Hyundai has introduced a new variant of the i20 supermini in the UK. The i20 Turbo Edition, as its name suggests, is powered by a turbocharged engine. The boosted motor doesn’t turn the Fiesta and Polo class hatch into a powerhouse inspired by the company’s WRC car, but is of the downsized turbo variety offering better economy and emissions.

The 1.0 litre three-cylinder DOHC unit pushes out 100 PS and a healthy 171 Nm of torque from 1,500 to 4,000 rpm. Paired to a five-speed manual gearbox, the i20 Turbo does 0-100 km/h in 10.7 seconds. There’s also a 120 PS version of this T-GDi engine with the same torque figure, which does the century sprint half a second faster.


Fitted with unique 16-inch alloys, the special edition model will be available in a choice of six exterior colours with a black/grey interior as seen here. Based on the well-specified i20 SE, the Turbo Edition offers Bluetooth, DAB digital radio, cruise control with speed limiter, and a leather wrapped steering wheel with audio and phone controls as standard.

The special edition builds on the SE’s spec, adding a reverse camera, automatic lights with dusk sensor, and satellite navigation via a seven-inch integrated touch screen. Turbo Edition owners receive a free seven-year TomTom Live Services subscription. The European-made i20 Turbo Edition will be priced from £12,975 (RM70,044).

GALLERY: Euro-spec Hyundai i20