Hyundai has revealed three world premieres at the Paris Motor Show: its latest Europe-focused production car, the New Generation i30 three-door; it’s all-new motorsport contender, the rally-ready i20; and the ix35 Fuel Cell.
The New Generation i30 three-door extends the broad appeal of Hyundai’s ‘made for Europe’ C-segment range to an even wider audience, thanks to its new, more dynamic styling. Designed and engineered alongside its five-door Hatchback and Tourer siblings at Hyundai’s European Technical Centre in Germany, the newcomer is the first Europe-focused three-door C-segment car from Hyundai.
As with previous participation in the WRC series with the Accent, the rally-ready i20 is equipped to meet the rigorous FIA specifications required to compete in today’s WRC competition and heralds a return to motorsport for Hyundai.
The production-ready ix35 Fuel Cell showcases Hyundai’s commitment to a clean and sustainable future. Benefiting from a visual make-over and technical upgrades, including a 24kW lithium-polymer battery and 100kW hydrogen fuel cell stack; it has a range of 588km (365 miles). Hyundai will begin series production of ix35 Fuel Cell in December 2012 with fleet deliveries beginning in 2013.