Hyundai Mini-MPV Concept Unveiled In Geneva

Hyundai HED-1 Concept


Hyundai unveils the latest in mini-MPV style at the forthcoming Geneva Motor Show, with the all-new HED-1 concept car.

A logical extension of the themes first explored in the E3 (E-cubed) concept car in 2004, the HED-1 displays many thought provoking aspects, which will potentially influence future downsized, city orientated MPV design.

Gregory Guillaume, Chief Designer at Hyundai’s European design studio near Frankfurt, said: "As our customers demand more flexibility, and ever increasing levels of quality and sophistication, total concept cars such as the HED-1 allow us to prepare for these demands, but also to gauge the reaction of potential future customers."

Strong European sales in January

Hyundai sold 25,871 vehicles in Europe in January, an increase of four per cent over the same month last year. Europe-wide the strongest performers were Getz (7,062 units) and Tucson (4,513 units).

Hyundai expects to sell 430,000 units in Europe in 2005, an increase of 20 per cent over 2004.

Published 10 February 2005 Melanie Carter

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