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Hyundai Concept RB debuts in Moscow

New budget saloon could make its way to Europe as next Hyundai Accent.

Hyundai is showing a new four-door 'coupé' at the Moscow Motor Show. The Concept RB is a thinly veiled look at the next Hyundai Verna or Accent - depending on the market. 

We haven't had a Hyundai Accent in Europe in many years, but this four-door model would suit our own market here in Ireland.

Compared to the existing US and Asian car, there are new front bumpers and a restyled front grille. It will be built at Hyundai's new St Petersburg plant from January, with sales starting in Russia soon after. 

The engines available initially will be a 107hp 1.4-litre with 135Nm of torque or a 124hp 1.6-litre with 168Nm of torque. There will be a choice of five-speed manual or automatic transmissions. 

If the model did come to Europe it would need a diesel option, with the firm's existing 90hp and 115hp 1.6-litre units likely to fit the bill. 

Published on August 26, 2010
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