Hyundai shows off new i20

Time 7:54 am, August 11, 2014

b7597a11-7f38-48ae-9bda-ed165c1461e0HYUNDAI has revealed the brand new second generation i20 supermini.

Going head-to-head with the likes of the Ford Fiesta, Hyundai says the new i20 opens up the company ‘to a wider audience’, ‘further develop perceptions of the brand’ and confirm its position as ‘a truly European automaker’.

07c7b16d-f0d6-4229-a0a0-4ac08b502c58The new car has been designed and developed in Europe, is 45mm longer than its predecessor and has class-leading interior and boot space.

New technology includes a panoramic sunroof, integrated rear-view camera and front and rear LED lighting, while the styling forms part of Hyundai’s ‘Fluidic Sculpture 2.0’ design philosophy. Key styling features include painted rear pillars – giving a ‘floating roof’ look – and a chrome-framed hexagonal grille.

The Korean company the new car will continue its success in the worldwide b-segment. Since 2002, Hyundai has clocked up almost one million sales in the sector.


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