Hyundai ix20Thu, 16 Sep 2010 00:00:00 -0700
Hyundai has revealed the first images of its new ix20, a new B-segment MPV that will join the Korean automaker's product range in Europe later this year.
Following on from the ix35, the ix20 is the second European car to adopt Hyundai's new 'fluidic sculpture' design language.
The new car, which will make its official debut at the Paris motor show, has been designed and developed at Hyundai's European R&D center in Rüsselsheim, Germany, under the direction of Thomas Buerkle.
The car's name is said to reflect the new model's crossover-like versatility, which combines functionality with sportier driving dynamics.
Hyundai claims the ix20 aims to steer away from the boxy minivan image typically associated with the segment and appeal to buyers with young families.
Hyundai ix20 preview