Hyundai ix20: new for 2011
2nd September, 2010
At this year’s Mondial de l’Automobile in Paris during early
October, Hyundai will celebrate the world premiere of its new B-segment MPV (Multi Purpose Vehicle). To be
presented as the Hyundai ix20, a sketch 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 newly discovered reputation as a modern, progressive car maker.
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 the Paris Motor Show is the new i10. This upgraded version of
Hyundai’s 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 Paris Motor Show will also afford Hyundai the opportunity to showcase the latest developments of its
'Blue Drive'(TM) eco-focused programme. 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 cars will be published, in due course, by Australia's Next Car.