At the Moscow International Auto Show Hyundai has a new sub-compact family sedan: the RB Concept, characterized by a coupe-like dynamic and sculpted styling.
From the official Press Release:
With elegant lines that resemble a calligrapher’s “orchid strokes,” the concept RB continues Hyundai Motor’s ‘fluidic sculpture’ design philosophy that injects sophistication and dynamic angles into the shape of a vehicle.
The fluidic essence that characterizes molding design of Hyundai’s latest models is inspired by nature, realizing the harmonic coexistence of all things created.
Among the strong design hints are the large hexagonal front grill, headlamps and “L”-shaped fog lamps.
When the production sub-compact sedan arrives in Russia, it will be powered by the 1.6L or 1.4L DOHC in-line four cylinder gasoline Gamma engines with CVVT (Continuously Variable Valve Timing).
The estimated power and torque of 1.6 Gamma are respectively 124ps and 156 N.m while those of 1.4 Gamma are 107ps and 135 N.m. The units will be mated to a four-speed automatic transmission or a standard five-speed manual transaxle.
Production version of this concept car is scheduled to begin at Hyundai’s plant in Saint Petersburg, Russia, in January 2011, and will join the Hyundai lineup in the spring of 2011.