Hyundai i20 Review

The Hyundai i20 was first launched during the Motor Show in Paris in 2008. The car will be developed entirely and exclusively within India and exported abroad. The i20 has gained a great deal of popularity after its release and has been well received in the Indian market.

Hyundai i20

Hyundai i20 Specification

The car comes equipped with a 1197cc, 16-valve engine. This 4-cylinder kappa petrol engine can generate maximum power of 79 at 5200 rpm along with maximum torque of 110 Nm at 4000 rpm. The car also comes with a 1.4 litre engine option and this can generate maximum power of 100 bhp at 5500 rpm along with 139 Nm maximum torque at 4200 rpm.

The length of the car is 3940 mm while its width is 1710 mm and height is 1505 mm. The car can seat 5 individuals. The suspension system of the car includes McPherson Strut for the front while the rear has coil springs and torsion beam. Hyundai i20 review shows that the suspension system along with the shock absorbers in the car can handle the problematic Indian road conditions with ease. Driving the car within the city is also a smooth and enjoyable experience.

The turning circle of the car is 5.20 metres and it has a boot space of 295 litres. The car has power steering along with front disk and rear drum brakes. The car has 5 manual gears and the kerb weight of the car is 1085 kgs. The fuel tank capacity of the car is 45 litres. The new Hundai i20 is a perfect blend of stylish design and high end features.

Hyundai i20 Mileage

The company claims that the car can deliver mileage of 12-13 km/litre within the city limits. It can also deliver mileage of around 16.1 km/litre on the highway.

Hyundai i20 Interiors

The interiors of the car include a spacious cabin with several spaces for storage. The driving position can be adjusted quite easily. The front as well as rear head rest can be easily adjusted in some variants of the i20. The front seats of the car have vents for cooling and the interiors are dual toned. This makes the interiors look rather elegant. The steering wheel is leather wrapped and electric assisted. The dashboard of the car has an integrated music player. The tilting as well as telescopic movement of steering wheel help in adjusting the wheel for greater comfort.

Hyundai i20 Safety features

The safety features of the car include high tensile steel used within the chasis so as to provide maximum protection. The car has airbags and active headrests together with front seatbelt pretensioners. The car also has anti lock brakes and electronic stability control along with electronic brake force distribution feature. The car has eight airbags and this helps in providing greater security to the driver as well as passengers. The car also has large headlamps along with fog lamps.

Hyundai i20 price and design variations

The price of the Hyundai i20 is around Rs 4.79 lakhs to Rs.5.82 lakhs. The can is available in 3 different variants that include i20 Asta, i20 Magna ani20 Asta(O).

Hyundai i20 Colors

The car is available in 7 colors and these include crystal white, sleek silver, sparkle blue, dark grey metallic, black diamond, silky beige and berry red.

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Tim Webbar on March 26th 2010 in Car Reviews, Hyundai

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