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Old 14th September 2012, 21:27   #1
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Thumbs up Hyundai HB20

Hyundai recently launched the HB20 hatchback!
This car sports the hyundai's Fluidic design theme. It kind of looks like a cross between the i20 & Elantra! The car looks bigger than the Jazz and the i20! This car has been exclusively launched for the Brazilian market. I guess it would take another year or so for this car to hit the Indian roads.

The car offers 1L and 1.6L engines! There's also a 1.6 A/T version.
The 1.6 is a regular 4 cylinder engine. The 1L is a 3 pot engine.

Here are a few more specs:
Overall Length 3,900mm
Overall Width 1,680mm
Overall Height 1,470mm
Wheelbase 2,500mm

Engine 1.0 KAPPA FFV
Disp 998cc
Max.Power 80PS@6200rpm
Max.Torque 100Nm@4500rpm


Engine 1.6 GAMMA FFV
Disp 1,591
Max.Power 128PS@6000rpm
Max.Torque 162Nm@5000rpm


Here are a few pics:

Picture Source : Autocar India.

Typical Hyundai Fluidic Design.
Hyundai HB20-0_0_860_http__i.haymarket.net.au_galleries_20120914035315_2013hyundaihb20062.jpg

Tail Lamps reminds us of the Elantra!
Hyundai HB20-0_0_860_http__i.haymarket.net.au_galleries_20120914035211_2013hyundaihb20012.jpg

The front 3/4 view - almost like the i20
Hyundai HB20-0_0_860_http__i.haymarket.net.au_galleries_20120914035321_2013hyundaihb20052.jpg

The instrument cluster-kind of like the New fiesta
Hyundai HB20-20120914035237_2013hyundaihb200192.jpg

Dash and the steering wheel are from a segment above!
Hyundai HB20-20120914035219_2013hyundaihb200132.jpg


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Old 15th September 2012, 22:01   #2
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Hyundai has really got the design aspect straight with the Fluidic theme. I really liked the rear end and would really love to see this on the Indian roads. Shouldn't this have come on board as a replacement to the current i20?
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Old 15th September 2012, 22:11   #3
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I dont think so this will replace the i20! I mean! Look at the interiors! Surely will be priced above 7L !
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Great looking, as most of Hyundai's new cars are today.

I don't think the HB20 will ever make it to India. For one, the i20's on-road price already spans from 5 - 9 lakhs. There isn't room for another Hyundai hatchback at the price, or a little over. Second, this looks way too similar to the i20. Lastly, a 1.0 liter will be too small and the 1.6 won't get any excise benefits.
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Shouldn't this have come on board as a replacement to the current i20?
+1. Not that the current i20 looks bad, but I would have loved to see the rear from this car on the i20.

- Somehow I am not a big fan of the vertical air con vents on the center of the dashboard.
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Interesting. The HB20 looks like a cheaper alternative to the i20. It is;

1. Shorter by 95 mm
2. Thinner by 30 mm
3. Shorter by 35 mm (+ shorter wheelbase by 25 mm)
4. No ACC
5. No Bluetooth connectivity
6. 'Less enthusiastic' fluidic theme to the sheet metal (compare the doors)

In summary looks as something which is more appealing than the i10 but not replace the i20 or Verna Hatchback.

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Hyundai recently launched the HB20 hatchback!
This car sports the hyundai's Fluidic design theme. It kind of looks like a cross between the i20 & Elantra! The car looks bigger than the Jazz and the i20! This car has been exclusively launched for the Brazilian market. I guess it would take another year or so for this car to hit the Indian roads.

The car offers 1L and 1.6L engines! There's also a 1.6 A/T version.
The 1.6 is a regular 4 cylinder engine. The 1L is a 3 pot engine.

Here are a few more specs:
Overall Length 3,900mm
Overall Width 1,680mm
Overall Height 1,470mm
Wheelbase 2,500mm

Engine 1.0 KAPPA FFV
Disp 998cc
Max.Power 80PS@6200rpm
Max.Torque 100Nm@4500rpm


Engine 1.6 GAMMA FFV
Disp 1,591
Max.Power 128PS@6000rpm
Max.Torque 162Nm@5000rpm


Here are a few pics:

Picture Source : Autocar India.

Typical Hyundai Fluidic Design.
Attachment 985770

Tail Lamps reminds us of the Elantra!
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The front 3/4 view - almost like the i20
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The instrument cluster-kind of like the New fiesta
Attachment 985771

Dash and the steering wheel are from a segment above!
Attachment 985772


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1) Looks good - Expecially the Rear compared to the i20.
2) Great Interiors: Though I did not like the manual AC controls for a new car in this segment.
3) Why would Hyundai Replace the i20? or add this to the same segment? Can't go higher or lower either.
4) Nope this just may not make it to India unless i20 sales numbers go down a year or two down the line and they need a significant refresh. But they would need to maintain the current engine range.
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Looks a bit like on stilts, as in disproportionate as compared to the current i20. Maybe I am old fashioned, but I dont like the current trend of cars which look too tall and the tyres too small (a la new fluidic verna).

The interiors sure look great and flashy. Dont know where this will fit in though, with the i20 and the i30 being already there in the market. Maybe the B in HB is for Brazil?
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Default Reveealed: Hyundai HB20X

It's Compact Crossover Festival guys, over a month we have seen the EcoSport, Duster, Trax, Taigun, Fit Twist, and now HYUNDAI HB20X (HB20cross)




Modern day world, an array of options. Now the SCUV segment is growing so amazingly fast, we have already got 5 promised products internationally. Kewl!
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