AM Online

Hyundai to unveil Focus rival

Hyundai Motor Company will unveil its new European C-segment hatchback at its press conference at the Geneva Motor Show on March 6.

Codenamed 'FD', this will be the first ever car from the Korean manufacturer designed specifically for Europe.

The car is due to go on sale across Europe in the summer.

Tony Whitehorn, managing director of Hyundai Motor UK, said: “Geneva marks a significant turning point in the history of Hyundai, which has grown at a phenomenal rate in its relatively brief history to become the world’s sixth largest motor manufacturer.

“The launch of FD, combined with a new naming strategy, the imminent arrival of a 300,000 unit European manufacturing facility and new advanced R&D facilities and European Headquarters in Germany, signals Hyundai’s development into a mainstream European manufacturer with serious intentions to provide high quality and affordable cars designed and built specifically to European tastes.”

Hyundai will also present a crossover-SUV concept at its Geneva press conference.

The mystery SUV is shown in sketch form below and was developed using materials from Hyundai’s co-operation partner GE Plastics.

  • More information and pictures will be available closer to the motor show next month.
  • If you are not a registered user your comment will go to AM for approval before publishing. To avoid this requirement please register or login.

    Login to comment


    No comments have been made yet.