Hyundai SA has launched a new entry-level i20 model called the Motion.
The new Hyundai i20 1.2 Motion will extend the range to four derivatives when it takes its place next to the recently launched i20 1.4 Fluid and the present range-topper, the i20 1.4 Glide.
The new model features a smaller four-cylinder 1.2-litre petrol engine and five-speed manual gearbox.
"After the launch of the refreshed i20 earlier in 2012, it was a logical step to see how we can expand the range and to offer an entry-level derivative with a good specification level, but at a price that would appeal to many people out there who have shown an interest in one of Hyundai’s best-sellers," says Stanley Anderson, marketing director of Hyundai Automotive South Africa.
"The i20 is a solid, well-designed and spacious hatchback that offers good fuel economy, a class-leading warranty, roadside assistance and a service plan. If you throw in the many features of the i20 1.2 Motion, it is an option that cannot be ignored."
Hyundai's new i20 Motion is equipped with a 1.2-litre, 16-valve, double-overhead camshaft petrol engine that delivers 64kW at 6000rpm and a peak torque figure of 120Nm at 4000rpm. The i20 Fluid and Glide derivatives are equipped with Hyundai's 73kW 1.4-litre petrol engine.
Exterior changes that distinguish the Motion from its Fluid and Glide partners include black door handles and exterior rearview mirror housings, 14-inch steel rims, and a side indicator light fitted to the front side panels instead of being integrated into the rearview mirror housings.
On the features list of the Motion one will find power-assisted steering; tilt and telescopic adjustment of the three-spoke steering wheel; remote audio control buttons on the steering wheel for the radio/CD/MP3 sound system; and an air-conditioner with an anti-bacterial pollen filter.
An on-board trip computer calculates average and instant fuel consumption, and displays distance to empty tank, driving time and a trip meter.
The driver's and front passenger's windows are opened and closed at the touch of a button, and the sound system integrates with an iPod or iPhone with a connection cable that is standard equipment. An Aux cable or USB memory stick can also be used to play music.
The i20 1.2 Motion comes standard with a five-year or 150 000km warranty and roadside assistance. Part of the standard i20 package is also a two-year or 30 000km service plan.
Hyundai i20 1.2 Motion: R144 900