2016 Hyundai i20 WRC unveiled

Hyundai has released the first images of its new World Rally Championship contender, which is set to debut at January's Rallye Monte Carlo.

Technical details are sparse for now. However, unchanged regulations dictate that the engine will be a 1.6 litre turbocharged unit developing around 300 horsepower (about 220 kW).

Hyundai i20 WRC 2016 Side

Performance should be affected by some significant differences, though. Compared to its predecessor, Hyundai says the 2016 i20 WRC boasts “optimised weight distribution, greater powertrain efficiency and enhanced aerodynamics.”

Using the five-door i20 as a starting point is certainly surprising, especially as the recently-launched three-door i20 Coupe would appear to be a more logical choice. Hyundai must realise that the last car with rear doors to win the WRC was Petter Solberg's Subaru Impreza way back in 2003...

Hyundai i20 WRC 2016 Front Side 1Hyundai i20 WRC 2016 Rear Side

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