The improvements Hyundai has made to interior quality in the past few years can really be seen in the i20.
It has more soft-touch plastics than a Skoda Fabia and to our eyes the design is less spartan. It’s also very easy to operate with knobs for the stereo and ventilation system that are easy to use. Thankfully there’s no need to scroll through infotainment sub menus simply to turn up the heat as you do in the Peugeot 208.
The interior might not look very exciting – in fact it’s pretty bloomin drab – but at least everything feels well built
Basic models come with a 3.2-inch LCD display that is perfectly functional, but a little cheap looking. Hyundai provides a useful mobile phone charging dock on the top of the dashboard which means you can use your phone’s sat-nav as you drive. Top-end models come with a seven-inch infotainment screen and TomTom sat-nav as standard. Programming the system is simple and its guidance easy to follow, plus the clear graphics lift the rest of the interior.