Hyundai has teased its new i20 hatchback ahead of its unveiling at the Paris Motor Show 2014.

The company has released this design rendering of the new model, which appears to be much sportier than its predecessor.

On Bing: see pictures of the 2015 Hyundai i20

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The 2015 Hyundai i20, designed at the firm’s Russelsheim design centre in Germany, features a traditional hexagonal grille and a new, thin strip connecting the headlights.

At the rear, there’s a wrap-around rear window, and lights similar to the bigger Hyundai i30 family hatchback.

The company says that blacking out the C-pillars, similar to the Citroen DS3, accentuates the car’s compact dimensions.

Hyundai is keeping quiet about any further information on the new i20, but if it’s as good as the smaller i10 city car then it’s likely to be another success story for the Korean brand.

We predict it’ll feature more efficient engines to make it more competitive in a tough segment – with emissions likely to drop below the 100g/km CO2 threshold.

Prices are expected to be slightly more than the current model, which starts at £10,180.

On Bing: see pictures of the 2015 Hyundai i20

Find out how much a used Hyundai i20 costs on Auto Trader

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