Hyundai is adding a fuel-saving mild hybrid variant to its new-generation i20 small car.
The 48-volt hybrid system will be offered with the i20's 1.0-liter engine version and will reduce fuel consumption and CO2 emissions by 3 percent to 4 percent, Hyundai said in a news release.
Hyundai also said it has given the third-generation i20 an "energetic" look to help it stand out in busy urban areas. The i20's styling now follows Hyundai's new "Sensuous Sportiness" design language.
The hatchback also gets infotainment and safety upgrades.
The dashboard has a 10.25-inch central infotainment touchscreen with split-screen functionality for multitasking. This is visually linked to a 10.25-inch instrument screen in front of the steering wheel.
The i20's new safety equipment includes a forward collision avoidance that now offers pedestrian and cyclist detection, as well as navigation-based advanced cruise control.
The i20 is 30mm wider, 24mm lower and 5mm longer than the current car. It has a 10mm longer wheelbase, providing increased seating space for rear passengers in the rear, Hyundai said. Trunk space has been increased by 25 liters to 351 liters.