The new budget Hyundai Reina sedan has joined the ranks of new products Hyundai 2019-2020 model year. The compact four-door sedan of Hyundai Reina is officially presented in China as part of the local auto show in Chengdu, along with another novelty – the renewed Hyundai ix25 (Hyundai Creta) crossover. In our review Hyundai Reina 2019-2020 – photo, price, configuration and technical characteristics of the budget novelty of the Korean manufacturer for the Chinese market. The new Hyundai Reina is offered to Chinese motorists with a petrol 1.4-liter 95-horsepower engine capable of working in tandem, both with 5 manual gearboxes and 4 automatic transmissions, at a very affordable price of 50,000 to 80,000 yuan (443-708 thousand rubles).
The budget sedan Reina is quite difficult to call a full-fledged novelty, as in fact we have a simplified and, of course, more affordable version of Hyundai Verna ( Hyundai Solaris ) of the last generation, offered in China under the price of 73,000 yuan (just over 646 thousand rubles). The novelty of Hyundai is planned for a relative in the model line Kia – budget sedan Kia Pegas.
Sedan Hyundai Reina is based on a simple budget platform with MacPherson struts in front and a torsion beam behind (the suspension architecture, by the way, is not the most successful), deferred to 95 forces by an atmospheric 1.4-liter engine (the base engine of Hyundai Verna gives 107 forces), 5 -step “mechanics” and a 4-step “automatic”.
However, the new budget sedan can boast of an original exterior design of the body, decided in the modern style of the Korean company Hyundai, as well as a wealth of equipment, of course, with a look at the low cost of the model.
The body of Hyundai Reina looks rather simple and concise. In this case, the four-door compact sedan in front looks bright and fresh thanks to the presence of headlights with a stern gaze, a large false radiator grille in the form of an inverted trapezoid and a fashionable bumper with expressive aerodynamic elements and large fog-lamps in chrome-plated frames.
It’s unfortunate, but sunk designers who worked on the image of the car, it was enough only for the front of the body. Side and back of the sedan body is devoid of bright elements and looks dull and sad. Simple, no frills side panels of the body, a dull feed with amorphous overall lights.
- The exterior dimensions of the body of Hyundai Reina 2019-2020 are 4300 mm in length, 1705 mm in width, 1460 mm in height, with 2570 mm of wheelbase.
- The curb weight of the body of the car in the basic configuration of only 990 kg, wheels by default 14-inch (steel or easily alloy wheels, tires Kumho 175/70 R14).
The novelty salon practically hints at every detail that we are inside a budget car. And this is even in the cabin of the sedan in the richest configuration, equipped with a modern multimedia system with a large color touch screen (Apple CarPlay, rear view camera, navigation).
In the presence of a simple instrument panel, a multi-steering wheel with buttons only on the left hub, an ancient control unit for the ventilation and air-conditioning system of the passenger compartment, a non-folding back seat with an absurd head restraint, as if emerging from the back of the body, and a lot of hard plastic. You can even imagine how the front panel and the center console, doors with grooves instead of full handles and the finish of the central tunnel produce annoying sounds when driving on roads with poor coverage.
The standard equipment for the basic version of the new budget sedan Hyundai Reina worth slightly more than 443 thousand rubles the manufacturer promised front airbags for the driver and front passenger, fixing ISOFIX, ABS and EBD, central locking with remote control, steering column height adjustment, on-board computer, unpretentious audio system with 2 speakers (radio, USB), electric headlight range corrector, power windows on all doors, air conditioning.
In addition to the standard set of equipment, the maximum configuration of the new budget sedan will be enhanced by light alloy wheels and fog lights, the presence of side airbags in the first row, BAS, TCS and ESP systems, front and rear parking sensors, a rear-view camera, an electric sunroof, a multifunction steering wheel, a driver’s seat with height adjustment, a multimedia system with an 8-inch color screen (navigation, Bluetooth, Apple CarPlay), an audio system with 4 speakers.
As options, even for the richest set of sedans, a start-stop system is available that allows you to reduce fuel consumption by a ridiculous 0.2 liters, a keyless entry system and a wireless charging area for smartphones.
The luggage compartment of the new Korean budget sedan for the Chinese market with an impressive useful volume of 475 liters.
Technical characteristics Hyundai Reina 2019-2020 year. The compact budget sedan is equipped with a non-alternative four-cylinder 1.4-liter atmospheric engine (95 hp 132 Nm) in the company with 5 MKPP and available as an option 4 automatic transmission. Regardless of the type of gearbox, the engine allows the sedan to gain a maximum speed of 170 km / h, fuel consumption from 5.2 liters with “mechanics” to 5.5 liters with automatic transmission in combined mode.