Hyundai Motor has revealed three new videos highlighting the all-new i20’s connectivity and safety features, as well as its enhanced infotainment package.
The third generation i20 has also received a range of connectivity and safety upgrades compared to its predecessor. At 10.25-inches, the center touchscreen, responsible for controlling audio, visual and navigation functions, is the largest screen in the segment. Customers can search for points of interest (POI) using voice command and the touchscreen also offers split-screen functionality for multitasking.
The i20 is the first Hyundai model in Europe to feature a Bose Premium Sound System made up of eight speakers, including a sub-woofer.
A wireless charging pad in the center console means that i20 drivers no longer need to use a cable to charge their smartphones. In addition, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto are now offered wirelessly, enabling customers to mirror the functionality of their iOS and Android smartphones on the touchscreen.
Also featured in the videos is the i20s safety package including Forward Collision-Avoidance Assist (FCA) and Driver Attention Warning (DAW) with Leading Vehicle Departure Alert (LVDA).
Using a front camera, the upgraded FCA function alerts i20 drivers to emergency situations and, if required, applies the brakes autonomously in order to avoid a collision. FCA can now detect pedestrians and cyclists as well as cars.
DAW helps all-new i20 customers to monitor their driving patterns in order to detect reckless or fatigued driving and prevent potential accidents. The system analyses various vehicle signals, such as steering angle, steering torque, the vehicles position in the lane and driving time. If the system detects inattentive driving patterns, a sound and message on the instrument display panel will alert the driver.
DAW works in tandem with Leading Vehicle Departure Alert (LVDA), which is new to the i20. LVDA alerts the driver when the vehicle ahead of them starts moving forward and they do not react quickly enough, for example at traffic lights.