Hyundai i20 2008 - 2012 1.2 Kappa Magna
Gaadi Road Test Verdict
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.
|What We Like:||Looks, space, value|
|What We Don't Like:||Soft suspension for full load, low end punch (diesel)|
Good looks but not liked by many.
Guys about the i20 the base varient Magna is pure value for money. 4.79lacs exshowroom price with music system, adjustable seat n steering, electronically controlled rear view mirror and much space in the dash borad, power windows. Where do u get all these stuff in other cars. Its a bit more priced than Swift VXI. But only point I doubt is i20 is 70 kilos heavier than swift and with 1.2 litre which is used in i10 too. So finally its lot more heavier than i10 and the engine is the same. So what happens to the mileage and pickup of i20. I really doubt the mileage will be a drawback in i20. Rest all is good. Magna is priced very attractively. And resale of hyundai is always less than marutis. This is also to be considered. read more
Hundai i20 is not a economical car if some one is looking at. My i20 gives only 7.5 kms per liter petrol in bangalore. read more
i20 Vs Rest Segment C Hatches
Guys, Have been researching for about a month now on various hatchbacks..i pen down on Two 1) I 20 2) Ritz well if u want a value for money car, go for RITZ but if u dnt wanna compromise on style..class..with beige n brown classy interiors..go in fr i20...she be a babe..i decided on RITZ first..but after i sat in this hatchback couldnt get my eyes of her. Although u campromise on power(for milage,in Magna)but its might be worth for its class n Panache. Not to mention its one of the safest car in this category. the car competes with Jazz n Fabia in interiors. Jazz definately better in terms of styling performance n class, only if u ready to burn a big hole in your pocket. Fabia however comes with better quality of plastics n interiors..but the basic version doesnt even have power windows( major set back). i was quiet surprised tht its not at all close to value for money as skoda begs for maintainence even after spending so much. another setback for i20 would be the delivery time. as it takes about a month to deliver the baby. More time of a month and a half in colors other than white and silver. but dude, if u buying a car for the next 5 years, its worth the wait...so faar so good...lets c how this babe performs on the road..as its been only 6 months on road..shall keep u posted on any new updates on this babe as n when i play with it.. Keep Burning the roads, till then. Nikhil Wadhwa read more
Me n My Car
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........... read more
right choice for those having passion for sporty ,stylish but a completely family car
over all an exellent hatch back having the same comfort,space,performance&driving like that of any mid size car available in india. read more
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. read more
i 20 review
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... read more
good car,better then swift............i like it........out of 5 i choose 5.....interior like honda accord,toyota qualis....... read more
hyundai sucks!!i have bought an i20 asta(o) and it has been 6 months now.just 2 weeks after i bought the car a noise started from the steering while riding through rough roads.i have called hyundai customer care and i have went to almost all dealers for 10 times.but they are not able to rectify the sound .hyundai is actually cheating customers by selling a car whose steering assembly does not suit the indian roads.so plz give me a tip if anyone nows how the sound to be corrected and don't get cheated by buying a hyundai car.prefer honda or toyota.let me know if anyone has the same complaint read more