Hyundai i20 -- Future Attention is to Small and Fuel Efficient Cars!
We can often hear people say when talking about cars: “I would love to buy a fuel efficient small car, but…” There are a lot of strange reasons, why people can’t buy a small car. Car makers turned their attention to design cars with better fuel efficiency and smaller exterior dimensions, like a response to increasing gas prices. However, more and more people, even in the U.S. are deciding not to spend a lot of money, so they buy a small car.
With a big range in the model line-up, Hyundai has a lot to offer, especially for the customers who are looking for a small to middle size vehicle.
Hyundai unveiled the i20 back in 2010. Korean automaker started the battle in B segment 2 years after its debut. This segment was dominated by Toyota Yaris, Mazda2, and Fiesta. In 2012 Hyundai gave to i20 a new visual, specification and mechanical makeover.
Designed in the new Design Center in Germany new i20 has a sportier looking front end and new downsized lights. The `fluidic sculpture` family styling philosophy can be easily noticed in this minicar.
The interior is more focused on style and some plastics look and feel more expensive than the previous model, the cabin is laid-out and very easy to use. The new Hyundai i20 is a real value for money car with a lot of equipment, comfortable and low running costs and very exciting drive.
Powerful Fuel Efficient Engines!
Hyundai introduced a brand new fuel efficient engine in 2012. The new diesel 1.1liter CDRi with 74 hp, it returns 88.3mpg and its CO2 emission is only 84 g/km, which makes this engine one of the most efficient cars produced today.
The company also offers new petrol engines: 1.2 liter with 84 hp. The most powerful petrol 1.4 liter with 99 hp as well as more powerful 1.4 liter diesel with 89 hp with a return of 76.3 mpg.
If efficiency is not your absolute priority, the better alternative from 1.1 Diesel is the 1.4 liter diesel, which returns 76.3 mpg and 96g/km of CO2, but has a better acceleration from 0-60 mph for 13.5 seconds.
Comfortable and Spacious Interior!
The Hyundai i20 is very good on the rough road surfaces and even on bumps. Its suspension is little bit on the soft side. Interior isolation is very good and there are not sounds from the engine, road and wind noise.
The seats are comfortable and with proper back support. Legroom in the back is spacious for this class and the i20 can carry five adults in relative comfort.
Reliability is a Very Strong Point!
This is a very strong Hyundai point. Among the owners for reliability, Hyundai has a good reputation. The i20 have not cheap looking plastics on the inside like some other competitors have. Hyundai’s dealer and service network also offers very good support.
Concerning the safety, Hyundai i20 scored the full 5 stars in the Euro NCAP crash safety tests with an excellent result for a car from this class. Owners are protected with six airbags, ESP (electronic stability control) and active head restraints. The most important of all this, Hyundai i20 comes with the same 5-year warranty as the rest of the Hyundai family, that means the owners will have to worry about any bills through their warranty period.
Practical and Spacios!
Hyundai i20 is practical and spacious with useful features and cubbyholes.
It comes with 3 and 5 doors and has one of the widest and longest bodies in its class. There is a lot of room for passengers and luggage for sure. The rear seats will easily accommodate 3 adults and Isofix child seat holders are integrated as standard. The luggage capacity is bigger that its rivals such as the Opel Corsa, Ford Fiesta, Mazda 2, Toyota Yaris… with a 295 liter luggage space that expands to 1,060 liters if the rear seats are folded down. This is more than enough for a weekend trip.
The position of the driver is excellent, with fully adjustable telescopic steering wheel and very precise height adjustable driver`s seat. 5.2-meter turning circle is helping the i20 for nice city ride. For example Ford Fiesta has 9.3 meters of turning cycle, so you can imagine how hard it is to navigate it on tight parking space. Also, there is a cooler in the glovebox, which can be used for your drinks and packed lunch.
Great Value for Money!
Hyundai i20 it shames its rivals on standard equipment and competitive price. Resale values are very strong as well, as buyers are more and more seeking out small, fuel efficient cars. The standard-level includes air conditioner, 6 airbags, power windows, CD MP3 player with AUX, iPOD and USB port, optional stop/start system, more fuel efficient tires, Bluetooth connectivity, electric heated outside folding mirrors and audio remote controls and 16-inch alloys are an option as well as the automatic lights, parking sensors, auto dimming mirrors, front fog lights and leather steering wheel.
Low Running Costs!
I20 is very economical and cheap for service. The running costs are very low. It is also cheapt to insure, which should mean low cost and affordable premiums for all owners. The Hyundai i20 also comes with a 5-year warranty as standard across the range, as well as 5-year road assistance and 5-year free service check up.
Hyundai i20 in WRC!
Hyundai Motor Company chooses Hyundai i20 WRC for 2014 World Rally Championship come back. This WRC version was presented at 2012 Paris Motor Show and it is based on the current Hyundai i20. Hyundai will return to the WRC after 10 years of absence.
Hyundai improved the team for successful start on 2014 WRC. The vehicle was upgraded in every sector: system of cooling, suspension and aerodynamics for the Geneva Motor Show.
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