• Sep 24, 2010
Russian-market Hyundai Solaris – Click above for high-res image gallery

The production version of the Hyundai RB Concept has officially been christened the Solaris for the Russian market. A slightly tweaked-on-the-outside version of the sedan known elsewhere as the Verna or the Accent, the real changes took place underneath in order to handle Russian climes. A more powerful battery and enduro headlights, heating vents for rear seat passengers, a four-liter washer fluid tank and mudguards all around will help alleviate concerns in Northern Russia.

Further north, Siberians can add more cold-proofing in the form of heated front seats and mirrors, a de-icer for the wipers, and an emergency stop signal that activates in an accident. Engines are suspected to be a 1.4-liter four-cylinder with 109 horsepower, or a 1.6-liter four with 124 horses, working through either a five-speed manual or six-speed auto.

Hyundai would like to see 85,000 Solaris' rolling out of its Russian plant and into Russian hands every year between the sedan and a five-door hatch. It is expected to be going against the Volkswagen Polo sedan, launched not long ago and also built in Russia, and the Dacia Logan.




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      • 4 Years Ago
      Has anyone seen the movie? (the good one, I mean)

      http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0069293/
      • 4 Years Ago
      [Insert overplayed Yakov Smirnoff joke here]
      • 4 Years Ago
      Nice package for all Northern climes. Engineering done; let's have it on all the models. Maybe even a profitable package
      • 4 Years Ago
      Did someone from Sun/Oracle sneak into Hyundai's meeting on what to name this car from Russia? I'm starting to believe this, just as I believe a KDE developer sneaked into VW's meeting on what to name their new pickup truck. Hehheh.
        • 4 Years Ago
        Do you fill it up at a Sparc Station?


      linuxaddict7
      • 4 Years Ago
      and does Oracle knows about this name?
      • 4 Years Ago
      Hyundai's offerings are scary good.
        • 4 Years Ago
        Blah. Give me a Fiesta or Focus anyday over this.
      • 4 Years Ago
      Name's a little close to the Toyota Solara?
      • 4 Years Ago
      "Vladimir Putin drives ‘Russian’ Hyundai Solaris"
      http://en.rian.ru/photolents/20100922/160680754.html
      • 4 Years Ago
      Why do you even need a concept when you reveal the real thing 3 weeks later?
      • 4 Years Ago
      ha ha, they get the fuglyfied version, lol!