Curious about what car Hyundai would bring to India in the coming time? Here’s the list of upcoming Hyundai cars in India in 2019-2020.
Essentially known as the second largest-selling carmaker in India, Hyundai India has delivered a range of popular cars that graced the Indian roads for a long time now. Over the years, Hyundai cars have become a common sight on the Indian roads. Some popular Hyundai models like Hyundai Creta, Hyundai i10, Accent, Eon and the irreplaceable Hyundai Santro helps the company lure in a whole array of buyers into its showrooms month after month. However, the game never just stops here. In addition to the attractive discounts offered on its products each month, Hyundai is having a host of new car launches on tap. The South Korean brand has upped the challenge to sell cars with upgraded features and technology spreading across the price range. Let’s take a quick look at the list of upcoming Hyundai cars in India that will make it to India in the coming months.
1. 2020 Hyundai Creta (Hyundai ix25)
Expected Launch: February 2020
Expected Price: around Rs 10 Lakh
The first model in our list of upcoming Hyundai cars in India is the Hyundai Creta, which has, in the last 4 years of existence in the market, witnessed a resounding success. The Korean SUV created a big bang at launch and saw an overwhelming response in India, thereby making it to the top spots of the sales chart every month. However, the introduction of the Kia Seltos, despite being completely new and young, has taken a heavy toll on the Creta’s sales since August. It has been replaced by the new entrant, basically known as its own cousin from the title of king of SUVs segment.
To take back the lead of the show, Hyundai Creta is set to see a generation change in 2020. Reports revealed that the new-gen Creta would be amongst the upcoming cars at 2020 Auto Expo but before its public unveiling, we caught the new SUV on its running test in India multiple times. The next-gen Hyundai SUV will be based on the same platform as the Kia Seltos and get the engine options from its rival at the same time. To keep it fresh in terms of styling design, the next-gen Creta has received a wide range of cosmetic changes, making it totally different from the outgoing version.
The new Creta will be essentially longer, wider and a tag taller than the previous-gen model and it will also take the design inspiration from the global Palisade SUV. It might come with a larger chrome-plated cascading grille, split headlamps at the front while the side profile sports the inclusion of all-black body cladding along with newly-developed alloy wheels. The rear end goes in the same way like the front fascia with a pair of new taillight in form of split-design setup. Despite getting a range of exterior amendments, the new Hyundai Creta will still retain its masculine DNA as one of its strongest USPs.
The 2020 Hyundai Creta will be BSVI-compliant. It will get the same 1.5-litre diesel and petrol engine as seen in the Kia Seltos rival; both of these motors will meet the upcoming BSVI emissions norm due to take effect on April 2020.
While the 2020 Hyundai Verna has been launched in China earlier this month, the new model is bound for its Indian launch at any time soon next year as well. The India-spec 2020 Hyundai Verna (facelift) might take its cover off at the 2020 Auto Expo with its official launch lined up in the subsequent months. As reported earlier, the upcoming Hyundai Verna will have a lot of things in common with the Chinese version. In line with Hyundai’s new design philosophy, the all-new Verna will borrow some design cues of the Sonata flagship sedan. Its revised exterior gives the car a sleeker and more stylish look, thanks to the large-wide cascading grille, revamped bumper, hood as well as a new headlamps setup. The rear end of the car also features a new bumper, a red strip connecting the ends of the tail lamps along with a sporty diffuser.
Aside from a refreshed exterior design, the interior of the Verna is also updated for a higher market feel. A similar dashboard layout as found on the China-spec sedan will be featured on the inside of the forthcoming car. An 8-inch floating touchscreen infotainment system will dominate the dash. The centre console will get some tweaks in terms of design and equipment to make it more practical and user-friendly.
Under the bonnet of the new Verna can sit 1.5-litre turbocharged petrol or a diesel engine that might connect to a 6-speed manual transmission. The petrol variant can get a CVT option while the diesel models might be paired with a 6-speed automatic unit. Currently, Hyundai still keeps its mouth shut when it comes to the specifications of the new Verna which can be only confirmed once the sedan is unveiled along with other upcoming Hyundai cars at the 2020 Auto Expo.
3. Hyundai Aura
Expected launch: Early 2020
Expected price: around Rs 9 Lakh
Hyundai is set to launch an all-new Maruti Dzire rivalling model, dubbed the Hyundai Aura. It is one of the most important upcoming Hyundai cars in India and the Hyundai Aura will have its official public showcase on December 19, 2019. Ahead of the Aura’s debut, Hyundai has kicked off massive running trials for the Aura in India and some days then revealed the powertrain system of the new model. The upcoming car by Hyundai will enter the market with three BSVI-compliant engines including two petrol and one diesel, all of which we are so familiar with.
That said, the new Aura will be powered by a 1.2-litre 4-cylinder petrol, a 1.2-litre 3-cylinder diesel along with a 1.0-litre turbocharged petrol unit, ones that we see under the skin of the new Hyundai Venue. In its BSIV avatar, the 1.2-litre gasoline burner develops 83 HP of max power and 114 Nm of torque while the 1.2-litre diesel motor produces 75 HP/ 190 Nm of torque. The same power and torque output are expected on the BSVI spec versions. For the 1.0-litre turbo-petrol unit, the mill is said to come in a lower state of tune as compared to the Venue sibling. Transmission options should include a standard 5-speed MT for the petrol and diesel motors while the 1.0-litre turbocharged engine can be had with only a 5-speed manual unit.
As for the architecture, while the outgoing Hyundai Xcent is developed on the previous-gen Hyundai Grand i10 hatchback, the new Aura will be based on the new Grand i10 Nios which just hits the Indian market for quite some time.
Until now, that’s what we know about the upcoming Hyundai Aura. Not much has been disclosed in terms of the Aura’s design and we can expect the car to be part of the Hyundai’s lineup for the forthcoming Auto Expo.
Hyundai is gearing up for a series of launches in India in 2020, as aside from the Creta, Verna and all-new Aura, the South Korean company is gearing up for a new BSVI-compliant Hyundai Elite i20 as well. As part of upcoming cars of Hyundai at the biennial Auto Expo, the Elite i20 will come to us in response to the ever-growing demands as well as the increasing competition in the domestic segment. Prior to its launch, the 2020 Elite i20 has been spotted testing multiple times over the last few months. The latest spy shots of the Elite i20 show the production-spec hatchback partially wrapped in camouflage.
The all-new Hyundai Elite i20 appears to be mature in its style compared to the previous version. The new hatchback from Hyundai gets a set of projector headlamps, new machined-cut alloy wheels, refreshed LED tail lamps alongside wing mirrors-integrated turn indicators and rain-sensing wipers.
The interior of the new Hyundai car will be equipped with an updated larger touchscreen infotainment system with Android Auto, Apple CarPlay compatibility, fully-digital instrument cluster, steering-mounted controls, wireless charging, extra boot space due to the increased dimensions, new dashboard layout along with more premium fabric seats. Having said, the 2020 Elite i20 is getting on hands full of weapon to hit the market by storm in times to come.
Surely, the 2020 Hyundai Elite i20 will comply with the stricter BSVI emission standards right from its launch. It will be propelled by a 1.0-litre turbocharged GDI petrol engine option from the Venue together with a new diesel engine which might be a detuned version of Seltos’s 1.5-litre oil burner.
5. Sportier Hyundai Grand i10 Nios
Expected Launch: Early 2020
Expected Price: Rs 8 Lakh
Now, the next car on our list of upcoming Hyundai cars in India looks very interesting. Hyundai India brought in the Grand i10 Nios in India some months ago with a high expectation that it will take on the likes of Maruti Swift and Ford Figo. While Hyundai i10 has been an established player in both new and used car market in India, Hyundai has risen the challenge with the Grand i10 Nios which gets a staggering sales number right after it’s launched. Now, the second-largest carmaker is working on a more powerful version of the Grand i10 Nios that is due to launch in early 2020. The sportier version of the Grand i10 Nios will also employ the Venue’s 1.0-litre 3-cylinder turbocharged petrol engine but for a 100 HP lower state of tune. However, to keep the cost in check, Hyundai will not introduce the Venue’s 7-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission on this version. A 5-speed manual transmission will be the sole option on offer.
The sportier version of the Grand i10 Nios will receive several design revisions on the outside along with additional premium features on the inside. It is more likely to come with an all-black interior colour scheme with contrasting stitching for a more aggressive cosmetic effect. Further information will be disclosed during the course of its launch in the coming months. Once launched, it will stack up against some similar models such as Maruti Suzuki Swift, Ford Figo as well as Tata Tiago JTP.
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The updated Hyundai Tucson is among the most-awaited upcoming 7 seater cars in India. The Tucson nameplate has been here for more than a decade and the company feels that the SUV started to show its age in the tough competition where younger players are gradually leading the shows. While the Tuscon facelift has already been on sale in the global markets, it’s still months away from its launch in our country.
Until now, we can expect that there’s not much has been changed in the India-spec Tucson when compared to the international version. The 7 seater SUV will get sharper lines and curves against the fluidic ones on the existing model. The highlighting changes on the exterior of the new Tuscon comprise of a more prominent cascading grille upfront, sharper all-LED taillamps, new fog lamp housing along with LED taillamps and a new alloy wheels setup. Interior wise, the new Hyundai Tucson will be packed with additional updated driver’s assistance features such as adaptive cruise control, auto emergency braking system, lane-keeping assist, 360-degree camera view alongside a new 8.0-inch touchscreen infotainment system. The mechanical package is anticipated to be identical to the ongoing Tucson.The all-new Tucson will get increased proportions to comfortably accommodate more people and luggage.
Overall, when it comes to Hyundai, Indians seem to pay much attention and respect whenever the brand announces a new car launch; that’s also the case of the upcoming Hyundai cars in India. With new models in the pipeline, the used cars seeker would have more chances to get their hand perfect second-hand Hyundai vehicles. For such reasons, IndianAuto becomes a one-stop solution for the customers to choose the best pre-owned cars for sale in India at attractive pricing.