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It’s considered in vogue by some to twerk. Wearing florescent coloured runners with jeans designed to look and fit like athletic track pants are pretty fly too, but what’s trending on the road in 2015 are compact cars. 

It is a little known fact, but the new Hyundai i20 was designed by a master. Rewind back to the original Audi TT- this iconic vehicle was penned by world-class designer, Peter Schreyer.

The masterful eye of Mr Schreyer, whose new design has catapulted the i20 from a bowl of white rice in the previous i20, to a saucer filled with salsa in its replacement. Once bland, now a fusion of angular flavour and Eurocentric influence, referred to by Hyundai as “Fluidic Sculpture 2.0“, with the clean and elegant lines giving it a sophisticated appearance.

The new i20 is bigger, lighter and is 64% stiffer. This translates into a cabin that offers class-leading front and rear legroom. On the road, the i20 feels incredibly well insulated and refined, to the point where it feels like a larger and more expensive vehicle. The i20 features two airbags, both for the front passengers, with front and rear seatbelt pre-tensioners.

The i20 range comprises of three models: 1.2 Motion five speed manual at R184 900, the 1.4 Fluid six speed manual at R204 900 and the flagship 1.4 Fluid, which is equipped with an automatic four speed gearbox and sells for R214 900.

I predict with its new look, competitive pricing and host of features, the i20 will definitely be trending on our roads in 2015 and beyond.

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