- Premiere of New Generation i20
- New Generation i20 to be equipped with new 1,0-litre T-GDI engine in 2015
- New powertrain concepts to boost fuel-efficiency
Oct. 2, 2014 - Hyundai Motor has revealed the New Generation i20 at the Paris Motor Show 2014. With sophisticated design, class-leading interior space and generous equipment and comfort-enhancing features, the New Generation i20 has evolved into a more premium-quality package. Designed, developed and built in Europe, the New Generation i20 is a truly European car and the Paris Motor Show was a natural choice for its premiere.
Hyundai has confirmed that the New Generation i20 engine line-up will be enhanced with a new downsized 1,0-litre turbocharged three-cylinder gasoline engine in 2015. The new Kappa 1,0-litre T-GDI is the first of a new generation of small turbocharged gasoline engines, offering enhanced performance, driving pleasure and efficiency. Developed in the European Technical Center in Rüsselsheim, the 1,0 litre T-GDI engine produces up to 120 PS and 172 Nm of torque.
Allan Rushforth, Senior Vice President and COO at Hyundai Motor Europe, commented, “The i20 is a truly European car and we are proud to present it here in Paris. With our new 1,0-litre engine we follow the trend of small turbocharged engines, which provide great driving performance while being very efficient. The new engine underlines Hyundai’s commitment to sustainable mobility in Europe and gives an insight into future drivetrain innovations from Hyundai.”
To reinforce its position at the forefront in the development of sustainable mobility, Hyundai will also display a fuel-efficient 1,4-litre turbo gasoline direct injection (T-GDI) engine, a 48-volt Hybrid version of the i40 and a New Generation i30 powered by compressed natural gas (CNG).
About Hyundai Motor
Established in 1967, Hyundai Motor Company is committed to becoming a lifetime partner in automobiles and beyond. The company, which leads the Hyundai Motor Group, an innovative business structure capable of circulating resources from molten iron to finished cars, offers top-quality best-sellers such as Elantra, Sonata and Genesis. Hyundai Motor has eight manufacturing bases and seven design & technical centers worldwide and in 2013, sold 4.73 million vehicles globally. With almost 100,000 employees worldwide, Hyundai Motor continues to enhance its product line-up with localized models and strives to strengthen its leadership in clean technology, starting with the world’s first mass-produced hydrogen-powered vehicle, ix35 Fuel Cell.
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About Hyundai Motor Europe
In 2013, Hyundai Motor Europe achieved registrations of 422.930 units, taking a new-car market share of 3,4%. Almost 95% of the vehicles Hyundai sells in the region are designed, engineered and tested in Europe to meet the needs of European customers. And 90% are built at its two local factories in the Czech Republic and Turkey, which have a combined annual capacity of 500.000 units. Hyundai sells cars in 30 European countries across 2.500 outlets.
Hyundai offers its unique, Europe-only, Five Year Unlimited Mileage Warranty package with all new cars sold in the region, providing customers with a five-year warranty with no mileage limit, five years of roadside assistance and five years of vehicle health checks.
More information about Hyundai Motor Europe and its products is available at www.hyundai.com/eu. Follow Hyundai Motor Europe on Twitter @HyundaiEurope.