2010 Paris Motor Show: 2011 Hyundai i20 Sport Edition refined by Brabus

Article by Christian Andrei, on September 30, 2010

Although many of us know Brabus as the best tuning company specialized in Mercedes-Benz vehicles, it appears that the German firm decided to put its finger on the new Hyundai i20.

Dubbed i20 Sport Edition, the new car was introduced today at the 2010 Paris Motor Show and comes with a body-coloured front skirt and wheelarch flares, a new glossy radiator grille mesh insert, new black bezel headlights as well as a new set of daytime running LEDs.

Furthermore, the car features a glossy B-pillar, smoked windows and dark red tinted rear lights. The design is completed by the new 17-inch Brabus alloy wheels wrapped in Yokohama tyres.

Inside, the sporty theme is continued by the Recaro seats wrapped in orange leather, a black leather gearshift cover with orange-colored seams, a chromed gear shift knob, a new leather-wrapped center console, leather-covered door panels as well as a 7-inch touch screen navigation.

The new car will be available in a limited edition and production will start during the first half of 2011. It will be built at Hyundai's Indian and Turkish plants, and will be available in either three- or five–door versions.  

Press Release

Sports kit developed with Brabus brings added style to the i20

One of the most successful models in Hyundai's European line-up, the i20 returns to Paris this year, having made its global debut at the 2008 edition of the show. A facelift earlier in the year kept the model fresh, and now the i20 has an even more dynamic profile.

Enhancing the energetic character of the i20, Hyundai's European R&D Center in Rüsselsheim, Germany, has developed the i20 Sport Edition, in cooperation with German high-performance aftermarket tuning company, Car Research and Development (CRD).

Bringing further excitement to the Hyundai range, the bespoke kit adds a wide assortment of styling enhancements to the i20 supermini's interior and exterior, bringing a sporty and sophisticated image to the vehicle and adding a luxurious touch by applying high-quality materials to the interior.

Accentuating the i20's already dynamic image, the Sport Edition adds body-coloured front skirt and wheelarch flares to the exterior, while a glossy radiator grille mesh insert, black bezel headlights and daytime running lights are also introduced. The car's sporty appearance is completed with the inclusion of a glossy B-pillar, smoked windows, dark red tinted rear lights and 17-inch Brabus alloy wheels with Yokohama tyres.

Inside, a luxurious dimension is added to the sporty theme. Orange leather Recaro seats, a black leather gearshift cover with orange-colored seams, a chrome gear shift knob, a leather-wrapped center console, leather-covered door panels, and a 7-inch touch screen navigation all bring added verve to the driving experience.

The i20 Sport Edition will go into limited production during the first half of 2011, when Hyundai will announce details of the model's engine and transmission specifications. The car will be available in either three- or five–door guise, manufactured at Hyundai's Indian and Turkish plants, respectively.

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