Buyer’s guide to the 2021 Hyundai i20

Buyer’s guide to the 2021 Hyundai i20

Hyundai has recently updated the i20 with more tech and a bolder look

For years the Hyundai i20 has been the safe and sensible supermini choice, with its spacious interior, generous standard kit and long warranty. 

And those traits continue with this new third-generation i20, but Hyundai has built on that by making its supermini sportier, more tech-laden and far more stylish. 

It now makes this Hyundai one of the best cars in its class, but what do you need to know if you’re looking to buy one? Read on to find out..

What engines are available?

Hyundai has seriously reduced the range of engine choice on the new i20, and it now means there’s just one to choose from. 

It’s a turbocharged 1.0-litre petrol unit, which produces 99bhp and 171Nm of torque, which allows for a 0-60mph time of 10.2 seconds and a top speed of 118mph. You can also choose it with both a six-speed manual gearbox or a seven-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission instead. 

The new setup also includes a 48-volt mild-hybrid system, which helps to maximise efficiency. It means the i20 will return up to 55.4mpg, with CO2 emissions of 115g/km. Transmission choice also doesn’t impact efficiency, either. 

What trim levels are offered?

Like with engine choice, Hyundai has adopted a ‘less is more’ approach when it comes to trim levels as well. Just three well-specced grades are available, with equipment highlights and pricing as follows. 

SE Connect – from £18,595

Standard kit includes 16-inch alloy wheels, a leather steering wheel, rear parking sensors, automatic lights and air conditioning. You also get an eight-inch touchscreen with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, DAB radio and Bluetooth, along with a 10.25-inch digital instrument cluster. Loads of safety kit is also included, such as lane keep assist, autonomous emergency braking, eCall and a driver attention alert. 

Premium – from £20,795

Upgrade to Premium to gain larger 17-inch alloy wheels, blue interior mood lighting, heated front seats, climate control and automatic wipers. It also gains LED lights at the front and rear, electric folding door mirrors and a larger 10.25-inch touchscreen with enhanced connectivity features and satellite navigation. 

Ultimate – from £22,095

Living up to its name, the Ultimate adds keyless entry and start, a Bose sound system, wireless charging and a range of extra safety kit, including blind spot monitoring and lane follow assist. You also get additional gloss black styling, too.

What about personalisation? 

The i20 isn’t a model that’s known for its personalisation, but you can certainly make it stand out. Colours such as Intense Blue, Aqua Turquoise Blue and Dragon Red add extra style to this supermini, while top-spec Ultimate models are also available with a two-tone design thanks to their black roof. 

Metallic paint is also the only real option, as Hyundai prefers buyers to choose the trim that works for them, rather than the optional extras.

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