Hyundai’s concept RB, revealed less than a month ago, has already evolved into a production car, the Solaris.
The car is a Russian exclusive, and while it is essentially based on the latest Hyundai Verna (Known as the Accent outside of Korea, but an Accent variant hasn’t yet been released of the four-generation Verna), the exterior is different, and a lot of the features have been tailored for the market. This includes a more powerful battery, endurance headlamps, heating vents for the rear passengers, a four-litre washer fluid tank, and mudguards on all four corners.
To help keep things warm in the cold lands of Siberia, customers can opt for heated front seats and mirrors and a de-icer for the wipers. You can also order an emergency stop signal, which activates in the case of an accident.
Power is expected to come from a 1.4L four-cylinder developing 109 hp, or a 1.6L four with 124 hp, hooked up to either a five-speed manual gearbox or six-speed auto.
Hyundai has a goal of 85,000 yearly sales between the sedan model and the upcoming five-door hatch. It looks pretty nice, so if they price it right, I reckon they could manage it.