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‘HB’ stands for ‘Hyundai Brasil’ and Hyundais badged with HB, as you might have guessed are cars are exclusive to Brazil.

“Hyundai invested years of research to identify the top values of Brazilian consumers and what standards they set when choosing new vehicles,” Hyundai Motor’s Vice Chairman Euisun Chung said during a speech at the motor show. “We are confident that the HB family will not only meet, but exceed Brazilian consumers’ expectations with its outstanding design, finish and flexible fuel support.”

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The HB20X crossover is based on the HB20 hatchback which was launched exclusively in Brazil last year. The ‘Fludic’ HB20X is a far cry from the HB20 with its new bumper with a hexagonal grille that reflects Hyundai’s new family look for SUVs.

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The HB20X is one concept at Sao Paulo that will go into production, early next year. It will be powered by Hyundai’s GAMMA 1.6 16V FLEX with 128hp engine featuring a Continuous Variable Vavle Timing.

The HB20X differentiates its interior from that of the HB20 with sports pedals, chrome finishing for door handles and air conditioning controls, as well as blue double stitches for the steering wheel and seats.

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From right to left, vice chairman of Hyundai Motor, Euisun Chung, the general consul of South Korea in Brazil, Sang Shik Park and Hyundai Motor Brasil’s president, Chang Kyun Han