Hyundai i20 review

Category: Small car

Section: Interior

Hyundai i20 2020 dashboard
  • Hyundai i20 2020 front
  • Hyundai i20 2020 rear cornering
  • Hyundai i20 2020 dashboard
  • Hyundai i20 2020 rear seats
  • Hyundai i20 2020 boot open
  • Hyundai i20 2020 infotainment
  • Hyundai i20 2020 right panning
  • Hyundai i20 2020 front left static
  • Hyundai i20 2020 rear static
  • Hyundai i20 2020 front seats
  • Hyundai i20 2020 front
  • Hyundai i20 2020 rear cornering
  • Hyundai i20 2020 dashboard
  • Hyundai i20 2020 rear seats
  • Hyundai i20 2020 boot open
  • Hyundai i20 2020 infotainment
  • Hyundai i20 2020 right panning
  • Hyundai i20 2020 front left static
  • Hyundai i20 2020 rear static
  • Hyundai i20 2020 front seats
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In this section:
  • Driving position and dashboard
  • Visibility, parking sensors and cameras
  • Sat nav and infotainment
  • Quality

Interior

The interior layout, fit and finish

Driving position and dashboard

There’s very little wrong with the essentials, because the seat, pedals and steering wheel line up nicely, and there’s plenty of space for your left foot next to the clutch on manual models. The steering wheel also has enough reach and height extension to cater for most people, and the driver’s seat bolsters stop you spilling over your passenger around tight bends.

There are a couple of issues: there's no lumbar adjustment, even as an option, although to be fair the lower back support is pretty good anyway; the backrest angle is adjusted using a lever that has a set number of positions, rather then the finite control that a wheel adjuster offers; and the seatbelt clasp is quite short, so it’s a bit of a pain clicking the buckle up.

Hyundai i20 2020 dashboard

Sat nav and infotainment

Entry-level SE Connect comes with an 8.0in touchscreen, a DAB radio and  Bluetooth, as well as Apple CarPlay and Android Auto functionality.

So far, we’ve only tried the upgraded system that comes as standard from Premium trim and up, and it's very good. It has a 10.3in touchscreen – one of the largest in the class – plus in-built sat-nav. The screen is sharp and the graphics look smart, and you get a row of shortcut buttons to hop between menus – albeit touch-sensitive ones, rather than physical buttons – that are placed prominently so you can reach them easily. There’s a slight delay swapping between the main menus, after which the software seems more responsive and it’s easy to find what you want after a bit of practice.

New car deals
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Target Price from £18,215
Save up to £1,038
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Leasing deals
From £209pm