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Hyundai HED-5 and Eco-Dynamics

Published: 11 February 2008

Hyundai will unveil a concept for an i30 MPV at the Geneva Motor Show in March 2008, as well as a new range of production-ready environmentally friendlier cars.

The six-seater concept, dubbed HED-5, will apparently showcase ‘a new level of versatility combined with exceptional fuel economy’. It’s expected to reach production within two years, with i30 underpinnings and engines, and two rows of three seats, like the Honda FR-V and Fiat Multipla.

Hyundai is also the latest manufacturer to launch a specially badged range of cleaner cars - dubbed Eco-Dynamic. Rather than fancy (and expensive) stop-start systems, Hyundai is going back to basics. A production i10 and i30 will be shown with lower rolling resistance tyres, new aero tweaks, and higher gear ratios. Hyundai claims this will cut C02 emissions by up to 29 percent, so expect both cars to produce less than 100g/km. Hyundai hopes to have the i30 on sale for £10,000.

Also on Hyundai’s Geneva stand will be a facelifted version of the Matrix MPV, with tweaks both inside and out.

CAR Magazine Online will report from the Geneva Motor Show on 4 March 2008. Come back for all the latest show news and gossip

By Ben Pulman

CAR's editor-at-large, co-ordinator, tallboy

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