Happy Hyundai is Proud to Announce That Hyundai is Returning to the World Rally Championship

The Korean automaker has revealed their i20 rally car in Frankfort.
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Dec. 26, 2012 - PRLog -- Happy Hyundai, the local Chicagoland Hyundai dealership, announced that Hyundai is planning to return to the international competitive stage. The automaker revealed that they were developing a world-class rally car based on their i20 subcompact hatchback earlier this year at the Paris Motor show.

The rally team will be based in Germany, though the car’s design and engineering are mostly completed in Korea. The i20 will be based on the same 1.6L Turbocharged four-cylinder that the Veloster Turbo gets, though there’s little doubt that it will be tuned for maximum racing performance. This engineering effort demonstrates Hyundai’s commitment to performance vehicles and advanced engineering.

Hyundai has been absent from the World Rally Championship for around ten years, but will return in the 2014 season — though a few test races may take place during 2013 to aid in development. 2013 will be the 41st season of the World Rally Championship, one of the world’s most exciting and dynamic motorsports.

The Hyundai World Rally Championship car is based on their subcompact i20. The small hatchback comes in either three or five-door configurations and is only available in European and Asian markets. Notably, the diesel version of the Hyundai i20 is claimed to get up to 54.7 mpg in the European combined driving cycle tests.

Hyundai is one of the fastest growing automakers in the United States. Based out of Seoul, South Korea, Hyundai has been making fuel efficient and stylish cars and distributing them to the United States since 1986. Currently Hyundai is the fourth largest automaker in the world and sells cars through approximately 800 dealerships in the United States.

Happy Hyundai is a local Chicagoland Hyundai dealer located at 8900 S Cicero Avenue in Oak Park, Illinois. The dealership stocks the whole lineup of new Hyundai vehicles available in the United States, and also offers used vehicles, service and parts, and financing. To contact Happy Hyundai visit their website or call 708-422-9300. Happy Hyundai is rated #1 in Chicagoland for customer satisfaction.
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