2015 Hyundai i20 Coupe revealed
Hyundai last night rolled out its new 2015 Hyundai i20 Coupe that will go head to head with the Fiat 500.
WHILE THE i20 hatch might not make it to Australia for another year or so, Europe already has it and will now get the new, three-door 2015 i20 Coupe. Clearly related to the i20, the i20 Coupe has its own distinctive look with the raked A-, B- and C-pillar all different to its hatchback sibling, it also gets a reverse hexagonal grille design which is different to other Hyundais, there’s also a new bumper to further differentiate the model from the others in the range. It also gets its own specific exterior and interior colour choice: Tangerine Orange. Eek.
Practicality is unlikely to be a key selling point, but Hyundai claims the i20 Coupe offers a best-in-class boot of 336 litres which is impressive indeed. Overall dimensions are 4045mm long, 1730mm wide and 1449mm high.
There are four engines on offer for the i20 Coupe, a 1.1-litre three-cylinder turbo-diesel making around 50kW and 180Nm (this engine will join the range later in 2015); a 1.4-litre four-cylinder turbo-diesel making around 60kW and 240Nm; a 1.25-litre four-cylinder petrol engine making 60kW and 122Nm; and a new 1.4-litre four-cylinder petrol engine making 70kW and 134Nm. The choice of transmissions ranges from five-speed and six-speed manual with only the new 1.4L petrol available with a four-speed auto in addition to the manual.
It’s unlikely we’ll see the i20 Coupe Down Under in the near future.