PARIS, France - Hyundai unveiled the first images of its next-generation i20, ahead of its world debut at the 2014 Paris Motor Show in October. The new i20 has been designed and developed in Europe.
NEXT i20 FOR PARIS SHOW:Hyundai’s next-generation i20 will make its official debut at the Paris auto show. Image: Hyundai
According to Hyundai: "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."
IMAGE GALLERY: 2014 Hyundai i20
Based on a new platform, the i20 features a 2.5m wheelbase, 45mm longer than its predecessor, providing increased cabin space along with a boot capacity rated at 320 litres. The new model is equipped with a sunroof, reversing camera and front and rear LEDs.
FLUIDIC SCULPTURE 2.0
The automaker said: "Influenced by the brand’s ‘Fluidic Sculpture 2.0’ design philosophy, the car’s clear and simple overall architecture was penned at Hyundai’s Design Centre Europe in Resselsheim, Germany.The public world premiere of the New Generation i20 will take place during Hyundai’s press conference at the 2014 Paris auto show on October 2.
"Hyundai’s European design team has created a bold front aesthetic. The upright chrome-framed hexagonal grille has been lowered for design and engineering purposes. A thin, horizontal grille connects the headlight clusters, which include bi-function projection, LED daytime running lights and LED positioning lights. A lower grille houses the fog lights, and emphasises the powerful stance of the car."