Hyundai i20

Hyundia i20 motability car front and backHyundai i20 withdrawn from Scheme 1st October 2020


The new for 2015 Hyundai i20 is 3 or 5 door small hatchback similar in size to the Ford Fiesta and Volkswagen Polo the previous model was a touch ‘budget’ whereas this new car is smarter in every department, sadly the engines are all carried over from the previous version which is a shame. This new i20 is longer, lower and wider than before, with a wheelbase that has increased by 45mm – meaning there’s more space inside for passengers, boot size is class leading at 326 litres and certainly ticks the boxes for design, comfort, practicality and equipment levels.


Hyundia i20 motability car dashboardThe Hyundai i20 is available in four trims, ‘S’, ‘SE”, Premium and Premium SE, the entry level ‘S’ with air conditioning is imaginatively titled S Air, but we would move straight up to the SE as on top of the basics you add cruise control, 16″ alloy wheels, bluetooth, front fog lights, lane departure warning system, rear parking sensors and a CD/Radio player (not DAB) The Premium trim adds a front armrest, privacy glass, climate control, automatic lights and wipers and a dashboard mounted smartphone holder/charger, the range topping Premium SE adds a panoramic glass sunroof, heated front seats and steering wheel and front and rear parking sensors.


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The new 1.0-litre three-cylinder turbocharged has now arrived offering 99 bhp and economy of 64.2 miles per gallon making this the pick of the engines. The other powertrain is a 74bhp or 84bhp version of the 1.2-litre petrol that can return 55.4 mpg. The i20’s 84bhp five speed manual 1.2 isn’t turbocharged so feels lethargic and short on power. A 0-62mph time of 13.1 seconds highlights its power deficiency.
The Hyundai i20 is a good car the new 1.0 turbo makes it real competition for the Renault Clio and Peugeot 208.