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Paris 2014: Hyundai debuts next generation i20

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Text: Martin Aguilar / Photos: Newspress UK, Hyundai Press | posted October 03, 2014 11:55

Designed and developed in Europe

Designed and developed in Europe, the 2015 Hyundai i20 broke cover at the 2014 Paris Motor Show.

The Korean automaker says the 2015 i20 incorporates Hyundai's 'Fluidic Sculpture 2.0' design concept that consists of three elements: fluid aesthetics, modern appeal and premium interiors.

The 2015 i20 is fitted with a lowered chrome-framed hexagonal grill that's been split into two parts. It has HID headlights, LED daytime running lights and positioning lamps. Moreover, the front bumper of the vehicle is fitted with fog lamps.

The rear of the 2015 Hyundai i20

At the rear, it has a wrap-around C-pillar with a high-gloss black finish, giving the effect of a floating roofline. It is also equipped with 'boomerang' shaped LED tallights that wraps around the rear wing of the vehicle.

Stepping inside the cabin, the 2015 i20 features a new panoramic sunroof that can be tilted or be fully opened. The interior is adorned with piano black inserts and chrome trim around the airconditioning vents and gear shift lever. Hyundai says the front and rear legroom has ample legeoom land has 326-liters of trunk space when the seats are upright.

The interior of the 2015 Hyundai i20

The 2015 i20 is powered by a number of engines including a 1.25L four-cylinder petrol that delivers 75 PS (in low power variants) or 84 PS (in high power variants); a 1.4L four-cylinder petrol that generates 100 PS with 134 Nm of torque; a 1.1L diesel that produces 75 PS with 180 Nm; and a 1.4L diesel with 90 PS and 240 Nm.

In 2015 Hyundai will introduce the a new turbocharged 1.0L three-cylinder engine that delivers 120 PS and 172 Nm of torque to directly compete with the EcoBoost engine from Ford.