Hyundai i20 Review
All-new supermini features efficient engine and loads of standard equipment.
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‘Sensuous sportiness’ is how Hyundai describes the styling of its all-new i20 supermini. No, we don’t get it either. Anyway, it’s a decent-looking hatchback that should give the Ford Fiesta and Vauxhall Corsa something to think about.
Under the bonnet sits a new 1.0 turbocharged three-cylinder petrol engine combined with a 48v mild-hybrid powertrain, delivering 100hp and 172Nm of torque, with CO2 emissions from 115g/km. This engine is linked to a six-speed automated manual transmission as standard, with an optional seven-speed dual clutch version also available.
The range kicks off with the SE Connect trim, which provides customers with 16-inch alloy wheels, LED daytime running lights and halogen projector headlamps with static cornering function. Interior equipment includes an 8in touchscreen with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, 10.25in instrument display, air-conditioning, cruise control, a leather wrapped steering wheel and gearlever, rear parking sensors with rear view camera and electrically adjustable and heated door mirrors.
There's loads of stuff to help you avoid a crash, and loads of stuff to make every trip feel quite luxurious.
Hyundai’s SmartSense safety package is also standard, offering E-Call, Forward Collision Alert, Intelligent Speed Limit Warning, automatic full-beam, lane-keep assist and tyre-pressure monitoring.
The i20 Premium adds 17-inch alloy wheels, LED headlights, LED rear combination lamps, front fog lamps, power folding door mirrors and privacy glass. It also includes automatic wipers, automatically dimming rear view mirror, climate control, interior mood lighting, heated front seats, heated steering wheel and front arm rest. There’s also a 10.25in touchscreen with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, as well as Hyundai’s Bluelink® telematics system. Lane-Follow Assist is added to the SmartSense package.
The range is capped by the high specification Ultimate trim. It adds a two-tone roof, keyless entry and start, wireless charging, blind-spot alert and Forward Collision Assist with cyclist detection, plus a Bose audio system.
N Line trim will join the range in 2021, offering sporty styling and mechanical changes over the rest of the i20 range.
We’re scheduled to drive the new Hyundai i20 in the near future, and we’ll let you know what it’s like once we do.