Hyundai ix20 to cost from 11,400

* Estimated prices start from 11,395 * Mini MPV on sale in November * Two petrol and two diesel engines...

Hyundai ix20 to cost from 11,400

Hyundai's new mini MPV, the iX20, goes on sale on November 11 with an estimated starting price of 11,395.

The car will be available with a choice of two diesel engines and two petrol engines.

The 1.4 diesels come with either 76bhp or 89bhp. In standard form the 76bhp version emits 119g/km of CO2 and average mpg is 62mpg.

An eco Bluedrive version will have CO2 emissions of 114g/km and 66mpg.

The 89bhp version emits 140g/km and is capable of 46mpg. Those figures improve to 130g/km and 50.4mpg with the Bluedrive model.

There will also be a 89bhp 1.4 petrol, that's capable of 44mpg and emits 148g/km of CO2. The Bluedrive version emits 139g/km and is capable of 47mpg.

The range-topper will be a 123bhp 1.6-litre petrol. It will be available in just standard form (no Bluedrive option) and is capable of 43mpg and emits 154g/km of CO2.

Comprehensive safety kit
Hyundai predicts the ix20 will get five-star Euro NCAP safety rating, the first mini-MPV to achieve this under Euro NCAP's stricter tests. It comes with six airbags, including full length curtain airbags, ESP, ABS and hill-start assist.

All cars will come with air-conditioning and parking sensors as standard, too.

Options include a panoramic sunroof, which actually opens, and a reversing camera incorporated into the rear-view mirror.

Initial impressions
The interior quality of the ix20 is on a par with that of the ix35. There's good front headroom and rear legroom. The boot size is reasonable and has a false floor.

The car will be on show at the Paris motor show at the end of the month. Also on the Hyundai stand will be the Genesis Coupe. It will be come with either a 2.0-litre turbocharged petrol engine or 3.5-litre V6. The car has been confirmed for sale in Europe although no decision has been made yet if it will go on sale in the UK.

Similarly, the Equus executive car, also on show in Paris, is being evaluated for Europe as well.