Introducing the Hyundai i20
The Hyundai i20 is a compact hatchback that offers more space over its smaller city car sibling, the i10. Despite its small size, the i20 is one of the most spacious vehicles in its class, punching well above its weight when it comes to interior room and boot space.
It isn't just the well-thought out cabin design that impresses though, because the i20 comes loaded with equipment throughout the range, meaning it represents excellent value for money. And that's before you mention the superb 5 year, unlimited mileage, warranty that comes as standard.
With the generous levels of tech and efficient engines, you'd be wise to consider the i20 over some of the more established alternatives.
Design and Practicality
Hyundai have kept it refreshingly simple with the i20, because everything about the appearance and design makes logical sense. The latest model is only available with five-doors, meaning you will find it's easy to get access to the rear of the car.
The cabin itself is surprisingly spacious throughout. So-much-so that even passengers over six-feet tall will be able to get themselves comfortable sat in the back because of the generous amounts of head and leg room. The standard Isofix anchor points are super-easy to access, making it a hassle-free process when fitting a child seat.
A spacious 326-litre boot is there for your weekly shop, which even boasts a storage compartment for the parcel shelf. Flip the 60/40 split rear seats down and you get a welcome 1,042-litre boot space to play with.
Technology and Safety
Despite the reasonable cost of the i20, it's very well-equipped as standard. For example, each model across the range comes with a 7-inch touchscreen display that has Apple CarPlay and Android Auto built-in for seamless smartphone connectivity.
Desirable goodies, such as Bluetooth connectivity and manual air-conditioning come as standard, which is taken up a notch by the Premium Nav and Premium SE Nav models, which boast climate control. You also get essentials for good measure, including AUX, USB and 12V sockets.
Safety features highlights:
- Lane keep assist
- Tyre pressure monitoring system
- Hill-start assist control
- Static cornering lights
- Electronic stability programme (ESP)
- Vehicle stability management (VSM)
Economy and Performance
The i20 is available with a choice of three petrol engines, all of which offer flexible performance in-and-around the city while returning excellent fuel economy.
The entry 1.2-litre is a robust unit that comes in two guises, 74 bhp and 83 bhp respectively. Despite its small size, it feels peppy in the lightweight i20 and returns around 45 mpg on a combined cycle.
A 1.0-litre engine is also available, but comes with the addition of a turbocharger for extra torque and power. Available with either 99 bhp or 119 bhp, these units feel more spritely when you're on the open road and return between 54.3 and 58.9 mpg.
A manual transmission comes as standard, although you can opt for a new seven-speed dual-clutch transmission on SE and Premium Nav models with the 99 bhp 1.0-litre engine.
- Electric Windows - Front
- Door Mirrors - Electric Adjustment and Heated
- USB and Aux Connections - Front
- Tyre Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS)
- Daytime Running Lights - Halogen
Specification highlights (in addition to S Connect):
- Leather Wrapped Steering Wheel
- Phone Connection - Apple CarPlay™
- Phone Connection - Android Auto™
- Touchscreen Satellite Navigation (7") including Rear View Camera, Mapcare and LIVE Services
- 16" Alloy Wheels
Specification highlights (in addition to Play):
- Parking Sensors - Rear
- Radio - Digital DAB
- Bluetooth® Connectivity
- Automatic Headlights with Dusk Sensor
- 16" Alloy Wheels
- Climate Control with Automatic De-fog System for Front Windscreen
- Automatic Windscreen Wipers with Rain Sensor
- Tyre Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS) with Individual Tyre Pressure Warning
Premium SE Nav
Specification highlights (in addition to Premium Nav):
- 16" Alloy Wheels
- Front Seats - Heated
- Sunroof - Panoramic Glass Electric Tilt and Slide
- Heated Steering Wheel
Test Drive the Hyundai i20
The Hyundai i20 is a well-rounded supermini that is loaded with equipment and is surprisingly spacious inside. The robust nature of the design coupled with the efficient engines and competitive 5-year, unlimited mileage, warranty make this particular car a sound buying decision too.
If you wish to explore the i20 for yourself, then please contact your nearest Evans Halshaw Hyundai retailer today.