Hyundai’s Brazil division, aptly named Hyundai Motor Brasil (HMB), dropped a pretty cool, albeit Brazil-exclusive model at the 2012 Sao Paulo International Motor Show. It’s called the HB20X Crossover, and the vehicle shares many of the design characteristics of Hyundai’s current range of "Fluidic Sculpture" models. Where it differentiates itself is through a number of unique design details. Incidentally, the hexagonal grille, despite occupying a huge chunk of the front profile’s space, is similar to what we’ve come accustomed to on a lot of Hyundai’s models.

Then there’s the headlights with black bezel and chrome details, as well as the redesigned fog lamps, all of which, when taken together, convey a sporty and sophisticated image to the HB20X. The roof bars were also added presumably to provide more cargo space while the side black molding that wraps the whole body adds a svelte and tight look to the crossover. Rounding out the exterior features include a redesigned bumper with its own black moldings, stylish rear lamps, and a new set of 15" dark gray alloy wheels.

Inside, the Hyundai continued the HB20 styling treatment while adding a number of exclusive features, including the sports pedals, chrome-finished door handles, and controls for the air-conditioning.

For all of its stout characteristics, the HB20X’s performance doesn’t exactly lift its name off the page. Sure, Hyundai fitted the crossover with its own 1.6-liter GAMMA 16V FLEX engine with a Continuous Variable Vavle Timing and aluminum block. Having said all that, the HB20X only produces a pretty pedestrian 128 horsepower.

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  (346) posted on 10.24.2012

if you want it for your family, i think you should research how it does on safety tests. that would interest me more than anything.

  (377) posted on 10.24.2012

mmm...yes...i heard that before. looks appropriate as a family car.

  (397) posted on 10.24.2012

in my opinion, this vehicles aren’t good, aren’t bad. are average. usually they have a good quality-price ratio.

  (377) posted on 10.24.2012

are hyundai good cars? cause i see that they hardly try to emprove the design but i don’t know is this cars worth being bought

  (349) posted on 10.24.2012

i think the air-conditioning controls are a well thought decision, absolutely necessary. and the sports pedals and chrome-finish door handles help the design.

  (346) posted on 10.24.2012

i like the fact that were added the roof bars to provide more cargo space. that is very useful for long ways.

  (341) posted on 10.24.2012

nice car but i am not sure if that hexagonal grille isn’t too big.

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