Hyundai HB20 unveiled at Sao Paulo Motor Show image

Hyundai has recently unveiled the HB20 during the 2012 Sao Paulo Motor Show in Brazil, announcing that the crossover will go on sale early next year.

According to the South Korean based automaker, the Hyundai HB20 has been scheduled to go on sale in early 2013 and the model will be produced locally at the company’s facility in Piracicaba. The Hyundai HB20 is coming with a more rugged appearance and we can notice the hexagonal grille, the front bumper design, the modified fog lamps, the chrome details and black bezel for the headlights, the plastic molding and rocker panels round the wheel arches, the silver finished mirror caps, the silver roof bars and the 15-inch dark alloy wheels.

“The crossover vehicle, which will officially launch early next year, is part of Hyundai’s exclusive family of cars for Brazil, badged under the name `HB,’ which stands for Hyundai Brasil. Just last month, Hyundai launched the first member of its HB family, a hatchback version called HB20. A sedan version is scheduled to debut in the first quarter next year”, as the automaker is saying in its official press release.

The Hyundai HB20 will get a four-cylinder 1.6 liter flex-fuel engine under its hood, which will produce a total output of 128 HP (95 kW) and it will be mated to either a manual or an automatic transmission, which will sent power to the front-wheel drive. The sedan version of the HB20 will also be launched in 2013.