When Hyundai first showed us images of their new ix20 we though “wow!” Where had the Korean manufacture got this inspiration from? This picture revealed a funky MPV with bold lines and swooping curves that pleased our eyes thoroughly. Best of all was that it wasn’t to be a concept but a production model at Paris this year. Our options of the brand began to change, that was until we saw the first image of the car that wasn’t a rendering.
How could this have happened!? Did the engineers not look at the seductive design before setting to work? What we have been given as opposed to the futuristic family run-about is a bland, unappealing white good. A typical Hyundai in other words. That is a shame because we though the Koreans were really onto something but instead gave away the opportunity of redemption. Thought the sub £13,000 price is some consolation to our disappointment but come 11th November we won’t be rushing to the dealer to get our test car. Engines come in a 1.4 petrol or diesel variant with the top specification receiving a 1.6 but only paired with an automatic gearbox.