Hyundai’s New Micro SUV Leaked! Price Can Be Rs 5-6 Lakh (Launch Date, Specifications & More)
A wide range of new utility vehicles including mini SUV and MPV is being developed by Hyundai for the Indian as well as global markets. The Korean automaker shall introduce Hyundai AX, which is a codename for a micro SUV. In Korea, this model has been spotted multiple times.
Test production of the micro SUV will be started by Hyundai in April, if reports are to be believed. In September, 2021 mass production for the same will start.
The spy images reveal that the new model looks like a mini Venue, featuring boxy-shape.
The micro SUV features dense radiator grille with mesh pattern, split headlamp set-up with turn indicator strip sits higher and the headlamp unit sits lower on the bumper, and round taillamps and a six-spoke design wheel.
In Korea, the upcoming Hyundai AX meets the light car standard in Korea. Though the vehicle looks narrow, it looks significantly taller than the tall-boy hatchbacks like Chevrolet Spark.
While the overall styling is inspired by the Hyundai Venue and the large Palisade SUV, It has small bonnet and front look. It has a flat bonnet and usable roof-rails, pronounced squared-off wheel arches with plastic cladding, ORVMs with integrated blinkers and shark fin antenna. Along with a curved front window frame on the trailing edge, tight overhangs, Hyundai AX has flatter side profile with stronger shoulder line C-pillar mounted door handles and raked windshield. The SUV has disc brakes at the front as well as the rear.
The new Hyundai mini SUV is expected to be based on the Santro’s platform, and could measure around 3.7 meters in length. The mini SUV is likely to feature a 1.1-litre petrol engine that produces around 67bhp of power and 100Nm of torque. Transmission choices might include 5-speed manual and an AMT gearbox option.
Production Details :-
Hyundai AX will be produced at the Gwangju plant from September, according to the reports. Annual production of around 70,000 units is aimed. The expected cost of it would be around 8 million to 10 million won, which is around INR 5.30 lakh to INR 6.6 lakh.
This new SUV shall be produced at Gwangju plant from September, and from 2022. Through a joint venture with Gwangju City, Hyundai Motor Company plans to secure profitability in light SUV sales. The Hyundai AX micro SUV is expected to be introduced in the Indian market in the end of 2021 or early 2022. A possible debut at the 2022 Auto Expo can’t be ignored. It will be positioned against the likes of the Maruti Suzuki Ignis, SPresso and the upcoming Tata HBX.