2010 Paris Motor Show Preview: Hyundai ix20

Article by Christian Andrei, on September 2, 2010

Hyundai announced today that it will unveil at this year’s Paris Motor Show its new B-segment MPV (Multi Purpose Vehicle), dubbed ix20.

As you can see from the first sketch released by the Korean manufacturer, the new Hyundai ix20 shows the new model as a striking departure from the boxy ‘minivan’ image typically associated with the segment and adopts the a new and more dynamic, sportier profile in line with firm’s reputation as a modern, progressive automaker.

Designed and developed at Hyundai’s European R&D centre in Rüsselsheim, Germany, the ix20 represents the second European car, following the ix35, to adopt company’s Hyundai’s new ‘fluidic sculpture’ design language.

Its name, ix20, reflects the model’s crossover-like versatility. Apparently, the new ix20 was built in order to simultaneously serve as a functional people-carrier while providing a dynamic, fun-to-drive experience.

And this is not all, as Hyundai will also introduce at the Paris Motor Show, its new i10, an upgraded version of its popular city car which will show a new set of enhancements in terms of design, specification and competiveness, as well as a brand new 1.0-litre engine with CO2 emissions of just 99 g/km.

Paris Motor Show will also see Hyundai’s latest developments of its Blue Drive eco-focused program.

Press Release

HYUNDAI’S NEXT GENERATION B-SEGMENT MPV SET FOR PARIS WORLD PREMIERE

At this year’s Mondial de l’Automobile in Paris on September 30th, Hyundai will celebrate the world premiere of its new B-segment MPV (Multi Purpose Vehicle). To be presented as the Hyundai ix20, a sketch revealed today shows the new model as a striking departure from the boxy ‘minivan’ image typically associated with the segment, adopting a more dynamic, sportier profile in line with Hyundai’s reputation as a modern, progressive automaker.

Designed and developed at Hyundai’s European R&D centre in Rüsselsheim, Germany, the ix20 is the second European car, following the ix35, to adopt Hyundai’s new ‘fluidic sculpture’ design language. The name ix20 reflects the new model’s crossover-like versatility – a vehicle with the ability to simultaneously serve as a functional people-carrier while providing a dynamic, fun-to-drive experience.

Another model making its world premiere at Paris is the new i10. This upgraded version of Hyundai’s popular city car benefits from a comprehensive set of enhancements in terms of design, specification and competiveness – including a new 1.0-litre engine with CO2 emissions of just 99 g/km.

The international motor show will also afford Hyundai the opportunity to showcase the latest developments of its Blue DriveTM eco-focused program. The company is targeting global leadership in environmental technologies, and the new models look set to contribute further to reductions in emissions from new Hyundai vehicles sold in Europe.

Hyundai has extended its display area at this year’s show by 66%, in order to showcase the company’s broad product line-up and new technologies.

More news of Hyundai’s Paris star cars will be published in advance of the show and will be available on the stand. The company’s press conference will take place at 16:15 (CET) on Thursday September 30th.

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