2014 Hyundai i20 ReviewDecember 5, 2014
The price of i20 is pretty much high considering the factor in the stack of kit each model comes with. It will give you a good mileage, thanks to its fuel economy and mileage. You won’t get a good resale value but they are not bad than what you might get with other popular cars in the class.
Quality is superb with strong cabin materials saving them from the inquisitive fingers of fidgety kids. Soft touch surfaces further enhance the look. It comes with a five years of warranty and has been awarded. The average rating for reliability in the 2012 JD Power customer satisfaction survey is assuring.
It comes with 83 bhp 1.2 litre of petrol capacity which is great for a small engine. The 98 bhp 1.4 is good but with less advantage. Diesel buyers can select between one of the two engines- 89bhp 1.4 the frugal 74bhp 1.1.
The compact dimensions and fuel efficient engine makes i20 easy to be driven on road but the steering could be lighter. At a high speed it might get too light and keen to self centre. Incorporate this with the pronounced body lean, it is not as fun to drive as class best. The handling is very stable and predictable, making the ride comfortable.
I20 gets stability control as standard over the range, helping drivers through tricky situations. Other safety measures include six airbags and active head restraints, which comes integrated in all other models, covering most of the bases.
A surprise for all the nature lovers, i20 comes with big windows and a high driving position. However, it might be a bit uncomfortable for tall drivers, giving them a feeling of sitting too high. The simple design of the dashboard makes it simple to use but at the same time for fancy lovers, you might not find something too exciting to appreciate.
It is pretty much spacious as compared to its rivals with a good cabin space for four adults to be seated comfortably. But, it might be difficult for five to sit comfortably with a less rear legroom. The boot is broad and of a good size, with split folding rear seats that tumble forwards.
Entry- level Classic cars is equipped with air conditioning, electric front windows and remote central locking, making it a good deal. Active spec receives masses of kit, comprising, electric rear windows, alloys, front fog lights and Bluetooth. Style models come with luxuries like wipers and automatic lights, climate control and a reversing camera which is integrated in the rear view mirror.