Hyundai i20 6

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.

Hyundai i20 interior 3

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.