2012 Dodge Attitude. Hyundai badge and all.

2012 Dodge Attitude. Hyundai badge and all.

An all-new Dodge Attitude has been launched in Mexico for the 2012 model year. The car is a replacement for a four-door sedan of the same name and once again, it is being supplied by Hyundai.

While Hyundai remains absent from Mexico, its India-built Atos and Accent small cars are sold there with Dodge badging. The new Attitude is a version of the fourth generation Hyundai Accent. The car had its world premiere at the Beijing motor show in April 2010 as the Hyundai Verna. The production model is now built in China (Beijing), South Korea (Ulsan), India (Chennai) and Russia (St Petersburg). In the last of these markets, it is the Hyundai Solaris, while in some other countries, the car is called the Hyundai Brio.

Hyundai Motor America launched the all-new (2012MY) Accent there in April 2011 as both a four-door sedan and a five-door hatchback. The new Mexican market Dodge Attitude, meanwhile, is only available as a sedan. A 1.4-litre petrol engine is standard, with a 1.6 optional.

Author: Glenn Brooks