2015 Hyundai i20 Wagon Rendered

Have you notice how much the owners of the older generation i30 and cee'd wagons still love their cars? Sure, they're not that pretty to look at, but the sheetmetal and the engines have withstood the test of time well. Plus, you can pretty much stuff anything into the boot.
2015 Hyundai i20 Wagon Rendered 3 photos
Photo: Theophilus Chin
2015 Hyundai i20 Wagon Rendered2015 Hyundai i20 Wagon Rendered
However, with the number of new cars in Europe on the rise, smaller models need to be launched soon. Quite a few automakers have introduced supermini wagons and Hyundai could do the same with the i20 Wagon, seen here in a rendering created by Theophilus Chin.

The i20 is a brand new car and has yet to reveal what makes it different to its competitors. Buy Hyundai has already shown it wants to give its European customers exactly what they want by launching a coupe version as well. So why not a wagon?

The longer boot would mean large items could be carried. Cargo capacity would be boosted to around 400 liters, the same as a compact model, without increasing fuel consumption or the price of the car that much.

As for powertrain, well they're pretty old for now, largely carryovers from older models. But some time in 2015, a new three-cylinder turbo engine will be introduced and should be quite special, a rival to the popular 1-liter EcoBoost from Ford.

Competition? The really big ones are the Clio Estate, launched over a year ago, and the new Skoda Fabia Combi, which is about to hit the market this spring. It's all hypothetical for now though.

The biggest problem here is that Hyundai isn't selling as many cars as Renault or Skoda, not to mention the big players in the supermini segment, which are Ford, VW and Opel.
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About the author: Mihnea Radu
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Mihnea's favorite cars have already been built, the so-called modern classics from the '80s and '90s. He also loves local car culture from all over the world, so don't be surprised to see him getting excited about weird Japanese imports, low-rider VWs out of Germany, replicas from Russia or LS swaps down in Florida.
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