Paris Motor Show LIVE: Hyundai i20 WRC image

The South Korean based automaker Hyundai has brought the i20 WRC to the 2012 Paris Motor Show, where it was unveiled in a world premiere.

After announcing that the company will enter the World Rally Championship starting with the 2014 season, the car manufacturer has taken a step forward and brought the i20 WRC to the 2012 Paris Motor Show. Hyundai will be the second car manufacturer to make its debut in the 2014 World Rally Championship season after Toyota, which has announced a couple of months ago that a Yaris based racer will be soon revealed. VW and BMW’s MINI are also planning to enter WRC

The Hyundai i20 WRC is powered by a 1.6 liter turbo engine which is FIA compliant, but the South Korean based automaker didn’t announce any performance details on the model for obvious reasons. Additional details on the Hyundai i20 WRC Are limited for the moment but we know that the model in question is under development in Offenbach, Germany, where the company’s European headquarters are located. The Hyundai i20 WRC won’t give birth to a high performance production version of the hatchback anytime soon.