The Hyundai Reina is a subcompact sedan. It is the Korean car manufacturer’s entry into the tight subcompact market. The vehicle is manufactured in China and serves as one of the newest additions to the Hyundai’s lineup. In the Philippines, it will compete alongside its stablemate the Accent but will target a different segment of the subcompact market. The Reina is also based on the PB platform that Hyundai shares with Kia.
The Reina features the brand’s signature “cascading grille” along with the company’s Fluidic Sculpture 2.0 design language. It shares a similar design layout to its bigger counterpart the Accent. What sets the Reina apart is the design of the sides and the rear of the vehicle. On the inside, it features 1-DIN AM/FM radio with a 3.5-inch SEG LCD display along with USB connectivity. The analog gauges flank a small 2.8-inch mono LCD screen that serves as a driving information display.
The Hyundai Reina was launched on February 5, 2019. The GL variant is the only variant available in the Philippine market. It can only be had with either a 4-speed automatic or 5-speed manual transmission. It features the Korean car manufacturer's Fluidic Sculpture 2.0 design DNA.
The subcompact also has space to spare as it can fit five people comfortably thanks to its ample wheelbase of 2,570mm. It also features a generous trunk with a capacity of 475-liters.
Platform, Chassis and Powertrain
The Hyundai Reina comes with a single engine option, a 1.4-liter naturally aspirated gasoline power plant. The lone mill produces 94hp and 132 Nm of torque. It can be attached to either a 4-speed automatic or 5-speed manual transmission. The sedan rides on McPherson struts with stabilizers in the front and coupled torsion beam suspension in the rear. Braking power comes from disc brakes in the front and drums in the rear. It also utilizes the PB platform of Hyundai.
The Hyundai Reina is a city car and thanks to its above-average performance figure, its power delivery matched the accelerator input smoothly. Getting up to speed isn’t going to be a hassle but when it comes to cruising at 90 km/h on the highway, the RPMs will be at the 2,200 RPM mark.
For the manual transmission variant, expect easy shifts as it features a short-throw shifter. The shifts aren't as crisp when compared to other manuals but it gets the job done. The clutch is also something to keep note of, as its on the lower end of the pedal play. The vehicle also has a tendency to feel loose at higher speeds.
For infotainment, the Hyundai Reina features a 3.5-inch SEG LCD screen in the form of 1-DIN head unit. The head unit comes with AM/FM capabilities and a USB connection. The steering is motor driven and comes with manual tilt for adjustment. It also comes with a 2.8-inch mono LCD cluster.
The Hyundai Reina utilizes the brand’s fluidic sculpture 2.0 design language that comes and with Halogen lighting for the head and tail lights. It also comes with color-keyed side view mirrors. It features side repeaters mounted on the fenders for extra visibility.
The Reina is available in five colors: Polar White, Blue Passion, Oriental Brown, Glowing Silver, and Fiery Red.
The inside of the Hyundai Reina features a two-tone theme. The upper half of the interior is in beige while the dash and door sidings are black with accents of silver sprinkled around. The seats are black with silver accents down the middle. Seating material is fabric as there is no leather option available yet.
For infotainment, it features a 3.5-inch SEG LCD display with manual control buttons. It has AM/FM functionality and can connect via USB. it also features manual air-conditioning and a 2.8-inch LCD gauge cluster display. It also features a large analog tachometer and speedometer.
The Hyundai Reina comes with dual airbags, one each for the passenger and driver, and Anti-lock Braking System, all as standard.
Pros & Cons
What you might like from the manual variant of the Reina is the short-throw shifter. It also features a lot of cubbyholes and pockets to put various things in. It also has massive trunk space coming in at 475-liters.
What you might not like in the Reina is the design language as the front does not match the rear. The handling of the vehicle also needs some improvement as the vehicle feels loose and floaty. NVH also needs improvement.
Ask our team of experts any question and we will do our best to give you the best answer possible.
Is the Hyundai Reina available with a touchscreen infotainment system?
The Hyundai Reina doesn't come standard with a touchscreen infotainment system. Hyundai Philippines, however, added an option for a third-party LCD head unit towards the end of 2019 but for a price.
How much is a Hyundai Reina?
The Hyundai Reina has a price range of P648,000 to P748,000 at the beginning of 2020.
Is the Hyundai Reina available in diesel?
Unfortunately, Hyundai Philippines did not bring any diesel variant of the Reina here when it was launched. It doesn't have any diesel variant globally as well.
Is the Hyundai Reina available in automatic transmission?
The Reina was launched in the Philippines in both manual and automatic variants.
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