Hyundai plans to launch BSVI version of its current range from the start of 2020.
The deadline for all carmakers in India market to get all their vehicles readied for the upcoming BSVI norms is approaching. Many car brands have started to upgrade their models ahead of the deadline. Maruti Suzuki made the first move by introducing the first BSVI vehicle in the market. Following the industry-leading carmaker’s footstep, Hyundai, the second-largest car firm is about to roll out a slew of BSVI-compliant vehicles, starting with the new Grand i10 Nios. Hyundai has scheduled launches of these vehicles from early 2020.
Hyundai’s schedule for BSVI launch will start from 2020
The current portfolio of the Hyundai comprises of eight vehicles, namely, Grand i10, Elite i20, Santro, Venue, Creta, Tucson, Elantra and Verna. Apart from the new currently-launched Grand i10 which has already featured the BSVI-readying powertrains, all other models are scheduled to be upgraded next year. According to a report from the Hindu Business Line, it is confirmed that it is not until the beginning of 2020 will the South Korean car brand unveil these updated model.
While other car manufacturers including the market-leading Maruti will restrict the use of diesel engines in their post-BSVI line-up mostly because of the sheer cost for upgrading the diesel motors. Maruti, for example, confirmed not to offer any diesel models after the new norms come into effect. However, Hyundai has a different approach. The South Korean carmaker will work to refresh both diesel and petrol engines to conform to the new emission regulations. Before the BSVI norms come into effect, Hyundai will continue to offer the older BSIV models alongside the BSVI-compliant units.
Hyundai is currently working on the new Creta and Elite i20
After receiving the required updates to meet the new emission standard, the diesel models of Hyundai will see a significant price hike. The price of petrol engines will be increased but to a lesser extent. Currently, Hyundai is offering diesel options on most of its vehicle on sale, except the Santro.
Recently, Hyundai has been working rigorously on the development of the new-gen Creta and the new Elite i20. Both of these new models have been spotted undergoing road test for multiple times, getting ready for the next year’s launches.