The Hyundai HB20 ("HB" stands for "Hyundai Brasil") is a subcompact by Korean manufacturer Hyundai Motor Company, which was launched in 2012. It is Hyundai’s third vehicle produced in Brazil and has flexible-fuel engines, therefore it was not exported to other South American countries until 2016, when it began to be sold in Paraguay and Uruguay. It has two engine options, one of them from Kia Picanto (1.0L I3 with 75hp).[1] The higher versions do feature a 1.6L gamma engine with 128 hp.

Hyundai HB20
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ManufacturerHyundai Motor Company
AssemblyPiracicaba, São Paulo, Brazil
DesignerCasey Hyun
Body and chassis
Body style5-door hatchback
4-door sedan
PlatformHyundai-Kia PB
RelatedHyundai Veloster
Kia Rio (UB)
Hyundai Accent (RB)
Engine1.0 L Kappa I3
1.0 L Turbo Kappa I3
1.6 L Gamma I4
Wheelbase2,500 mm (98.4 in)
Length3,920 mm (154.3 in) (hatchback)
4,230 mm (166.5 in) (sedan)
3,995 mm (157.3 in) (crossover)
Width1,680–1,710 mm (66.1–67.3 in)
Height1,470–1,550 mm (57.9–61.0 in)

The HB20 is available with a six speed automatic and manual transmission for both 1.0L and 1.6L.[2] Its main rivals are the Chevrolet Onix and the Ford Fiesta.



The Hyundai HB20X is a mini SUV version which sets it apart from the standard HB20. As is the case for other similar models, it is available only with front-wheel drive. It is produced and sold only in Brazil to compete in the expanding mini SUV market (see Ford EcoSport and Fiat Idea Adventure).

This version contains mixed use tires, a suspension raised slightly and a few visual upgrades. It is available only with the 1.6L gamma engine.


The Hyundai HB20S is the sedan version of the HB20 hatchback. It has the same engine and transmission choices from the regular HB20.

It has the same wheelbase as the hatchback but is longer with 4.23 m (166.5 in) and has a bigger trunk (450 liters against three hundred liters in the regular HB20).


  1. ^ "Hyundai HB20 estreia na próxima semana - Carros - iG". Retrieved 19 October 2013.
  2. ^ "Novo HB20". Retrieved 12 February 2016.

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