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Review of the Hyundai i20 for sale in South Africa in 2021

South African motorists witnessed the launch of the Hyundai i20 in 2021. The car made headlines in the motoring world with its new turbocharged engine. Motorists have a choice of a total of eight models, which have one of three engines. Read on and find out more.1

What powers which models?1

The i20 Motion models have either a 1.2-litre or 1.4-litre engine, married to a 5-speed manual gearbox and a 6-speed automatic transmission. The 1.2-litre engine has a power output of 61 kW and 115 Nm of torque powered via a 5-speed manual transmission in the 1.2 Fluid model. The 1.4-litre engine generates 74 kW of power and 133 Nm of torque. A 1.0-litre, 3-cylinder turbocharged engine provides 90 kW of power and 171 Nm of torque and is restricted to only the Fluid grade. It is married to a 6-speed manual gearbox, or 7-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission.

Which warranties are available? 1

Hyundai provides the i20 with a standard 5-year (or 150 000 km) manufacturer’s warranty regardless of which model. Besides this, Hyundai provides a 2-year (or 50 000 km) powertrain warranty, a 5-year (or 160 000 km) perforation warranty, and a 7-year (or 150 000 km) roadside assistance warranty.

What are the new i20’s dimensions? 1

With a height of 1505 mm, a length of 3995 mm, and a width of 1775 mm, the new i20 is a little larger than the previous model. This makes the Volkswagen Polo and the Ford Fiesta the leading contenders in this segment.

Which colours are available? 1

Six exterior colours are available: Typhoon silver, Polar white, Starry night, Titan grey, Fiery red, and Phantom black. In addition, all three Fluid models have a two-tone colour scheme, consisting either of a black roof and Polar white, or a black roof and Fiery red.

Security and safety features of the i20 1

The entire range enjoys a standard keyless entry, central locking, and camera-assisted rear parking sensors. Safety features include 6 airbags in all Fluid models, whilst all models have the standard ISOFIX child seat anchor points.

What’s the upgraded interior like? 1

Hyundai has professionally upgraded the interior, making it unique for each model and more ergonomic than before. The entire range includes Apply CarPlay and Android Auto as a standard, but only Fluid models have a leather steering wheel and gear shift knob. A red and black interior characterises the 1.0-litre two-tone models. In addition, fluid models have cruise control, and a touch button for folding electric side mirrors inwards.


The complexity of car insurance renders this article only as a source of information. If you wish to purchase a car insurance product, you must first consult a certified financial advisor for professional advice.

Once the i20 has become your prized possession, you must protect it with adequate cover. New cars financed by banks or other financial institutions must, by law, be covered with comprehensive car insurance. This is when you can contact PMD for affordable, comprehensive car insurance with excellent benefits such as fixed premiums* and a reduce to zero excess*. T’s and C’s apply.

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