Hyundai India will launch 10 cars by 2020 and look to strengthen its SUV portfolio with a new compact model
India’s second largest car manufacturer Hyundai plans to launch a slew of cars in next four years. The company has announced that it will introduce a total of 10 cars in the country by 2020, among which 8 will be new models and 2 will be facelift version of existing ones.
Hyundai Motor India Ltd’s Managing Director Mr. YK Koo has revealed the plan of expanding the brand’s portfolio. He said that three models will be new segment product, while five will be full model range. These new cars and the facelifted models will incorporate loads of modern technology and driving aids. As concern about hybrid powertrain is increasing among domestic customers, Hyundai will focus on introducing mild-hybrid and full hybrid-tech.
One of the most anticipated and expected car has been the new Santro. But Hyundai ruled out launching a tallboy hatch like the popular model. Instead it will introduce a small family car in the second half of next year, which will be positioned above the Hyundai Eon entry level hatch.
Hyundai already sells crossover and SUVs like i20 Active, Creta, Tucson and Santa Fe in the market. It wants to add another sub-four metre compact SUV in its portfolio strengthening its grab in the segment. The new SUV will arrive sometime in 2019. The facelifted version of the popular Creta SUV is also on card. Another interesting fact is that, automatic transmission will be available across its entire range as per its commitment.
Hyundai Ioniq has created a strong buzz around the world with its unique powertrain technology. The car will appear at the 2018 New Delhi Auto Expo, and it could start selling in the country in near future. Also, the South Korean auto major will display some other models at the prestigious biennial event in New Delhi.