Hyundai Reina unveiled at the 2017 Chongqing Motor Show

Posted on: Jun 9, 2017 - 10:43am IST

Based on the previous gen Hyundai Verna (currently sold in India).

At the 2017 Chongqing Motor Show, Beijing Hyundai unveiled an all-new sedan that could hit the Chinese market later this year, dubbed the Hyundai Reina.

Hyundai Reina front quarter at the 2017 Chongqing Motor Show
The exterior design is based on the latest version of Fluidic Sculpture 2.0. The Reina will compete with entry level sedans like the Chevrolet Sail.

Based on the previous generation Hyundai Verna (model currently sold in India), the Hyundai Reina has a wheelbase of 2,570 mm and will slot below the new Hyundai Verna. The exterior design is based on the latest version of the Fluidic Sculpture 2.0, featuring a hexagonal grille with a gloss black mesh, swept back halogen headlamps, angular fog lamps, and small multi-spoke alloy rims. The waistline gradually rises to give the rear-end a stubby look, and houses vertical taillamps, a clean boot lid and a wide windscreen.

Being a pre-production prototype, the interior was not revealed. The design is said to be similar to the outgoing model and will come equipped with a touchscreen system with Apple CarPlay and Baidu’s Carlife system. Under the hood is a 1.4L N/A petrol engine with 95 hp, paired to either a 5-speed manual gearbox or 4-speed automatic.

Hyundai Reina rear quarter at the 2017 Chongqing Motor Show
Based on the previous generation Hyundai Verna (model currently sold in India), the Hyundai Reina has a 2,570 mm wheelbase.

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To attract more prospective buyers from key markets towards their brand, Hyundai creates low cost, budget-oriented sedans exclusive to a market that meets local requirements. For instance, the Indian market has the Hyundai Xcent, Brazil has the Hyundai HB20S sedan, and China will soon have the Reina to take on the Chevrolet Sail. The Reina is Hyundai’s third China-exclusive sedan following the Mistra and the Celesta.

Hyundai Reina – Image Gallery

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