What is it?
Vanished are the bland looks and cutesy styling of old. The new Hyundai i20 is the latest model in the marque’s line-up to carry Hyundai’s bold ‘fluidic sculpture design language’. Inside, too, the i20’s cabin is revamped to improve usability and to de-clutter the dashboard.
We tested the freshest i20 in mid-spec 1.2 Active flavour, which features 15-inch alloys, electric windows, Bluetooth, electric folding door mirrors and a leather steering as standard.
What's it like?
Ignite the 84bhp four-pot petrol and the i20 sits at idle in near silence. Like the retired i20, the facelifted car’s pedal weights remain very light; the lack of resistance offered by the clutch still needs time to get used to.
Changing between the model’s five forward cogs is equally light, making the i20 extremely user-friendly. Steering, too, follows in the same weightless manner, but doesn’t offer much feedback through the steering wheel.
Push the Hyundai i20 through a corner and, predictably, you’re greeted with notable understeer. That said, body roll is kept impressively in check.