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“Follow your brain” may seem like a cold, unemotional slogan to attach to a car, but we can see where Hyundai is coming from.
Promoting the i20 small car in such a way helps buyers see it as a rational, logical, sensible choice. But how does it live up to this advertising slogan?
Well, it’s incredibly spacious for the class, for a start, plus its loaded with safety kit and other equipment, and it gets a whopping great big five-year, unlimited-mileage warranty to boot.
That all sounds very sensible, indeed. But the i20 has an incredibly tough job on its hands to stand out in one of the most competitive segments out there. As a small car, the i20 counts the Seat Ibiza, Volkswagen Polo and Ford Fiesta among its rivals – all five-star cars.
The i20 is available as a five-door model – it remains to be seen whether a three-door and an SUV-styled version will follow in the UK – and gets a choice of four petrol engines.
Read on over the next few pages to get our in-depth impressions, along with our recommendations for which trim and engine to choose. And if you do want an i20, don’t forget to visit our New Car Buying site for some hefty savings without awkward haggling.
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