Russia-only saloon launched at the Moscow motor show

Hyundai has launched a new compact saloon at the Moscow motor show for the domestic market.

The Hyundai RB is a repackaged Accent with new bumpers and a new front grille, bonnet and headlights. Its design also incorporates Hyundai's 'fluidic sculpture’ design language.

See a pic of the new Hyundai RB from the Moscow motor show

The RB concept is virtually production-ready and will be built at the firm's new St Petersburg plant from January 2011. Sales will start in Russia soon after.

It will be available with Hyundai's new 1.4 and 1.6 Gamma petrol engines, producing 106bhp and 122bhp respectively. Transmission options for both engines include a four-speed automatic and a five-speed manual.

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26 August 2010

now that looks rather neat! Why can't the i30 look more like that??

26 August 2010

So is this also going to be the "new" accent in other markets? Hyundai were saying the new accent would give the Fiesta a run for its money - if it's just a rebodied version of the old one (not a bad body really though) then it'll be a joke.

26 August 2010

Looks like a shrunken Mondeo with more than a hint of Renault's Fluence/SM3.

I also hate the term 'fluidic sculpture'. It sounds like something got missed in translation.

At least it looks like Hyundai are starting to carve a style for themselves, which I suppose is a good thing. they're looking less and less like bargain buckets.

26 August 2010

Hyundai still moving forward rapidly.The RB looks quite good and im sure it will sell well

26 August 2010

Great stuff yet again from Hyundai. Along with Kia, they are gaining a stranglehold on the market, more power to them.

26 August 2010

[quote Handsome Guy]Along with Kia, they are gaining a stranglehold on the market, more power to them.[/quote] 'stranglehold' - Shome mishtake, shurely? foothold perhaps?

26 August 2010

Whats the point in just rebodying the accent? It was a terrible car. And sure the car looks great but to me it looks awfully similar to the mondeo from the front. Sure thats not a bad thing but it would have been nice if they could have thought of something new or a bit different from the norm.

7 September 2010

Because it's only being released as a BUDGET (aka VERY CHEAP) model in ONE market!

Hence why they gave it a new name - not Accent - because although it has similar styling to the new Accent and Elantra, it is not the same car whatsoever...

7 September 2010

That looks very nice. The Hyundai isn't bad, either.

7 September 2010

Are they sure this is new am sure I seen them this very car in Australia maybe its just new this side off the world it does look good do very stylish the interier is ok too I think .


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