Hyundai's new China-only sedan snapped in the daylight.
After the all-new Hyundai ix35 in April, Beijing-Hyundai announced another China-only model this month - the Hyundai Reina. Weeks after the near-production model's motorshow presentation, the production Hyundai Reina has surfaced in daylight, spy photos published by ifeng.com reveal.
The Hyundai Reina measures 4,300 mm in length, 1,705 mm in width and 1,460 mm in height, and has a wheelbase of 2,570 mm. Designed using the fluidic sculpture 2.0 design language with the Cascading grille - Hyundai's latest signature design element, the Hyundai Reina is based on the previous generation Hyundai Verna. It will slot below the Hyundai Verna Yuena introduced last year, to challenge the likes of the Chevrolet Sail.
Besides airbags, the Hyundai Reina will reportedly come with VSM (Vehicle Stability Management, ESC (Electronic Stability Control), ESS (Emergency Stop Signal) and HAC (Hill-start Assist Control). Beijing-Hyundai has confirmed Apple CarPlay and Baidu CarLife smartphone integration compatibility and wireless charging for the budget sedan. More equipment details are still awaited.
The Hyundai Reina gets its power from a 70 kW (95 PS) 1.4-litre petrol engine as standard. Transmission choices include 5-speed manual and 4-speed automatic. The company hasn't announced when the Reina will hit the market, but it looks like an H2 2017 launch is likely. As with the Mistra and Celesta, the Reina's assignment could be within the purview of China.