2014 Hyundai i20 | new car review
Rear leg and head room
Chrome on shifter lever
From the exterior, it is evident that the designers at Hyundai spent more time and thought when designing the i20 as opposed to its sibling, the i10. The 2014 i20 flaunts numerous lines and creases along the body particularly along its hood and doors. A horizontal line running along the side of the car that gets distinctively more prominent towards the end gives the impression that the i20 is a lot longer than it really is.
Certain aspects of the interior in the i20 are rather neat while others are flat out tacky. Although plastic has been used generously all over the interior, Hyundai has had a little fun when designing the dashboard and as a result the clock sits in a sculpted den facing the driver. On the other hand, the large chrome piece on top of the shifter lever looks and feels extremely tacky. Leg and headroom in the rear seats are ample and headrest for rear passengers are a plus point, something that was missing in the i10.
With audio controls on the steering wheel, push button start, fully automatic air conditioning and a 6 way driver seat, the i20 brings an impressive amount of kit to the table.
What’s on offer?
The 2014 Hyundai i20 comes with a 1.2 litre or a 1.4 litre engine. The 1.2 litre produces 85 horsepower and 120 Nm of torque while being mated to a 5 speed manual transmission. On the other hand, the 1.4 litre produces 99 horsepower and 136 Nm of torque while being mated to a 4 speed automatic transmission.
With a price range of AED 35,000 to AED 46,500 the Hyundai i20 is cheaper and better looking than it’s rivals, the Mitsubishi Mirage and Nissan Micra.