Hyundai i20 Coupe is revealed

  •  First images of Hyundai's style-focused three-door
  •  Launch planned for May 2015
  •  Performance-themed versions likely

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The 2015 Hyundai i20 Coupe has been revealed, adding a three-door body style to the range of the recently launched i20. It shares most of its technical underpinnings and engine line-up with the five-door, but has a different design that Hyundai intends to create a more sporty feel.

The roofline is 25mm lower than the five-door i20, and the design of the A-, B- and C-pillars are all different. There’s also a small spoiler at the rear edge of the roof.

Other design features includes subtly redesigned front and rear bumpers, matching side sills at the front, a distinct ‘reverse hexagonal’ front grille, different tail-lights and optional 17-inch alloys.

The revamped rear-end design frees up more boot space, with the i20 Coupe offering 336 litres, 10 more than the five-door version. Despite the more aggressive angle of the roofline, leg-, head- and shoulder-room for occupants is all claimed to be on a par with the existing five-door.

We'd expect the i20 Coupe to get the same line-up of engines as the five-door: a 1.2 petrol and three diesels - a 1.1 with 74bhp and a 1.4 with 89bhp or 99bhp. It's less certain if this more sportily-styled edition would get the i10's three-cylinder 1.0-litre petrol engine. However, it's almost certain to be one of the first models to get performance-themed add-ons from Hyundai's newly created N sub-brand.

The three-door i20 Coupe is expected to go on sale next spring. UK pricing and details of trim levels have yet to be determined.

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