The latest Hyundai i20 is wider and longer than the previous model, making it large enough to seat four adults comfortably, meaning Hyundai will be targeting the family market with this model.
The new design is elegant, while not compromising on a spacious interior. For the first time, Hyundai is looking for customers to buy the i20 because it appeals to their sense of style and not just their wallets.
The i20 SE specification is expected to be the most popular. It includes electric windows front and back, remote central locking, tinted windows, USB connectivity, manual air conditioning, intelligent stop and go, voice-activated Bluetooth, cruise control, front fog lights, a lane departure warning system, and reversing sensors.
Under the bonnet the new i20 is available with a 83bhp 1.2-litre and 99bhp 1.4-litre petrol engines, and 74bhp 1.1-litre and 89bhp 1.4-litre diesel versions. Even the smallest engine in the range, the 1.2-litre petrol, is sprightly and will easily cope with the demands of the average family. The petrol engines are incredibly quiet, as well as delivering impressive mileage of 55.4mpg (combined).
It is a pleasure to spend time in and drives very well. Visibility is also good, making it easy to park. Plus there is the added benefit of ten per cent more luggage space than the previous model, when the seats are up.
by: Becca Chaplin