3-door i20 is aimed at younger buyers and will come with a highly economical 1.2 liter engine. The car will have a low entry-level price for the 1.2 Classic at £450 (508 euros) less than the 5-door version.

Hyundai has officially unveiled its new 3-door version of the i20 which will make its public debut at the Geneva auto show next month.

The 3-door i20 is aimed at younger buyers and has a low entry-level price for the 1.2 Classic at £450 (508 euros) less than the 5-door version.

The car has the same 2,525mm wheelbase as the 5-door i20 and weighs 10 kg less. It retains the same front and back end as the 5-door and its only distinction is, of course, the longer side doors which make this compact hatch's design flow more fluidly.

The i20 is a compact model, positioned between the i10 and the i30, meant to compete against the likes of the VW Polo and the Toyota Yaris.

The 1.2 liter engine, dubbed the Kappa, produces 78 hp and 119 Nm of torque and is meant for maximum economy. Hyundai is set to offer more engines for the 3-door i20 including a 1.4 liter with 100 hp and a 1.6 liter pumping 126 hp. Also likely is Hyundai's 1.6 liter diesel with 115 hp.

Starting price will be £8,195 in the UK (9,267 euros).

 

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