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Korean underdog is back in the ring

Snusfornuftige, solid and understated design. It has long been the recipe for Hyundai's model, and it is not changed with the latest facelift of the i20. After three years, the Korean mini-car, got a little more distinctive styling and rear.

Mini opens a series of new safety equipment as well as Apple CarPlay, and the engines got an upgrade as a result of the new european udstødningskrav. It leaves a car, which is experienced more fresh in a bit, but the price smoking quickly in the weather.

It is clear after some days in the company of a Hyundai i20 'Trend'. Under the hood, it has a trecylindret turbobenzinmotor of 1.0 litre that provides 100 horsepower, and the model also has a leather seats and a safety package with emergency brake, vognbaneassistent and automatic up - and dimming of the light.

the basic price, without optional accessories is good than 160,000 dollars, but testbilen lands on a little over 184.000 dollars. For the price you get a car, which belongs among the class's most spacious. Here is the nicely with place both for and aft, while the trunk offers at 326 litres.

Behind the wheel you have a view of a instrumentation that seems a little clinical and fresh. However, it is functional and genuine, and Apple CarPlay have it all to live up to allow for navigation and operation of the phone – even if the system is first standard from the 'Trend'model.

Hyundai has made any improvements when it comes to lædersæderne, which offers tommetyk læderhud a la motorcykeljakker and really good comfort. Steering wheel in leatherette is, however, too suave, and it should be more grip-friendly.

On the road gives the small, enterprising turbobenzinmotor an energetic shot of energy to the driving experience. The car is also good on the pavement, but the steering is in the boring section, and it works sometimes not entirely accurate. The engine is to turn frugal and doing on paper, 20 km/l.
the Cabin is still minimalist and fresh. But it's screwed together well, and the screen with the Apple CarPlay liven up. Photo: Jens Overgaard
number of competitors
The cheapest Hyundai i20 'Life'model has a motor of 75 hp and starts at 133.000 crowns, which is not unreasonable.

It is, however, an elderly and not very quick motor. It is also available in a larger version with 84 hp, but with a price of 155.000 dollars will be the too expensive in relation to how close it is located on the testbilens engine with 100 hp.

you Will have the emergency brake in the car, should you buy the security package to 12,000 crowns. The brake, however, has not fodgængergenkendelse, as is the case with koncernfætteren Kia Rio. Here is the emergency brake also standard equipment, but the starting price for a Rio with the same engine is also for 175,000 crowns.

For comparison, the cost Fiesta 1,0 Ecoboost 'Titanium' 161.000 crowns with 100 hp, and therefor, should there be a package with emergency brake and adaptive cruise control to 4700 crowns on top.

If you're going for a mini-car with automatic transmission, it is to turn a core competence for the Hyundai i20. The car is available with dobbeltkoblingsgearkasse to 180.000 euros. Here is the Fiesta about twenty thousand dollars more expensive. the
Hyundai i20 is one of the most spacious cars in miniklassen. This applies both in the cabin and in the cargo area, where there is space to 326 litres. Photo: Jens Overgaard
On the bottom line is a car that is both genuine, well-run and spacious. It's just a shame that the koreans have problems with hitting a price level for the models with manual transmission, which matches the market better. And that the emergency brake must be such a costly affair.

if you Are looking for a car with automatic transmission, so is the Hyundai i20, however, is a very sensible purchase.

Hyundai i20

the 1.0 T-GDI 'Trend'

159.995 crowns

184.480 crowns

580 crowns

20,0 km/l (WLTP)

the 1.0 litre, three cylinders, 100 hp, 172 Nm

440/ 148/ 152 cm

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