Hyundai premieres three special cars

Hyundai's new three-door i30
Hyundai has been busy at this week's Paris Motor Show, revealing a three-door version of its new i30, an i20 rally car and a hydrogen-powered ix35 crossover.

The i30 three-door is set to take on sister brand Kia's Pro Cee'd, adding a sportier body style to the i30 range.

Arriving with a choice of four engines, Hyundai is particularly keen to talk about their new 1.6-litre diesel - which manages to generate 126bhp while outputting just 97g/km of CO2.

Next up is the i20 rally car – designed to compete in the prestigious World Rally Championship.
Hyundai has been absent from the competition for nearly 10 years – last entering back in 2003 with a model based on the Accent, and the i20 WRC signals their intention to return to the sport.

Hyundai i20 WRC

Finally, the ix35 Fuel Cell is Hyundai's first venture into hydrogen-powered realms, beginning production in December this year.

The Korean firm hasn't announced whether the Fuel Cell will make it to the UK, but has already signed contracts in Denmark and Sweden to lease the ix35 to municipal fleets, and is hoping to build 1,000 of the hydrogen-powered models by 2015.

Hyundai's world premieres

Hyundai's world premieres