Hyundai Motor also revealed first images of new generation i20 for other markets predominantly European, ahead of its global debut at 2014 Paris Motor Show.
Designed and developed in Europe, new gen Elite i20 is built to fulfil three important aspects European market mainly looks for in a car, class-leading interior space, high-technology & comfort-enhancing features, and distinctive, refined design; with Fluidic Sculpture 2.0 design philosophy.
While Indian version of Hyundai Elite i20 also carries similar design and features, both aren’t identical. European Elite i20 is longer, as their market does not have special benefits for sub-4 metre compact cars like ours does. Indian i20 measures 3,985 mm in length while European model has length of 4035 mm. Wheelbase however remains same at 2,570 mm. Extra length is used to achieve better cabin room; boot volume of Indian Elite i20 is 285 litres while Euro spec shows 326 litres.
Not only does European Elite i20 come with front and rear LED lighting, it also features panoramic sunroof, while it has been cut off of spec sheet in India. Euro i20 also gets bi-function projection headlamps, LED daytime running lights (DRL) and LED positioning lamps.
Further specifications / features of European trim Hyundai Elite i20 will be revealed at 2014 Paris Motor Show on 2nd October 2014.
HYUNDAI MOTOR UNVEILS NEW GENERATION i20 AHEAD OF PARIS MOTOR SHOW DEBUT
First images reveal clear and simple overall architecture
Class-leading interior space for European B-segment vehicle
Highlight features include first-in–class panoramic sunroof
11 August 2014 ? Hyundai Motor has today unveiled first images of the New Generation i20, ahead of its world debut at the 2014 Paris Motor Show.
With the launch of its latest model, Hyundai Motor is continuing its successful presence in Europe’s B-segment, highlighted by almost one million sales since 2002. The popularity of the original i20 has made it one of the company’s best-selling cars in the region. 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.
The New Generation i20 has been designed and developed in Europe, and three key attributes in particular underline how it meets the needs of European consumers: class-leading interior space, a host of high-technology and comfort-enhancing features, and distinctive, refined design.
Based on a new platform, New Generation i20 features a 2570 mm wheelbase – 45 mm longer than its predecessor – providing European customers with one of the most spacious cabins in the segment. Efficient packaging has created a passenger compartment that can comfortably seat five adults. Combined front and rear legroom is best in class at 1892 mm. Boot capacity is also segment-leading: 326 litres when the rear seats are upright.
Enhancing the comfort and the sense of space for driver and passengers is a unique-in-class panoramic sunroof. Able to both tilt and fully open, it fills the cabin with natural light and fresh air. Further features add to the refinement and convenience of New Generation i20, including integrated rear-view camera and front and rear LED lighting.
Interior refinement complements the sophisticated and distinctive exterior styling of the New Generation i20. Influenced by the brand’s ‘Fluidic Sculpture 2.0’ design philosophy, the car’s clear and simple overall architecture was penned at Hyundai Motor’s Design Centre Europe in Rüsselsheim, Germany.
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 front headlamp clusters, which include bi-function projection headlamps, LED daytime running lights and LED positioning lamps. A lower grille houses the front fog lamps, and emphasises the powerful stance of the car.
The 4035 mm long bodyshell incorporates a single feature-line running the length of the vehicle, sculptured undercuts of the body panels, and a waistline moulding at the base of the door.
At the rear, New Generation i20 features a gloss-finished black C-pillar that gives the impression of a floating roofline. The lamp clusters wrap around the rear wing into the boot lid and feature a ‘boomerang’-shaped LED design.
The public world premiere of the New Generation i20 will take place during Hyundai’s press conference at 2014 Paris Motor Show in Hall 3, at 16:00 CET on Thursday 2 October.