Hyundai Heading Back To WRC With i20 Based Rally Car

Hyundai has revealed a rally-ready model based on the new i20 at the Paris Motor Show.

The WRC i20 is based on 1.6-litre production model, featuring turbochargers, sequential gearboxes, 4×4 systems and aerodynamic enhancements.

Mark Hall, Marketing Director at Hyundai Motor Europe, commented: “The World Rally Championship is recognised as one of the most dramatic sporting series on Earth. It’s a spectacle filled with excitement and dynamism − the perfect embodiment of the Hyundai brand.

“The WRC also offers the most technologically-diverse challenge for an automotive manufacturer. Our participation will demonstrate Hyundai’s engineering excellence and durability, and will also help to enhance our passenger vehicles in future.”

Hyundai withdraw from motorsport in 2003 and in addition to new WRC i20, other rally spec models based on i30 and Veloster models are also expected.


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