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Spyshots: All-New 2014 Hyundai i20 Is Almost Ready for Production

Hyundai's next generation i20 is coming hot on the heels of the i10's successful launch and could make its official debut during this year's Paris Motor Show, in October. Just like its little brother, the i20 will rely on looks and practicality to attract more European customers and we have detailed information about this future mode.
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Our spies have once again spotted the i20 prototype undergoing testing somewhere in Spain. Still heavily camouflaged, the car still reveals some of its design details. A keen front end with large trapezoidal grille and sharp headlights will give the i20 an upmarket look. Under the guidance of Peter Schreyer, the Hyundai supermini will lose some of its soft lines in an effort to attract customers away from the Ford Fiesta, currently the best selling car of the niche.

The smaller i10 boasts the largest boot in its class at 251 liters. We expect the same emphasis on space with the i20, which should pack at least 300 liters and lots of legroom in the back. To do so, Hyundai's supermini will not be so mini any more, measuring somewhere in the region of 4 meters.

Engine choices will be largely carried over with some changes made to comply with the Euro 6 emissions standards. A 1.1 and a 1.4-liter diesel will be very popular with European customers. Somewhere down the line a small 1-liter turbocharged petrol unit like the one in the Fiesta will be available.

Inside the cabin of the new i20, you will find basically any feature you expect on a larger car like the Opel Astra: black leather steering wheel, automatic air conditioning, park assist, heated seats, a 12 volt socket and USB connectivity. All these features and the excellent space will mean this Hyundai is worth waiting for if you're looking to downsize within the next few years.


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