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  • 07 August 2014
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    Hyundai i20: When Boxing and Rally Driving Collide


    In preparation for her Commonwealth Gold success in Glasgow, Nicola Adams took to the track with Hyundai Shell World Rally ace Thierry Neuville to test her nerve!

    Indulging in her passion for fast cars and thrill seeking experiences, Nicola witnessed the Hyundai i20 WRC’s power around the Goodwood Forest Rally Stage, with Thierry pushing the high performance car to its limits for one high speed lap. In his debut year for Hyundai Shell World Rally Team, Thierry currently sits at 6th place in the World Rally Championship, hitting two podium finishes including 3rd place at Rally Poland and Mexico.

    Two sports sharing similar exhilaration, later Thierry was treated to a boxing lesson by the Olympic and Commonwealth champion, proving to be more comfortable behind the wheel than when throwing shots!

    Hyundai’s ethos revolves around new thinking for new possibilities and the i20 delivers by redefining drivers’ expectations. Ranging from the entry model 1.2 Classic up to the 1.4 CRDi Blue Drive, the i20 combines fuel efficiency and performance to achieve that optimum responsive driving experience. Visually the i20 packs a punch, elegantly portraying a grown up appearance through its fluid, sculptured body that cuts through the air and catches your attention. For a smart drive that offers big power at the cost of running of small car, the 1.6 ix20 thinks outside the box, aerodynamic in design whilst offering Hyundai renowned Blue Drive technologies, such as Stop & Go which cleverly conserves fuel through reactively switching off the engine when the ix20 comes to a halt (starting again when the clutch is activated). For more information on the i20 and ix20 range, visit your local Howards Hyundai dealership today or alternatively book a test drive to witness a fresh driving experience.

    Thierry Neuville is in action next at the ADAC Rally Deutschland from August 21st with his Hyundai team mate Hayden Paddon. Howards Motor Group wish them both the best of luck! 


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