Hyundai is to launch a new MPV in Europe, ahead of the Korean market, for the first time. He vehicle in question is the Matrix (pictured), which goes on sale in the UK on October 22.
The Matrix was designed by the Pininfarina styling house and is based on the Elantra platform.
From launch the Matrix will be available in three versions, the 1.6 GSi at £10,999; the 1.8 CDX at £12,199 and the 1.5TD GSi at £11,799. The 1.6 engine is already in the Elantra, while the 1.8 and 1.5TD are all-new engines built by Hyundai.
All models feature air conditioning, anti-lock brakes, driver/passenger and side airbags, RDS radio/CD player, electric front and rear windows and alloy wheels.
It expects to sell 3,000 Matrixes in the UK in 2002, increasing to 3,500 in 2003.