The 2012 Paris Motor Show is obviously in full swing. And at the event Korean automakers, Hyundai have announced their plan to return to World Rally Championships for which they have released their new vehicle based on the i20 hatchback. The WRC model will be a highly tuned variant of the showroom model. Hyundai has participated in the WRC earlier as well, from the year 2000 to 2003.
With this version of the Hyundai i20, the company will take on Volkswagen Polo-R. The specifications for the WRC model Hyundai i20 haven’t been disclosed yet but the speculations are that WRC i20 will be powered by a turbocharged petrol engine which will be capable of 300bhp of power with immense ride and handling capabilities.
Talking about the new i20 WRC, massive spoilers and other aerodynamic accents will make the i20 WRC well in tune to tackle the rigors of a modern day rallying car. The i20 concept is similar in design to the Elantra GT and is a three door hatchback. The road going Hyundai i20 is loaded with class leading features and comforts and is a hot selling hatchback in the smaller car segment.
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