Spied – Hyundai i20 based HB20 hatchback for Brazilian market

Hyundai HB20 - FrontView

In Brazil, the Korean car maker Hyundai has recently released a teaser for its upcoming car Hyundai HB20 that has genes similar to the Indian Hyundai i20. Now a Brazilian website named UOL CARROS has snapped some pics of fiery red Hyundai HB20 doing rounds of Brazilian roads without any camouflage whatsoever. From the pictures it appears to be late night hours when the car is making rounds of the Paulista Avenue, in Sao Paulo, Brazil most likely for a photo shoot.

It is expected that the car manufacturer will be launching the HB20 in Brazil in September – October. But don’t expect Hyundai HB20 to be launched anytime in India instead the styling of this car influences Hyundai’s upcoming mini SUV that will challenge the Ford EcoSport and Renault Duster in India. The HB20 is based on Hyundai i20’s platform and the upcoming mini SUV too, besides these also the sedan version is on the cards based on similar platform.

Compared to the Indian cousin i20, the HB20 is much sleeker, sharper and sportier with the Hyundai’s latest design philosophy. The Fluidic design language is quite pronounced on the new HB 20 and it gives the car a very appealing exterior look. At the rear, the tail lamps with sleek ends merging beautifully with the rear boot door and sizes of the HB20 give a really sporty and futuristic look.

Hyundai HB20 - RearView

Under the hood, this car will be deriving a new engine from Kia Picanto and will be powered by a 1.0-litre three cylinder engine outputting a maximum power of 80 hp. Another engine option in the offering is the 1.6-litre 130 hp more powerful one. The engines run on petrol and ethanol as per the Brazilian norms.
Checkout more pictures below the jump.


Also seeHyundai India launches new i-Gen i20 priced at Rs. 4.73 Lakhs


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Source – Carros.uol.com.br