For those of you who are slightly bored by the Hyundai i20, renowned German tuning specialist, Brabus, has stepped in with Hyundai’s research and development team in German to come up with this visually stimulating package to spice things up a bit.
Although the Hyundai i20 was only launched in Australia a few months ago, the car debuted some two years ago in overseas markets and has been a highly-successful model ever since. Not until now though has there been a more sporty model made.
The Brabus team has never really shown interest in any other car maker except for Mercedes-Benz since it was established in 1977, but now it seems the tuning house is expanding into the depths of other mass-produced cars, even Hyundai.
Enhancements fitted to the Hyundai i20 shown at the Paris show are mainly cosmetic, with larger and fatter wheels, a discreet bodykit and a completely refurbished – and very German – interior. Inside features include huge hip-hugging Recaro seats, a reupholstered dash in tan leather, and a 7 inch touch screen LCD interface.
On the outside a neat bodykit has been added including a more aggressive front bumper bar design with the increasingly-fashionable LED daytime running lights. The rear bumper also presents a racier look utilising a rear diffuser blended in with new exhaust tips.
Other enhancements include tinted tail lights, a glossy radiator grille, smoked windows, and a classy chrome kick panel with ‘Hyundai’ illuminated in blue along the length of it, as well as 17 inch Brabus wheels.
The Hyundai i20 Sport Edition is said to go into production during the first half of next year. It’ll only be available in limited numbers and to limited markets.