Hyundai HB20X Crossover joins the HB family

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When Hyundai launched the HB20 in Brazil, the Korean automaker promised to expand the HB family (HB stands for ‘Hyundai Brazil’) with new and interesting products.

Hyundai HB20XHyundai HB20X rear

Within just a month’s time, Hyundai has delivered on its promise.

The automaker has launched an off-road version of the HB20 hatchback called the HB20X at the ongoing 2012 Sao Paulo International Motor Show in Brazil. Essentially the HB20X is a slightly elevated HB20 with a rough road package.

Hyundai HB20X front fasciaHyundai HB20X rear fascia

Hyundai HB20X exterior features

  • Redesigned front fascia
  • A new bumper with a hexagonal grille
  • New fog lamps
  • Black bezel
  • Chrome detail on the headlamps
  • Plastic moldings around the wheel arches
  • Silver colored mirror caps
  • 15-inch dark gray alloy wheels
  • Silver roof bars

Hyundai HB20X interior features

  • Sporty pedals
  • Chrome finish for door handles and air conditioning controls
  • Blue double stitches for the steering wheel and seats

Hyundai HB20X steering wheelHyundai HB20X seats

The HB20X gets a 1.6-liter flex-fuel Gamma mill that generates 128 hp. Customers will be able to choose from a manual or an automatic variant. Power is sent to the front wheels so the HB20X is really a faux off-roader with no real mud-plugging capabilities. If you want to think of a similar vehicle, you can see the Skoda Fabia Scout.

The HB20X will be manufactured at the at Hyundai’s newly opened plant in Piracicaba and will go on sale early next year

[Source: Car.blog.br]

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