Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Hyundai ix20 Spotted in Poland Prior to (on the way to?) Paris Debut

Carscoop reader Jacek just caught Hyundai's new ix20 small MPV on the road in Poland before its Paris debut. Using Hyundai's new "fluidic sculpture" design language, this car's working hard to not be a box-on-wheels people mover. If it tickles your fancy, you can read all about the little MPV in our previous post. Under the hood, it'll pack 1.4-liter and 1.6-liter diesel and gasoline 4-cylinder engines.

If this is supposed to be a little Honda Fit hunter (or Nissan Versa in the US, take your pick - and yes, we know it will go against the Nissan Note in Europe), could - or should - Hyundai bring it to the States?

Now that Hyundai has begun to solidify its upper-tier segments, the ix20 could be a nice little complement to the upcoming Veloster and Elantra in the entry-level arena instead of the ho-hum Accent.

By Phil Alex

Props to Jacek for the picture!