The Hyundai i20 is a popular premium hatchback and post it recent facelift it has become all the more lucrative. The i-Gen i20 as it is called, is different from the old i20 in some ways and is many ways much the same. Here we take a look at the pros and cons of the Hyundai i20.

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The Hyundai i20 is available in 12 variants; 5 diesel and 7 petrol. It is priced between Rs.4.73 lakh to Rs.7.67 lakh. Let’s take a look at the i20’s positive side before you jump into the cons. Also read: Hyundai iGen i20: Video review

Hyundai i20 Pros

The first thing you notice about the i20 is the fact that it has sedan-like interior space. It is comfortable for all passengers and even three in the back seat can sit happily. It is also a very good looking car especially with its new fluidic design. It has sophisticated fit and finish which make it a better option that some of its competitors which feel crude and have poor quality plastics. The i20 also benefits from the excellent after-sales service and resale value that all Hyundai cars enjoy in India. On top of all that the fact that the i20 comes loaded with features on its top-end variants is like the icing on the cake.

Despite all those positives the i20 has some things that are not going for it at all. Let’s see what cons are major let downs for i20 buyers. Also read: New Ford Figo vs Hyundai i20: Comparison

Hyundai i20 Cons

The i20 may look sporty but it isn’t much fun to drive, its suspension setup is tuned for ambling around the city and handling road undulations. It isn’t the car you would want to push around corners or drive enthusiastically. It isn’t the petrol car with the best mileage either and it much more expensive than its rivals. The i20’s most evident negative has to be the lack of safety features in all variants except top-end models. Hence, if you are not buying the high end variant of the i20 you will be missing out of live saving safety equipment. Whichever variant you opt for the i20 is way too expensive for a hatchback and other more affordable options are available.

Buying Advice

If you are buying the i20 1.2 petrol then it is a stylish car with high bling value. The i20 1.4 petrol is expensive but is the only automatic among premium hatchbacks and if it’s the diesel 1.4 you are thinking of, then it is an deal frugal diesel hatchback for long-distance drives. Also read: The real mileage of i20 and Swift revealed by CarToq community