Hyundai ix20 and facelifted i10 (2010) first photos

Published: 14 September 2010

After the design sketches, now it's the real McCoy: the new Hyundai ix20 mini-MPV.

No surprises for guessing it's the Hyundai equivalent of the Kia Venga. Engineered and designed in Europe, the ix20 is the second car – after the bigger ix35 crossover – to adopt the family's new 'fluidic sculpture' design look.

The ix20 will be on UK sale from November 2010. No word yet on the powertrains on offer, but we'd expect similar 1.1 and 1.4 petrols and 1.4 diesel as the similarly engineered Venga.

Anything else at Paris 2010?

You bet. Don't fall off your chair, but there's also a facelifted i10 city car on the Hyundai stand at the Paris motor show.

It'll have a visual pep-me-up and a new 1.0-litre petrol engine with CO2 emissions nudging just under the 100g/km barrier, at 99g/km. The facelifted i10 lands in 2011.

>> Stay tuned throughout September for all our Paris previews. And come back on Thursday 30 September for our live coverage direct from Paris

By Tim Pollard

Digital editor-in-chief and motoring news magnet

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