Hyundai will launch the next-gen Grand i10, Elite i20, Xcent and Creta in India in the next 2 years.
With the arrival of new safety and BSVI emission norms, brands have started working on the next-generation models of their existing range. Mahindra will give a major makeover to its popular SUV range in the next 2 years, while Hyundai has started working on the next-gen versions of its existing range. The company will launch the all-new Grand i10, New Creta, Elite i20 and Xcent compact sedan in the next 2 years.
The first model to receive new-gen is the Grand i10 hatchback, which has already been spotted multiple times while testing in India or on foreign soil. It will be based on the new Santro’s platform, which will also underpin the upcoming STYX compact SUV. The hatchback will grow in size, which will result into spacious cabin. Like the current model, the all-new Grand i10 will continue to offer premium cabin loaded with several features. Hyundai could opt for petrol-only Grand i10 as the diesel engines cost will increase significantly post BSVI emission norms in April 2020.
Similar changes will be seen on the next-gen Xcent compact sedan. However, the next model will receive an all-new design which will be more sedan-like. The all-new Xcent is expected to be offered in petrol option only.
Hyundai has also started working on the next-gen Creta SUV. If media reports are to be believed, the new model will be offered in 2 seating configurations – 5- and- 7-seater. While the 5-seater model will rival the Nissan Kicks and the Kia SP2i SUV, the 7-seater model will be positioned against the Mahindra XUV500 and others. The SUV will also receive new diesel and petrol engines. Also See – Upcoming Hyundai Cars In India
While the 5-seater Hyundai Creta will go on sale in the second half of 2020, the 7-seater model could arrive in early 2021. Hyundai is also working on the next-gen Elite i20 hatchback, which is expected to be launched in late 2020. It is expected to receive an all-new cabin, which will offer more space for rear occupants. The hatchback will also receive a new set of engines, which will be more powerful as well as fuel efficient.
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