2 Comments
Hyundai i20 'ArtCar' Shown At Australian International Motor Show: Video Photo:
2010_hyundai_i20_australia_active_elite_premium_08 Photo: tmr
2010_hyundai_i20_australia_active_elite_premium_12 Photo: tmr
2010_hyundai_i20_australia_active_elite_premium_05 Photo: tmr
2010_hyundai_i20_australia_active_elite_premium_07 Photo: tmr
2010_hyundai_i20_australia_active_elite_premium_11 Photo: tmr
2010_hyundai_i20_australia_active_elite_premium_04 Photo: tmr
2010_hyundai_i20_australia_active_elite_premium_10 Photo: tmr
2010_hyundai_i20_australia_active_elite_premium_03 Photo: tmr
2010_hyundai_i20_australia_active_elite_premium_09 Photo: tmr
2010_hyundai_i20_update_overseas_01 Photo: tmr
2010_hyundai_i20_australia_active_elite_premium_01 Photo: tmr
2010_hyundai_i20_australia_active_elite_premium_06 Photo: tmr
2010_hyundai_i20_australia_active_elite_premium_13 Photo: tmr
2010_hyundai_i20_australia_active_elite_premium_02 Photo: tmr
 
 

Sell your car without the hassle.
Get an instant offer from areyouselling. FIND OUT MORE

 
Mike Stevens | Oct, 21 2010 | 2 Comments

Hyundai Australia has unveiled a special graffiti-covered version of its brand-new 2010 i20 light car at the Australian International Motor Show this week as it works to build interest in the already strong-selling hatch. (Particularly in the face of its in-house 'competition', the best-selling Getz).

Dubbed the i20 ArtCar, the one-off i20 was painted by Sydney graffiti artists 'Beastman' and 'Numskull' (presumably not their real names, though you can't be too sure these days), charged with the task of combining bright colours, organic patterns and an urban lifestyle theme.

With exhibitions in London and Berlin as well as here in his local Australia, Beastman draws on nature and tightly-detailed geometric patterns in what he describes as his "eternal struggle against man-made adversity."

Numskull pursues a similar theme, focusing on stencils and iconography that explore love, hate, mystery and fantasy while drawing on a love for controversy and humour.

Launched in Australia in July, the Hyundai i20 has sold 929 cars year-to-date, with 466 sales to its credit for September. Those numbers will likely take a leap when the popular but ageing Getz is retired next year.

The i20 is also helped by a range of updates announced this month that include Bluetooth phone and audio connectivity as standard equipment, along with the added safety of side and curtain airbags across the i20 range.

Like the Getz, the i20 offers both 1.4 and 1.6 litre petrol engines, mated to manual and automatic transmissions.

 
TMR Comments
2 Comments
Latest Comments
 
The size of your tyre is located on the sidewall of your tyre.
It will be similar to the sample below.