We recently showed you design sketches of the new Hyundai i20, due to make its debut at the Paris Motor Show next month. Now, Hyundai have released the first official images and details of the new small hatch, looking rather classy, and rather German.
The new i20 is based on a newly developed platform, featuring a 2570mm long wheelbase, 45mm longer than the current generation model. Hyundai claim efficient packaging as a key focal point of the new i20, offering 320-litres of boot space prior to flattening the rear seats.
Design- and feature-wise, the new i20 has been designed with Hyundai’s ‘Fluidic Sculpture 2.0’ design philosophy. An upright hexagonal grille, with a thin, headlight-adjoining top-grille sits centrally between bi-function projection headlamps with LED daytime running lamps. A single ‘feature-line’ runs down the length of the 4035mm i20 merging with the rear lights. A gloss black C-pillar gives the impression of a floating roof, complete with panoramic sunroof. A new boomerang-shaped LED headlamp design completes the rear design.
No details have been revealed as yet regarding the engine specifications, or any further figures and features, but we suspect the existing 1.2- and 1.4-litre petrol units will make a comeback, albeit with slightly advanced technology.