Hyundai Reveals HB20X Crossover in Brazil

Nowadays, you can by some sort of crossover version of pretty much any hatchback, and they are usually exactly the same, in the ways they are different from the core car they are based on. However, Hyundai have done things slightly differently, with the new HB20X, a small crossover which the Korean manufactured debuted at the Sao Paulo Motor Show.
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The car, which borrows lots of elements from Hyundai’s new range of cars, and blends them all into a decent-looking small crossover, has been designed specifically for the Brazilian market, as well as for manufacturing at the firm’s newly-opened factory, in Piracicaba - the HB, in the car’s name, stands for Hyundai Brazil, to clearly differentiate it from any other models.

It is based on another Brazil-only model, the i20-sized HB20, which has gained plastic body cladding, raised suspension, various styling details to differentiate it from its lower and more city-oriented sibling. Also, silver roof bars, chrome-finished door handles, as well as blue stitching on the steering wheel and seats are the main differences between it and the standard hatch.

Powering the front wheels is a 1.6-liter flex-fuel four-pot petrol engine, which develops 128 hp and is used in most small Hyundai models. Now, Hyundai of Brazil say that they will be debuting a sedan version of the car, in the first quarter of 2013.


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