Hyundai HB20 Platinium Plus 2023 with proper security orientation

Hyundai HB20 Platinium Plus 2023 with proper security orientation


Campinas, sp) – In the past week, the shocking case of a cyclist who was hit by a driver while opening the car door spread in the media and on social networks and ended up under a passing truck. The case that happened in the capital city of Rio de Janeiro, fortunately did not turn into a tragedy, while the cyclist left the situation unharmed.

But it could be completely avoided if Brazilian consumers were more concerned and questioned the lack of safety equipment than the looks of the cars. This is seen in the current generation Hyundai HB20. Launched in 2019, the compact was striking in its unusual appearance, but little was said about the usual things.

The hatch gets a new look and a long list of accessories.

If the public itself is more focused on fashion, South Korea found that the biggest difference is the list of accessories. In anticipation of the mid-life facelift, the brand has updated the HB20 well, currently only launched on the hatch body. Of course, the most talked about, the biggest goal, was to look, completely new and more elegant.

However, during the presentation of the model, in the interior of São Paulo, one point caught our attention the most, the level of safety equipment used, especially in the highest version, Platinum Plus, “Teste”. da Vez”, that is, “Premier Show”. It has, among others, an exit notification, which warns if there is a car or something approaching when opening the door, which can prevent accidents in Rio.

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Among the important things, beware of the blind spot.

Like all recent technologies, Hyundai’s SmartSense system is not yet featured in the automaker’s lineup, only available in the top-of-the-line Creta and, now, the HB20, Platinum Plus. In terms of the hatch, with its snacks, R$ 114,390. The surprising thing is that, even with the incredible improvement, there are still slopes.

With the new line, the HB20 becomes one of the most complete types in the category, but it lacked some of its features to be the best image in this regard, such as automatic transmission, front parking sensor and park assist (automatic parking assist) , present in some competitors, but none and all.

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With things, the South Korean becomes one of the safest in the division.

Among the novelties, it comes with center assistant (LCA) and lane keeping assistant (LKA), the system helps to keep the car on the right path, without invading the sides and, depending on the tangency and speed, even making turns. .. Active Blind Spot Alert works in conjunction with LKA. Reverse Traffic Assistant warns you if any vehicle is coming out of the way when backing up.

It also has rear seat alert, fatigue detector, adaptive high beam, tire pressure monitoring and brake alerts for autonomous assistance and pedestrian and exit detection, which warns if an object or vehicle is approaching when unlocking . door, which can prevent accidents. what happened in Rio de Janeiro.

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Hyundai HB20 2023.

The list of amenities is also generous.

In addition to the SmartSense system, the list of advanced equipment is generous. Still in terms of safety, it comes with six airbags, traction and stability controls, hill start assist, automatic (which does not change), reverse camera, twilight and parking sensors, projector headlights with DRL and LED lights and a distant beginning.

In terms of comfort, it has a multimedia center with an eight-inch screen, wireless connectivity for smartphones via Android Auto and Apple CarPlay and three USB ports, a digital instrument panel, a sensor key, electric folding mirrors, digital and automatic air conditioning, Bluelink connectivity system, steering wheel with height and depth adjustment and wireless mobile phone charger.

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Hyundai HB20 2023.

The appearance has changed a lot from the previous model.

Although the facelift should focus on safety factors, the main focus was on the design. A little more than two years ago, when the new generation of HB20 appeared, it attracted a lot of attention in its appearance and the brand saw a “rain” of criticism for the unusual choice of a compact design.

This time the views are more positive. The design of the model has changed well and has been completely updated in the front and back. The grille is now divided into two parts and takes up a good part of the, also updated, bumper.

Hyundai HB20 2023.

Inside, a few changes.

The headlights have been redesigned and speak well with the rest of the front. The hood and fenders also receive new, more rectangular and angular designs. In addition, the larger model is not only visible, the hatch has increased in length by 75mm, 50mm front overhang and 25mm rear.

At the rear, it has updated and integrated taillights that cross the car from side to side, despite not being fully illuminated (as it will be on the HB20S), in line with other Hyundai models, such as the Tucson and Elantra. In addition, the bumper and trunk cover have new designs.

Hyundai HB20 2023.

The flashlight can be fully lit, as it will be in a sedan.

Inside, the changes are few and far between, aimed squarely at the top-of-the-line versions, starting with the Platinum and up. It gets a 100% digital instrument panel, the interesting point is the tachometer with a numerical display and not a pointer, it is more fun to follow.

It still receives the seat trim, steering wheel, gearshift knob, center armrest and leather doors. In addition, the parts are well sealed and there are no burrs. The space is also the same, accommodating four adults with some comfort. The trunk has 300 liters, within the category average, neither big nor small.

It hasn’t changed

Hyundai HB20 2023.

The brand did not change the mechanical set.

Another thing that the brand kept from the beginning of the current generation until the facelift is the motorization. For the top-of-the-line version, the HB20 retains a 1.0-liter turbo with 120 horsepower and 17.5 kgfm of torque, both with ethanol and gasoline, as well as a six-speed automatic transmission and electric drive, which “speak” well between yes.

During the launch of the new hatch line, we first contacted the HB20 on the race track, which is impossible to fully simulate the daily use of the car. However, it is possible to see that the turbo engine makes the compact good and good in acceleration, just step on the accelerator and it passes on the pavement and still has butterflies on the steering wheel for more gear changes.

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The biggest – and most important – novelty of HB20 goes almost unnoticed when the main goal turns out to be a chapter, which, let’s face it, was very strange. The visual overhaul is very welcome, but nothing compared to the increase in safety technologies that, for now, only the top version has passed.

The South Korean points out that the safety equipment needs and should be known, despite the asking price of the top version of the hatch, R$114,390, it is not popular at all, but it arrives in “cheap” cars. . Even because, even at this price, it is cheaper than many rivals with smaller devices. Worth buying! Remember: 9.

Data sheet

Hyundai HB20 2023.

Engine: 1.0 turbo

Maximum power: 120 hp

Maximum torque: 17.5 kgfm

Streaming: 6 speed automatic

Direction: electricity

Suspension: free in the front and semi-free in the back

Brake: disk in front and drum in back

Stem: 300 liters

Dimensions (H x W x L x EE): 1,470 x 1,720 x 4,015 x 2,530mm

Price: BRL 114,390

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Hyundai HB20 Platinium Plus 2023 with proper security orientation. Photo: Geison Guedes/DP and Hyundai.

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Hyundai hopes to facelift the HB20 and ‘drop’ the controversial image. Photo: Geison Guedes/DP and Hyundai.

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Hyundai presents the first images of the new – again – HB20. Photo: Hyundai.

*Travel by invitation of Hyundai