Hyundai has planned to launch at least 5 new cars in the country that include all-new models and facelifts
Hyundai Motor India Ltd (HMIL), the Indian subsidiary founded in May 1996, is currently the second-largest carmaker in the country. It’s well-known that the carmaker has plans to launch a number of new cars. Here’s a look at all the upcoming Hyundai cars:
1. Hyundai Styx
The first of the upcoming Hyundai cars in India is a sub-4-metre model that will be rivalling the Maruti Vitara Brezza, Ford EcoSport, Tata Nexon, and the Mahindra XUV300. Expected to be called the Styx, the new SUV will be based on the Carlino concept that was unveiled at the 2016 Auto Expo.
The launch of the new vehicle is expected to happen in coming months following the gloal premiere at NY Auto Show next month. It will probably cost between Rs. 6.5 lakh and Rs. 10 lakh (ex-showroom), thereby almost touching the Hyundai Creta territory. Power options for the first compact SUV from the Korean auto giant will include a 1.0-litre turbo petrol and a 1.4-litre turbo diesel engine. Both motors should offer manual and automatic options.
2. Hyundai Kona EV
Hyundai Motor India will foray into the electric market with the Kona EV, which will be a premium SUV that will combine the low running costs and zero emissions with avant-garde design and a luxurious cabin. The launch of the new model should happen around June this year, and the company’s upcoming EV will be sold in less than 20 cities.
India will get the less powerful version of the Kona EV that is sold abroad. The 39 kWh version will offer a maximum power of 135 bhp and a peak torque of 325 Nm. The battery offers a driving range of 320 km in the UK cycle. As per the carmaker, the electric vehicle can accelerate from zero to 100 kmph in just 7.6 seconds.
3. New Hyundai Grand i10
The next model in our list of upcoming Hyundai cars in India is the all-new Grand i10, which will launch by Diwali this year. The new model will try to regain the sales that the current i10 has lost to the Maruti Swift. The new model will be based on an updated platform and will be powered by a BSVI compliant version of the current vehicle’s 1.2-litre four-cylinder Kappa engine.
The new model will be available with a 5-speed manual transmission and an AMT. Spy images have revealed that the design of the new car won’t be entirely different from that of the current model. However, you can expect the car to feature the latest cascading grille and a more dynamic side profile.
4. New Hyundai Elantra (facelift)
Internationally, the Hyundai Elantra has been finding many new buyers and has impressed everyone with the comprehensive upgrade it has received. The good news is that the refreshed version is even coming to India and should be launched around the same time as the new i10.
The Hyundai Elantra facelift will carry a revised front-end, which will come with a new bumper that looks a lot sportier than that of the current model, and a more angular cascading grille. The headlamps will be also new and will look sharper than before. The side profile remains unchanged, with the only new bit being the sportier alloy wheels. At the rear, the sedan will get new L-shaped tail lamps and the license plate will be moved from the boot lid to the bumper. Engine options should stay unchanged.
5. New Hyundai Tucson (facelift)
The last car in our list of upcoming Hyundai cars in India is the refreshed Hyundai Tucson, which should launch here in early 2020. The facelift for the premium SUV will bring in a new set of LED headlights, a revised cascading grille, new bumpers, L-shaped LED DRLs, 19-inch wheels, and new tail lamps.
The interior of the revised model will get a new dashboard, a new instrument cluster, and an upholstery change. The current instrument cluster will be replaced with a 7-inch floating-type touchscreen unit.