The Hyundai HB20 2018 is an economical, stylish hatch starting at R$ 55 thousand |  Used and Used

The Hyundai HB20 2018 is an economical, stylish hatch starting at R$ 55 thousand | Used and Used

We can say that Hyundai HB20 and Chevrolet Onyx changed the hard hat standard in Brazil. Prior to the launch of the duo in 2012, the category was stagnant and without significant enhancements in technology, safety and craftsmanship.

Ten years after the launch of the first generation, the Hyundai HB20 is emerging as the best used car option. If you’re thinking of switching cars and thinking of buying a Korean hatchback, Karvi lists the main features of the Hyundai HB20 sold between 2012 and 2019. Follow below:

Hyundai HB20 Expected 1.6 Engine – Image: Revealed

The first generation of the Hyundai HB20 was offered with an engine 1.0 and 1.6, they both wished. The 1.0 engine develops 80 hp of power and 10.2 kgfm of torque, with a five-speed manual transmission. Already the 1.6 version has a power of 128 hp and 16.5 kgfm of torque.

In the first years, the 1.6 version was offered with a four-speed automatic transmission. In 2015, with the first visual update, Hyundai updated the boxwhich became a six-speed.

The hatch also had an engine 1.0 turbo without direct injection, capable of developing 105 hp of power and 15 kgfm of torque. The gearbox was a five-speed manual. A “hit” version and was in stores for a short time.

The Hyundai HB20 performed well in NCAP’s Latin crash tests – Photo: Auto Esporte

Karvi notes that The first HB20 did not offer side airbags and stability and traction control. These devices appeared only in the hatch after a more extensive facelift, in 2019.

However, the Hyundai HB20 scored well in the NCap Latin crash test when it crashed in 2014. hatch has four stars for adult safety and three stars for child safety.

During the tests, Latin NCAP showed that Hyundai HB20 provided adequate safety for drivers and passengers, regardless of their height. The leg area is almost unchanged after the impact.

Given today’s strict standards, if HB20 were to be reevaluated, it would almost certainly have a lower score.

The most complete versions of the Hyundai HB20 even had a digital TV in the multimedia center — Photo: Auto Esporte

Karvi notes that All HB20s have at least air conditioning, power steering, electric front windows and locks and a radio with Bluetooth.. According to the version, the compact can receive a multimedia center with a touch screen, later with CarPlay and Android Auto, electric mirrors, an alarm and even automatic air conditioning.

Accessories such as a rear camera, rear obstacle sensors and audio controls on the steering wheel appeared from the middle packages. In 2022, higher versions got active security featuressuch as Automatic Emergency Braking, Blind Spot and Lane Control, Automatic High Beam and Rear Cross Traffic Assist. Check out the review:

The HB20 has limited space for rear seat occupants. Two passengers of average height are comfortable, but people taller than 1.80 m may find the space claustrophobic.

The trunk is good for the unit, with 300 liters. It is the same capacity VW Polo and Fiat Argo. Just back Renault Sanderowhich takes 320 liters.

Autoesporte recommends: HB20 Comfort 1.0 2018 (from BRL 55 thousand)

The 2018 Hyundai HB20 starts at R$ 55 thousand in the main online ads — Photo: Auto Esporte

With units starting from R $ 43 thousand, the HB20 it is still a modern compact, economical and affordable to maintain for the daily life of a small family. Even with 7 or 8 years of use, most units are well maintained, thanks to a 5-year factory warranty.

It is difficult to go wrong with the choice of versions, since they all have at least the basics, but we understand that Hyundai HB20 Comfort 1.0 It’s a great option for anyone who has up to R$60,000 to spend on an entry-level car. In addition to not being too expensive, the compact still does 7.6 km/l in the city and 9.8 km/l on the road with ethanol, in addition 11.5 km/l in the city and 14.5 km/l on the road with gasoline.

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