A New Hyundai Small SUV To be positioned below the Hyundai i20.
Hyundai is one of the largest automakers in India and is mostly followed because of its Fluidic design philosophy. The company competes in various segments and amongst various players in the Indian market. Hyundai locks its horns with the likes of pocket-friendly brands like Maruti Suzuki in the initial segments and even goes on to compete with the premium German brands in their respective segments. When it comes to SUVs, Hyundai already sells three under its umbrella namely, Creta, Tuscon and the Santa Fe. The Creta is the most affordable SUV from Hyundai in India and Santa Fe being the most premium offering up to seven seats. Here is all the information on the upcoming new Hyundai small SUV for India.
New Hyundai Small SUV – Link to Carlino Concept
The Hyundai QXi is expected to be showcased at the 2018 Auto Expo. The upcoming New Hyundai Small SUV will take certain design cues from the Carlino concept. The Carlino concept was showcased at 2016 Auto Expo and thanks to its overwhelming response, the company has decided to go ahead with the production of the SUV. The upcoming SUV to adorn flared wheel arches and boxy body design to enhance the commanding SUV design while the headlight and taillight will resemble that of the Carlino concept. The Hyundai QXi will be under 4 meter in length and will compete with the likes of Ford Ecosport, Marui Vitara Brezza, Honda WR-V and the Tata Nexon. The final launch of the QXi SUV will take place sometime in 2019 while the Creta facelift will be launching this year itself.
New Hyundai Small SUV Specifications
As per reports on the web, the upcoming mini SUV from Hyundai is being considered for the A-segment. Last year, Eui-sun Chung, Vice Chairman, Hyundai said that the company is planning to develop an A-segment SUV by the year 2020. Hyundai’s plan is to develop the upcoming SUV to target the Renaut Kwid and would be the cheapest SUV from the automaker. The i10’s revival is expected around the end of the decade which is similar to that of the upcoming SUV. We expect Hyundai to share the platform and other parts between the two decreasing the final cost of both the upcoming vehicles while increasing the company’s profit.
Hyundai is not the only player trying to take the A-segment buyers with a surprise of an SUV. Several other automakers are also going to launch their respective vehicles in the segment. Maruti is one of the segment leaders, is planning to introduce an SUV to challenge the Renaut Kwid. Volkswagen will also be bringing in their mini-SUV reported being named ‘VW T-Track’.
Stay tuned for more info on upcoming Hyundai SUV.
Source – Economic Times
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