The i20 might be low in terms of driving dynamics, however it wins in terms of practicality

The i20 continues to be the best premium hatchback in the market

Make no mistake, the Hyundai i20 isn’t about fun because there is some roll on offer and the chassis isn’t much communicative either. However, if you seek practicality, then this Korean hatch shines. Good storage spaces (the one below the centre console is quite useful to keep the keys and phone), comfortable seats and an engine that is quite refined too, never felt as diesel-y as other cars at this price point.

The feature-loaded interiors and the powerful AC kept us cocooned

Hyundai has also done well on the quality front, everything feels well put-together, nothing rattles even after rough usage and the small things make the whole experience so much better. I have almost always used the sunglass holder near the IRVM and the cupholders next to the handbrake. Even though it was winter during this test, the afternoons have been awfully hot and the i20’s climate control AC has chilled the cabin in no time. Evidently, the Hyundai i20’s popularity can be attributed to its practical and easy to drive nature, one of the major reasons why many love this car, us included.

The quality of materials used on the i20 is very good

What’s Cool

* Punchy performance and good ride quality
* Feature loaded interiors along with a spacious cabin and boot
* Compact dimensions and light steering
* Good fuel efficiency and comes with 6 airbags (top variant)

What’s Not So Cool

* Steering could have offered more feedback
* Softer suspension leads to poor handling

The i20’s striking looks make it feel premium and attractive

Further Reading

Hyundai Elite i20 Facelift Long Term Review – First Report
2018 Hyundai Elite i20 Video Review
2018 Hyundai Elite i20 CVT Test Drive Review
2018 Hyundai Elite i20 Test Drive Review