Hyundai Motor has unveiled the first images of the New Generation i20, ahead of its world debut at the 2014 Paris Motor Show.
The popularity of the original Hyundai i20 has made it one of the company’s best-selling cars in the region. The key aims of the new model are to open Hyundai to an even wider audience; further develop perceptions of the brand; and confirm Hyundai’s position as a truly European automaker. The New Generation i20 has been designed and developed in Europe, and three key attributes in particular underline how it meets the needs of European consumers; class-leading interior space, a host of high-technology and comfort-enhancing features, and distinctive, refined design.
The new model is slightly longer than its predecessor, very spacious inside for five adults with great front and rear legroom and the boot space is approximately 326 litres when the rear seats are upright. The interior space is also highlighted with the unique-in-class panoramic sunroof, it fills the cabin with natural light and fresh air. The sunroof can be fully opened or can just be tilted. Further features add to the refinement and convenience of New Generation i20 which include integrated rear-view camera and front and rear LED lighting.
The exterior is striking, the upright chrome-framed hexagonal grille has been lowered for design and engineering purposes. A thin, horizontal grille connects the front headlamp clusters, which include bi-function projection headlamps, LED daytime running lights and LED positioning lamps. A lower grille houses the front fog lamps, and emphasises the powerful stance of the car. At the rear the New Generation i20 features a gloss-finished black C-pillar that gives the impression of a floating roofline. The lamp clusters wrap around the rear wing into the boot lid and feature a ‘boomerang’-shaped LED design.
The interior complements the exterior with sophisticated and distinctive styling all influenced by the brand’s ‘Fluidic Sculpture 2.0’ design philosophy.
The world premiere of the New Generation i20 will take place during Hyundai’s press conference at 2014 Paris Motor Show on Thursday 2 October.
Hyundai offers a full range of vehicles from the award-winning New Generation i10 city car through to the capable Santa Fe SUV and iLoad LCV. All passenger cars come with Hyundai’s industry-leading 5 Year Unlimited Mileage Warranty package.