There are many so called superminis on the market today, and then there is the Hyundai i20. Slick, smooth and stylish, this car perfectly fills that gap between mini and coupe. The Korean car giant has effortlessly brought contemporary European design to the i20 and this one of the most aesthetically pleasing cars you will find. The bumpers, mirrors and door handles are all the colour of the body, giving an impression of cool sleekness.
The Hyundai i20 benefits from a long wheel base, giving it a confident and athletic stance and more space inside than you would imagine. This car has the perfect combination of being small and nippy enough to cut through the traffic and make parking a breeze, but also having enough space inside to comfortably accommodate passengers and the shopping.
The cabin of the i20 has been impeccably laid out, a vital feature that lets down many of its contemporaries. Light, spacious and very airy, everything is within easy reach which makes driving a pleasure. Every model of the i20 comes with remote central locking, electric front windows, air conditioning, and full stereo/CD audio system complete with auxiliary connections. It also has 6 airbags, ESP and the front head restraints are active.
You have a choice of 2 engines in your Hyundai i20, 1.2l or 1.4l, and these have manual, automatic, diesel and petrol variations. These are all you want in this car and they all perform perfectly within the i20. The fastest 0-60 mph is 11.6 seconds, courtesy of the 1.4l 5 speed manual, while the 1.4 manual 5 speed engine delivers the top speed of 112 mph.
The level of safety and security that the i20 delivers is second to none. The top quality body structure, brakes, suspension and the personal safety aspects all add up to one of the safest vehicles on the road. As well as the ESP, Electronic Safety Programme and the multiple airbags, the i20 also boasts side impact bars and a seat belt reminder system. Other safety features include child proof door locks to the rear and engine immobiliser.
As far as value for money is concerned, Hyundai have got this exactly right too. Priced between £9,266 and £13,266, including VAT, you are getting an awful lot of car for your money. The i20 looks great, is an absolute pleasure to drive and we are going to be seeing many of these vehicles on our roads.