Hyundai to launch 2 New Cars and 2 Facelifts in Next 1 year

Hyundai Tucson 2019

Korean automaker, Hyundai is getting aggressive with its product strategy for the highly competitive Indian auto market. This year, the company had launched the Venue compact SUV, the Kona Electric SUV and the all-new Grand i10 Nios. In the next 1 year, the Korean brand is readying 4 new models for the Indian market.

Hyundai will launch the facelift versions of the Tucson SUV and the Elantra sedan in the country. Adding to it, the company is readying the next generation Creta and the Elite i20. The first model to be launched in our market is the Elantra facelift, which will come with exterior and interior changes. In terms of styling, the Elantra facelift will receive signature cascading grille, revised headlamps with LED DRLs, triangular fog lamps, new alloys, new rear bumper, tapering tail-lamps and revised rear fog lamps.

The sedan could receive new 8-inch touchscreen infotainment system with smartphone connectivity, ventilated seats, leather seat upholstery, etc. It is reportedly to be launched in September 2019. Hyundai will also launch the upgraded Tucson SUV in the end of this year or early 2020. The SUV will receive subtle design changes and better equipped cabin. It is expected to receive several high-end features including autonomous emergency braking, lane-keep assist, 360-degree surround view camera and adaptive cruise control.

The Korean brand is expected to unveil the next generation Creta and the Elite i20 at the 2020 Delhi Auto Expo. The next Hyundai Creta will be based on the updated platform, which also underpins the Kia Seltos. The SUV will come with significantly revised styling and completely re-designed interior. It will share the engine mechanics with the Kia Seltos. Engine options will include a 115bhp, 1.5-litre petrol, a 115bhp, 1.5-litre diesel and a 140bhp, 1.4-litre turbocharged petrol. Transmission choices include a 6-speed manual, a CVT automatic (1.5L Petrol), a 6-speed torque convertor (1.5L diesel) and a 7-speed dual-clutch transmission (1.4L Petrol).

The next-gen Hyundai Elite i20 will be based on the new platform and will be wider than the outgoing model. It is expected to ride on a longer wheelbase to free up more space inside the cabin. The hatchback will receive Hyundai’s new design language and all-new cabin. The hatchback could also use the 1.0-litre 3-cylinder turbocharged petrol engine paired to a 7-speed dual-clutch transmission.

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