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Hyundai i20 Review, For Sale, Specs, Models & News in Australia

The i20 was one of Hyundai's smallest forays into the exceptionally competitive Australian light car market.

The European-built i20 was introduced in 2010 in a soft takeover of the Korean-sourced Getz, and was a vital part of Hyundai's shift from a brand that made cheap cars to a brand that made good-value cars. Prices ranged from $34,990 for the I20 N to $35,990 for the I20 N TTR. As popular as the i20 was, the weakening Australian dollar meant that Hyundai could no longer turn a profit on the tiny city hatchback and the model was dropped from the Australian line-up in 2015. The i20 has been replaced by the Korean-built Hyundai Accent.

Hyundai i20 Models Price and Specs

The price range for the Hyundai i20 varies based on the trim level you choose. Starting at $34,990 and going to $35,990 for the latest year the model was manufactured. The model range is available in the following body types starting from the engine/transmission specs shown below.

Year Body Type Specs Price from Price to
2024 Hatchback 1.6L, —, 6 SP MAN $34,990 $35,990
2023 Hatchback 1.6L, —, 6 SP MAN $30,910 $38,500
2022 Hatchback 1.6L, ULP, 6 SP MAN $30,690 $38,060
2021 Hatchback 1.6L, ULP, 6 SP MAN $30,360 $37,620
2016 Hatchback 1.4L, ULP, 6 SP MAN $12,100 $20,130
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Hyundai i20 Q&As

Check out real-world situations relating to the Hyundai i20 here, particularly what our experts have to say about them.

  • Hyundai i20 Bluetooth: How to Connect & Pair Bluetooth in a Hyundai i20?

    It wasn’t until the end of 2010 that Hyundai got around to fitting the i20 with Bluetooth tech, so really early examples of the i20 missed out. But Bluetooth is available on all other i20 years and variants, so here’s the skinny on how to connect Bluetooth to Hyundai i20 models:

    Hyundai i20 Bluetooth pairing starts with your phone having Bluetooth switched on and the phone in discoverable mode. You then need to press the Menu button on the car’s control panel and use the right-hand dial to scroll through till you find the Bluetooth prompt. Press Enter and then highlight the Pair function and hit Enter again. From there, you’ll get a series of vocal prompts which will lead to the info screen showing a pass-key number. Enter those numbers into your phone, hit the green button and you should be connected.

    Some later model i20s have slightly different procedures, but the basics are the same: Search for the car on your phone, use the set-up menu on the screen, and then enter the correct pass-key number. While some other systems display the pass-key number on both car and phone, Bluetooth Hyundai i20 style needs the pass-key as a manual entry to your phone.

    Once you have the connection established, the Hyundai i20 Bluetooth will allow all the usual functions including music streaming. The car and phone should automatically pair each time you enter the car from then on. If problems occur, the first place to look for answers is the owner’s manual, but a Hyundai dealer should also be able to help with troubleshooting.

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  • Can I tow my automatic 2016 Hyundai i20 behind a motorhome?

    The only way to successfully tow something like that is to use a trailer, I'm afraid. Unless you can get the drive wheels of a conventional automatic car off the ground while it's being towed, you stand to destroy the transmission in minutes.

    Flat towing with a certified A-frame is legal in Australia, but the regulations do vary from state to state. But even if it's technically legal, it won't work with an automatic i30.

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  • Hyundai i35 - Did this model ever exist?

    The answer is no, but Hyundai's naming policy was very confusing during the 2010s.

    The original i30 of 2007 introduced the alphanumerical naming policy and signified a different approach to vehicle engineering, with a European focus with higher-quality engineering rather than a low price to take on class leaders like on the Volkswagen Golf.

    Thus 'i' something became a sort of premium nomenclature, and of course is still used to denote this on models like the i30 and Europe's i10 and i20 small cars There was also the German-engineered i40 midsized sedan and wagon until 2018.

    But here's where Hyundai muddied its own waters.

    In 2010 the larger, American-market Sonata was rebadged i45 for Australia and New Zealand – even though an 'x' and a '5' rather than a '0' meant crossover or SUV, as illustrated by the very popular second-generation Tucson being renamed ix35 in Australia and some other markets from 2009 to 2015 – though this naming policy was abandoned for the third-generation Tucson from 2015. While strikingly styled, there was nothing European about the i45, and it too returned to being badged Sonata from 2015.

    So... i10, 120, i30, i40 and i45 for Australia, but no i35.

    Thank you.

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  • Hyundai i20: Key fob replacement

    There are automotive locksmiths that might be able to help depending on the circumstancs, and the cost will depend on how old the car is, the variant etc. You can read all about how to replace your car keys here.

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Hyundai i20 Fuel Consumption

The Hyundai i20 is available in a number of variants and body types that are powered by — and ULP fuel type(s). It has an estimated fuel consumption starting from 6.9L/100km for Hatchback /— for the latest year the model was manufactured.

Year Body Type Fuel Consumption* Engine Fuel Type Transmission
2024 Hatchback 6.9L/100km 1.6L 6 SP MAN
2023 Hatchback 6.9L/100km 1.6L 6 SP MAN
2023 Hatchback 6.9L/100km 1.6L ULP 6 SP MAN
2022 Hatchback 6.9L/100km 1.6L ULP 6 SP MAN
2021 Hatchback 6.9L/100km 1.6L ULP 6 SP MAN
2016 Hatchback 5.3L/100km 1.4L ULP 6 SP MAN
* Combined fuel consumption See All Hyundai i20 Pricing and Specs for 2024

Hyundai i20 Dimensions

The dimensions of the Hyundai i20 Hatchback vary according to year of manufacture and spec level.

Year Body Type Height x Width x Length Ground Clearance
2024 Hatchback 1440x1775x4075 mm 101 mm
2023 Hatchback 1440x1775x4075 mm 101 mm
2022 Hatchback 1440x1775x4075 mm 101 mm
2021 Hatchback 1440x1775x4075 mm 101 mm
2016 Hatchback 1490x1710x3940 mm 150 mm
The dimensions shown above are for the base model. See All Hyundai i20 Dimensions

Hyundai i20 Accessories

In terms of exactly what you get for your money, well, that remains to be seen. But here's what we know so far.

Expect 18-inch alloys wrapped in Pirelli rubber, a digital driver's display and a second, central touchscreen that will deliver both Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, remote unlocking with push-button start, power windows, and...

Well, that's about all we could glean from this very camouflaged car. Otherwise you'll have to watch this space.

Hyundai i20 Accessories
Shown above are the accessory details for the Hyundai i20 2021.

Hyundai i20 Wheel Size

The Hyundai i20 has a number of different wheel and tyre options. When it comes to tyres, these range from 215x40 R18 X for Hatchback in 2024.

Year Body Type Front Tyre Size Front Rim Rear Tyre Size Rear Rim
2024 Hatchback 215x40 R18 X 215x40 R18 X
2023 Hatchback 215x40 R18 X 215x40 R18 X
2022 Hatchback 215x40 R18 X 215x40 R18 X
2021 Hatchback 215x40 R18 X 215x40 R18 X
2016 Hatchback 175x70 R14 14x5.5 inches 175x70 R14 14x5.5 inches
The dimensions shown above are for the base model. See All Hyundai i20 Wheel Sizes

Hyundai i20 Speed

Based on its outputs and kerb weight, we suspect the i20 N will accelerate to 100km/h in around 7.0secs.

Shown above are speed details for the Hyundai i20 2021.

Hyundai i20 Towing Capacity

The Hyundai i20 has no towing capacity for the latest model available.

Year Body Type Braked Capacity from Braked Capacity to
2024 Hatchback 0kg 0kg
2023 Hatchback 0kg 0kg
2022 Hatchback 0kg 0kg
2021 Hatchback 0kg 0kg
2016 Hatchback 1000kg 1100kg
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