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Hyundai i20 1.2 SE 5 Door Manual Review

Published: 11th June 2019

Hyundai i20 1.2 SE 5 Door Manual Review

Overview

The days have past where Hyundai’s were considered as bland looking cars that owners bought just to get from A to B. The company’s cars are getting more attractive by the day, and the Hyundai i20 is one of the best looking cars currently on the market. However, as good looking as it is, Hyundai’s badge still lacks some distinction compared to some of their rivals, but this is precisely why the company chose to load up the i20 with as much tech as possible. The i20 features the company’s very own SmartSense driver assistance system that includes autonomous emergency braking, a lane keeping tool and an infotainment interface that is completely state of the art.

The Handling

The i20’s steering is actually quite slow to respond and numb, which makes it quite challenging to determine the effects your steering input. However, the i20 is really easy to drive, so if you are looking for an easily manoeuvrable car, then you won’t be disappointed. It also copes really well with going over speed bumps but doesn’t quite deal with potholes with the same level of comfort like its rivals such as the Ford Fiesta, Seat Ibiza and Volkswagen Polo can. It is pretty apparent that the Hyundai i20 is more focused on comfort rather than its handling control. With this being said, the car is surprisingly dynamic and composed. And, it is a thoroughly enjoyable car to drive.

The Interior

The Hyundai i20 boasts a great looking interior and offers drivers more features than its predecessor, including Android Auto connectivity and Apple CarPlay. This feature is incredibly handy as it allows you to control your smartphone by using the car’s touchscreen infotainment system. This system also includes a convenient USB charger, so that drivers can charge their smartphones while driving.

One of the great things about the way the interior is laid out is that finding a comfortable driving position is incredibly easy. The steering wheel’s height and reach is conveniently adjustable, which makes it an enjoyable drive for most drivers. The dashboard and infotainment system is also within easy reach.

Hyundai i20 1.2 SE 5 Door interior view

The Specs

As well as the technology that is loaded into the Hyundai i20, the following features come as standard:

  • Anti-lock Braking System
  • Electronic Traction Control
  • Brake Assist System
  • Driver and Passenger Airbags
  • Front and Rear Side Curtain Airbags
  • Front Fog Lights
  • Stability Control System
  • Rear Parking Distance Radar
  • Headlight Control System
  • Halogen Low Beam Headlights
  • Air Conditioning

The Wheels4Sure Verdict

The i20 is a perfect example of why Hyundai are the fastest growing car manufacturers in the United Kingdom. What sets them apart from their competitors is the fact that they deliver exactly what drivers are looking for in a car. It is a brilliant all-rounder and a genuine contender in the highly competitive supermini market. It doesn’t just match the Volkswagen Polo or Ford Fiesta but exceeds them for practicality and affordability. The Hyundai i20 doesn’t have any serious drawbacks, is built with convenience in mind and is priced perfectly. Our verdict is that Hyundai really have achieved their objective with this car and are now set to compete with Europe’s top manufacturers.

Hyundai i20 1.2 SE 5 Door Exterior

So, if you’ve always pictured yourself driving the Hyundai i20, then Wheels4Sure can make that happen! Our packages cover the first year’s road tax, servicing, breakdown cover, and full manufacturer’s warranty. Please call us on 0203 823 1010 or apply via our website to get the ball rolling today!

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