Pictures of the new Hyundai ix20 compact MPV have been released by Hyundai ahead of its Paris debut. It is pretty much a Matrix replacement. Previously, the only images we had of this car were sketches released by the Korean brand.

Intial details state that the car will use a 1.4 litre petrol engine that produces 89 hp and a larger 125 hp 1.6-litre variant. A diesel option will also be available for specific markets.

The mini MPV has a bag of goodies such as start/stop system, side and curtain airbags as well as ESP as standard. Outside, the design of Hyundai’s latest was based on the Kia Venga, developed in its European R&D centre in Germany. No doubt a great selling point.

Some speculate that the car will feature Hyundai’s intelligent asymmetric eco grille, which improves overall fuel economy and emissions. This has yet to be confirmed but all will be revealed in Paris at the end of the month. Look after the jump for high res pictures.

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