Hyundai has come a very long way in terms of it”s automobiles. The extremely successful European i20 is a great example of that. But if the standard i20 wasn”t enough for you, a new sports kit developed in conjunction with Brabus is up for grabs.
Hyundai”s European Research and Development Center in Russelsheim, Germany and German high-performance aftermarket tuning company Car Research and Development (CRD) has introduced the i20 Sport Edition, which already adds to the athletic demeanor of the i20. So it”s kind of like the FIAT 500 and the Abarth Edition.
The kit revises the interior quite a bit with better, more luxurious and high-quality materials. This includes orange leather Recaro seats”¦in a Hyundai”¦a new gearshift, leather-covered door panels, and a 7-inch touch screen navigation system.
The exterior involves a body-colored front fascia, added wheelarch flares, a glossy mesh radiator grille, black bezel headlights, daytime running lights, and 17-inch Brabus alloys. Additionally, the B-pillar is shadowlined, the windows are lightly tinted and the rear lights are smoked.
Production for the i20 Sport Edition is limited during the first half of 2011, which is also when Hyundai will announce details of the engine and transmission specifications. The kit is available for both the three- and five-door.
Hyundai i20 Sport Edition by Brabus:
Sports kit developed with Brabus brings added style to the i20
One of the most successful models in Hyundai”s European line-up, the i20 returns to Paris this year, having made its global debut at the 2008 edition of the show. A facelift earlier in the year kept the model fresh, and now the i20 has an even more dynamic profile.
Enhancing the energetic character of the i20, Hyundai”s European R&D Center in RÃ¼sselsheim, Germany, has developed the i20 Sport Edition, in cooperation with German high-performance aftermarket tuning company, Car Research and Development (CRD).
Bringing further excitement to the Hyundai range, the bespoke kit adds a wide assortment of styling enhancements to the i20 supermini”s interior and exterior, bringing a sporty and sophisticated image to the vehicle and adding a luxurious touch by applying high-quality materials to the interior.
Accentuating the i20″s already dynamic image, the Sport Edition adds body-coloured front skirt and wheelarch flares to the exterior, while a glossy radiator grille mesh insert, black bezel headlights and daytime running lights are also introduced. The car”s sporty appearance is completed with the inclusion of a glossy B-pillar, smoked windows, dark red tinted rear lights and 17-inch Brabus alloy wheels with Yokohama tyres.
Inside, a luxurious dimension is added to the sporty theme. Orange leather Recaro seats, a black leather gearshift cover with orange-colored seams, a chrome gear shift knob, a leather-wrapped center console, leather-covered door panels, and a 7-inch touch screen navigation all bring added verve to the driving experience.
The i20 Sport Edition will go into limited production during the first half of 2011, when Hyundai will announce details of the model”s engine and transmission specifications. The car will be available in either three- or five”“door guise, manufactured at Hyundai”s Indian and Turkish plants, respectively.
– By: Chris Chin