The C-segment is hugely important for manufacturers, representing the most popular cars among both European and South African buyers.
Slick Hyundai Arnejs to go on sale in 2007
The 5-door Arnejs (pronounced Ar-Nez) is aimed at the European market and will eventually find its way to South Africa too.
When the goes on sale in mid-2007 it will compete against hatches such as the VW Golf and Ford Focus.
It is expected that Hyundai will build the Arnejs at its new plant in the Czech Republic.
The production version of the Arnejs is expected to be built on the same platform as the recently announced Kia Cee'd - which is also heading to South Africa.