Engine choices should include the Kappa family gasoline engines, with the three-cylinder 1.0-liter and a four-cylinder 1.25-liter. On the diesel side, there will probably be a frugal CRDi three-cylinder 1.1-liter, along with a larger 1.4-liter. These will be linked to a six-speed manual gearbox or an automatic transmission. Hyundai has developed small gasoline turbo engines, a three-cylinder 1.0 TCi with 105 hp and a four-cylinder 1.2 Kappa engine with Turbo, delivering around 125 hp. We are not sure if Hyundai will implement on the new i20. Also you can see a part of the rear end totally undisguised. Sincerely, I don’t like it, I need to view more pictures to judge, but the taillights are so big and the part that runs along the trunk is unnecessary.
Hyundai plans to capitalise on its entry into the WRC next year with a range of sporty models, will start with a sporty variant of the next Hyundai i20. Looking at the he 2014-spec i20 WRC (click here to view more). Speaking exclusively to Auto Express, Allan Rushforth, Senior Vice President and COO of Hyundai Motor Europe, said: “We chose WRC instead of F1 because of the greater crossover with our road cars. We will have sporty derivatives as a spin-off of the WRC programme.”
“All brands need some sporty DNA,” said Rushforth, “And in the mind of consumers, Kia is probably sportier than we are. But we aim to be a bit more upmarket, like Bentley is to Volkswagen.”
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