Hyundai i20 1.6T GDi N 5dr Review

Category: Small car

Section: Version review

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RRP £25,250What Car? Target Price£24,709
Fuel type:
petrol
Gearbox:
manual
Doors:
5 doors

The Hyundai i20 is a solid all-rounder with the ability to please many potential buyers. It’s roomy, reasonably well equipped, has a nicely fashioned interior, should holds its value well and offers good performance and economy. The main caveats are that it’s quite pricey next to the bulk of the small car class, it’s not as comfortable as the Volkswagen Polo nor as sporty to drive as the Ford Fiesta.

The sportiest trim level offered in the i20 range is well-equipped for the money. It comes with a heated steering wheel, heated front seats, 18in alloy wheels, automatic climate control, power-folding door mirrors, privacy glass, keyless entry, a 10.3in touchscreen, a DAB radio, Apple CarPlay/Android Auto, wireless phone-charging, built-in sat-nav, LED dipped beam headlights, rear parking sensors, a rear-view camera and digital instruments. Safety equipment includes automatic emergency braking, lane assistance, traffic-sign recognition and e-Call emergency response.

The only engine available in the i20N hot hatch variant, this 201bhp 1.6-litre four-cylinder turbocharged petrol loves to be revved out, and produces lively, Ford Fiesta ST-rivalling pace. When we tested it, it went from 0-60mph in 6.6sec and if you keep going it’ll hit 142mph (officially). It sounds the part too, but the accelerator response isn’t as sharp as we’d like ­– both when you put your foot down and lift off the throttle pedal. It’s relatively economical, though: we managed a real-world test average of 40mpg.


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Key information

Doors5
Seats5
0-62 MPH6.7 seconds
Fuel TypePetrol
GearboxMANUAL

Available colours

MPGOfficial overall fuel economy figure

40.4

Boot CapacityHow much space is there?

352

litres

EmissionsOfficial emissions rating

158

g/km