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Geneva Will Witness Hyundai QarmaQ SUV

The already numerous unveilings, revelations and appearances that are awaiting us at the Geneva Auto Show will be joined by the unwrapping of the Hyundai SUV Concept. The concept, code named HED-6 will join the two other vehicles that will made their debut on the Hyundai stage, the new i20 and the i30 with start-stop. HED-6 is a concept of the company's Russelsheim European Design Centre.

The I'm-gonna-get-you exterior look is enhanced by the hexagonal grille, angular style lines and piercing back-swept front headlamps, with the aggressive look completed by 21-inch, mirror-polished alloy wheels. The three-dimensional shape of the rear window comes from using “Lexan” high-performance plastics instead of regular glass. To enhance the dynamic flowing lines, the designers have developed a special ‘Ice Blue’ exterior paint, with an advanced pigment effect for a brilliant shine.

The new SUV is powered by a rather small 1.6l GDI turbocharged engine that puts out 175 horsepower. “The HED-6 brings an entirely new look to Hyundai’s SUV line-up. It fuses a robust exterior with a fresh and elegant interior, making for an eye-catching package, while its latest-generation power train highlights Hyundai’s clean-technology expertise,”said Allan Rushforth, Vice President of Hyundai Motor Europe, as reported by theautochannel.com.

The three-door version of the new i20 will also be shown for the first time, before going on sale in the second quarter of 2009, in an attempt to enlarge Hyundai's portfolio in the fastest growing segment in Europe. The i30 blue will feature the first application of stop-start technology on a Hyundai production car. This technology will contribute to a significant cut in both fuel consumption and CO2 emissions.

 
 
 
 
 

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