2011 Hyundai Solaris

Hyundai’s sixth overseas manufacturing base located in St. Petersburg, Russia has come up with a new model for the Russian market called the Solaris.

The car’s design is based on the Concept RB that was displayed at 2010 Moscow International Motor Show and uses Hyundai Motor’s ‘Fluidic Sculpture’ design philosophy. But this being an economy model somehow it’s not looking as good as their international models.

Inside the cabin where the character lines flow continuously, a Y-shaped crash pad showing bilateral symmetry gives a sense of stability. Furthermore, high-glossy black and metallic colors used in the center fascia add more futuristic and high-tech looks to the interior of the Solaris.


Solaris will be powered by the modern Gamma engine, 1.6L or 1.4L DOHC in-line four cylinder gasoline engines that feature multiport fuel injection with CVVT (Continuously Variable Valve Timing).  By replacing the old Alpha engine of its predecessor with Gamma, the sedan promises more power and torque, as well as improved fuel economy, in keeping with Hyundais pledge to be the industrys eco-leader.

The power and torque of 1.6 Gamma are respectively 123ps and 155 N.m while those of 1.4 Gamma are 107ps and 135 N.m.  The powerful and fuel-efficient Gamma engine will be mated to a four-speed automatic transmission or a standard five-speed manual transaxle.

The car is scheduled to go on sale in 2011 in Russia.

Average Fuel Economy
1.4 Gamma 1.6 Gamma
5 M/T 4 A/T 5 M/T 4 A/T
5.9 L/100km

(16.9 km/L)

6.4 L/100km

(15.6 km/L)

6.0 L/100km

(16.7 km/L)

6.5 L/100km


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