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by Matt Brogan

The midi-MPV segment is growing and Hyundai is not letting the VW Touran and Opel Zafira play alone.  First shown in Geneva 2008 as the HED-5 Concept, the production version is now on the roads in Northern Scandinavia for some cold weather testing.

Compared to the Concept the production car is toned down a lot but still has some of the key design elements, like the a-pillar.

This prototype is powered by the U-II 1.7 litre diesel engine that was first shown with the ix35 in Frankfurt in September 2009. That new engine delivers some 86kW of power and 255 Nm of torque. It’s also possible that the 2.0 litre diesel with 101kW and 320 Nm of torque will find its way under the hood. Of course there will be some petrol versions as well.

What this new MPV will be called and when its public debut will be is still unclear.




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