The regular HB20 is a small-sized model purpose-built for the Brazilian market, comparable with the i20 and i30 from the Australian market.
Wearing a rear spoiler and silver highlights across the front, side and mirrors, the concept has sparked questions on whether or not it forms the basis of a future model for Brazil only, nowhere, or several markets.
The concept was developed in South Korea, and sports an exclusive blue paint finish along with LED headlamps; which are new to the HB20.
Other features include 17-inch alloy wheels, red brake calipers, redesigned tail lamps, a shark-fin antennae and a twin chrome tailpipe set-up.
Inside, the R-Spec concept gets a redesigned dash, leather-wrapped steering wheel and leather seats with blue stitching.
The concept’s engine and power output remain a mystery for now, with Hyundai’s 150kW/265Nm 1.6 litre turbocharged petrol unit from the Veloster being a logical possibility (but far from confirmed).
Hyundai is believed to be gauging public reaction to its new concept at the Sao Paulo Motor Show, before deciding on the HB20 R-Spec’s next move.
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