Hyundai has all of a sudden developed taste in designing. The company which was till recently known for copying styling cues from other car makers has hit the right note with its Fludic theme. Now, thanks to a Brazilian website, which claims to have received these images from Korea, has leaked some pictures of the upcoming i10 – i20 sandwich, known as the i15. The Hyundai i15 will slot in between the i10 and i20 to widen Hyundai’s portfolio. The i15 carries the Fludic styling, making it appealing to the majority. Internally known as HB, the i15 has its eyes set on the Volkswagen Gol, which is the highest selling hatchback in South Africa.
Hyundai is expected to get the i15 to India next year and will showcase the car at the 2012 Auto Expo. It will be powered by the 1.2 liter Kappa2 engine which does duty on the i10. A diesel motor could follow soon, but we are unsure if Hyundai will use the 1.4 liter CRDi unit from the i20 or utilize the 1.1 liter CRDi which could soon make its way into the i10. The main problem for Hyundai would be positioning as there is very little gap between the pricing of the i10 and i20. Probably the i15 and i10 would be to Hyundai, what the Swift and Ritz are to Maruti Suzuki.
Source – Autoesporte