2011 Hyundai Solaris: official details, photos and specs

Article by Christian Andrei, on September 24, 2010

The production form of the Solaris, the Russian version of the Hyundai Accent subcompact sedan, has been unveiled. Very few changes seem to have been made. The Solaris, which starts production this January, is the first Hyundai model to be made at the automaker's Russian manufacturing base. Solaris’ Concept RB had debuted in Moscow.

The significant changes on the production car are found in the rear, where the Concept RB's sporty rear fascia and specially shaped dual exhaust were replaced by a less aggressive design with two red reflectors.

And Hyundai opted for a simpler style instead of the subtle ring of light following the outer edge of the taillights. The edges of the car’s lower grille were softened but the foglights remain the same. For the US market, options include side mirrors with integrated turn signals and rear parking sensors.

In Russia, the Solaris/Accent will be available with 1.4- and 1.6-liter four-cylinder engines partnered to a five-speed manual or four-speed automatic.

It’s likely that the 2011 Hyundai Accent in the US will have a 110hp 1.8-liter four-cylinder engine coupled to a four-speed automatic and five-speed manual transmission.

For safety, the high-end models get six airbags. To be offered only in Russia are the headlights that have a longer lifespan (1500 hours) and front and rear mud guards will be offered as standard. The Solaris name was picked from over 27,000 entries sent in by people across Russia.

Topics: hyundai, sedan, russia

If you liked the article, share on:

Comments

Login or Create new account to add a comment!

Recommended

More positive news has been pouring in before the year ends. For those who have been waiting to hear the latest word on Toyota 86, we have some great news....
by - December 10, 2016
Hyundai is making the green vehicle race more competitive by offering three powertrain types -- pure electric (EV), hybrid (EV plus combustion engine) and plug-in hybrid (PHEV) – in one...
by - December 9, 2016
Although specs for the new Renault Megane had already surfaced several weeks ago, we didn’t know that the company has cooked up something new. Aside from the 200hp gasoline, Renault‘s...
by - December 9, 2016
For the first time in fifty-eight years, Infiniti registers its first US-Spec Q60 Coupe in Cuba. American products have not been allowed entry into Cuba for six decades. But it...
by - December 9, 2016
Chevrolet has already given out the pricing for some of its 2018 Equinox models. Not only will the new Equinox be available in both the US and Canada, it is...
by - December 9, 2016
Facebook

Youtube Channel

Tip Us
Do you have a tip for us?
Did you film an important event?
Contact us
Newsletter
Subscribe to our newsletter!
Subscribe
Galleries