Offering modernity and equipped with the latest technologies to differentiate itself from the competition, all nine versions of the Hyundai HB20 will have a comprehensive package of items offered as standard from entry levels: Hydraulic power steering, dual front airbags, air-conditioning, a spoiler with a built-in brake lights, a rear windshield wiper and storage compartments for all passengers, to name a few. The name “HB” stands for Hyundai Brasil, while the number “20″ is the company’s characterization for vehicles in this segment, a category that includes models assembled on small or compact vehicle platforms.
The Hyundai HB20 comes with three powertrains: 1.0L and 1.6L, with a manual gearbox and 1.6L, with automatic transmission.
The vehicle’s 5-speed manual gearbox has precise and perfect shifting, providing comfort and a rapid response. The automatic option has four gears, with smooth changing.
All versions are equipped with a flex-fuel engine. The 1.0L model has three cylinders and gains in power due to reduced friction and better energy efficiency, leading to lower fuel consumption, a reduction in pollutant emissions and lower maintenance costs. It is considered to be 6% more powerful than the segment’s average. The 1.6L version has four cylinders and emits 23% more power than the segment’s average.
The Hyundai HB20 is equipped with a continuous variable valve timing (CVVT), which optimizes the air-fuel mixture both at low and high RPM, leading to improved performance and fuel consumption.
The crossover version, which is based on the 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.
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 Hyundai 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.
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.