2014 Paris Motor Show Preview: 2015 Hyundai i20 becomes official

Article by Christian A., on August 11, 2014

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.

The interior was influenced by the company’s ‘Fluidic Sculpture 2.0’ design philosophy and was penned at Hyundai’s Design Centre Europe in Russelsheim, Germany. Expect more details next month when the vehicle will be officially introduced at the 2014 Paris Motor Show.

The new i20 generation, designed and advanced, in Europe has three particularly major attributes that underscore how it fulfils the requirements of consumers in Europe: first-in-class interior room, high-tech and improved comfort features, and crisp, sophisticated design.

Hyundai's third B-segment vehicle generation emphasises a key forward step for the brand since 2002, when Getz first debuted in Europe. The new i20 generation stays faithful to the philosophies of providing value exceeding expectations, typified by such models as the i10 and ix35. This latest vehicle launch also signifies every European Hyundai model has been refreshed over the last half decade.

Lengthier, lower, and broader than the prior model, new i20 generation was created at Hyundai's Design Centre Europe in Rüsselsheim, Germany. The new model's personality drew inspiration from the company's Fluidic Sculpture design ethos, with refined lines and a sculpted silhouette endowing it with a strong and stylish look. On the new i20, a key Hyundai Motor design component of a hexagon grille continues into sophisticate dual-function headlights with LED daytime driving lights.

Important style cues resound in the roomy cabin. Placed on a new foundation, the wheelbase is 45 mm extended to 2570 mm to create more room for its occupants. First-in-class interior room, with 1,892 mm total legroom in front and rear, makes it a genuine five-seater, while excellent 326 L storage capacity increases the automobile's versatility.

Engineered to move driver and passengers in extreme comfort, the cabin makes much use of soft-touch materials, along with delicate piano-black inserts and chrome details, creating a contemporary and refined overall interior.

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