Test Hyundai i20 Stylux 1.0 T-GDI 120 CV DCT 7 (with video)

Test Hyundai i20

Today we bring to our testing section the Hyundai i20 third generation, the utility for the segment B for the brand South Korean. Logically, this category is very close and there is no lack of rivals; from the Peugeot 208 to the Volkswagen Polo, going through Seat Ibiza, Ford Fiesta, Citroën C3 and even his first cousin, the Kia Rio.

The new i20 starts at 12.790 euros, although that price corresponds to the most accessible and least powerful variant. The unit we are testing today is top of the range and the quantity has little to do with it. We are testing a Hyundai i20 Stylux and the most performance engine. It's about a 1.0 T-GDI 120 hp, which is a 48-volt three-cylinder micro-hybrid with a seven-speed dual-clutch DCT transmission. Let's start!

Aggressiveness and technological lines in its aesthetics

This generational change of i20 It brings with it many aesthetic changes, taking features from some other products of the Asian brand. As you can see, in the front of we have stylized headlamps that continue the aggressive shapes of the main grille in gloss black. The bumper looks muscular, especially because of the strong design of the lower lip and the cavities for the fog lights.

Meanwhile, the side stands out for the 17-inch wheels in a two-tone finish. Although I also admit that the rear custody glass has caught my attention, which seems quite large for this segment, as well as the way of integrating the fuel tank cover in the wing and next to the taillight.

Test Hyundai i20 TGDI

For its part, in the rear zone our attention is focused on lighting. The pilots are very characteristic including a central red band that communicates them, although it does not light up. In the upper part of said strip, the tailgate is finished in gloss black, while below it picks up the color of the bodywork, which in this case is the Intense Blue. To top it off, in the lower area there is a "diffuser with fins" in glossy black.

The dimensions of the body are 4.040 mm long, 1.775 wide, 1.450 high and it has a wheelbase of 2.580 millimeters.

Without fluffy materials, but with everything we need and more

Test Hyundai i20 digital box

If we take the leap inside, the cabin It has also been totally renovated. As in any new model, the main novelties come from the hand of technology and infotainment, so, if you think so, we start with these sections.

Behind the wheel we have a digital instrument cluster with a screen of no less than 10,25 inches. In addition, it can be customized with four different themes, being able to choose the one that we like the most or, on the contrary, change the projection depending on the selected driving mode. But the most important thing is that most of them look good at all times and are intuitive.

Meanwhile, in the center of the dashboard we have a touch screen that is also 10,25 inches, but only in higher versions. It has a good touch, the rear camera looks good, it has fluidity for what we can expect from a car in this category and it also goes in an elevated position and slightly oriented towards the driver. Very good in this sense, really.

Good gaps and perfect fits

Test Hyundai i20 inside

For the rest, the climate control is separated from the screen and is easy to operate without distractions, another very positive point. To this must be added that they have not abused the shiny black either (only around the touch screen) and that we found enough holes to leave objects and water bottles. Personally I see a success that already has the surface of wireless charging for mobile.

Perhaps the only thing that has left me somewhat cold is that almost all materials are hard plastics, even in most areas where we play the most on a day-to-day basis. It is usual in the segment, but it is a little out of tune for aesthetics and touch. It is also fair to recognize that, despite not using the best materials, settings are really good and not a single creak is heard when pressing on the different parts that make up the dashboard.

The Hyundai i20 is one of the most spacious in the B segment

And if we talk about habitability, as is usual in most cars in this B segment, the space for two adults in the front seats is more than enough, as long as your name is not Pau Gasol. The seats are comfortable and have enough lateral grip, something that comes in handy if you are not very large.

Test Hyundai i20 rear seats

Meanwhile in the rear seats we have a lot of space, more than in most of its rivals. We have good knee clearance, although not enough to get our feet under the front seat. As for the head, there are no problems for sizes up to approximately 1,85 meters, even though our unit has a retractable sunroof, which always lowers the height a bit. The central square, of course, is better left alone for specific cases.

Continuing in the second row of seats, it should be noted that the holes to leave objects in the doors They are also spacious and we have a USB socket and a small compartment in the central tunnel, which will come in handy to leave the mobile charging, for example. There is also a bag on the back of the passenger seat to store magazines, documentation or the reflective vest.

And it also has a spacious trunk trunk

Trunk Hyundai i20

Another strong point of the Hyundai i20 is its large trunk, which has 351 liters. This volume places among the most spacious of segment B, next to the Ibiza of Seat and to Polo of Volkswagen. A new point in favor of the Asian utility.

We have a double height floor and under the floor the 48 volt battery is located for the microhybrid system. I think that this part, together with the battery, could have been used a little better by creating another compartment, although Hyundai may have ruled it out to avoid possible cooling problems.

Clear and concise mechanical offer

Moving on to the engine section, it is not that the Hyundai i20 has a great variety, but it follows a logical recipe. Of access appears a 1.2 four-cylinder engine without turbo that gives 84 hp, and then the 1.0 T-GDI turbocharged three-cylinder block comes into play in versions of 100 and 120 CV. They are all gasoline.

Test Hyundai i20 hybrid

The atmospheric engine will be recommended for those who practically never go out of the city with this car. Meanwhile, the 100 hp turbo variant will be the most recommended for combined city and highway use from time to time, while the 120 is ideal for those looking for great solvency in all kinds of circumstances.

But in addition to this we must take into account other details. And is that the i20 has several microhybrid versions at 48 volts, which receive the Eco sticker from the DGT. The 100 hp engine can be conventional or micro-hybrid, while the 120 hp always has the mild hybrid system and the 7-speed DCT gearbox.

In our case we are with this last variant, the most powerful of all. We carry the 1 liter three cylinder engine turbocharged with 120 hp, also offering 200 Nm of pair It declares a 0 to 100 km/h in 10 seconds, reaches 190 km/h according to its file and the approved mixed consumption data is 5,3 l/100 km. As I said before, brings dual-clutch DCT transmission and the persecuted Eco label of the DGT. And now it's time to drive!

At the wheel of the new Hyundai i20

Test Hyundai i20 side

Versatility in all circumstances

Every time I get on a new B-segment model I get a pleasant surprise. It is true that, for example, this unit comes with many extras and has the most powerful motor, but nothing is missing.

If we talk about driving aids and active safety we have LED headlights, lane departure warning, lane keeping assist, automatic emergency braking, blind spot monitoring, light and rain sensors, adaptive cruise control and reversing camera. A very top equipment.

But mainly I like them more and more because they are really versatile cars. Before, they were very focused on the city and did not behave well on fast roads, with poor insulation, a very improvable tread and a touch that did not invite too much to go at a happy pace. Current models are just as agile and practical in the city, but you can take a long highway trip with total peace of mind and safety at a good pace.

You can even have fun on a stretch of curves

Test Hyundai i20 front

Focusing on the Hyundai i20, the truth is that it is not a car that has a particularly remarkable section at the driving level, but rather it does well in all of them. In the city it is very agile and quick to react when moving through traffic, we have sensors and a camera to park easily and the double-clutch transmission works smoothly.

On a twisty road and at a happy pace, it performs satisfactorily. It does not transmit as much as the Ford Fiesta, for example, but you can have fun and discover that the chassis accepts a lot. There is enough feeling, the swings are not great and it gives a good confidence. By the way, I remind you that there is a Hyundai i20 N with 204 hp.

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During this week I have also had the opportunity to make a 380 kilometer trip by highway. I see no problem in crossing the peninsula with this model if only two people go. What's more, it could be done even with four because we have good rear seats and a very spacious trunk.

It shows plumbIt has correct insulation, the engine's response is more than enough to maintain a happy rhythm, the seats are very comfortable and, above all, the consumption is adjusted.

Consumption: on the road almost like a diesel

Hyundai i20 rear test

And speaking of consumption, on that trip the computer has registered a only 5,4 l/100km. It seems to me a very good data, close to those of a diesel car. Although of course, it must also be said that I was alone in the car and without cargo in the trunk. After more than 700 kilometers of testing, consumption has stood at 5,6 liters. In the city, the usual thing is to be around 6,5 or 6,8 liters of consumption, always depending on the type of city and the rush we are in, of course.

Conclusions

In short, the Hyundai i20 I thought it was a great product because it is very versatile. As I said, it is interesting if most of our journeys are around the city and surroundings, and from time to time we make trips because it has a lot of poise and the trunk is spacious. Also we have lots of technology and driving assistants. All this without forgetting the five year warranty brand.

test hyundai i20 steering wheel

The truth is that little can be blamed Hyundai. Perhaps the feel of some interior materials could be a little better, but after all it is a small car of a general brand.

The starting price is very tight, with just 12.800 euros. Of course This top-of-the-range unit and with the most powerful engine goes to 24.000 euros. The most demanded versions will have slightly lower equipment and the 100 hp engine with manual transmission, around 17.000 euros according to the configurator.

Equipment Hyundai i20

Test Hyundai i20 Stylux rims

Gasoline

  • Height-adjustable driver's seat
  • Fabric upholstered seats
  • Slightly darkened glasses
  • Daytime running lights
  • light sensing
  • Halogen headlights
  • Indicators in the mirrors
  • Body color door handles and mirrors
  • 15-inch steel wheels
  • Puncture kit
  • manual climate control
  • emergency braking
  • Speed ​​limiter
  • 3,5-inch frame display
  • Active Lane Departure System
  • Bluetooth
  • USB socket

Klass (add)

  • Power windows
  • Leather-wrapped gear knob and steering wheel
  • LED position and daytime running lights
  • Electrically adjustable and heated mirrors
  • Cruise control
  • rear parking sensors
  • Reversing camera
  • 8-inch color touchscreen with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto

Techno (add)

  • Metal interior handles
  • Sliding front armrest
  • Automatic climate control
  • Driving mode selector
  • Rain Sensor
  • blind spot detection
  • Electrochromic interior mirror
  • front cup holders
  • Better sound insulation
  • Rear door speakers
  • Disc brakes on all four wheels

Stylux (adds)

  • Automatic demisting system
  • automatic parking
  • Active lane following system
  • Bose sound system
  • 10,25-inch touchscreen infotainment with navigator and BlueLink
  • LED headlights
  • opening sunroof
  • 17-inch two-tone alloy wheels

Hyundai i20 prices

Test Hyundai i20 taillights

Motor Change Finished Price
Motor Change Finished Price
1.2 MPI 84 hp manual 5v Gasoline 11.790 €
1.2 MPI 84 hp manual 5v Class 13.465 €
1.0 T-GDI 100 hp manual 6v Class 14.465 €
1.0 T-GDI 100 hp manual 6v Tecno 16.115 €
1.0 T-GDI 100 hp 48V manual 6v Gasoline 14.040 €
1.0 T-GDI 100 hp 48V manual 6v Class 15.715 €
1.0 T-GDI 100 hp 48V manual 6v Tecno 17.765 €
1.0 T-GDI 100 hp 48V DCT 7v Class 16.705 €
1.0 T-GDI 100 hp 48V DCT 7v Tecno 18.775 €
1.0 T-GDI 120 hp 48V DCT 7v stylux 23.900 €

Editor's opinion

Hyundai i20
  • Editor's rating
  • 4.5 star rating
€11.790 a €23.900
  • 80%

  • Hyundai i20
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  • Exterior design
    Publisher: 75%
  • interior design
    Publisher: 80%
  • front seats
    Publisher: 80%
  • rear seats
    Publisher: 85%
  • Trunk
    Publisher: 90%
  • Spring Suspension
    Publisher: 85%
  • Consumption
    Publisher: 80%
  • Comfort
    Publisher: 75%
  • Price
    Publisher: 70%

Pros

  • Commitment to agility, comfort and ride quality
  • Security technology and equipment
  • trunk capacity

Cons

  • Full hard plastic dashboard
  • Price in this top-of-the-range version
  • Design of the rear part too conspicuous

Gallery Hyundai i20


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