Eager to keep up in the highly competitive small car segment, Hyundai has given its i20 a revamp.
In addition to some sharper styling, the i20 now has a new, more efficient diesel engine under the hood. The unit was designed and developed at Hyundai's development center at Rüsselheim, in Germany. The 1.1-liter three-cylinder engine delivers 55 kilowatts, and consumes 3.2 liters of gas over 100 kilometers; in everyday driving conditions, however, that figure can quickly rise to 4.5 liters. The little Hyundai scores points with its functional steering wheel, and its automatic headlights and wipers. Just a couple of years ago, features like those would have been unthinkable in a car in this segment.