All-new Hyundai i20: First Pictures Released
Hyundai have released a pair of official sketches that show off the look of the new i20 supermini, which will be fully revealed at the Paris Motor Show in October.
The hexagonal front grille and angular headlights look as though they have been borrowed from the Veloster coupe, but some of the other features are obviously a little exaggerated for the renderings.
The huge wheels and low-profile tires will most certainly not be found on the production model.
What is likely to make it in will be the blacked out C-pillars that give the rear window a wraparound look.
This had previously been seen on the rival Yaris, with the Jaguar XJ styling used to very good effect.
A line that runs from the headlights and front badge gives the car a feeling of width, while the stance is boosted courtesy of a sharp crease along the shoulder line.
These new styling touches are essential if the i20 is to stand out in a very design-heavy category.
If you read the packaging that comes with the official announcement of the i20, you will see that Hyundai talks about creating generous proportions.
That can basically be translated into saying that cargo and passenger space would be increased.
There is also the chance of a little WRC racer magic on the i20 with an “N” version, which has its name derived from the Namyang R&D center in South Korea.