Green Baby: Hyundai planning all-new small car to take on Toyota iQ

Hyundai, the one non-Japanese Asian car manufacturer that’s fast catching up with the Japanese, is said to be planning an all-new small car which will take on the Toyota iQ. Codenamed ‘green baby,’ the new baby Hyundai will be, it’s rumoured, more basic and functional than the iQ.

The Hyundai Green Baby could either be powered by the i10’s 66bhp 1.2-litre inline-four Kappa engine, or perhaps an even smaller three-cylinder engine. The car, which is expected to go on sale in Korea, China, India and Europe, could be launched by mid-2010 and Hyundai is also expected to do a petrol-electric hybrid version of this car by 2011.

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