The Hyundai HB20 gets revised cosmetic updates on the facelifted model and comes loaded with the new Car Link infotainment system in addition to other changes.
Refreshing its popular hatchback in Brazil, Hyundai has launched the faceliftd version of the HB20 premium hatchback in the South American market with a host of exterior and interior changes featuring a new design language, creature comforts and revised feature list. The HB20 is a Brazil specific hatchback designed with the i20 being the donor model and the new version will go on sale in October with sedan and crossover derivatives to follow soon.
For the 2015 model year, the Hyundai HB20 uses the Fluidic Sculpture 2.0 design philosophy and gets new front and rear bumpers, projector headlights with LED DRLs, clear lens tail lights and front fog lights. The new hexagonal chrome front grille is similar to the ones seen on the new generation Sonata and Elantra. Inside the cabin, the HB20 gets seats upholstered in optional brown leather along with auto climate control, two side airbags and auto retractable ORVMs. You also get a new 7-inch touchscreen infotainment system, steering mounted audio controls and Bluetooth connectivity.
There is a new Car Link infotainment system that allows the driver to link his Android smartphone to the vehicle. The system will also be compatible with Apple CarPlay by 2016. In terms of powertrain, the 2015 Hyundai HB20 uses a 1.0-litre Kappa and 1.6-litre Gamma engines, paired to 6-speed manual and automatic transmissions. Launched in 2012 in Brazil, Hyundai has sold over 5 lakh units of the HB20 in Brazil, making it one of the best-selling cars in the country. The new features are expected to further enhance the model and its popularity for the next few years.