COVID-19 pandemic delayed a lot of launches in India. Hyundai is also the second-largest car manufacturer in India after Maruti. People prefer Hyundai for its premium feel, better features and impressive styling. Hyundai has been very successful in the Indian market. Their market share for 2020 has gone up from 16.9 per cent to 17 per cent when compared to 2019. This is due to the fact that their recent launches have been successful. The recently launched Hyundai i20 ,which is an all-new model from the ground up received an excellent response from the market even after being on the expensive side. What are the expected upcoming Hyundai products in India?
1) Toyota Innova Rival
While you may know the other cars in this list, this MPV will be a sure surprise. Hyundai still does not have a Multi-Purpose Vehicle in its line-up. This will be a first for Hyundai. There is not much known about the MPV. From the spy shots, we can see that the MPV will get rear sliding doors, diamond-cut alloy wheels and angular styling. At the front, we can see sleek LED headlamps, a huge grille and fog lamp housing. The interior gets the same steering wheel as the new generation Creta.
It will come with the all modern features on the inside. It might also offer captain seats for its second rows which will add to the premium experience like the Hector Plus or XL6. We think that the new MPV will be going against the Toyota Innova Crysta as the MPV will sit below the Kia Carnival which offers a lot more premium features. Powering the MPV will be the same 1.5-litre petrol and the 1.5-litre diesel engine that is available on the Hyundai Creta and the Kia Seltos.
2) Hyundai Palisade
Lastly, the full-size SUV segment in India is also getting crowded. The Fortuner. Alturas, Endeavour, Gloster, CRV and Kodiaq currently dominate the segment. The need for Hyundai to come here with a big flagship SUV and take the competition to Toyota and Ford in the segment where they are untouchable is very necessary. The car is still being evaluated for India and at the same time is already been shown in Australia and Indonesia. We really hope to see this car in the future come to Indian shores.
A 3.8-litre naturally aspirated V6 petrol engine is provided with the Hyundai Palisade abroad. This engine produces Maximum power output of 291hp and a peak torque of 355Nm. The car has an all-wheel-drive system with an 8-speed automatic transmission as standard. The BS6 norms and future emission norms may prevent the company to bring the same engine, but Hyundai will surely come up with something similar for India.
3) Hyundai AX Micro SUV
Hyundai AX will be the Tata HBX and Maruti S-Presso/Ignis competitor. Recently Hyundai has teased the Bayon and it is suspected that the AX will be based on the Bayon. Hyundai AX will make use of the Santro platform which is already localised in India. The Tata HBX is expected before this car and Hyundai India has not yet announced this car. All this would lead the Hyundai AX to have the benefit of correcting what Tata might have missed out. More about Upcoming Hyundai products in India below.
4) Hyundai Alcazar
Hyundai Creta 7-seater is being called the Hyundai Alcazar. This is expected to launch in the second half of 2021. The Creta is an important car for Hyundai currently. With strong products like Venue and Creta in each segment, they also want to dominate the remaining segments. So the Creta 7-seater is expected to dominate the segment above.
Hyundai is also planning for a car which is will be an SUV and below the Hyundai Venue. The Hector Plus is currently one car that is on sale in the segment which going to be the premium mid-size 7 seater SUV market space. The Tata Gravitas, Mahindra XUV500 and Jeep Compass 7-seater are all expected to launch and compete here, and Hyundai will not want to miss the chance. More about Upcoming Hyundai products in India below.
5) Hyundai Tucson 2022
While Hyundai recently launched the Tucson in the Indian market, the SUV has already received a generation update overseas. The fourth-generation Hyundai Tucson has made its global premiere. It features an all-new design and will be offered in long and short wheelbase options for the first time. Hyundai will also offer it with a choice of hybrid and plug-in hybrid powertrains in select markets.
Fourth-gen Hyundai Tucson unveiled ahead of Korean market debut. It is bigger than before and will be offered in short or long-wheelbase versions. The new SUV gets a choice of 9 engines across markets including new hybrid and plug-in hybrid powertrains. It features a digital instrument cluster and touch control centre console without using a massive central display. New Tucson could arrive in India by 2022 to continue rivalling the Jeep Compass, Tata Harrier and others.
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