The Hyundai is the perfect supermini for any occasion. It looks great thanks to a sporty profile and neat standard touches such as daytime running lights, but is also extremely efficient thanks to a frugal range of both petrol and diesel engines.
The i20 is also extremely spacious, thanks to a boot capacity which is 10% larger than the previous model, and comes with high levels of standard equipment and a well-built interior.
Welcome to our review of the new 2015 Hyundai i20. It's been restyled and redesigned to make it better looking, more spacious and more refined.
The exterior design of the i20 has changed significantly, with a longer, lower and wider body shell accommodating an extended wheelbase, making the car more spacious inside with comfortable room for five adults. At the front, there's re-designed bi-function headlamps that also incorporate daytime running lights. It's finished off by the now trademark hexagonal grille design. The sloping roofline and gloss black rear pillars give the i20 a sporty appearance.
SE models feature 16" alloy wheels and electric door mirrors, while safety is provided by an electronic stability programme, lane departure warning system and anti-lock brakes. There are a range of airbags too, which help to give the Hyundai i20 a 5-star Euro NCAP safety rating.
Engine choices for the new i20 include the usual 1.2 and 1.4 litre petrol engines, as well as 1.1 and 1.4 litre diesels, the latter of which achieves fuel economy of 68.9 miles per gallon combined. In fact, economy is good across the line-up, with the 1.1 Diesel achieving 70.6 mpg, and even the 100PS 1.4 petrol managing 51.4mpg on the combined cycle.
A brand new 1-litre turbo charged petrol is due to join the range in 2015.
The cabin of the i20 is one of the most spacious in its class, with plenty of room for you and your family. Specification is high too, with SE models featuring Bluetooth connectivity, steering wheel audio controls for the radio CD player, USB connection, cruise control and air conditioning.
The steering column is both height and reach adjustable, and the driver's seat is height-adjustable too.
At the rear of the car you'll notice the wrap-around gloss-black C pillar, the distinctive boomerang taillight design and on SE models upwards, rear parking sensors are standard.
The boot space is 10% higher than on the previous i20, delivering a best in class capacity of 326 litres. It also has a very wide opening making loading the boot very easy.
Overall the new generation i20 is a brilliantly spacious model, with great looks and high levels of specification and a solid interior.