Hyundai is to unveil a new concept car at this year’s Geneva Motor Show on March 3.
This innovative concept portrays a dramatic new look for compact SUVs and was styled in Europe. The world première of this new concept (codenamed HED-6 ) is just one of a hat-trick of debuts for the company.
The dramatic exterior look of the HED-6 is enhanced by the hexagonal grille, angular style lines, and piercing front headlamps, with the bold look completed by 21-inch, mirror-polished alloy wheels.
The three-dimensional, sculpted shape of the rear window is achieved using “Lexan” high-performance plastics instead of regular glass. To emphasise the dynamic flowing lines, the designers have developed a special ‘Ice Blue’ exterior paint, with an advanced pigment effect for a brilliant shine.
Equipped with LED daytime running lights and powered by a 175hp, 1.6-litre GDi turbocharged engine, HED-6 gives a clear indication of the direction Hyundai will take with its next generation of Hyundai SUVs.
i20 three-door and i30 blue
The three-door version of the new i20 will also be shown for the first time. Hyundai says the chic and versatile i20 three-door will go on sale in the second quarter of 2009. Adding a lower entry-level price to the i20 line-up, the youthful and sporty three-door variant will boost Hyundai’s offering in the largest growing segment in Europe.
Finally the i30 blue will showcase the first application of stop-start technology on a Hyundai production car. Hyundai says this technology will contribute to a significant cut in both fuel consumption and CO2 emissions.