2016 Hyundai HB20 (facelift) spotted testing in Brazil – Spied

Posted on: Jul 24, 2015 - 5:08pm IST

Design influenced by Hyundai’s Fluidic Sculpture 2.0.

The Brazil-exclusive Hyundai HB20 will undergo a facelift, which will, reportedly, be launched between August and September. Courtesy of BlogAuto reader, Mr. Marcelo, a spyshot of the facelifted model has surfaced online.

2016 Hyundai HB20 facelift rear three quarter spotted in Brazil
The exterior of the 2016 Hyundai HB20 is expected to draw cues from Hyundai’s Fluidic Sculpture 2.0 and the Hyundai HB20 R-Spec Concept.

The 2016 Hyundai HB20 will draw design influence from Hyundai’s Fluidic Sculpture 2.0 as well as the HB20 R-Spec Concept. It is expected to feature re-styled bumpers, new headlamp and taillamp clusters, and an updated grille design.

Along with HB20 hatchback, the HB20S sedan and the HB20X crossover, Hyundai is also planning to introduce a “sports version” to appeal to the youth market, as previewed by HB20 R-Spec Concept. Reports suggest that the sports version will only have a exclusive R-Spec body kit, and no mechanical changes under the hood.

Hyundai HB20 R-Spec at the 2014 Sao Paulo International Motor Show
Hyundai is planning to add a sportier version of the HB20 to the range, which will only feature cosmetic upgrades.

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Speaking of mechanical changes, reports claim that Hyundai will ditch the 4-speed automatic offered with the 1.6-liter flex-fuel engine for a new 6-speed unit. Otherwise, the 2016 Hyundai HB20 is likely to continue sourcing power from a 1.0-liter flex fuel engine producing 80 hp and 100 Nm of torque, and the said 1.6-liter flex fuel engine delivering 128 hp and 161.6 Nm of torque.

Hyundai HB20 R-Spec Concept – Image Gallery

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