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Hyundai i20 Review Rundown

Hyundai Motor CompanyPublished on 21 Mar 2021Last Edited on 16 Sep 2021Written by Dr Jiulin Teng w/ Neosummarizer*

Overview

Photo of Hyundai i20 Hatchback (3rd-gen, 2020)
Neoscore* 62%
  • Fantastic directness
  • Powerful twin-turbo petrol engine
  • 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[*] 70%
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[**]
  • Fantastic directness
  • Intriguing range of settings
Cons[**]
  • Nothing in particular

autocar[2]

Sentiment Score[*] 53%
Reviewers from Autocar have found the following[***]:
Hyundai will begin taking orders in May and deliveries will start not long after. The 1.6-litre ‘Gamma II’ four-cylinder turbo engine makes 201bhp and 207lb ft. It's mated with a six-speed manual gearbox replete with rev-matching function. It drives the front wheels alone through an electromechanical limited-slip differential.
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Pros[**]
  • Impressive power-to-weight ratio
  • Impressive infotainment system
Cons[**]
  • Nothing in particular

autocar[3]

Sentiment Score[*] 60%
Reviewers from Autocar have found the following[***]:
The i20 N Line has a mild-hybrid 118bhp three-cylinder engine. 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, but with better seats and a nicer steering. Our full test car has 215-section Hankook Ventus Prime tyres.
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Pros[**]
  • Taut chassis
  • Taut infotainment system
  • Lots of fun to drive
Cons[**]
  • Nothing in particular

autocar[4]

Sentiment Score[*] 45%
Reviewers from Autocar have found the following[***]:
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 that's backed by online services. Less impressive is the quality of the plastics used throughout, which are either hard and scratchy or hard and shiny.
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Pros[**]
  • Sensible Sportiness
  • Fantastic infotainment system
  • Lots of standard equipment
Cons[**]
  • Nothing in particular

autoexpress[5]

Sentiment Score[*] 68%
Reviewers from Autoexpress have found the following[***]:
The new i20 has 48-volt MHEV tech, which is why we're putting it up against one of the sternest tests any supermini can face: the Ford Fiesta. The car's platform has been heavily revised, with more focus placed on driver enjoyment. A small lithium-ion battery can power ancillaries such as the electric power steering, allowing the engine to switch off and coast at higher speeds to boost efficiency.
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Pros[**]
  • Powerful twin-turbo petrol engine
  • Excellent infotainment tech
Cons[**]
  • Not as practical as the Fiesta

autoexpress[6]

Sentiment Score[*] 73%
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[**]
  • Gorgeous styling
  • Comfortable to drive
  • Lots of standard equipment
Cons[**]
  • Mixed interior materials
  • Lack of practicality

autoexpress[7]

Sentiment Score[*] 71%
Reviewers from Autoexpress have found the following[***]:
Hyundai's new i20 is a serious contender like never before. The cabin is disappointingly dull but this is also a car with an entertaining, accomplished chassis, a smooth and efficient powertrain, solid in-car tech and some appealing finance offers. So if you're in the market for a new supermini, this should definitely be on your shortlist.
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Pros[**]
  • Smooth and efficient engine
  • Solid in-car tech
  • Comfortable to drive
Cons[**]
  • Nothing in particular

autoexpress[8]

Sentiment Score[*] 80%
Reviewers from Autoexpress have found the following[***]:
The i20 N is Hyundai's follow-up act to the scorching i30 N hot hatch that stole headlines when it launched back in 2017. The 1.6-litre four-cylinder turbocharged engine produces 201bhp and 275Nm of torque. The N's suspension set-up features new, reinforced knuckles at the front and a revised torsion beam at the rear. Despite all of this extra hardware Hyundai has packed into the i20's compact body, the N only weighs 1,190kg.
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Pros[**]
  • Impressive powertrain and chassis
  • Impressive handling
  • Lots of fun to drive
Cons[**]
  • Nothing in particular

autoexpress[9]

Sentiment Score[*] 65%
Reviewers from Autoexpress have found the following[***]:
The i20 N is Hyundai's answer to the Ford Fiesta ST. It has a 1.6-litre T-GDi four-cylinder turbo petrol engine. It's good for 0-62mph in 6.7 seconds - a couple of tenths down on an ST. The suspension has been redesigned and reinforced over a regular i20.
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Pros[**]
  • Powerful turbo petrol engine
  • Comfortable and comfortable to drive
  • Lots of standard equipment
Cons[**]
  • Nothing in particular

carmagazine[10]

Sentiment Score[*] 61%
Reviewers from Carmagazine have found the following[***]:
The i20N is the second N car to arrive in Europe (the excellent i30N blazed the trail; the Kona N arrives soon) It comes from a performance division with a brief but sparkling CV to date. Power goes to the front wheels via a six-speed manual and a mechanical limited-slip diff, which will likely be optional in some markets but standard in the UK. All for around £25k, with sales starting May.
Find the original article here.
Pros[**]
  • Powerful turbo four-pot
  • Punchy, punchy acceleration
Cons[**]
  • Nothing in particular

references

  1. 1. ^ Hyundai i20 N 2021 UK review. Autocar. 2021-07-07. Retrieved 2021-07-15.
  2. 2. ^ Hyundai i20 N 2021 UK review. Autocar. 2021-03-26. Retrieved 2021-04-02.
  3. 3. ^ Hyundai i20 1.0 T-GDi N Line 2021 UK review. Autocar. 2021-08-20. Retrieved 2021-08-27.
  4. 4. ^ Hyundai i20 2020 UK review. Autocar. 2020-10-21. Retrieved 2021-03-07.
  5. 5. ^ Hyundai i20 vs Ford Fiesta. Autoexpress. 2020-12-05. Retrieved 2021-03-07.
  6. 6. ^ Hyundai i20 review. Autoexpress. 2021-02-09. Retrieved 2021-03-07.
  7. 7. ^ New Hyundai i20 2020 review. Autoexpress. 2020-10-22. Retrieved 2021-03-07.
  8. 8. ^ New Hyundai i20 N 2021 review. Autoexpress. 2021-03-25. Retrieved 2021-03-26.
  9. 9. ^ New Hyundai i20 N prototype review. Autoexpress. 2020-10-06. Retrieved 2021-03-07.
  10. 10. ^ Hyundai i20N prototype (2021) review: anything you can do.... Carmagazine. Retrieved 2021-03-26.
  11. *. 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.
  12. **. 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.
  13. ***. 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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