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The Top Gear car review:Hyundai i20

Overall verdict
Worthy supermini that majors on ease of use and grown-up design. Fun is in short order though.


Up with supermini sector front-runners in most areas, VW-like interior quality


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.

Highlights from the range

Title 0–62 CO2 MPG BHP Price
The fastest
1.0T GDI [120] Premium 5dr
10.2s 112g/km 58.9 120 £15,470
The cheapest
1.2 S 5dr
13.6s 119g/km 55.4 75 £11,240
The greenest
1.1 CRDi Blue S 5dr
16.0s 84g/km 88.3 75 £12,690
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