Hyundai in India is the second largest car maker in India and gave India the humble Santro in 1998 since then they have been offering the best in quality and performance oriented cars in India and have given the best fight to Maruti Suzuki.
So what does the Korean car manufacturer has plans for the India in the next couple of years? Here is the list of upcoming Hyundai cars in India in 2016-17.
1. New Hyundai Eon Facelift
The Eon from Hyundai was the entry-level hatchback from their range of cars in India. It was the first car to re-enter the 800cc segment after Maruti 800 was stopped. Maruti did counter it with the Alto 800, however, Eon created the benchmark of sorts for the entry-level hatchbacks.
As for the new facelifted Hyundai Eon, it will have the treatment of Hyundai's Fluidic Structure 2.0 design implemented and will go through an exterior makeover and will be in-line with the company's design philosophy.
The engine spec for the new Eon is expected to remain the same which is powered by 814cc and 998cc engine, both of which are petrol units. We can expect Hyundai to offer the automatic and a diesel unit.
Expected Price: Rs. 3 to 4.50 lakh
Expected Launch: October 2016
2. New Hyundai Elantra
The new Hyundai Elantra will be the sixth-generation sedan set to come to India. On the exterior, the new car will lose the single slat chrome front grille, this will be replaced by a large hexagonal.
With the new changes on the exteriors of the sixth-generation Elantra, it looks larger even though it is of the same dimension as the fifth generation Elantra. Set in the premium sedan segment, it will rival Chevrolet Cruze and Skoda Laura.
The next-gen Hyundai Elantra was showcased at the Los Angeles Show 2015 and that spec was 2.0-litre petrol engine producing 147bhp and 179Nm of torque. India bound Elantra could be reworked and offered as 1.6 diesel and 1.8-litre petrol engine.
Expected Price: Rs. 15 to 18 lakh
Expected Launch: October - November 2016
3. Hyundai Tucson
Hyundai has the best selling Creta and the much larger Sante Fe in the SUV segment, however, it would like to bring Tucson to fill the gap between the two.
The Hyundai Tucson launching this year will be the third-generation model. The design of the Tucson is inspired and looks like the smaller Santa Fe and carries the Hyundai's Fluidic Structure 2.0 design language.
Hyundai will power the Tucson with a 1.7-litre diesel engine developing 114bhp, and another engine with the spec of a 2.0-litre diesel engine which will punch out 182bhp of power. On the gearbox front, we expect both manual and automatic options.
Expected Price: Rs. 18 to 25 lakh
Expected Launch: End of 2016/Early 2017
4. New-Generation Hyundai Verna
At the 2016 Beijing Motor Show, the new Verna was showcased as a concept, the saloon carries a lot of characteristics from its younger sibling, the Elite i20 with its large chrome grille the prominent headlamps.
The design of the new Verna is promising and bring back the aura of the current generation Verna which has lost pace in the recent past.
As for the power, the same engine is expected on the Verna, a 1.4-litre and, a 1.6-litre, both will come with the option of diesel and petrol units mated to manual and an option for an automatic gearbox.
Expected Price: Rs. 8 to 14 lakh
Expected Launch: June - July 2017
5. Hyundai Hexa Space
The only segment that Hyundai does not have a car is the MUV, hence, they could bring the Hexa, which was showcased a concept in the 2012 Auto Expo.
Hyundai will build the Hexa on the i10 platform and is expected to compete with Maruti Ertiga and Honda Mobilio. Hyundai could power the Hexa with the 1.4-litre and 1.6-litre engine just as the Verna.
Expected Price: Rs. 7 to 10 lakh
Expected Launch: Early 2017
6. Hyundai Carlino
Maruti Suzuki has tasted success with the Vitara Brezza in the sub-four-metre compact SUV segment, however, Hyundai does not have a car in this segment and wants to launch the same.
The recently showcased Carlino in the 2016 Delhi Auto Expo as a concept might make its way to production and will be placed below the Creta SUV. The Carlino will be powered by 1.2-litre petrol and 1.4-litre diesel engine.
The Hyundai Carlino will test the competition with Maruti Vitara Brezza, Ford EcoSport, and the Mahindra TUV300.
Expected Price: Rs.7 to 10 lakh
Expected Launch: End of 2017/Early 2018