Small yet spacious, energetic yet efficient – the i20 SE from Hyundai has been engineered to surprise. This compact family hatchback is multi-talented and pleasing to the eye, delivering in every area it's expected to. What's more, the model's low running costs aren't the only way it pleases the wallet, as it also boasts a competitive price tag.
With their compact shape, superminis are often great fun to drive, but this doesn’t mean they can’t be sophisticated too. The i20 is both, as its condensed dimensions hold stylish details including alloy wheels, front fog lights, daytime running lights and neatly folded panels.
Open one of the doors and you may be surprised by how much space is found inside. Every inch has been carefully considered to make the cabin practical and comfortable. A 60/40 folding rear bench expands the boot when you need to hold more luggage, and with it upright there’s generous room for even the taller passengers.
Classic, Active and Style are the trim grade options, each designed to suit differing budgets. Classic kicks off the model family and fits the i20 with electric front windows, a radio/CD player with AUX and USB input plus an Eco Drive indicator when you choose a manual. Steering wheel-mounted audio controls and a sophisticated Bluetooth ® interface with voice recognition come as standard with Active and Style versions, the latter topping the range and only available with the five-door shape.
Powering the i20 is your choice of two petrol engines or a frugal diesel. The 1.2-litre manual and 1.4-litre automatic petrols are responsive and clean, producing 84bhp and 99bhp respectively. The sole diesel is an 89bhp 1.4-litre CRDi Blue Drive which Hyundai has linked with six-speed manual transmission for responsive gear changes and economical returns. Up to 76.3mpg combined can be achieved with conservative driving, and at the same time the powertrain releases only 96g/km of CO2. Helping the diesel go further is Hyundai’s start/stop system, which automatically switches off the engine when the vehicle stops, and starts it instantly when you pull away.
On top of clean and capable performance the head-turning hatchback is also extremely safe, as a five-star Euro NCAP rating proves. An Electronic Stability Programme (ESP) and Anti-lock Brake System (ABS) with Electronic Brakeforce Distribution (EBD) work to help you avoid accidents. Should one occur, there are front, side and curtain airbags plus ISOFIX child seat anchor points to protect occupants.
Hyundai’s five-year unlimited mileage warranty with five years’ roadside assistance also places the i20 among the best for value today, and you can explore all of its strengths with Eden Hyundai. Make an enquiry with our team directly to schedule a test drive in this impressive compact.