Hyundai India To Manufacture Hyundai i45 or Sonata 2012 In India To Price It Aggressively


Hyundai India is all set to bring their upgraded Hyundai Sonata Fluidic or the Hyundai i45 Luxury sedan in India in year 2012. The car has been spied testing several time now and has been features in the TV commercials of the New Thinking campaign during the ICC World Cup of 2011. There has been a lot of competition in the luxury segment too and Hyundai India realizes the importance of pricing of a car in this segment. To make Hyundai i45 an attractive value proposition to buyers, Hyundai has planned to manufacture it locally in India.


image – Hyundai i45

Instead of importing it as a completely built unit or CBU, Hyundai will manufacture new Sonata or i45 in India manufacturing plant this saving on the cost of the car which can be further passed to the customers making it an attractive car with aggressive price tag.


image – Hyundai i45

Hyundai Sonata 2012 will be available with option between a 2.4 Litre GDI Petrol Engine and a 2.2 Litre CRDI Diesel Engine producing 200PS and 197 PS respectively. There will be plenty of interior space and luxury features offered in the D-Segment cars in India.

Hyundai i45

image – Hyundai i45

As per the official statement by Arvind Saxena, director (marketing and sales), Hyundai India

“We will launch the new Sonata in 2012 because we want to remain as a full line-up manufacturer. We would like to maintain that spread. If we want to sell the new Sonata, we will have to produce it locally to bring down its cost. As a result, we will be doing the complete manufacturing here in India”

We hope to see the competition heating up in this segment and car makers introducing more products to increase offers and choices for the buyers. We will keep you updated on the latest happenings. Stay tuned to us by liking our official Facebook Page and sign up for our free email newsletter.

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