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Hyundai i20 Review Rundown

Hyundai MotorPublished on 21 Mar 2021Last Edited on 14 Nov 2021Written by Dr Jiulin Teng w/ Neosummarizer*
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Overview

Neoscore* 0%
Pros**
  • Fantastic directness
  • Powerful twin-turbo petrol engine
Cons**
  • Nothing in particular

Summary

The new Hundai i20 comes with 48-volt MHEV tech in a new four-door-coupe look with "Parametric Dynamics" design. It is the first in the compact sedan segment to introduce wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. It also leads the segment in introducing the first Digital Key that allows owners to unlock, start, and drive with smartphone.
This rundown provides our analysis on 8 third-party reviews. The sentiment scores, summaries, and key takeaways that we select are based on these reviews and may differ from the original publication.

Rundown

autocar[1]

Sentiment Score[*] 83%
Reviewers from autocar have found the following[***]:
Priced from £24,995 and features a typical modern hot hatch recipe of turbo four, front-wheel drive and six-speed manual. i20 N runs to 201bhp and 207lb ft - figures good enough for 0-62mph in 6.2sec. There’s also an electromechanical limited-slip differential and a rev-matching function.
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Pros[**]
  • Gorgeous looks
  • Intense performance
Cons[**]
  • Not the most fun to drive

autocar[2]

Sentiment Score[*] 84%
Reviewers from autocar have found the following[***]:
The i20 N's suspension is quite pliant at low speeds, and progress at a canter decently refined by the class standards. There's an underlying robustness, sure, but nothing of the bone-clattering rigidity you used to experience with the Cup-chassis’d Renault Sport Clios. Contrary to what the exterior suggests, you could live with this set-up, happily.
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Pros[**]
  • Sleek styling
  • Superb handling
  • Lots of fun to drive
Cons[**]
  • Nothing in particular

autocar[3]

Sentiment Score[*] 61%
Reviewers from autocar have found the following[***]:
The i20 N Line always comes with the mild-hybrid 118bhp three-cylinder engine, but that engine is available with N Line only and starts from £22,395. It comes with either a standard-fit six-speed manual or a seven-speed dual-clutch that costs £1250 extra. The interior is mostly familiar i20 stuff, but with better seats and a nicer steering wheel and gearknob.
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Pros[**]
  • Taut chassis
  • Comfortable to drive
  • Great infotainment system
Cons[**]
  • Fiddly throttle calibration
  • Not the most fun to drive

autocar[4]

Sentiment Score[*] 54%
Reviewers from autocar have found the following[***]:
This third-generation car is 30mm wider than before and has a wheelbase that’s been stretched by 10mm. Even taller adults won’t feel short-changed when riding in the rear, despite the roofline being 24mm lower than before. The cabin looks the part too, with a curvaceous-design, easy-to-use 10.25in infotainment screen. The 99bhp turbocharged 1.0-litre three-cylinder will fire into life, but once you're moving, it's a likeable unit.
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Pros[**]
  • Gorgeous looks
  • Comfortable to drive
  • Decent infotainment
Cons[**]
  • Frustrating ride

autoexpress[5]

Sentiment Score[*] 76%
Reviewers from autoexpress have found the following[***]:
The Ford sprints from 0-62mph in 9.4 seconds, one second quicker than the i20. The i20's powertrain is a little more refined, even if it's not as quick. The Fiesta is the only regular supermini you can buy in three-door form. But we'd spend the extra on this more practical five-door model.
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Pros[**]
  • Comfortable to drive
  • Excellent infotainment tech
  • Good safety tech
Cons[**]
  • No automatic emergency braking
  • Less practical than i20

autoexpress[6]

Sentiment Score[*] 78%
Reviewers from autoexpress have found the following[***]:
Korea’s biggest car brand continues to impress with every new model, and this is the best Hyundai i20 yet. While the standout styling might not be to all tastes, the cabin is let down by mixed materials and a lack of colour. It still isn’t quite the all-rounder that are our favourite superminis the Renault Clio and Ford Fiesta, but it gets closer than ever.
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Pros[**]
  • Comfortable to drive
  • Decent infotainment system
Cons[**]
  • Lack of colour
  • Lacklustre interior materials

autoexpress[7]

Sentiment Score[*] 68%
Reviewers from autoexpress have found the following[***]:
The 1.0-litre turbocharged three-cylinder petrol engine is boosted by 48-volt mild-hybrid tech. It takes energy that would otherwise be lost under braking and feeds it back through to assist with stop/start, acceleration from rest and efficiency when cruising. Top-spec Ultimate trim weighs in at £22,095 and includes a contrast-colour roof, keyless entry and start, wireless charging pad for smartphones, blind-spot collision warning and a Bose premium sound system.
Find the original article here.
Pros[**]
  • Sleek looks
  • Impressive MHEV tech
  • Decent infotainment system
Cons[**]
  • Poor cabin quality
  • Mild-hybrid tech isn’t for everyone

autoexpress[8]

Sentiment Score[*] 78%
Reviewers from autoexpress have found the following[***]:
The 1.6-litre unit's maximum 275Nm is delivered between 1,750 and 4,500rpm. It doesn't arrive in a great surge, but the level of flexibility it brings is welcome. There is a fantastic level of grip on offer for a little car, which means that thanks to the i20 N's strong front axle you can really bury the front end into corners. The steering is fairly mute though, which is a real shame.
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Pros[**]
  • Powerful engine
  • Comfortable to drive
  • Excellent safety kit
Cons[**]
  • Lack of body control

autoexpress[9]

Sentiment Score[*] 75%
Reviewers from autoexpress have found the following[***]:
Hyundai is wading in with an all-new proposition: the i20 N. Unlike a lot of its competitors, the Korean firm is one step ahead when it comes to electrified vehicles. The 1.6-litre engine doesn't fizz like the three-cylinder turbo in the Fiesta ST, nor does it sound as good, but it delivers smooth and strong performance once above 2,500rpm.
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Pros[**]
  • Superb performance
  • Good value for money
Cons[**]
  • Not as fun to drive as the Fiesta ST
  • No torque steer

carmagazine[10]

Sentiment Score[*] 82%
Reviewers from carmagazine have found the following[***]:
The i20N is the second N car to arrive in Europe (the excellent i30N blazed the trail) and comes from a performance division with a brief but sparkling CV to date. It has 215/40 Bridgestones on 18-inch wheels, bigger brakes (320mm front discs, up 40mm on the standard i20's rotors) and uprated suspension with new springs, dampers and anti-roll bars. Sub the engine for something with more blood and guts; a 16-valve 1.6 turbo making 201bhp and 203lb ft.
Find the original article here.
Pros[**]
  • Powerful turbo four-pot
  • Punchy, punchy acceleration
  • Impressive infotainment
Cons[**]
  • Not the most fun to drive

References

1. ^ Hyundai i20 N 2021 UK review. autocar. 2021-07-07 Retrieved 2021-07-15.
2. ^ Hyundai i20 N 2021 UK review. autocar. 2021-03-26 Retrieved 2021-07-15.
3. ^ Hyundai i20 1.0 T-GDi N Line 2021 UK review. autocar. 2021-08-20 Retrieved 2021-08-27.
4. ^ Hyundai i20 2020 UK review. autocar. 2020-10-21 Retrieved 2021-04-02.
5. ^ Hyundai i20 vs Ford Fiesta. autoexpress. 2020-12-05 Retrieved 2021-03-22.
6. ^ Hyundai i20 review. autoexpress. 2021-02-09 Retrieved 2021-03-22.
7. ^ New Hyundai i20 2020 review. autoexpress. 2020-10-22 Retrieved 2021-03-22.
8. ^ New Hyundai i20 N 2021 review. autoexpress. 2021-03-26 Retrieved 2021-04-02.
9. ^ New Hyundai i20 N prototype review. autoexpress. 2020-10-06 Retrieved 2021-03-22.
10. ^ Hyundai i20N prototype (2021) review: anything you can do.... carmagazine. Retrieved 2021-07-15.
*. Neoscore is our sentiment analyzer based on natural language processing (NLP). Scaled in the range of 0 to 100, Neoscore eliminates scoring biases from each publisher; it likely differs from the publisher\'s own rating, if available, as a result.
**. Neoanalyzer is our summarizer based on NLP. It identifies key takeaways from each third-party review. The takeaways that it produces likely differ from the publisher\'s own bullets points, if available, as a result.
***. Neosummarizer is based on NLP. It extracts summaries from third-party reviews. It likely that these summaries differ from the publisher\'s own, if available.
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