Hyundai i20 Cross 002

These are the first shots of what is likely to be the European version of the Hyundai i20 Cross. Its going to take on competitors like VW’s Cross Polo, as this front-wheel drive i20 five-door hatch has a little more ground clearance and rugged styling that makes it look the part.

It’s quite heavily disguised, but if it’s the version that is already in the Philippines, then there shouldn’t be much of a mystery surrounding the vehicle. Apparently, reports do suggest that this version will have a much more sophisticated interior, with a new infotainment system as well.

Hyundai i20 Cross 004

In the Philippines, for example, the i20 Cross Sport can endure the outdoors pretty well with its side mouldings, claddings and skid plate to take on rough roads and even floods. For the European market, it’s speculated that the engine range for this variant could start all the way from the one offered in the regular i20 to the a turbo version wearing the 186 hp turbocharged mill.

In the European market, pricing for this particular model is expected to start around €14.000 (RM58,700) for the cheapest one including a few extras. Currently, the i20 is on sale in the Philippines, and its price puts in the hatchback’s range, with the cheapest one starting off at P858,000 (RM71,900).