Hyundai unveils HB20 sedan for Brazilian market

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Old 07-Apr-2013
Hyundai unveils HB20 sedan for Brazilian market

Hyundai has unveiled the HB20 sedan for the Brazilian car market. The sedan is a boot on hatch version of the HB20 hatchback which is a Brazil only version of the i20. The HB20 hatch has exactly the same proportions as the i20 but is powered by two sets of mills; a three-cylinder 1.0-litre flex fuel Kappa engine and a four-cylinder 1.6-litre Gamma engine churning out 81PS and 129PS respectively.

The HB20 sedan uses the same set of mills, underpinnings and gearboxes as the HB20 hatchback. It is 4.2 meters long, 1.7 meters wide, 1.5 meters high and has a wheelbase of 2.5 meters. These are almost the same proportions as the Verna sedan we sold here. The HB20 sedan also shares its interiors with hatchback.

We doubt if Hyundai will bring HB20 sedan to India any time soon, as it will sit just below the midsize Verna and will end up cannibalising sales of the latter. There is a possibility that Hyundai might build a sub four metre version specifically for India, but that will require another year at least.

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