2013 Hyundai HB20X
Hyundai Brazil officially revealed the new 2013 Hyundai HB20X at the 2012 Sao Paulo Auto Show. Almost similar with the H20 hatchback model, HB20X featured a small crossover model or this model can be called muscle hatchback.
2013 Hyundai HB20X will be powered by a 1.6-liter 4-cylinder flex-fuel engine that produces 128 horsepower (95 kW) mated with a choice of manual or automatic transmission. This model is only available as a front-wheel drive configuration.
For body design, this model is based on the HB20 hatchback. The front has a totally redesigned bumper with a hexagonal grille that reflects Hyundai’s new family look for SUVs and latest design philosophy, Fluidic Sculpture.
The headlights have an eye-catching finish with black bezel and chrome details, giving off a sporty and sophisticated image, while the fog lamps were redesigned to give a stronger impression. The side of the HB20X keeps the original waistline from HB20, which encompassed a robust and fluidic design.
The novelties are the side black molding that wraps the whole body and its ground clearance, valuable features for more visibility and control on bad road conditions. The roof bars offer more flexibility for carrying extra weekend luggage, while the 15-inch dark gray alloy wheels complete the sporty image of this vehicle.
The rear of the new Hyundai HB20X 2013 also has a redesigned bumper, with black moldings. The stylish rear lamps, already seen on the HB20, immediately capture one’s attention.
On the interior, the HB20X Brazil will features the same high quality interior of the HB20, adding exclusive items such as sports pedals, chrome finishing for door handles and air conditioning controls, as well as blue double stitches for the steering wheel and seats.
All HB model will be produced at Hyundai Motor’s new plant in Piracicaba, Sao Paulo state. The new 2013 Hyundai HB20X will only available in South American market starting from early next year. Pricing detail will be announced later.
FYI : Hyundai said that besides the HB20 and HB20X, it also plans to debut a sedan version of the car in the first quarter next year.
“We are confident that the HB family will not only meet, but exceed Brazilian consumers’ expectations with its outstanding design, finish and flexible fuel support,” Hyundai Motor’s Vice Chairman Euisun Chung said during a speech at the motor show.
“Furthermore, with our new plant, Hyundai’s ultimate goal is to become a true partner of Brazil, a country that is dynamically emerging as a major force in the world’s economy,” he added.