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Hyundai to put 3-door i20 ‘coupe’, i30 Turbo on sale in 2015

Hyundai to put 3-door i20 ‘coupe’, i30 Turbo on sale in 2015

TOKYO: Hyundai has revealed a selection of new models that will go on sale in 2015. The latest model includes Three-door ‘coupé’ version of i20 to join hotter i30 and face lifted i40 in new range

The company’s heavily revised range will feature a new, three-door version of the i20, budged as the Coupé, as well as a turbocharged version of the i30 family car, and a face lifted version of the i40.

The i20 Coupé will feature a lower roofline than its five-door sibling along with a sharply forward-swept rear screen, with the aim of giving it a smoother, more purposeful look.

Hyundai hopes that this will be enough to attract buyers away from the growing number of ‘boutique’ small cars such as the Mini, Citroën DS3 and Vauxhall Adam.

Under the bonnet will sit the same range of engines as the five-door version, and as with that model, a new 1.0-litre three-cylinder turbo will join the line-up next year.

Hyundai says it has also improved ride and handling for the i40 thanks to an improved traction control system and electronically-controlled rear dampers for the estate variant.

The new Hyundai models will go on sale at various points throughout 2015.