Brabus Moves on From Mercedes to Modify… a Hyundai?

Brabus Moves on From Mercedes to Modify… a Hyundai?
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Now here’s a pleasant surprise. Famed Mercedes-Benz tuner, Brabus has teamed up with Hyundai to spice up their new i20. The result is the i20 Sport Edition. Over in Europe, Hyundai’s i20 is one of its most successful vehicles in the Hyundai lineup and now with a stylish kit and wheels, it could bring more fun to the car.

The exterior of the Hyundai i20 has been outfitted with a new front lip and fender flares, giving the car a much more aggressive profile. The headlights are now equipped with new daytime running lights and have received a black bezel treatment. A glossy radiator grille mesh insert was also added to spice up the front bumper. On the side of the car, the windows have been tinted and glossy B-pillars have been installed while the rear taillights received a dark red tint treatment. Outfitting each corner of the car is a set of 17-inch Brabus wheels wrapped with Yokohama tires.

The interior modifications seem to be trendy for the upcoming Halloween season. It has received a set of orange-themed Recaro seats, a black leather gearshift cover with orange stitching and a chrome shift knob. Receiving the leather treatment is the center console and door panels. In car entertainment gets a little added to it with a 7-inch touch screen nav.

We’ll probably never see the i20 Sport Edition stateside, but it’ll be hitting the European market in the first half of 2011. They’ll be available in three- and five-door setups.

Brabus Equus anyone?

GALLERY: Brabus Hyundai i20 Sport Edition

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Official press release available after the break.

PRESS RELEASE

Sports kit developed with Brabus brings added style to the i20

One of the most successful models in Hyundai’s European line-up, the i20 returns to Paris this year, having made its global debut at the 2008 edition of the show. A facelift earlier in the year kept the model fresh, and now the i20 has an even more dynamic profile.

Enhancing the energetic character of the i20, Hyundai’s European R&D Center in Rüsselsheim, Germany, has developed the i20 Sport Edition, in cooperation with German high-performance aftermarket tuning company, Car Research and Development (CRD).

Bringing further excitement to the Hyundai range, the bespoke kit adds a wide assortment of styling enhancements to the i20 supermini’s interior and exterior, bringing a sporty and sophisticated image to the vehicle and adding a luxurious touch by applying high-quality materials to the interior.

Accentuating the i20’s already dynamic image, the Sport Edition adds body-coloured front skirt and wheelarch flares to the exterior, while a glossy radiator grille mesh insert, black bezel headlights and daytime running lights are also introduced. The car’s sporty appearance is completed with the inclusion of a glossy B-pillar, smoked windows, dark red tinted rear lights and 17-inch Brabus alloy wheels with Yokohama tyres.

Inside, a luxurious dimension is added to the sporty theme. Orange leather Recaro seats, a black leather gearshift cover with orange-colored seams, a chrome gear shift knob, a leather-wrapped center console, leather-covered door panels, and a 7-inch touch screen navigation all bring added verve to the driving experience.

The i20 Sport Edition will go into limited production during the first half of 2011, when Hyundai will announce details of the model’s engine and transmission specifications. The car will be available in either three- or five–door guise, manufactured at Hyundai’s Indian and Turkish plants, respectively.