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Hyundai i20 Hatchback Review

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Hyundai i20
9 Nov 2016 0:0 | Last updated: 21 Aug 2018 10:29

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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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There are 11 trims available for the i20 Hatchback. Click to see details.See all versions
Premium SE Nav
Range-topping Premium SE Nav adds chrome exterior trim highlights and a sunroof, as well as heated seats and a heated steering wheel – but it’s expensive...View trim
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S Connect
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Premium Nav
Premium Nav adds various luxuries, including front parking sensors, climate control, sat-nav, automatic wipers and a smartphone docking station, but the higher price it commands means we’d stick wi...View trim
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OUR PICK
SE
Our pick of the range gets alloy wheels, cruise control, high-beam assist, a variable boot floor, a better sound system, rear parking sensors and a leather-effect multi-function steering wheel. In...View trim
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S
Entry-level S trim is fairly well equipped, with a 7.0in infotainment system, Bluetooth, air-con and automatic headlights, but it only gets steel wheels. We’d stretch to SE if your budget can manag...View trim
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S Air
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Active
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Premium Nav
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SE
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Go SE
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Premium SE Nav
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