2008 Paris Special: The new Hyundai i20 | Rpmgo.com

At the Paris Motor Show, Hyundai presented their new Hyundai i20, which made its world debut. Designed at Hyundai’s European headquarters in Russelsheim, Germany, the new i20 follows the styling of the i10 and i30 models and it will replace the Getz in the Hyundai range. On the exterior, the new i20 features a bold chrome-topped grille flanked by piercing teardrop headlamps, color-co-ordinated bumpers, sills and wing mirrors, integrated antenna, mechanical boot release, flush-mounted door handles and 16 inch 12-spoke alloy wheels.

Under the hood, the car will be offered with a range of seven petrol and diesel engines. Petrol engines include a 78 hp 1.2 liter, a 100 hp 1.4 and a 126 hp 1.6 liter, all Euro IV compliant and available with five-speed manual transmissions (four-speed automatic gearboxes are also available for the 1.4 and 1.6 models). The 1.2 liter has an estimated fuel consumption of 5.2 liters/100 km (45.2 US mpg) in the combined cycle and 124 g/km CO2 emissions.

The four turbo diesel engines are also Euro IV compliant and include a 1.4 liter, available with 75 and 90 hp, and a 1.6 liter, available with 115 and 128 hp and with CPF diesel particulate traps as standard. The 115 hp 1.6 achieves a fuel consumption of 4.3 liters/100 km (54.7 US mpg) in the combined cycle and 115 g/km CO2 emissions. The 1.4 models will come with five-speed manual transmissions, while the 1.6 is mated to a six-gear manual gearbox.

For more info on the new Hyundai i20, check out the official press release. And here are the photos we took at the Paris show.

Photo Gallery: Hyundai i20 at the Paris Motor Show