Review Series#43; Hyundai i20

Overview

Hyundai i20’s facelift version launched had been launched one and a half years back, but still, the hatchback from Korean motors is a huge success, not only just because of its design language but also due to its engine performance. This blog’s main focus is on the normal version of the i20 and not on its N Line version so before continuing welcome to the next blog of the Review Series

On the Point

Hyundai i20 is available in 3 engine options currently, in which the first one is the 1.0L Turbo GDi petrol engine which produces 120PS of power and 172Nm of torque. The second one is the 1.2L Kappa petrol engine which is available in other Hyundai vehicles as well, it produces 83PS of power in MT and 88PS of power in AT while the torque output is independent of the transmission system and is 114.7Nm. The third and last one is the 1.5L U2 CRDi Diesel engine which produces 100PS of power and 240Nm of torque.

In transmission options, the 1.0L GDi petrol engine is available in only automatic (Intelligent Manual Transmission & Dual-Clutch transmission) while the 1.2L Kappa petrol unit is available in both manual and automatic (Intelligent variable transmission). The last engine option which happens to be the 1.5L CRDi diesel unit is available only in the manual transmission option. 

For more specs catch up on the Quick specs sheet under:

Technology

With Exteriors

The front look of the vehicle is aggressive with smoked headlamps which happen to be the projector unit, along with the halogen indicators. The bumper also looks nice with lots of cuts and creases and features halogen foglamps. The hood of the vehicle again features lots of cuts and creases and the grille is finished in gloss black finish which makes the vehicle attractive as such.

The sides of the vehicle also look decent with lots of cuts and elements to improve the aerodynamics of the vehicle. The alloy wheel design is also nice with a dual-tone finish on the go.

The rear design of the vehicle is again dominating in nature with the gloss black finish and the chrome line joining both the Z-shaped taillamps, which happen to be LED units along with halogen indicators and reverse parking lights.

With Interiors

Well, on to the aesthetics the dashboard design of the Hyundai i20 is kind of simple and plain, and right at its center, a 10.25-inch infotainment system is placed which features Android Auto and Apple Carplay.

The central console is also nice and gets a lot of space in terms of practicality as it gets a wireless charging pad along with a 12V charging and 2 USB charging ports as well. The central console is also equipped with twin cupholders one of which can use to place the Air-purifier, there is also some amount of storage space below the front center armrest which is a sliding unit as well.

On the driver’s side, the seat is nice and comfortable with a good amount of back support. Moreover, the front seats get the adjustable height to adjust for the seat belts as well. The steering is nice and comfortable and boosts the sportiness of the vehicle at the same time. The instrument cluster is an all-digital unit with a mini-LED display at its center showing all the necessary information about the vehicle.

On its rear compartment, the seat has kinda good legroom and knee room, even the headroom is good enough considering that the roof is sloping at the rear when seen from the outside. Under-thigh could have been better, there’s also a standard 12V charging socket along with twin AC vents. There’s also a rear armrest along with 2 adjustable headrests.

Hyundai i20 also gets a sunroof which is not panoramic and the boot capacity is also decent enough in this segment, 311L in numbers.

Drawbacks

Hyundai i20 is one of the sportiest hatchbacks available in India right now after the Volkswagen Polo but still, it has limitations of its own.

  • Rear seat: First and foremost the rear seat doesn’t have a 60:40 split which is kinda shocking as even small hatchbacks are getting it nowadays. Meanwhile, the rear armrest doesn’t have a slot for twin cupholders which is again disappointing at this price point.
  • Seats in Turbo Variant: The seat in the turbo variant of the i20 are made of fabric that is not the best in terms of quality and comfort, especially when compared to the leather seats.
  • Boot loading lip: The loading lip of the boot is a bit high in the vehicle causing inconvenience for the passengers to load their luggage.

Conclusion

Hyundai i20 can be considered as the second Volkswagen Polo available in India right now as both the vehicles share good turbo engines but when it comes to features and tech-loaded stuff their competitors are doing much better in that. 

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Credits: All the images have been taken from the official website of Hyundai.

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