Hyundai i20 Sport Edition got a new attitude


Hyundai has dipped itself into every corner of the car market, and the now tuned car scene is not spared either. First, the Ark Performance tuned Genesis R-Spec, and now, the Hyundai i20. The Hyundai i20 was first introduced back in 2008 Paris Motor Show but did not get much attention. This time around at the 2010 Paris Motor Show, Hyundai spiced up things a bit by teaming up with Bradus to create the i20 Sport Edition.

The new look of the Hyundai i20 Sport Edition is more of an attitude change, and we will see performance upgrade to follow before production time. Noticeably, the front bumper and bulging front-wheel arches look more aggressive with a feisty demeanor. To wrap the aggressive stance up, a set of 17-inch Brabus alloy wheels are wrapped in Yokohama tires. Matte black on black look is the color theme of the Hyundai i20 Sport Edition to give it a racer appearance; a chihuahua that can bark loud that is the metaphor for the i20 Sport Edition. Other upgrades include the black-bezel headlights and LED daytime running strips.

Halloween is near, and Hyundai is getting ready early this year. The interior is covered with orange and black leather, which is dressed from the dash board to all they way to the seats. Some may find this orange neon color can be overwhelming, and hopefully, Hyundai may throw in a red color option later on. As for now, the sporty Recaro seats and seven-inch touchscreen may help distract from the orange glare a bit.

The Hyundai i20 Sport Edition car will be available in the fourth quarter of 2011 as a limited-edition model only, which is available in both three and five-door versions. Hopefully, Hyundai will upgrade the engine of the i20 Limited Edition a bit to provide some substance to the new attitude look.