Jaco Van Der Merwe
Head of Motoring
4 minute read
25 May 2021
7:20 am

All-new Hyundai i20 declares war on hatch back rivals

Jaco Van Der Merwe

Third generation Hyundai i20 offers exceptional all-round value and features a punchy 1.0-litre turbo engine for the first time.

The all-new Hyundai i20 looks the part.

Hyundai has thrown down the gauntlet in the hotly contested midsize hatchback segment with the all-new i20. Having enjoyed huge local success with the i20 since its local introduction in 2009, the Korean carmaker is geared to grab some precious market share from its close competitors with the comprehensively revised third generation of the popular hatch. The Hyundai i20 has been improved on all fronts. On the outside it has adopted a more chiseled sporty look, the body structure has been reinforced and now features 36% advanced high-strength steel, the cabin is more spacious than before, technology has been spruced...