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Hyundai i20

(2020 – present)

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The Hyundai i20 is a small, supermini-class, five-door hatchback. The current model was launched in early 2020, arriving in the UK late in the year.

Unlike some rivals, the i20 is only available in one body style (five-door hatch) and with one engine (a 1.0-litre mild hybrid petrol unit). A high-performance model called the i20 N is due to arrive later in 2021. We will be building a separate page for that model, so check back again soon.

As of May 2021, the new i20 holds an Expert Rating of 76%, based on 16 reviews that we have analysed to date. Being launched during the turbulent lockdown year of 2020, we haven’t seen as many reviews as we’d expect when a new car is released. As such, this score could vary by several points (either up or down) as more reviews are published, so keep checking back for the very latest information. Similarly, there is no data yet available for safety, environmental or security ratings. As soon as these reports are published, we will update this page with the relevant information.

The Hyundai i20 has received praise for being a significant improvement over the previous model. Reviewers have particularly noted its styling and interior quality, although it’s still not considered to be on a par with rivals like the SEAT Ibiza and Ford Fiesta.

Key specifications

Body style: Five-door hatch
Engines: petrol
Price: From £18,800 on-road

Launched: Autumn 2020
Last updated: N/A
Replacement due: TBA

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Safety rating

Independent crash test and safety ratings from Euro NCAP

No safety rating

As of May 2021, the new Hyundai i20 has not been crash tested by Euro NCAP. Testing was halted during the first half 2020 due to the coronavirus pandemic, and has been gradually resuming since Autumn 2020. Once the i20 has been put through its paces by Euro NCAP, we will publish the results here.

Eco rating

Independent emissions and efficiency ratings from Green NCAP

No eco rating

The Hyundai i20 has not yet been lab tested by Green NCAP. This is a new initiative, launched in 2018 as a sister organisation to Euro NCAP. As yet, very few new cars have been tested for environmental impact by Green NCAP, and inevitably the testing programme was halted in early 2020 by the coronavirus pandemic. If and when the new i20 is assessed by Green NCAP, we’ll have the results here.

Security rating

Independent vehicle theft and security ratings from Thatcham Research

No security rating

The new Hyundai i20 has not been tested for anti-theft protection by Thatcham Research. This is a new initiative that was launched in 2019 to assess, in particular, the security of new cars with keyless entry and keyless start systems. If the new i20 is chosen for assessment, we will update this page.

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