Editorial Test Drive Review of Hyundai i20 2008 - 2012 1.2 Kappa Magna
Hyundai’s philosophy of providing quality and style in their hatchback offerings took a bold new step with the launch of the i20. Initially criticized for its high sticker price, Indians soon realized the overall package that this car offers. Its styling is modern, very European and certainly makes the car look classier than its rivals. Dimension wise too, the i20 is pretty big and commands road presence. Size does matter and on the inside, the i20 really excels. It is more spacious than some of the similar priced sedans and this surely is a selling point for the car. Even with tall adults up front, there is enough space for three at the back. Next, the quality of plastics used is terrific and the i20 certainly feels like a more expensive vehicle.
Ride quality is great and the light steering along with the smooth gearbox makes life easy in congested city traffic.
Hyundai currently offers the i20 in two engine options. The 1.2-litre petrol engine is same one that powers the i10 and is known for its smooth operation and good performance at low engine speeds. There is also a 1.4-litre petrol engine that comes only with an automatic transmission. The third engine option is the 1.4-litre diesel motor that is in a world of its own! It loves being revved and can be a hoot to push hard when required and comes with a 6-speed manual transmission. The Hyundai i20 diesel has the best performance among all the diesel hatchbacks on sale in India. It is supremely fuel efficient as well. The only flaw with the diesel version is its high sticker price. The i20 is sold in fourteen different versions including two with automatic transmission system.
Pros: Looks, space, value
Cons: Soft suspension for full load, low end punch (diesel)
By Rohit Punjabi Posted on Mar,03,19 4:59 PM
Pros Stunner to look,solid build,safety,interiors.
Cons Overtaking ability,flat out acceleration
i own an I20.believe me,its a gr8 buy.excellent to look,its a genuine stunner in the looks department with neat lines and cute proportions.it doesnt hav oddball looks of a ritz or the grumpy looks of the swift.it feels that u are seated in a higher specced car that it actually is.......go for it if u are one to look for classy styling and gr8 VFM features....i was abt to buy the jazz but i think i made the right decision by buying the I20 coz it saved a good amt of money and i can plan for the Cruze with that amt of money in the near future.......i wish the I20 was torquier coz then it would be a deadly combination as the 90 Hp model is way too expensive for the sticker price...........
By avnish singhal Posted on Jan,01,04 11:13 PM
Pros sporty looks,good intereiors,v good boot space for rear ones
Cons average mileage
over all an exellent hatch back having the same comfort,space,performance&driving like that of any mid size car available in india.
By Andrew Posted on Oct,10,09 1:50 PM
Pros Feels like driving a full size car
Cons Boot size
I am using i10 magna with Kappa engine. The fuel efficiency is good, and the Air conditioner is good and effective. my friends told me that the leg space in my car is more than that of a full size car.
By animesh Posted on Aug,08,28 10:03 AM
Pros great style, great comfort, modest style, suprb music system.....
Cons pickup n mileage
if you hav a descent budget for hatchback segement then there is no other winner than hundai i10 magna....this car comes with all you can think of....excellent style,performance,looks,comfort,drive,music system......endless features....no other car in this segment can compete with this beauty...
By rohit Posted on Dec,12,17 9:26 PM
Pros gr8 car............amazing looks its worth buying i20magna
Cons plz dont expect healthy mileage....
yeah.....happy to be owner of hyundai i20 its an awesome car a men can have actually i had planned to purchase swift then had test drive in maruti as well as with hyundai i20 hmmmm then my work was half done....booked it in 3days....n proud to be the owner....
By chanc Posted on Mar,03,05 12:14 AM
Pros Stylish look, spacious inside, smooth gears
Cons cud have been a bit more powerful
my magna i20 is already 6000 km done and i am really very very satisfied with its performance so far. the gr8 look - both outside and inside and butterlike gear changes are the usp of this car and i enjoy a special place among my friends' for owning a stunning i20 . effortless speed pick up upto 160 kmph and absolutely no noise while driving gives u a high even on a city drive.....i strongly recommend i20, if ur budget is is within 6 lac for a city car ....u ll enjoy the neibours' envy, owners pride status for sure ....
By Ajay Khanna Posted on Jun,06,27 6:18 PM
Pros Great looks and a very stylish aerodynamic shape
Cons Average but I am not very sure of as its just a week since i bought it
I-20 is a car for classes and those who really appreciate the style,it has features which are no less than any sedan and price well within your range.I am a Hyundai fan now.
By gaurav naugain Posted on Apr,04,17 7:37 PM
Pros great looks
Cons less bootspace
bootspace has not been given in specifications . pls post on my email id email@example.com