Around 10 upcoming Hyundai cars like Hyundai Grand i10 Nios, Hyundai Santa Fe 2019, Hyundai Verna 2020 and Hyundai Creta 2020 will be launched in India in 2020-2021. Among these 10 upcoming cars, there are 1 Hybrids, 3 Sedans, 4 SUV and 2 Hatchback. Of the above, 5 cars are expected to launch in the next three months.
Hyundai Grand i10 NiosRs. 8.04 Lakh*
Hyundai Santa Fe 2019Rs. 27.0 Lakh*
Hyundai Verna 2020Rs. 15.0 Lakh*
Hyundai Creta 2020Rs. 10.0 Lakh*
Hyundai SonataRs. 20.77 Lakh*
Hyundai PalisadeRs. 40.0 Lakh*
The fourth-gen Hyundai Santa Fe made its public debut at the 2018 Geneva Motor Show earlier in 2018. Like the previous generation, it is based on a monocoque chassis. On the design front, it is a radical departure from the last gen model and is bigger overall. With a new generation comes better features as well, which include twin projector headlamps with LED daytime running lamps (DRLs) and cornering lights on the bumper. The 2019 Santa Fe will be equipped with 18- or 19-inch wheels with the option of 233/55-cross section tyres while the now-defunct India-spec Santa Fe’s 18-inch wheels were wrapped in the 235/60 section units. The rear tail lamps remain the same LED units.
Santa Fe gets the option of a 2.0-litre and a 2.2-litre diesel engine along with a 2.4-litre petrol engine. For India, its likely to get the 2.2-litre diesel engine (200PS/440Nm) which should help it fend off competition from its primary rivals. Given the premium placement, the Santa Fe could receive an 8-speed automatic transmission and an optional H-TRAC AWD system as well.
The prices of the previous-gen Santa Fe ranged from Rs 27 lakh to Rs 32 lakh (ex-showroom Delhi). Hyundai is likely to bring the Santa Fe through the CKD (completely knocked down) route, so expect the prices to stay in the same ballpark.
CosmeSources close to Hyundai Motor India have told us that the carmaker will unveil the facelifted Verna at Auto Expo 2020. New changes are likely to include a refreshed exterior and interior design, BS6 engines, and connected car tech changes include a trapezoidal grille, larger headlamps, silver inserts, revised front and rear bumpers and two new sets of alloy wheels. Inside, the sedan gets blacked-out interiors, a larger touchscreen infotainment system and an all-digital instrument cluster. It is expected to get BS6-compliant 1.5-litre petrol and diesel engines from the Kia Seltos in different states of tune, with the possibility of a mild hybrid powertrain. Expect the facelifted sedan to launch in India around April 2020 when the BS6 norms kick in. It is likely to be priced at a premium over its predecessor. Once launched, the Verna will continue to rival the likes of the Maruti Ciaz, the recently updated Toyota Yaris, Skoda Rapid and the Volkswagen Vento.
Sources close to Hyundai have confirmed that the carmaker will unveil the new Creta at Auto Expo 2020. Based on an all-new platform, the Creta is likely to come with features similar to the Kia Seltos. It is also likely to borrow its engines from the Seltos. The upcoming SUV will be slightly larger than the outgoing model.
Previously, the 2020 Hyundai Creta had been spied in India with heavy camouflage. It features a grille and headlamp design similar to the Beijing Hyundai ix25, but cladding at the rear hides the fascia from view. The test mule also had a full panoramic sunroof, which even the Seltos, which the Creta is based on, does not have.
The spy shots have previously revealed some key features of the 2020 Creta, including a portrait touchscreen infotainment system, in-built navigation, a 360-degree camera, front and rear parking sensors, cruise control, climate control, keyless entry, drive modes and push-button start. We also expect features like BlueLink connected car technology and smartphone connectivity to be on offer as well.
The 2020 Creta is expected to be launched in India by mid-2020. Expect a premium over the current model, which retails from Rs 9.60 lakh to Rs 15.65 lakh (ex-showroom Delhi).
Hyundai has launched the Sonata Hybrid, one of the first mainstream cars to come with a solar roof, in international markets. The solar panel is integrated into the roof panel for charging the batteries. Hyundai claims that charging through the solar roof system can extend the car’s range by 1300km annually. The Sonata Hybrid is powered by a 2.0-litre petrol unit that develops 152PS and 188Nm, while the electric motor develops 52PS and 205Nm. Combined power output stands at 195PS and the Sonata Hybrid has a claimed efficiency figure of 20.1kmpl.Hyundai Sonata is going to launch in India with an estimated price of Rs. 19.20 lakh
Hyundai’s Palisade ruffled quite a few feathers in the office. The outright boxy design isn’t something we associate with the South Korean brand, and naturally we’ve had polarising opinions within the team too. But, we agree unanimously that the Palisade does look striking. It has presence, an element that’s crucial to every SUVs success story in India.
An official source has informed us that every SUV, big or small, is under consideration for India. If market conditions prove conducive, we’ll see Hyundai India venturing into a space they’ve never been in before with the Palisade. This will be slightly tricky for Hyundai since the ex-showroom price is likely to hit Rs 40 lakh. And, at that price point, it’ll rub shoulders with entry-level luxury SUVs such as the volvo xc40, BMW X1, Audi Q3 and the Mercedes-Benz GLA. But, it will look at swinging buyers its way by offering a plethora of tech and the practicality of eight seats.Hyundai Palisade is going to launch in India with an estimated price of Rs. 40.00 lakh.