The Hyundai ix20 Style is better value for money than a half-price laptop thanks to its manufacturer's 0% Interest Conditional Sale Plan. Terms for Hyundai's “representative example” include the £7,616 deposit that represents fifty percent of the list price. This is followed by thirty-six monthly payments of £189 with 0% interest. The total cost of this compact multi-purpose vehicle is therefore £14,420 including delivery, the registration fee, number plates, and a twelve month tax disc. For that price, this family-focussed workhorse has Creamy White paint rather than metallic. Furthermore, this Conditional Sale Plan is only for motorists over eighteen and guarantees and indemnities may be required. At the end of the term the driver owns the car with nothing else to pay. This is a contrast to Personal Contract Purchase Plans that require motorists to return their cars or make large final payments to own them. However – unlike a laptop that should provide years of service – Hyundai's 0% Interest Conditional Sale Plan is only available until June 30th 2013. The ix20 Style 1.4 can also be bought outright for a single payment of £14,420.
New Hyundai ix20 Style 1.4 Review
The Hyundai ix20 Style 1.4 has strengths that make it even more appealing to families than a half-price laptop. First and foremost, this compact multi-purpose vehicle is extremely spacious considering it is the size of a supermini. It therefore has room for five people and a monstrous (for the class) 440-litre boot. Furthermore, cargo capacity can be increased to 1,486-litres by folding the rear seats flat. These figures are comparable to the Ford Focus Estate so there is plenty of room for a family's computer equipment. And that brings us to handling. The Hyundai ix20 Style 1.4 is easy to drive thanks to its sure-footed chassis, nicely weighted steering, and comfortable ride. These strengths complement the 1.4-litre 89bhp petrol engine that propels laptop lovers to 62mph in 12.9 seconds. Not fast, but fast enough. It also averages 47.1mpg, manages 53.3mpg on the extra-urban cycle, and returns 39.2mpg in town. These figures are reasonable but far from staggering. On the plus side, the Style 1.4 is a high-spec trim so it has plenty of equipment. Highlights include its: parking sensors, Bluetooth, air-conditioning, electronic stability program, panoramic roof, electric mirrors, CD player, and MP3 capability. All wrapped-up with a manufacturer five-year warranty. Good luck getting that with a laptop.