Looks like somebody wasn’t careful: our European spies have managed to capture the next-generation Hyundai i20 – set to make its debut at this year’s Paris Motor Show – with its rear hatch, tail lights and interior almost completely uncovered.
These images show a stylish rear end, with boomerang-shaped tail lights lending some pizzazz to the B-segment hatch’s hindquarters. There are also what look to be blacked out C-pillars as seen on some recent Jaguars as well as the new Toyota Yaris. The rear view camera is new too.
Inside, the little Hyundai looks set to take the class leaders on, with a stylish, modern interior that looks to be inspired by the Kia cee’d. From the bare steering wheel, manually-operated side mirrors and steel wheels, this looks to be a base model, but it still features USB and Bluetooth connectivity, automatic air conditioning stability control, stop/start and a lane departure warning system.
As previously reported, the Hyundai i20’s engine lineup is expected to start with a 1.0 litre 66 PS/94 Nm three-cylinder and a 1.2 litre 87 PS/120 Nm four-cylinder, both from the i10. A turbocharged N-badged hot hatch could feature at the other end of the range.