This year’s Moscow Motor Show is underway, and Hyundai has started off the celebration with a new sub-compact family sedan concept RB. This concept will go into production in January 2011 and will be built at Hyundai’s first full-cycle plant in Saint Petersburg, Russia.
The Concept RB brags of "elegant lines that resemble a calligrapher’s orchid strokes" that supposedly adds to Hyundai Motor’s "fluidic sculpture" design philosophy. The Concept features a large hexagonal front grill, headlamps, and “L”-shaped fog lamps that will be transferred over to the production version. When it arrives, it will be powered by a 1.6L or 1.4L DOHC in-line four cylinder gasoline engine mated to a four-speed automatic transmission or a standard five-speed manual transaxle. The 1.6L engine will develop 122hp and 156 Nm of torque while the 1.4L engine will produce 106hp and 135 Nm of torque.
The production version of the Concept RB will join Hyundai’s lineup in the spring of 2011.