The Hyundai i20 is a small family hatchback that competes with rivals such as the Ford Fiesta and Skoda Fabia in price. It’s available as a five-door, or as a swoopier-looking three-door model, badged i20 Coupe.
The five-door is the more popular option; it offers a roomier interior than anything else at the price, plus a generous standard equipment list and a five-year warranty.
However, it’s aimed at the budget end of the market, and feels it in its grainy, cheap-feeling trims. It also has a fairly firm ride, and sluggish performance, although the petrol engines are at least quite refined.
Overall, though, there are lots of practical reasons to put the handsome i20 on your driveway. Read on over the next few pages to get our in depth impressions, along with our recommendations for trim levels and engines.