IAB Report - Hyundai i20 WRC car to be showcased at Auto Expo

18/01/2014 - 18:37 | ,  ,   | Shrawan Raja

Indian Autos Blog learns from sources that the Hyundai i20 WRC car would be displayed at the upcoming Auto Expo to be held in Greater Noida from the 5th of February, for the purpose of brand building.

2014 Hyundai i20 WRC car front three quarters
The WRC program is handled by Hyundai Motorsport GmbH, based in Alzenau on the outskirts of Frankfurt in Germany.

In its debut season, Thierry Neuville and Juho Hänninen are Hyundai's drivers who will not fight for the championship, but would look to finish every race this year.

2014 Hyundai i20 WRC car side view
The 2014 WRC season has 13 rounds, and Hyundai's goal is to finish with both cars in every race.

Talking of the ride, regulations call for cars that are not longer than 12.8 feet and powered by four-cylinder engines that displace 1.6-liter.

Hyundai is not seeing the WRC calender for the first time, as they ran cars from 2000 to 2003. The return to the sport highlights its areas for improvement, as the Korean automaker is keen to have technology transfer from WRC to its showroom models, in particular to improve handling. To this effect, the company has also opened its own test center on the Nurburgring race track to develop successors of current products.

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