The official design sketches released earlier this month show a more aggressive look for the new Hyundai i20, set to be unveiled at the 2014 Paris Motor Show
A few official design sketches have unveiled the look of Hyundai’s new i20 hatch, and the new car will be on show in production stage at the 2014 Paris Motor Show in October.
The name Hyundai has decided to use for the design theme is ‘Fluidic Sculpture 2.0’, an advancement on the latest i10 city car and also the latest ix35 crossover. The line linking the headlights to the front badge is supposed to accentuate the width and standing of the car, also a sharp crease along the shoulderline of the i20. The new Hyundai i20 needs to work very hard to be noticed in the current supermini sector, with many new eye-catching rivals like the new Mazda 2 and Smart ForFour.
This second generation Hyundai i20 will borrow designs from the Hyundai Veloster coupe, in the shape of the stylish hexagonal front grille, and angled headlights. These renderings are clearly an exaggeration of the showroom version of the i20 (take note the huge wheels, low-profile wheels and trimmed glasshouse) it appears obvious that the new i20’s most desirable feature will be blacked-out rear-pillars, which offer the rear windows a great wraparound designed look. Toyota is guilty of using the same technique on the Yaris - to good effect on limited-edition versions of Japanese car maker’s flagship hatch.
Sources suggest that Hyundai has expanded the dimensions of the new Hyundai i20, in an attempt to increase passenger and boot space. The car-maker has hinted in its official announcement that: “the i20’s packaging and dimensions create generous proportions”.
Hyundai are also expected to sprinkle some of its WRC racer’s pixy dust on the new i20 by making a high end-performance ‘N’ version of the car.