Hyundai Motor has launched the Hyundai i20 Coupe in Europe and is expected to go on sale in the international markets in 2015. This latest model from Hyundai has been designed and engineered in Europe and the company boasts of its sporty and dynamic design. Hyundai i20 Coupe, which is an important part of the company’s Product Momentum 2017 initiative has been positioned to lure young and life-style oriented consumers.
Though Hyundai calls it’s a coupe, the i20 Coupe has three doors. Keeping its target audience in mind, Hyundai has worked on the exteriors and interiors of the latest model from the company.
Details about the car is described below:
The i20 Coupe sports a reverse hexagonal front grille and the front bumpers have been redesigned. The i20 Coupe gets an athletic look with a new rear bumper design. The company says, the Hyundai i20 Coupe is a three-door, B-segment Coupe, with high-strength steel unitary construction body shell.
“The front of the New Generation i20 Coupe features a reverse hexagonal grille that, framed by iconic side bumper features, lowers the visual stance and emphasizes its road-hugging character. We gave the car a sleeker looking side profile and a more appearance, while retaining generous space of rear passengers. The strong feature over the rear wheels emphasizes the shoulders and directs the attention to the striking horizontal rear lights. Together they underline the sport-oriented image of the car,” says Eduardo Ramirez, General Manager of Hyundai Motor’s Design Centre Europe.
The car gets new tail lamps and 17-inch alloy wheels to enhance the sporty look. The car also sports a stylish sporting roofline that is 25 mm lower than the five door version.
The Hyundai i20 Coupe has revealed four engine options– two petrol and two diesel variants. The petrol variants include 1.25-litre ‘Kappa’ with 84 PS and the newly developed 100 PS 1.4-litre ‘Kappa’. And the two diesel variants include a 1.1-litre with 75 PS and a 1.4-litre with 90 PS. The engines are compliant with new Euro6 emission regulations. The car comes with a choice of five- and six-speed manual whereas the 1.4 Kappa engine is also available with a four-speed automatic transmissions. In order to improve fuel efficiency, the company has also provided an automated stop and go (ISG) system.
The company will introduce a newly developed 1.0-litre turbocharged three-cylinder gasoline engine in 2015 to upgrade its engine line up.
Hyundai i20 Coupe will feature an extended sunroof, new rear end design, and easy entry front seats with memory function to ensure comfort for the car owners. However, the i20 Coupe has the same level of comfort and safety features as seen in the five door model. Other features include automatic-windscreen-defog or the Lane Departure Warning System (LDWS), heated steering wheel and comfortable space for head, shoulder and legs. The car has a trunk capacity of 336 litres.
Hyundai will introduce the i20 Coupe under its Product Momentum 2017 programme. The company expects its latest brand to support the company’s growth in future in the European market. Hyundai Motors sells its cars in 30 countries of Europe across its 2,500 outlets.
Hyundai Motor has eight manufacturing bases and seven design & technical centres in the world. In 2013, Hyundai Motors has sold 4.73 million vehicles globally.