The Hyundai i20 for sale is a close relative of the i10 and i30, classified as a supermini hatchback and successor of the highly popular Hyundai Getz. The Hyundai i20 has been in manufacturing since 2008 and is currently in its third generation and has proven to be highly succesful with the South African market.. There are numerous used Hyundai i20’s for sale on the market, a perfect option for a first vehicle or downsizing. Not only is the this Korean car popular, it has also made its mark in motorsport as a worthy contender in rally racing, which says something about duarability and technology.
The latest generation offering was released in 2020 with some significant body-styling changes and upgrades. The most numerous in the second-hand market though would be the second generation model (2014 – 2020), with a facelifted model released in 2018. The Hyundai i20 Fluid is available as a 1,2 or 1,4 litre petrol engine.
As far as external design goes, it is clear that the Korean manufacturer is looking more towards European markets in its styling. Hyundai i20 cars for sale now boasts smooth lines, slanted headlines, bold trapezoidal grille, unusual rim design, and silhouette folds and creases that follow the body to the cheeky hatch and sporty back-side. Competing in a very tough segment, the Hyundai i20 for sale seems to be holding its own, still outselling its competitors like the Renault Clio, Ford Fiesta, and Toyota Yaris. This might be a combination of a new elegant design, a more quality interior, and a price tag.
The cabin design is adequate with high-quality fabric upholstery, soft-touch material on the dashboard resulting in a slightly more upmarket feel. The 2018 Hyundai i20 cars for sale introduced a market-related infotainment system as standard. The touchscreen is comprehensive, although not an intuitive design. Standard creature comforts are USB and Aux inputs, Bluetooth connectivity with controls on the steering wheel, adequate sound system with radio/CD/MP3 functionality, electric windows in the front, while the rear is manual. The i20 for sale also sports a basic airconditioning system. Despite being a compact hatchback the cabin is spacious enough. The driver seat is height-adjustable as is the steering wheel. A definite plus for taller drivers, ensuring a comfortable drive. The back seat is also surprisingly roomy for a hatchback, although taller passengers might feel cramped. Boot space is around 285 litres and the rear seat can fold down in a 60:40 split, enlarging the space to 1000litres. There are numerous storage options throughout the cabin, including cupholders, storage bins, and door pockets.
When considering i20 cars for sale, remember that it was not built with nippy racing in mind, rather as a durable and entry-level first owner vehicle or a downsizing option. The 1,2litre petrol engine with a four-cylinder produces 61kW, paired with a five-speed manual gearbox or four-speed automatic is adequate for driving in the city. Although not as powerful as some of the contenders in the market sector, the engine is smooth low revving. Fuel consumption for combined use is around 76, litres per 100km which is another plus when considering the used Hyundai i20 for sale.