Going with the trend Maruti and Renault have set the but brining premium smaller cars, hyundai too has begun with the development of their micro SUV. The car has been given the technical name as Hyundai AX. This will be an attempt by Hyundai to get in the competition. The car will be a small car but Hyundai is hoping that it will in big sales. The annual production target for the micro-SUV is 70,000 units. This will be an indirect successor to the Hyundai santro. Scroll down to find our how Hyundai is planning to market this car better so that it beats the competition.
Hyundai AX Launch
There is no official date on the launch of the Hyundai AX but Hyundai will try to bring it in the market as soon as possible. The market for such Micro SUVs is growing and they do not have any vehicle in that segment currently. If they want to grab the initial sales of the market introduction then the car has to launch by the end of 2020.
Hyundai AX Price
The price of the vehicle will be around Rs 3 Lakhs to Rs 6 Lakhs. The vehicle will be priced from the basic model which will be just a functional car which complies to all the norms. This will rise up to the top model which will be the fully feature loaded model which makes the best use of the connected technology. The car will have a variant which will appeal to all types of buyers. They will not leave any place from mistakes.
Hyundai AX Dimensions
The dimensions of this vehicle will be identical to the S-Presso and Kwid. What we this is that as the car will be built on the same platform as the Santro is built it will get larger wheels and the ground clearance will be improved.
Hyundai AX Platform
This might be based on the same platform as the Santro. The K1 platform is a good platform and we have seen it success in the form of the new Hyundai Santro.
Hyundai AX Concept
The concept version of the Hyundai AX will be seen at the Auto Expo 2020. The concept car is an overload of expectations which it always it. The best part is that it looks appealing and futuristic. The images reveal a new grill design. This is paired with new headlamps and a big Hyundai logo. The concept car is called the Hyundai Curb. The Hyundai Curb is a 3 door version but the vehicle that we will get in India will be a full 5 door car. This might somewhat rob the sporty look but it will be necessary to grab in some sales.
Also read: 2019 Maruti S-Presso Teaser Video Out
Hyundai AX Engine
The same petrol engine as the Hyundai Santro could be used for this model here, a 1.1L naturally aspirated four-cylinder unit producing 69 PS and 10.1 kg.m (99.05 Nm) of torque. 5-speed manual and 5-speed automated manual would be the transmission choices.
Hyundai AX Competition
Hyundai AX will be a head on rival to the Maruti S Presso and the Renault Kwid. The vehicle will be set between the Hyundai Santro and the Next gen Grand i10.
Also read: Renault Kwid 2020 to get a new modern look