Hyundai’s new three-door ‘i20 Coupe’ has been revealed in Korea this week, on the heels of a quiet teaser campaign launched early in September.
This new addition to the line-up also follows the August unveiling of the five-door i20, which even now remains unconfirmed for an Australian debut.
In its new three-door ‘Coupe’ form, Hyundai’s light i20 has been given a sportier and more muscled appearance.
The i20 Coupe’s look is dominated by a deeply creased profile with heavily flared guards filled out with by 17-inch five-spoke alloy wheels.
The three-door design gives the i20 Coupe a more tapered roofline with a tightly shaped rear quarter window and a narrow new version of the five-door’s blacked-out C-pillar insert.
There’s new bumpers at both ends, with the face featuring a taller and broader version of the regular model’s six-point grille and new foglight bezels.
The headlights are also lightly revised, but it’s the tail-lights that come in for the biggest change, now thicker through the centre and with a unique point that wraps into the rear quarter panels.
The i20 Coupe’s overt sportiness ends with its looks, however, with power options limited to a range of small petrol engines offering between 62 and 73kW.
A new ‘N’ performance model in the i20 range is expected to debut soon, although the carmaker has yet to confirm any plans on that front.
The new i20 Coupe will be produced for the European market in Turkey. An Australian debut for either of the new i20 variants is still to be confirmed.
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