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The Top Gear car review:Hyundai i20
For:Up with supermini sector front-runners in most areas, VW-like interior quality
Against:Some so-so engines, not as cheap as it was
What is it?
It’s Hyundai’s second-generation i20. The previous model was a decidedly average car that surfed into the marketplace on a wave of scrappage scheme trade-ins. Its replacement is a far more style and quality-led product, and while it still represents decent value for money, saving cash is no longer its number one priority. This is Hyundai getting serious about the supermini sector.
It’s even launched a more stylish three-door version it’s calling the i20 Coupe, a bespoke approach that underlines how it’s not messing about in this sector.