The new Hyundai Solaris, which is a version of the four-door fourth-generation Accent, is produced in Russia with standard and optional features specific to the country's demanding driving conditions.
To help cope with Russia's harsh winters, the Solaris has additional heating ducts routed to the back of the car to help keep rear passengers warm. Robert Bosch GmbH provides the HVAC blower motor for the system.
In addition, Bosch also helps maintain the security of the vehicle by supplying the theft-preventing immobilizer as well as contributing to the model's efficiency by supplying the gasoline direct-injection system for the latest engine installed in the Solaris.
The Solaris is powered by the manufacturer's Gamma engine. The powerplants on offer are the 1.6- and 1.4-liter inline four-cylinder gasoline engines, both of which feature multiport fuel injection with continuously variable valve timing. BorgWarner Morse supplies the timing chain system.
The engine's power will be transmitted to the road via either a standard five-speed manual or an optional four-speed automatic transmission. BorgWarner Morse is responsible for supplying the Solaris with the friction plates and one-way clutches for the automatic transmission.
Inside the cabin, drivers find glossy black and metallic colors used in the center fascia. These provide a more futuristic and high-tech look to the car's interior. TRW Engineered Fasteners & Components supplies the Solaris with various interior fascia components and panels, as well as several clips and plugs used in the manufacturing process of the vehicle.
IHS Automotive forecasts that Hyundai will manufacture 65,000 Solaris models in 2011, with production gradually rising to 71,000 in 2015. The Solaris is manufactured at Hyundai's new plant in St. Petersburg.