If you’re a particular fan of car adverts from the past few years, you might remember that the Hyundai i20 was celebrated with the slogan “follow your brain.” Now that might seem like a cold, unemotional slogan to attach to a car, but we can see where Hyundai is coming from.
Promoting this small hatchback 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 a start, plus it’s loaded with safety kit and other equipment, and it gets a whopping great big five-year, unlimited-mileage warranty to boot. That indeed all sounds very sensible. 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, it counts the Seat Ibiza, Volkswagen Polo and Ford Fiesta among its rivals.
The i20 offers four petrol engines, with the middle-sized option getting the choice of an automatic gearbox, too.
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.