Hyundai i20 Hatchback Review - Hyundai Reviews South Africa
Of the various engines available in the i20, you're best off with the entry-level 77bhp 1.2-litre petrol engine. It feels very peppy for a small engine, and there's good flexibility, too. If you're after a gutsier petrol engine, you can also choose a 98bhp 1.4.
Entry-level Classic cars come with air-conditioning, remote central locking and electric front windows, but we'd recommend stepping up to Comfort spec – you'll get masses of kit, including alloys, electric rear windows, steering wheel-mounted controls and a cable to hook up your MP3 player.
Style models get luxuries such as half-leather seats, a leather steering wheel, front foglights and climate control. For all that, though, one of the biggest attractions must be that the i20, like all Hyundais, comes with a five-year, unlimited-mileage warranty.
Pro's and Con's
Pro: The Hyundai i20 is cheap to buy, costs peanuts to run and comes stacked with luxury kit. Safety is top-drawer, and the car rides well, too.
Con: It's not as much fun to drive as some other cars in the class, and the dull cabin won't set your heart racing.