2015 Hyundai i20 Coupe

With all the attention directed towards the unveiling of the next-generation Mazda Miata , Hyundai threw a little curveball our way with the release of this rendering depicting the all-new i20 Coupe. Yes, the little i20 is getting a three-door version to complement the recently revealed five-door model!

Hyundai hasn’t divulged any details surrounding the i20 Coupe, which is probably its way of teasing of what’s to come. Sneaky, sneaky, Hyundai.

To its credit, the Korean automaker did give a brief description of what we can expect from the i20 Coupe. For one, it retains the i20’s long hood while adding a few elements to justify its sports style billing. The Coupe , it turns out, will get a sharply raked roofline and a distinctive roof spoiler. Those two new elements are likely meant to enhance the car’s sporty appearance, which makes me wonder if this model will bear some resemblance to the Hyundai Veloster.

It’s definitely something that we can all look forward to. Hyundai’s promising more details "in due course," which is probably the automaker’s way of saying that the i20 Coupe will find its way to a major auto show soon.

Paris in October, perhaps?

Click past the jump to read more about the 2015 Hyundai i20 Coupe.

Competitors

Ford Fiesta

Ford Fiesta

The 2014 Ford Fiesta is like Ford’s wolf in sheep’s clothing. It looks rather pedestrian when you first glance at it, but once you understand its all-around potential, you’re going to realize why it’s such a special car.

The standard Fiesta comes with Ford’s EcoBoost 1.0-liter three-cylinder engine, producing 123 horsepower and 148 pound-feet of torque. The engine is also mated to a six-speed manual gearbox, and allows the ST version of the compact hatch to sprint from 0 to 60 mph in just 6.8 seconds. Ford limited its top speed to 130 mph.

In the North American market, the 2014 Fiesta starts at $14,000 for the S Sedan all the way to $18,800 for the Fiesta Titanium. The ST model tops the lineup at $21,400.

Chevrolet Sonic

Chevrolet Sonic

The Chevrolet Sonic is a pretty hot-selling number in the U.S., despite its limited time on the market.

For the 2014 Sonic, customers can choose between two engines. The base setup includes a 1.8-liter., four-cylinder engine with VVT. The optional powerplant is a turbocharged, 1.4-liter engine. Both engines check in with 138 ponies, but the 1.4 liter version is the most appreciated one, as it sprints the compact hatchback to 60 mph 7.9 seconds, while the 1.8-liter takes 9.7 seconds.

Pricing for the 2014 Sonic starts at $14,185.

Hyundai i20

Hyundai i20
Hyundai i20
Hyundai i20

Press Release

Hyundai Motor has revealed a first impression of the New Generation i20 Coupe, indicating how the company’s model range will grow beyond the recently revealed five-door version.

The new model promises to combine driving fun, a distinctive character and sporty refinement, with the enhanced practicality and quality already previewed in its five-door sibling.

The New Generation i20 Coupe features a more sharply raked roofline and a distinctive roof spoiler, enhancing its sporty exterior. In keeping with the New Generation i20 family, the Coupe’s long hood and generous proportions create a powerful stance, while the overall architecture maintains a clear and simple design. Meanwhile, at the back, the wrap-around rear window and unique treatment for the lamp clusters communicate the model’s sophisticated design.

Like the five-door version, New Generation i20 Coupe was designed and developed at Hyundai Motor’s Design Centre Europe in Rüsselsheim, Germany.

Further details about New Generation i20 Coupe will be announced in due course.


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