Hyundai will compete in the 2017 FIA World Rally Championship (WRC) with a brand new challenger, the i20 Coupe WRC.
The three-door car, which has been designed to meet WRC’s raft of new technical regulations, represents the brand’s third new car since its debut in the Championship back in 2014 – following the i20 WRC in 2014-15 and the new generation i20 WRC in 2016.
As new car regulations have been introduced for 2017, the latest car dons an aggressive new look and updated technologies. While changes have centered on improving aerodynamic and mechanical grip, there has been an increase in engine power from 300 to 380 bhp as well as a reduction in the overall weight of the car.
With the new car, Hyundai says it wants to build on its most successful season to date, in which it secured two victories and an additional ten podium finishes. Hyundai Motorsport also second place overall in the Manufacturers Championship in the 2016 season.
The driver line-up for 2017 will also remain unchanged, with Thierry Neuville, Hayden Paddon and Dani Sordo set to contest all rounds of the Championship.
As manufacturers will be able to field up to three cars in each round, Hyundai Motorsport’s three drivers will run under a unified banner in 2017: the Hyundai Shell Mobis World Rally Team.