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Hyundai i20 Hatchback (3rd-gen, 2020)

NEX score 74%

Product Overview

The 3rd-generation Hyundai i20 follows the company's new Sensuous Sportiness design language and is equipped with the most comprehensive connectivity equipment in the subcompact segment (B-segment). A 48-volt mild hybrid system is available with the turbocharged inline-3 engine.
Inside, the i20 features two 10.25" screens visually combined in the dashboard. Its segment-leading Hyundai SmartSense safety package includes enhanced driver assists and security functionalities.
Beyond a more active appearance, the new design gives the i20 more room inside and more visibility to the outside.

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Ratings

What we found**

Pros
  • Fantastic directness
  • Powerful twin-turbo petrol engine
Cons
  • Nothing in particular

What external reviewers found***

NEX score: 74% (not directly comparable across industries)
Pros
  • Superb performance
  • Superb handling
  • Excellent infotainment tech
  • Great infotainment system
  • Good value for money
  • Impressive MHEV tech
Cons
  • Lacklustre interior materials
  • Frustrating ride
  • Lack of body control
  • Poor cabin quality
  • Lack of colour
  • Not as fun to drive as the Fiesta ST
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Specifications

Variants:
1.0L T-GDi
1.2L MPi
1.5L U2 CRDi

Dimensions

Size | Height
1450 mm
Size | Length
4040 mm
Size | Width
1750 mm
Wheelbase
2580 mm

Performance

Acceleration | 0 - 100 km/h
10.2 - 13.1 sec

Powertrain

Emission Standard
EURO 6d
1.0L T-GDiEngine | Displacement
1.0 L
1.2L MPiEngine | Displacement
1.2 L
1.5L U2 CRDiEngine | Displacement
1.5 L
1.0L T-GDiEngine | Power
100 or 120 PS @ 6000 rpm
1.2L MPiEngine | Power
84 PS @ 6000 rpm
1.5L U2 CRDiEngine | Power
99 hp
1.0L T-GDiEngine | Torque
172 or 200 Nm @ 1500 rpm
1.2L MPiEngine | Torque
118 Nm @ 4000 rpm
1.5L U2 CRDiEngine | Torque
235 Nm
1.0L T-GDiEngine | Type
I3 T-GDi
1.2L MPiEngine | Type
I4 MPi petrol
1.5L U2 CRDiEngine | Type
I4 diesel
Transmission | Gears
5- or 6-speed / 6-speed /7-speed
Transmission | Type
Manual / Intelligent manual / DCT

Production

Availability
2021
Debut
2020-02
Made In
Turkey

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3rd-Party Review Videos

External Reviews

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.
Find the original article here.
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.
Find the original article here.
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.
Find the original article here.
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.
Find the original article here.
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.
Find the original article here.
Pros
  • Comfortable to drive
  • Excellent infotainment tech
  • Good safety tech
Cons
  • No automatic emergency braking
  • Less practical than i20

autoexpress[6]

Sentiment Score 72%
Reviewers from autoexpress have found the following***:
The Hyundai i20 dates back to 2009, when the first-gen version arrived to replace the Getz supermini. As it’s evolved, the i20 has moved further away from the bargain-oriented roots of the original. All of the car's generations provide good value and offer decent equipment levels and practicality given their respective ages. The i20 should be on your shortlist if you’re looking for a new supermini, with some good finance offers also available.
Find the original article here.
Pros
  • Comfortable to drive
  • Decent infotainment tech
  • Good value
Cons
  • Not as practical as rivals
  • Pricier than rivals

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.
Find the original article here.
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.
Find the original article here.
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

User Reviews

References

1. ^ Hyundai i20 N 2021 UK review. [autocar]. https://www.autocar.co.uk/car-review/hyundai/i20-n/first-drives/hyundai-i20-n-2021-rhd-uk-review. 2021-07-07. Retrieved 2021-07-15.
2. ^ Hyundai i20 N 2021 UK review. [autocar]. https://www.autocar.co.uk/car-review/hyundai/i20-n/first-drives/hyundai-i20-n-2021-uk-review. 2021-03-26. Retrieved 2021-07-15.
3. ^ Hyundai i20 1.0 T-GDi N Line 2021 UK review. [autocar]. https://www.autocar.co.uk/car-review/hyundai/i20/first-drives/hyundai-i20-10-t-gdi-n-line-2021-uk-review. 2021-08-20. Retrieved 2021-08-27.
4. ^ Hyundai i20 2020 UK review. [autocar]. https://www.autocar.co.uk/car-review/hyundai/i20/first-drives/hyundai-i20-2020-uk-review. 2020-10-21. Retrieved 2021-04-02.
5. ^ Hyundai i20 vs Ford Fiesta. [autoexpress]. https://www.autoexpress.co.uk/car-group-tests/353770/hyundai-i20-vs-ford-fiesta. 2020-12-05. Retrieved 2021-03-22.
6. ^ Hyundai i20 review. [autoexpress]. https://www.autoexpress.co.uk/hyundai/i20. 2021-02-09. Retrieved 2021-03-22.
7. ^ New Hyundai i20 2020 review. [autoexpress]. https://www.autoexpress.co.uk/hyundai/i20/352796/new-hyundai-i20-2020-review. 2020-10-22. Retrieved 2021-03-22.
8. ^ New Hyundai i20 N 2021 review. [autoexpress]. https://www.autoexpress.co.uk/hyundai/i20/353358/new-hyundai-i20-n-2021-review. 2021-03-26. Retrieved 2021-04-02.
9. ^ New Hyundai i20 N prototype review. [autoexpress]. https://www.autoexpress.co.uk/hyundai/i20/353358/new-hyundai-i20-n-prototype-review. 2020-10-06. Retrieved 2021-03-22.
10. ^ Hyundai i20N prototype (2021) review: anything you can do.... [carmagazine]. https://www.carmagazine.co.uk/car-reviews/hyundai/i20-n/. Retrieved 2021-07-15.

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