2009 Hyundai i20 to be Unveiled in Paris

Hyundai is going to unveil the 2009 Hyundai i20 five-door hatchback at the Paris Motor Show this month.

Hyundai says the new i20 will feature Hyundai’s trademark chrome-topped grille and teardrop headlamps at the front, with striking stacked rear light clusters out back. The official details will be announced at the show.


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Set to be launched early 2009, the new Hyundai i20 will be a key addition to Hyundai’s highly successful i-range. Designed at Hyundai’s European Design Centre in Russelsheim, Germany, the stylish new five-door has a longer wheelbase than the existing Hyundai Getz, and is both bigger inside and more dynamic in appearance.

In keeping with the Hyundai i10 and Hyundai i30, the Hyundai i20 features Hyundai’s trademark chrome-topped grille and teardrop headlamps at the front, while striking stacked rear light clusters give the rear end a distinctive look. And, as you would expect from Hyundai, the cleverly-packaged interior boasts generous levels of standard equipment.

Kun Hee Ahn. President for Hyundai Motor Europe commented, “The Hyundai i20 was designed and engineered to meet European tastes and needs. It was built on an entirely new platform and much of the ride and handling development took place on European roads, which has created a firm and agile drive. At HME, we are confident the Hyundai i20 will succeed in the fast paced sub compact sector, as it offers much more in terms standard equipment, fuel economy, interior space and style than many of its competitors.”