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Hyundai launches i20 WRC for 2017

After we’ve seen the disguised prototypes several weeks ago, Hyundai at last took the wraps off its new i20 WRC at Italy’s Autodromo Nazionale Monza racing circuit. Hyundai was the first to show off what they have prepared for the approaching World Rally Championship season.

Following WRC’s newly updated regulations, you wouldn’t be expecting the same engine power, handling and aerodynamics like you’ve seen them before. Because of this, nothing could be more exciting than to witness Hyundai’s new i20 Coupe compete in the race.

Michel Nandan, Hyundai Team Principal, considers the new regulations as the most significant change for a while. He thinks that the new technical requirements are a chance for them to apply whatever they had experienced and learned in the past seasons. Furthermore, all teams would be on the same footing since each one of them will practically start from scratch. Thus, it’s probably the most “entertaining” season that we can all look forward to this 2017.

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Hyundai unveils New Generation i20 WRC in Germany

Festivities for the 2016 FIA WRC, World Rally Championship, began for Hyundai Motorsport with the unveiling of its latest model, the New Generation i20 WRC. The event was witnessed by 200 guests and media personalities who had gathered in Alzenau, Germany, at the team’s factory.

The presentation took place at Hyundai Motorsport’s racing headquarters. It is here that the future model R5 rally car is going to be produced. This unit is also inspired by the New Generation i20. Hyundai Motorsport has seen two successful seasons in the highly competitive environment of WRC.

During this short period, the Hyundai team has successfully climbed up the steep learning curve and is now an established competitor for its rivals. The official release of the New Generation five-door i20 WRC opens doors for yet another exciting journey in the history of Hyundai Motorsport in WRC.

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2016 Hyundai i20 Active stands out with crossover design, distinct styling

Hyundai Motor revealed that it is expanding the very popular i20 range with the Hyundai i20 Active. What sets this new offering apart from the typical B-segment models is the rugged and unique crossover design.

That takes care of the exterior and the engine. Next is the interior. The i20 Active’s interior greatly benefits from the comfort, quality, and superior space, features already present in the i20 five-door. However, the i20 Active provides greater ergonomics due to the higher position of the driver’s seat plus additional enhancements to the design.

Its distinct metal pedals give it an appearance of toughness and high quality. The interior comes in a Tangerine Orange color application which expands the personalization options. For those who want a more tailored option, there is the unique option of having the i20 Active in a Morning Blue for its exterior.

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2015 Hyundai i20 Coupe arrives with a clear design differentiation

Hyundai has just introduced the all-new 2015 i20 Coupe and the biggest surprise is that this model will be differentiated by design when compared to the five-door version. According to Hyundai, the raked A-, B- and C-pillars are different from the five-door model and offer the i20 Coupe a more dynamic profile.

As you can see from the photos, the front end of the vehicle shows a different approach of Hyundai’s grille design that sits in a new front bumper. Moreover, we find bolder wheel arches which dominate the rear quarter of the Coupe, a new rear bumper and a brand new rear roof spoiler.

Furthermore, to further differentiate the Coupe from the five-door model, Hyundai introduced a new Tangerine Orange exterior colour as well as a matching interior colour option. Even more interesting is a new 17-inch wheel design.

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The 2015 Hyundai i20 was already spotted in India but the Korean manufacturer decided to officially show it today. Set to arrive at the 2014 Paris Motor Show, the 2015 i20 shows a new design dominated by the big chrome-framed hexagonal grille, a new horizontal grille that connects the redesigned headlights, LED daytime running lights, LED positioning lamps and a new lower grille that houses the front fog lamps.

The rear end shows new C-pillar finished in gloss black and boomerang-shaped LED taillights. According to Hyundai, the new i20 features a new platform and a 2750 mm wheelbase (+45 mm when compared with the predecessor).

Due to the longer wheelbase, the combined front and rear legroom is best in class at 1892 mm, while the boot capacity is 326 liters when the rear seats are up.

Read the entire article 2014 Paris Motor Show Preview: 2015 Hyundai i20 becomes official

Hyundai officially unveiled its full team line-up at a special launch event that took place in Frankfurt today. For those who don’t know, the Korean carmaker is preparing for its debut in the 2014 FIA World Rally Championship at Monte Carlo next month. The car you see in the photos is actually the final version of the i20 WRC.

Thierry Neuville made his first public appearance in Hyundai Motorsport colours as the teams lead driver, while Juho Hänninen, who will drive the second i20 WRC at selected events, was also present. It was also announced that both Dani Sordo and Chris Atkinson will partner Thierry Neuville at several events during the season, with Dani Sordo running on Rallye Monte-Carlo and Atkinson confirmed for Rally Australia.

Using the occasion of its WRC launch, Hyundai also announced that it will use “N” lettering to symbolize its high performance technology on both the i20 WRC car and future mass-produced high performance cars.

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Hyundai Motorsport continued to test its i20 WRC car through the month of August. The 2014-spec i20 WRC car made its debut on the tarmac in France. And in Finland, it was subjected to a productive test on high-speed gravel conditions. For ten days, test drivers Bryan Bouffier and Juho Hänninen shared duties on tarmac before gravel specialist Hänninen took over in his home turf.

From August 12 to 16, Hyundai gathered data on the terrain in the Vosges region of France and had the latest iteration of the i20 WRC car driven on tarmac roads for the first time. Team Principal Michel Nandan said that they purposely used a broad test plan to define the base set-up for that surface. He said that they encountered no major issues and that they “completed good mileage.”

He pointed out that Bouffier and Hänninen gave them some valuable feedback, allowing them to focus on fine-tuning the individual components. He explained that it was “very positive tarmac debut.” Bouffier said that because of the intensive tests, the team got a “very good base” that they can develop further.

Read the entire article Hyundai continued development of the 2014-spec i20 WRC in France, Finland

Hyundai Motorsport recently conducted an on-the-road testing of the newest Hyundai i20 WRC, fresh from its workshop at its Alzenau headquarters. After months of preparation, the latest Hyundai i20 WRC went into its first shakedown on a private testing ground in mid-May 2013. Hyundai Motorsport’s technical team completed the shakedown without any particular issue.

The test drive was done to check the i20 WRC’s systems as the team begins a tight test schedule to prepare for the FIA World Rally Championship in 2014. After the shakedown, Hyundai Motorsport then subjected the i20 WRC to its first comprehensive testing session, in which the team began working on different set-up solutions and obtained valuable data to be analyzed by Hyundai Motorsport’s engineers at its Alzenau base.

During the testing session, the team evaluated all key areas of the i20 WRC’s performance, but paid more attention to collecting feedback on the car’s 1.6-liter turbocharged engine as part of the ongoing development program for the powertrain. The car covered a total of 550 kilometers over the three days of testing, allowing the team to build the knowledge base of testing data from which to prepare its entry to the 2014 WRC.

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Hyundai Motorsport GmbH has unveiled its newest version of the i20 WRC car at the Geneva Motor Show. This is a major step towards its upcoming involvement in the FIA World Rally Championship. To be ready for Hyundai’s debut season at the 2014 FIA World Rally Championship, it has planned a year of private tests and development.

It is working to have a WRC-specification of its i20 model that’s ready to enter the race. Last September, the first iteration of this model debuted at the Paris Motor Show. However, the newest model has been given significant improvements to its exterior bodywork and suspension.

These improvements are made possible by the partnership between Hyundai’s R&D facility in Namyang, Korea and the recently created Hyundai Motorsport GmbH in Alzenau, Germany, with long-time WRC man Michel Nandan as its leader. In addition, the new specification Hyundai i20 WRC has been given a striking appearance due to its restyle livery that combines an energetic treatment of Hyundai’s corporate blue as well as the novel use of characters from Hunminjeongeum, which is the native Korean script.

Read the entire article 2013 Geneva Motor Show: Hyundai Motorsport presents the updated i20 WRC rally car

As Hyundai prepares to go back to the FIA World Rally Championship (WRC), it has aptly presented a rally-ready version based on the New i20 at the 2012 Paris Motor Show. The WRC is considered as one of the most challenging motorsport series in the world. The vehicle was built to conquer the intense terrains and weather conditions that the participants face.

After Hyundai withdrew from motorsport in 2003, it established a long-term goal to form an in-house WRC team in Europe and come up with a performance rally car. This is now the WRC i20 that debuted in Paris. According to Mark Hall, Marketing Director at Hyundai Motor Europe, the World Rally Championship is regarded as “one of the most dramatic sporting series on Earth.”

He said that this event perfectly embodies the brand due to its “excitement and dynamism.” In addition, an automaker is faced with the most technologically-diverse test at the WRC. He said that Hyundai will be able to demonstrate its engineering excellence and durability and this will aid in the improvement of its future vehicles.

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Hyundai’s All New i20 that will make its global debut at the 2012 Geneva Motor Show comes with refreshed styling, improved equipment and has the lowest CO2 emissions of any conventional powertrain car currently being offered in the market. The new 1.1-litre, 3-cylinder ‘U-II’ diesel engine that delivers 75 ps is one of the four powertrain options offered for the All New i20.

When equipped with Hyundai’s Blue Drive technologies, this derivative could emit only 84 g/km of CO2. Hyundai’s Diesel Centre of Excellence (a part of the European R&D set-up in Rüsselsheim, Germany) had developed the engine, which benefits from Hyundai’s expertise in clean diesel technology.

This innovative engine will be available with another sub-100 g/km diesel. The upgraded 1.4-litre ‘U-II’ 90 ps engine has emissions of just 96 g/km when combined with Blue Drive technologies. Fluidic sculpture form language makes an entry to Hyundai’s supermini with the debut of the All New i20. Its exterior design has been revised but still has Hyundai’s signature hexagonal grille and new headlamp units.

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Hyundai is introducing the i20 Blue, its newly added sub-100g/km CO2 model to its lineup, after having successfully launched the i10 Blue earlier this year. The i20 Blue is the vehicle model that has the lowest emission rating -- at just 98g/km CO2 -- in the product range of Hyundai UK. The i20 Blue, which is based on the current i20 Comfort trim level combined with the 1.4 CRDi 90 PS engine, is priced at £13,195 OTR.

Among the Blue Drive technologies that allow the i20 Blue to achieve the sub-100g/km CO2 figures are the rear wheel deflector, rear suspension under cover, low rolling resistance tires and Intelligent Stop & Go (ISG).

With these features, the vehicle obtains a 12% CO2 emission reduction, compared to the current 1.4 CRDi 90PS Style i20 model, to just 98g/km from 111g/km. In addition, i20 Blue owners do not have to regularly visit a fuel station.

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On Nov. 8, Hyundai's new ix20 mini-MPV will go on sale and it will have a starting price of £11,595. The Entry-level Classic is priced nearly identical to the closely related Kia Venga. The buyer gets a Classic-trim model with a 1.4-litre petrol engine and it comes with the full safety kit, including stability control, six airbags and active head restraints.

It also features a height-adjustable driver's seat, air-conditioning, and a radio/CD stereo with aux/MP3 inputs.

For £1100 more, the buyer can get the Active trim, which features alloy wheels, body-colored door handles and mirrors (which are electrically adjustable and heated) and reversing sensors. In addition, it gets Bluetooth, electric rear windows and steering-wheel-mounted stereo controls.

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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.

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Hyundai has unveiled its newest challenger in the MPV category – the Hyundai ix20 – at the 2010 Paris Motor Show. This new B-segment MPV from the South Korean carmaker is the latest member of the "i" range of vehicles. Featuring distinct looks and style as well as superb drivability and remarkable comfort, the Hyundai ix20 is set to challenge the growing B-segment of the MPV market.

While the overall MPV segment in Europe has been in declining by 34 percent since 2005, it was a different story for the B-segment, which grew from 23.3 percent to 29.2 percent over the same period.

The Hyundai ix20 is Hyundai's second for-Europe vehicle that features the carmaker's new 'fluidic sculpture' form language. This MPV -- designed and developed at the carmaker's R&D center in Russelsheim, Germany – is an amalgamation of three key qualities: refinement, dynamism, and confidence.

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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.

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Although sales for January have had a head start on the high street, but anyone buying a small car are wondering what happened to small price tags. The price tags of hatchbacks have gone so far up that a mid-range supermini costs in excess of five digits on the average. However, buyers of the Hyundai i20 are in for a pleasant surprise.

In spite of having outstanding levels of roominess, quality and safety, and a dynamics that can take on and beat the finest from both Japan and Europe, the diminutive Hyundai still has a price tag of at least £1,000 lesser compared to mainstream competition.

Set to be available for sale next year, the entry level 1.2-liter Classic will begin at just £8,195 for the three-door and with a five-door fetching an extra £450. In spite of the small price tag, all Hyundai i20s comes with air-conditioning, six airbags, dynamic head restraints, remote locking, electric front windows and a socket for auxiliary gadgets.

Read the entire article 2009 Hyundai i20 U.K. pricing announced

At last Hyundai has unwrapped its most current addition to its elegant i-range of compact cars the brand new i20 three-door hatch which will be on sale later this year in global markets.

Like its predecessor, the five-door i20, the latest three-door version was designed at the European design center of Hyundai located in Russelsheim, Germany and follows the design of the former although it is slightly bigger and a more shapely body.

The three-door i20 measures 3.95 meters long, 1.71 meters wide and 1.49 meter high and comes with space for five passengers.

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The new Hyundai i20 made its official debut last week at the Paris Motor Show, in the five-doors version. The car that is going to be officially launched in Europe towards the end of 2008, is based on the new platform with a wheelbase that measures 2,525mm.

When it will be launched, the Hyundai i20 will be available in three levels of comfort: Classic, Comfort, Style and Premium, featuring six airbargs, climate control, four-speaker radio with CD/ MP3 and keyless entry.

The new vehicle will be powered by: a 78 hp 1.2-liter petrol engine, a new 1.4-liter petrol engine developing 100 hp and a bigger 1.6-liter petrol engine developing 126 hp (all the units come with a five-speed manual transmission, but Hyundai offers also a four-speed automatic gearbox available with the 1.4 and 1.6-liter engines).

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