Hyundai will launch Styx compact SUV, Kona EV and Tucson facelift in 2019.
Korean automaker, Hyundai has recently launched the new-gen Santro hatchback in the Indian market. The new Santro is based on all-new platform, which will also underpin the next-gen Grand i10 and Xcent. The company also plans to launch the new-gen models of existing popular products including Creta and Elite i20. This year, the company will launch 3 new cars in the Indian market.
Hyundai Styx – the Korean brand will launch its smallest SUV – codenamed QXi – in India in the second quarter of 2019. Likely to be called Hyundai Styx, the small SUV is scheduled to make global debut at the 2019 New York International Auto Show. It will be built around the modified Santro’s platform. The Styx will be available with 3 engine options – a 100bhp, 1.0-litre 3-cylinder turbocharged petrol, a 99-bhp, 1.4-litre petrol and a 89bhp, 1.4-litre diesel. The SUV will rival the likes of Maruti Vitara Brezza, Tata Nexon, Ford EcoSport and Mahindra XUV300.
Hyundai Kona – The long-awaited Kona SUV will finally go on sale in the country in the mid-2019. It will be the brand’s first electric model in the country. The company will initially bring this SUV as a completely knocked down (CKD unit). Hyundai also plans to locally develop this SUV to achieve aggressive price tag. It will be available with 2 battery pack options – a 39.2kWh and a 64kWh. While the former delivers a range of 312km, the latter one covers a distance of 482km.
Hyundai Tucson Facelift – the company will give a mid-life facelift to its most expensive SUV – Tucson – for India. The facelifted model is rumoured to be launched around May 2019. The SUV will come with styling tweaks, like revised full-LED headlights, new Hyundai’s grille and restyled bumpers and fog lamp housings.
It will also receive new driver-assistance features like autonomous emergency braking, lane keep assist, adaptive cruise control and a 360-degree camera. The SUV will also receive an upgraded 8.0-inch touchscreen infotainment system. It will continue with the existing set of engines that includes a 155bhp, 2.0-litre petrol and a 185bhp, 2.0-litre diesel.