A day after Toyota introduced their new B-segment MPV, the new Verso-S, Hyundai too announced the new ix20 model as their offer for this category. They have only released this sketch of the car and saved the real thing for the Paris Motor Show, but even thorough this drawing yo can clearly see it’s not a traditional boring minivan. As Hyundai says: “ It’s a striking departure from the boxy ‘minivan’ image typically associated with the segment, adopting a more dynamic, sportier profile.”
Hyundai ix20 features the firm’s ‘fluidic sculpture’ design language and has been developed at Hyundai’s European R&D centre in Rüsselsheim, Germany. The car serves its duty as a people carrier by seating up to seven persons, but it also offers a crossover-like versatility which sets it apart from other cars of this segment.
Other major debut for Hyundai at 2010 Paris Motor Show will be the new i10. This upgraded version of Hyundai’s popular 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.