2016 Hyundai HB20 (facelift) caught undisguised – Spied

Posted on: Aug 5, 2015 - 2:36pm IST

Launch in September.

The facelifted 2016 Hyundai HB20 has been caught undisguised at a shooting for its commercial, courtesy of Autos segredos reader, Fábio Santos. As expected, the upcoming model draws design cues from the HB20 R-Spec Concept revealed in October 2014.

2016 Hyundai HB20X facelift front three quarter spied undisguised
The 2016 Hyundai HB20 gets a bigger hexagonal grille with chrome surrounds, a new lower fascia with round fog lamps

The facelifted model gets a bigger hexagonal grille with chrome surrounds, an updated lower front bumper with round fog lamps, and re-designed headlight clusters. Although the rear end is not revealed yet, it is expected to feature new taillight clusters and a re-profiled bumper.

The only mechanical change reported so far is a new 6-speed automatic transmission that replaces the 4-speed unit offered with the 1.6-liter flex-fuel engine, which produces 128 hp and 161.6 Nm of torque. The lower variants are likely to continue sourcing power from a 1.0-liter flex fuel engine producing 80 hp and 100 Nm of torque through a 5-speed manual gearbox.

Hyundai HB20 R-Spec at the 2014 Sao Paulo International Motor Show
As expected, the 2016 Hyundai HB20 draws design cues from the HB20 R-Spec Concept revealed in October 2014.

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The 2016 Hyundai HB20 will launch in the Brazilian market in September. The facelifted hatchback previews the changes for the 2016 Hyundai HB20S sedan and the 2016 Hyundai HB20X crossover.

Hyundai HB20 R-Spec Concept – Image Gallery

[Source: Autos Segredos]

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