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Hyundai i20 Coupe is a 3-door i20
First up comes the i20 Coupe, which isn’t really a coupe at all, but instead a three-door i20 designed to attract the yoof and so forth. The really-quite-decent Fiesta/Polo/Corsa rival gets a more steeply raked roofline for dynamism, wheel arches ambitiously described as ‘bold’, a new front grille/bumper arrangement, and precisely 336 litres of of boot capacity.
If you really want more, there’s the option of an orange exterior and interior, as well as 17-inch alloys. Power comes from petrol and diesel engines producing between 83bhp to 98bhp. A new 1.4-litre petrol unit will join the range, and next year there’ll be the obligatory 1.0-litre three-pot turbo.
The i30 - Hyundai’s answer to the Focus, Golf and Astra - has also been refreshed, with a new seven-speed dual-clutch ‘box, better engines, and new design elements. But it’s the new turbocharged 1.6-litre petrol engine that is worthy of note here. It produces a healthy 185bhp, getting the i30 to 62mph in eight seconds, and on to a top speed 136mph.
This ‘turbo’ also gets some sports suspension, new 18-inch alloys, and a ‘more direct steering’ setup. Don’t tell James, but apparently the i30’s been tuned at the Nürburgring.
The i40’s been given a going over too; new front and rear lamps, a fresh face, new wheels, re-engineered engines, seven-speed dual-clutch ‘box, advanced traction control, a rear damping control system, lane assist, speed limit identification system and a touchscreen inside. All jolly worthy, no?
Have a click through the pics and tell us your thoughts. And just imagine that i30 turbo with a slightly lower ride, bigger rear wing, more powerful engine and some stickers…