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
August 11, 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
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, the 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.
Trunk capacity is also segment-leading: 326 litres when the rear seats are
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 the New Generation i20, including
integrated rear-view camera and front 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
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architecture was penned at Hyundai Motor’s Design Centre Europe in
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, the 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 trunk lid and feature a ‘boomerang’-shaped
The public world premiere of the New Generation i20 will take place during
Hyundai’s press conference at the 2014 Paris Motor Show in Hall 3, at
16:00 CET on Thursday 2 October.
About Hyundai Motor
Established in 1967, Hyundai Motor Company is committed to becoming a lifetime partner
in automobiles and beyond. The company, which leads the Hyundai Motor Group, an
innovative business structure capable of circulating resources from molten iron to finished
cars, offers top-quality best-sellers such as Elantra, Sonata and Genesis. Hyundai Motor has
seven manufacturing bases and seven design & technical centres outside of South Korea
and in 2013 sold 4.73 million vehicles globally. With almost 100,000 employees worldwide,
Hyundai Motor continues to enhance its product line-up with localized models and strives to
strengthen its leadership in clean technology, starting with the world’s first mass-produced
hydrogen-powered vehicle, ix35 Fuel Cell.
More information about Hyundai Motor and its products can be found at:
http://worldwide.hyundai.com or www.hyundaiglobalnews.com
About Hyundai Motor Europe
In 2013, Hyundai Motor Europe achieved registrations of 422.930 units, taking a new-car
market share of 3,4%. Almost 95% of the vehicles Hyundai sells in the region are designed,
engineered and tested in Europe to meet the needs of European customers. And 90% are
built at its two local factories in the Czech Republic and Turkey, which have a combined
annual capacity of 500.000 units. Hyundai sells cars in 30 European countries across 2.500
Hyundai offers its unique, Europe-only, Five Year Unlimited Mileage Warranty package with
all new cars sold in the region, providing customers with a five-year warranty with no
mileage limit, five years of roadside assistance and five years of vehicle health checks.
More information about Hyundai Motor Europe and its products is available at
www.hyundai.com/eu. Follow Hyundai Motor Europe on Twitter @HyundaiEurope