Hyundai Motor India Ltd, India’s 2nd largest automaker behind Maruti Suzuki, will be adding to its lineup this year with 2 new offerings among others.
i20 N Line
This will be Hyundai’s first N Line product in India which could hit the roads later this year.
It has been spotted in test drives which give away some sporty cosmetic updates.
It will feature two-tone 17-inch alloy wheels, a new front and rear bumper design, a black grille and a prominent N Line badge,
At the rear it gets a diffuser-style bumper, a triangular fog-light and a chrome twin-exit exhaust.
Coming to interiors, it will sport a bespoke steering wheel, metal pedals, red stitching throughout along with a N-branded leather gear knob.
It is expected to be priced at around Rs 25 lakh and will be running on a 1.0-litre TGDi turbo-petrol engine with power output of 120 PS and 172 Nm peak torque.
This is a 7-seater SUV based on the top selling hit Creta.
It has a wheelbase of 2,760mm, making it the largest in its segment offering plenty of legroom and interior space.
The petrol variant is powered by 2.0-liter naturally aspirated engine which will put out 159 Ps and has 192 Nm of torque
The diesel variant is powered by a 1.5-litre diesel engine which has 115 Ps and torque of 250 Nm.
Each is mated to either a six-speed manual or a six-speed automatic gearbox.
AX1 Micro SUV
This is a codename for a new product it is developing for the Indian market.
It will be positioned as a small-sized and affordable SUV below the Venue to rival the Tata HBX (codename of Hornbill) and Maruti Suzuki Ignis.
It has a boxy design with a rugged look.
The test models have been spotted with functional roof rails, diamond-cut alloy wheels, LED tail lamps, and C-pillar mounted rear door handles.
It could run a 1.2-litre naturally aspirated petrol motor under the hood with output of 83 PS power and 115 Nm torque.
The same is featured in the Grand i10 Nios and the new-gen i20
It could tentatively arrive this October and could be priced in the range of Rs 5.5-8.5 lakh.
In an effort to topple the Maruti Suzuki Wagon R’s hatchback dominance, Hyundai will introduce a facelift to its Santro.
The facelift will include cosmetic updates including the front fascia, grille and headlamps.
But there will be no change to its 1.1-litre four-cylinder petrol engine (69 PS/99 Nm).
It could also borrow some design elements from the Grand i10 Nios.