression ratio 10.5:1
Power 125 PS (92 kW) @ 6300 rpm
Torque 156 Nm @ 4200 rpm


1.4-litre 77 PS
Type ‘U-II’, DOHC, in-line four-cylinder, 16-valve with WGT
Capacity 1396 cc
Bore x stroke 75 mm x 79 mm
Compression ratio 16:1
Power 77 PS (57 kW) @ 4000 rpm
Torque 240 Nm @ 1500~2000 rpm
1.4-litre 90 PS
Type ‘U-II’, DOHC, in-line four-cylinder, 16-valve with WGT
Capacity 1396 cc
Bore x stroke 75 mm x 79 mm
Compression ratio 16:1
Power 90 PS (66 kW) @ 4000 rpm
Torque 240 Nm @ 1500~2500 rpm
1.6-litre 115 PS
Type ‘U-II’, DOHC, in-line four-cylinder, 16-valve
Capacity 1582 cc
Bore x stroke 77.2 mm x 84.5 mm
Compression ratio 16:1
Power 115 PS (81 kW) @ 4000 rpm
Torque 260 Nm @ 1500~2750 rpm
1.6-litre 128 PS
Type ‘U-II’, DOHC, in-line four-cylinder, 16-valve
Capacity 1582 cc
Bore x stroke 77.2 mm x 84.5 mm
Compression ratio 16:1
Power 128 PS (94 kW) @ 4000 rpm
Torque 260 Nm @ 1500~3000 rpm


Diesel 1.4-litre (77 / 90) 1.6-litre (115 / 128)
Manual 6 6
Automatic - -
Petrol 1.4-litre (90) 1.6-litre (125)
Manual 5 6
Automatic - 6

Gear ratios

  Diesel Petrol
1.4 MT
(77 / 90)
1.6 MT
(115 / 128)
1.4 MT
1.6 MT

1.6 AT


1st 3.769 3.636 3.769 3.615 4.400
2nd 2.040 1.962 2.045 1.955 2.726
3rd 1.294 1.189 1.370 1.370 1.834
4th 0.905 0.844 1.036 1.036 1.392
5th 0.702 0.660 0.839 0.893 1.000
6th 0.596 0.569 - 0.744 0.774
Reverse 3.583 3.583 3.545 3.700 3.440
Final Gear Ratio 3.941 3.941 4.267 4.267 3.612

Suspension and damping

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


Type Motor-driven electric power-assisted rack and pinion
Turning circle 5,21
Lock-to-lock 2,77


Front 280 mm ventilated discs
Rear 258 mm solid discs

Wheels and tyres

Wheel type Tyres
15-inch steel 195/65 R15
16-inch alloy 205/55 R16
17-inch alloy 205/50 R17

Dimensions (mm)


Overall length 4115
Overall width 1765 (excluding door mirrors)
Overall height 1600
Wheelbase 2615
Front overhang 820
Rear overhang 680


  Front Rear
Head room 1020 980
Leg room 1080 901
Shoulder room 1396 1370
Hip room 1360 1326

Capacities (all models, litres)

Fuel tank 50
(VDA 211/2014)
440 (seats up)
1486 (seats down)


Curb weights (kg)

Diesel 1.4-litre (77 / 90) 1.6-litre (115 / 128)
Manual 1270 - 1371 1281 -1380
Petrol 1.4-litre (90) 1.6-litre (125)
Manual 1178 - 1268 1180 - 1280
Automatic - 1222 - 1335



Engine 1.4-litre 1.6-litre
Transmission 77 PS MT 90 PS MT 115 PS MT 128 PS MT
Max Speed (km/h) 160 167 183 186
0-100 km/h (sec) 15.2 14.2 11.4 11.1


Engine 1.4-litre 1.6-litre
Transmission 90 PS MT 125 PS MT 125 PS AT
Max Speed (km/h) 168 185 180
0-100 km/h (sec) 12.8 10.8 11.5


About Hyundai Motor

Established in 1967, Hyundai Motor Company is committed to becoming a lifetime partner in automobiles and beyond. The company leads the Hyundai Motor Group, an innovative business structure capable of circulating resources from molten iron to finished cars. Hyundai Motor has eight manufacturing bases and seven design & technical centers worldwide and in 2014 sold 4.96 million vehicles globally. With almost 100,000 employees worldwide, Hyundai Motor continues to enhance its product line-up with localized models and strives to strengthen its leadership in clean technology, starting with the world’s first mass-produced hydrogen-powered vehicle, ix35 Fuel Cell.

About Hyundai Motor Europe

In 2014, Hyundai Motor Europe achieved registrations of 424.467 units – an increase of 1% compared to 2013. Almost 95% of the vehicles Hyundai sells in the region are designed, engineered and tested in Europe to meet the needs of European customers. And 90% are built at its two local factories in the Czech Republic and Turkey, which have a combined annual capacity of 500.000 units. Hyundai sells cars in 30 European countries across 2.500 outlets.

Hyundai offers its unique Five Year Unlimited Mileage Warranty package with all new cars sold in the region, providing customers with a five-year warranty with no mileage limit, five years of roadside assistance and five years of vehicle health checks.

About Hyundai Motor UK

Hyundai has sold vehicles in the UK since 1982. In 2005, Hyundai opened its own UK subsidiary, Hyundai Motor UK Ltd, based in High Wycombe. Since 2008, the company has risen from 21st to one of the top manufacturers in the UK and last year sold a record 82,159 vehicles. Hyundai Motor UK employs over 3000 people through its UK operations and dealer network.

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