Hyundai continues development of new i20 WRC

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The Hyundai Motorsport team has recently completed a four-day test of the new generation i20 WRC in province of Almeria, Spain.

The test marked the next important phase of development for the vehicle, which will make its debut in the 2016 FIA World Rally Championship. Testing focused on engine and chassis development. Altitude testing was also carried out using the latest iteration of the car, which has been upgraded compared with the version used in previous tests.

Hyundai Motorsport has established a detailed testing plan for the New Generation i20 WRC and had hoped to introduce the car later this season. However, there has been a change on the planned homologation due to the production schedule.

Team principal, Michel Nandan, commented, “We had a very detailed week of testing planned in Spain recently, as we put an upgraded New Generation i20 WRC through its paces in the Almeria region.

“The revised schedule gives us extra time to ensure the car is where we want it to be performance-wise. At the same time, the current Hyundai i20 WRC will undergo a number of important updates which we hope will keep us in the fight for podiums this season.”

April 15, 2015 

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