The Hyundai Saga EV concept previews evolved version of Hyundai’s existing design philosophy.
The South Korean carmaker has revealed the Hyundai Saga electric mini SUV concept at the 2018 Sao Paulo Motor Show in Brazil. The concept is a design study done by Hyundai Design and Technical Centre in Irvine, California and previews evolved version of Hyundai’s existing design philosophy. The Saga concept will form the basis for the new-generation Hyundai HB20X crossover for the Brazilian market. Read – Hyundai Small Electric SUV Under Consideration For India
Powering the new Hyundai Saga electric SUV concept is the same magnet synchronous motor with 64kWh lithium-ion battery that also does duty in the Hyundai Kona electric SUV. The latter is scheduled to launch in India in the second half of 2019. The electric motor can produce a maximum power output of 204bhp (150kW) and offer an electric range of 470km on a single charge. One can charge the battery up to 80% in just 54 minutes via a fast charger.
Hyundai Saga SUV Concept Picture Gallery
Measuring 4.02m in length, the Hyundai Saga electric SUV is 250mm shorter than the Creta. Though, it’s longer than the i20 Active crossover (by 25mm) and the upcoming Carlino/QXi concept based compact SUV. Upfront, the Saga concept features a honeycomb mesh grille and LED headlamps.
The plastic cladding all around the body further enhance its sporty looks. At the rear end, the electric mini SUV concept features boomerang-shaped LED taillamps, a sporty diffuser and heavily contoured hatch door. Read – 8 New Hyundai Cars For India
As of now, Hyundai has no plan to bring production-ready Saga EV to India. The company said that it’s a design study for the upcoming Brazil-spec Hyundai HB20 and HB20X models. Reports suggest that the new-generation Hyundai Grand i10 and Elite i20 might borrow some of their design bits from the Hyundai Saga electric SUV concept.
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