Make no mistake, this is a monster in disguise. It may look like a harmless Dr Jekyll on the outside, but once inside you will find that the new Hyundai i20 Turbo performs like the good Doctor’s dark flipside, Mr Hyde.
Like Jekyll and Hyde the i20 switches personality. It’s all edgy drive, growl and attitude one moment, before suddenly switching to become the gentlest of protective carers the next. It’s this welding of polar opposites, into a unique balance, that makes this car so different. And this difference can cost from as little as £165 a month. That’s great value for a limited edition vehicle – only 1,000 have been built.
One half of this car’s DNA comes from the headline grabbing i20 World Rally Car. It is designed to compete in the toughest of terrains, where muscle and strength are paramount.
The i20 turbo combines both power and efficiency for a more responsive and dynamic drive. The 1.0 T-GDi engine delivers a significant 100 PS of power while emitting just 104 g/km of CO2. It more than meets the demand for small petrol turbo engines, while still offering enough power to pack a Hyde-like punch.
Adding Satellite Navigation as standard means that, unlike the rally car, you can ditch the co-pilot. The 7" touchscreen satellite navigation (with TomTom LIVE® services) feeds you real-time traffic information, so you can take the least disruptive route and see what the i20 turbo can really do on a clear road. Take it out on the straight sections of the M54, the twisty hill roads of South Shropshire, or the quiet lanes and byways of the Welsh Marches and see for yourself.
The i20 turbo handles and performs beautifully. That’s thanks in part to its rally car sister with its extensive use of ultra high strength steel. This increases rigidity, ensuring the wheels are firmly planted to the road and the chassis and body work in complete harmony.
The other half of the DNA has produced a softer, sleek and stylish small family hatchback designed for the road. It’s a car that cares, like the good Dr Jekyll.
So alongside its ultra high strength steel construction, the i20 features a range of intelligent safety features that help in multiple situations, like the car’s multiple airbags. You will appreciate greater awareness thanks to a rear view camera for increased visibility, and in low light conditions the headlights and parking lights on the i20 switch on automatically.
Finally, when it comes to style there’s plenty to admire. The 16" alloy wheels add a flourish; it’s a sign that this limited edition model has more going on than expected.
This caring, gentler side of the i20 turbo is further supported by a 5-Year ‘Unlimited Mileage Warranty’ and flexible Hyundai Finance options.
Packed with technology
The i20 Turbo Edition makes a powerful statement in every area. Just look at what you get for your money:
· 16" alloy wheels
· 6 airbags - front, front seat side & curtain airbags
· 6 speakers - 2 front door, 2 rear door, 2 tweeters
· 7" touchscreen satellite navigation with rear view camera, MapCare and TomTom® LIVE services
· Air conditioning
· Automatic headlights with dusk sensor
· Black interior cloth trim
· Bluetooth® connectivity
· Cruise control with speed limiter
· DAB digital radio
· Daytime running lights
· Door mirrors: electric adjustment, heated with integrated indicators
· Electric windows: front and rear with driver's anti-trap mechanism and one touch control
· Front fog lights
· Lane Departure Warning System (LDWS)
· Leather wrapped gear knob and steering wheel
· Parking sensors - rear
· Steering wheel audio and phone controls
· Tyre repair kit
· USB & Aux connections
Experience the i20’s racing heart from £12,975 OTR, or just £165 per month.
Strong on performance, strong on safety and security, the i20 is the ultimate Jekyll and Hyde limited edition car, the dark side and the light working in perfect harmony.