Warm winter presented in the B car segment, with the premiere of this Hyundai i20 II, the Skoda Fabia II, the Mazda 2 IV and, of course, the impending Opel Corsa (fifth generation). In the case of the South Korean brand car, the changes are obvious, with more modern and youthful design and a more generous exterior dimensions, with 40 mm longer to total 4.03 m and 25 mm to wider 1.73 m. Meanwhile, descends height just 16 mm, while the distance between axis It is greater and moves from 2.52 m to 2,57 m.
The change in the outer dimensions of New Hyundai i20 next to Interior redesign positively noticeable in a larger volume available in the trunk (now 326 liters compared to previous 295 liters). This figure puts the South Korean utility in leading position among its rivals (Peugeot 208, 285 liters, Ford Fiesta, 290 liters Seat Ibiza, 284 liters VW Polo, 280 liters), only surpassed by the new Skoda Fabia (330 liters).
After driving power for a handful of kilometers, we can assure you that in terms of livability and of Available space so much for load as for occupants the new Hyundai i20 improvement over its predecessor. The visibility and his maneuverability in town they are good. Both front and rear seats offer a more than acceptable comfort. In the rear seats, two adults were able to travel just over 1.70 m high and you can see that the Free hollow knees relative to the backrest of the front seats was more than enough, while headroom from our heads to the roof It was also more than loose, not surgiéndonos at any time feeling cramped or claustrophobic. According to the presentation and the adjustment of the elements Shaping cabin, It looks fresh and appealing while improving the level of completion, although it is true that there are certain plastics and shots that could have been further improved.
Four engines, for now
The new generation Hyundai i20 It is initially presented with four engines. The gasoline They are blocks weather from four cylinders from 1.2 liters and 85 CV Y 1.4 liters and 100 hp, respectively. In Diesel, The offer consists of two turbodiesel, namely a 1.1 CRDi three-cylinder 75 hp and 1.4 CRDi four-cylinder 90 CV. Depending on the version chosen, you can choose manual gearboxes with five and six gears and a four-speed automatic.
Along the 2015, Range Hyundai i20 will welcome a new turbocharged 1.0 petrol engine 120 hp tricilíndrico, a modern mechanical and surely will bring more variety and value to this utility. More about the new 3-cylinder turbo Hyundai.
At the wheel
started our Touchdown with the New Hyundai i20. The chosen version, Diesel 1.1 CRDi 75 hp. We position our seat quickly adjust and first pleasant surprise, to tell this generation clever start button and keyless. At idle, the positive progress is evident in terms of sound insulation and vibration, but still continues to appreciate the typical background of a three-cylinder engine purring.
Comenzarnos to move and i20 it shows agile and fast in urban journeys. Highways went out and started to gain speed and make more intensive use of manual shift, whose Touch shifter It is not as refined than expected. At information display, a little hurried marches, we immediately appears indication of optimum gear change, a technical element that invites you to drive more efficiently. In this sense, we miss the presence in this generation start / stop start system and automatic engine shutdown, a device that already incorporate many of its utility rivals. According to data collection onboard computer in this first test and after performing a kind of quiet and normal driving without requiring almost no time the engine not we lose 6.0 l / 100 km average consumption, a vehicle that of our test unit barely over a thousand in your mileage.
We continue to accumulate kilometers at the wheel of i20 1.1 CRDi and Hyundai model pushes well. The way how to filter out suspensions the uneven surface We found more than correct. In tacking areas, progress in this field is also positive, but the timing and suspension settings next to a address that at times needs more immediacy and precision, I subtracts dynamism, we believe this section in which the i20 I was surpassed by vehicles like the Mazda 2, he Ford Fiesta, he Peugeot 208 and the Seat Ibiza.
Four trim levels
Essence, Klass, Techno and Style are the four trim levels available of the New Hyundai i20 In our country. For safety requirements set by the European Union, the new i20 already meets two requirements, namely to incorporate serial in all versions of the ESP stability control and monitoring / control system pressure.
Level Essence It bears the highlights manual climate control, the heated electric mirrors, flashing LED lights on the mirrors and audio system with radio and inputs for USB and AUX type. finishing Klass contributes rear parking sensor, the warning device involuntary change lanes, the system Bluetooth hands-free voice recognition and integrated steering wheel controls, cruise control, radio system CD with MP3 and four speakers and lights Led position type. For its part, the level Tecno includes the above and adds automatic climate control, the rear power windows, power mirrors fold alloy wheels 16 inches and rain sensors and lighting. Finally, the level top end, the style It presented as differentiators an audio system with six speakers, the sensor front parking, panoramic sunroof practicable, lower door trim in black, chrome and black grille, tinted (rear windows and rear window) and rear lights with LED lighting type.
Plus variety which contributes Hyundai i20 at competed car segment. Compared to its predecessor, progress is remarkable and as great strengths in its favor offers modern design and more than attractive and very usable interior. The equipment also far exceeds the approved. In our view, their less positive points are found in the dynamic section and its range of engines, chapter latter you need the arrival of more advanced thrusters (arrival in 2015 motor 1.0 three-cylinder is already a step forward in this finished).
Hyundai i20 Prices
- Hyundai i20 1.2 85 hp 5MT Essence: 14,750 euros
- Hyundai i20 1.2 85 hp 5MT Klass: 15,750 euros
- Hyundai i20 1.2 85 hp 5MT Tecno: 16,700 euros
- Hyundai i20 1.4 100 hp 6MT Tecno: 17,700 euros
- Hyundai i20 1.4 Style 100 hp 6MT: 19,150 euros
- Hyundai i20 1.4 100 hp 4AT Klass: 17,550 euros
- Hyundai i20 1.1 CRDi 75 hp 6MT Essence: 16,450 euros
- Hyundai i20 1.1 CRDi 75 hp 6MT Klass: 17,450 euros
- Hyundai i20 1.1 CRDi 75 hp 6MT Tecno: 18,400 euros
- Hyundai i20 1.4 CRDi 90 hp 6MT Essence: 17,050 euros
- Hyundai i20 1.4 CRDi 90 hp 6MT Klass: 18,050 euros
- Hyundai i20 1.4 CRDi 90 hp 6MT Tecno: 19,000 euros
- Hyundai i20 1.4 CRDi 90 hp 6MT Style: 20,450 euros
(*). A RRP prices indicated above, to draw between 3,000 and 3,500 euros, depending on the version (official discount brand and official aid of Pive Plan).
(**). Other additional 1,000 euros to discount if the driver decides to choose special financing option Cinking Hyundai Plan.