Changes mainly cosmetic.
Hyundai Brazil has released the first teaser of the facelifted 2016 Hyundai HB20, ahead of an expected debut in October. The upcoming model draws design cues from the HB20 R-Spec Concept revealed a year ago.
According to an undisguised spyshot of the 2016 Hyundai HB20, it gets a bigger hexagonal grille with chrome surrounds, a re-profiled front bumper with round fog lamps, and new headlight clusters. Although the rear-end is not revealed yet, it is expected to sport updated taillight clusters and bumper.
The only mechanical change reported so far is a new 6-speed automatic transmission that will replace the 4-speed unit offered with the 1.6-liter flex-fuel engine. The 1.6-liter motor produces 128 hp and 161.6 Nm of torque, while lower variants are likely to continue sourcing power from a 1.0-liter flex fuel engine producing 80 hp and 100 Nm of torque, passing it through a 5-speed manual gearbox.
The facelifted hatchback also previews the changes for the 2016 Hyundai HB20S sedan and the 2016 Hyundai HB20X crossover.