The first official pictures of the new Hyundai i20 have been released ahead of the new car’s world debut at the Paris motor show later this year.

Designed and developed in Europe, the new i20 makes use of a new platform with a longer wheelbase than its predecessor.

Hyundai claims this leads to best-in-class rear legroom of 1,892mm and boot capacity of 326 litres.

New features include a panoramic sunroof, LED rear lights and an integrated rear-view camera.

Styling touches include a new thin grille that stretches between the headlights, LED running lights, and a gloss black C-pillar.

The new Hyundai i20 will makes it official debut at the Paris show on 2nd October 2014, when more details will be revealed.