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Talk about U-turns. The previous-generation Hyundai i20 was sold under the advertising banner of “Follow your brain”, which, when all is said and done, meant think like a Victorian. Forget all that namby-pamby emotional stuff; just focus on making a rational, logical and sensible choice for your next small car. Ergo, buy an i20.
All that’s gone out of the window now, though. Today’s Hyundai i20 is way funkier than the previous model; its striking design has creases and angles in all the right places and there are options like two-tone paintwork. In other words: don’t follow your brain. It’s time to loosen the stiff upper lip, embrace romanticism, let your hair down and follow your heart instead.
It’s not all flights of fancy, though. In fact, there’s still plenty of sensible stuff to pique your impassive side. The i20 features all the latest must-haves, including a gizmo-laden infotainment system and 48v mild hybrid engine technology, which aims to make it more efficient. Plus it’s been designed to provide plenty of space and it comes with Hyundai’s five-year warranty, which is definitely sensible brain fodder.
Is the Hyundai i20 now a world-beating small car? Is it better than such stalwarts as the sharp-handling Ford Fiesta or the classy Volkswagen Polo; or the other excellent models seeking to pull those pound notes clean out of your palms, cars like the Seat Ibiza and Skoda Fabia?
That’s what we’ll be exploring, in great detail, in this review. All you need to do is kick back, click forward and we’ll furnish you with the facts.
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