Hyundai Motor Brasil (HMB) unveiled its latest Brazil-exclusive model, Hyundai HB20X, at the Sao Paulo International Motor Show, accelerating the company’s commitment in one of the world’s fastest-growing auto markets.
The crossover vehicle, which will officially launch early next year, is part of Hyundai’s exclusive family of cars for Brazil, badged under the name `HB,’ which stands for Hyundai Brasil. Just last month, Hyundai launched the first member of its HB family, a hatchback version called HB20. A sedan version is scheduled to debut in the first quarter next year.
“Hyundai invested years of research to identify the top values of Brazilian consumers and what standards they set when choosing new vehicles,” Hyundai Motor’s Vice Chairman Euisun Chung said during a speech at the motor show. “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.”
The crossover version, which is based on the Hyundai HB20 hatchback, features unique details in its design and performance that meet the demands of customers that have a more active lifestyle outdoors. 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.
Inside, the Hyundai HB20X 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.
Hyundai HB20X will offer Hyundai’s GAMMA 1.6 16V FLEX with 128hp engine featuring a Continuous Variable Vavle Timing and aluminum block, the most powerful in the category. Customers can choose between manual or automatic transmissions.
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 HB20X also has a redesigned bumper, with black moldings. The stylish rear lamps, already seen on the HB20, immediately capture one’s attention.