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Old 24th December 2011, 19:01   #1
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Mod Note : The Hyundai Grand i10's Official Review can be found at this link (Hyundai Grand i10 : Official Review).

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Hyundai, after the HA (Eon) is developing HB, mainly for Brazil and some other South American markets. It is to be positioned between the i10 and i20.

Eventhough Hyundai India has the three hatchback sub-segments filled, I see no reason why they shouldn't bring it to India.

Looks promising in this near perfect rendering.
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Hyundai’s Brazil-specific HB (codename) hatchback nears the end of development as seen in this spyshot and an accurate rendering by our friends over at Auto Esporte. While the HA was somewhat an India-specific model, the HB is for Brazil and select South American markets.

The HB is similar in positioning to the aging Accent – acts as a bridge between the i10 and i20. The HB is aimed squarely at a person impressed by the i20′s space but does not want to settle for i10 due to budget problems.
Two other popular, but more expensive hatchbacks are i30 and Verna 5-door. Hyundai may have ruled them out because of the inability to produce these cars at the price Brazilian market expects.
Expected to grace showrooms in 2012, the HB is strapped with 1-liter and 1.6-liter petrol engines and could closely resemble the Eon in the styling department.

The HB is not the right product for India. We have to wait and see if a sedan on the next generation i10 platform for, measuring under four meters long, is introduced by Hyundai to gain a foothold in the segment run by the Dzire, Etios and Indigo.

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If they are eyeing the number one spot they need to offer as many options as Maruti. It's about time they should seriously start considering local assembly of their Diesel engines, this will not only bring down the purchase price but also the high maintenance costs of the CRDi engines.
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Eventhough Hyundai India has the three hatchback sub-segments filled, I see no reason why they shouldn't bring it to India.
May be drop the i10's price a bit, have this HB in place of the i20, and then another model positioned slightly higher than the i20.
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Hyundai, after the HA (Eon) is developing HB, mainly for Brazil and some other South American markets. It is to be positioned between the i10 and i20.

Eventhough Hyundai India has the three hatchback sub-segments filled, I see no reason why they shouldn't bring it to India.

Looks promising in this near perfect rendering.
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It looks very similar to ix20 model that i saw in Turin last month.

here is the link Hyundai ix20 Galleria immagini | Hyundai Motor Company Italy

Hyundai in Italy have launched i30 , i40 and Veloster. I got to see a TD Veloster, it looks just awesome.

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