• Hyundai plans more MPVs

Hyundai believes that MPVs are the future, at least for Europe. Kun-Hee Ahn, chief Hyundai’s European operation said, "The world is currently a very unfriendly place for SUVs. For us the future has two directions. We will do more MPVs: our smaller B (supermini) and C (compact family) segment i20 and i30 will each have a people carrier version built on their platform."

The i30 MPV will be inspired by the i-Mode concept and will be revealed in 2010. After it the company will also unveil a MPV based on the i20. Hyundai is also to launch a replacement to its Sonata saloon, the i40, next year but hasn’t yet decided on its BMW 5-Series rival, the i50.

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Source: CarMagazine

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3 comments:

  (379) posted on 09.27.2010

The Polo and the Ibiza shares the platform, but from this to that, there is a long, long way. They drive very, VERY differently. The SEAT set up is a long way more agile and much more body control on the left-to-right corners.

  (569) posted on 08.5.2010

Well done for Hyundai, but still .. this Ix ONIC concept is a copy of Ford Kuga, as the Santa Fe is a kind of Q7 + Touareg copy ... why they don’t hire some real designers, because the car are really good in this moment ?!

  (274) posted on 05.6.2010

The design is similar to a Honda jazz model.

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