Hyundai HED-5 MPV concept due for Geneva
11 February 2008

This is the Hyundai HED-5, a six-seat MPV concept due to be revealed at Geneva motor show next month.Hyundai claims that the HED-5 offers a 'new level of versatility combined with exceptional economy.' Though there is no official information, sources maintain the HED-5 will be based on a modified version of the i30 platform, with a layout designed to compete with the likes of the Honda FRV. It's also predicted that the car will go into production by 2010, and there's every chance that when it does it will be called the 'i30v'. Autocar revealed plans for the i30v MPV back in October last year, when Hyundai gave us an exclusive preview of the brand's two-year product plan.The HED-5 concept will also showcase advanced, eco-friendly materials developed in motorsport and aerospace industries, as seen on the QarmaQ (or HED-4) concept at the 2007 Geneva show. The aim is to reduce weight and improve strength whilst also using recyclable, eco-friendly materials. That's not the only environmental revelation waiting for Geneva show-goers at the Hyundai stand. The Korean brand has been working to produce an eco-package that reduces C02 by up to 29 per cent without any compromise on price, comfort or performance. The result is likely to be a similar package to Volkswagen's 'BlueMotion' cars, using reduced drag, longer gearing and lighter materials to reduce emissions; expect the most significant of these cars to be an i30 producing less than 100g/km CO2.Finally, the refreshed Hyundai Matrix will also make an appearance. The compact MPV will receive a new interior to bring it in line with the latest Hyundai models, and a 'contemporary' new exterior.

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12 February 2008

I don't care about this car at all, but it really annoyed my that the 6 seater configuration was used in reference to the horrid Honda FR-V and not the pioneering, but less fashionable FIAT Multipla.

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