Upcoming Hyundai Cars In India: 2018 Santro, Carlino And Three Others


Hyundai has been performing quite well for the past few years. Its i20, Verna, Creta and the i10 are amongst the top-selling in their individual segments. In this article, we provide you with the list of the upcoming Hyundai cars in India 2018-20. The list includes cars such as Santro, Carlino and three more cars. 

Hyundai Motors first came to India with their much lovable Santro. At that time, it went against the Wagon R. We then came to know that Hyundai is one of the brands that focus on technology and features. The Santro, back then, had some more features than the WagonR. Now, down some years, Hyundai still provides us with cars having some segment-leading features. Now, through this article, we give you an update on the upcoming Hyundai cars in India in 2018-20. Most of the cars are fully new concepts, including the revived Santro and the Sonata.  So, read on to know what Hyundai cars are launching in India this year.

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Let’s start the list with the smallest upcoming Hyundai Car and then move on to more expensive upcoming cars. Read ahead to know the cars on the list.

Upcoming Hyundai Cars In India: 2018 Hyundai Santro

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You heard it right. The much loved Santro is making a comeback in India. It would not look the same as before, but it will maintain its tall boy stance with some premium features. The hatchback is speculated to launch around the second half of this year, probably around the festive season. It has been spied a lot of times while testing. It is expected to be priced starting from Rs 3.5 Lakhs up to Rs 5.5 Lakhs (ex-showroom). The engine speculated on this hatchback is i10’s 1.0 Litre petrol engine that produces 68 BHP of power and 99 Nm of torque. The car will mostly get a 5-speed manual gearbox along with an AMT variant. Features expected on the hatchback are Electrically Adjustable ORVMs, Steering Mounted Controls, Tilt-Adjustable Steering Wheel, Height Adjustable Driver’s Seat, Automatic Climate Control, Touchscreen Infotainment System, Bluetooth Telephony and LED DRLs.

Also Read: 2018 Hyundai Santro Changes And Upgrades Complete Details

Upcoming Hyundai Cars In India: Hyundai Carlino Compact SUV


Currently, Hyundai has no car in the sub-4 metre compact SUV in its lineup. It has the Creta is the compact SUV segment, which is their top selling product. In the sub-4 metre compact SUV, the leaders are the Ecosport, Vitara Brezza and Nexon. Meanwhile, the Hyundai Carlino sub-4 metre Compact SUV is expected to launch next year. The expectations are around Mid 2019 at a starting price of Rs 6.5 Lakhs. The SUV might get a 1.2 Litre VTVT petrol and a 1.4 Litre CRDi engine on option. The transmission will be a 5-speed manual with options of a 6-speed manual and 5-speed AMT. Carlino might get features such as push start button, electric folding side mirrors, 6 airbags, hill start assist, Touch-screen infotainment, rear parking sensors and the camera and more such premium features.

Also Read: Hyundai Carlino Compact SUV India Launch by Mid-2019; To Rival EcoSport And Vitara Brezza

Upcoming Hyundai Cars In India: Hyundai Kona Electric

Hyundai Kona Electric Front Profile

Kona Electric will be the first Hyundai’s Electric car in India. It is going to be a premium SUV priced around Rs 25 Lakhs. Expect it to launch by the end of 2019. The SUV will get a 39.2 KW Lithium-Ion Polymer battery pack with an optional 64 KW Lithium-Ion Polymer battery pack. The former pack can produce 133 BHP of power and 395 Nm of torque. The latter pack can produce 201 BHP worth of power and 395 Nm of torque. The 39.2 KW pack will offer a driving range of 299 Kms and the other one will offer 469 Kms. Features of the SUV would include LED headlamps, LED taillamps, a 7-inch display for the instrument cluster, automatic climate control, electrically adjustable driver’s seat and leather upholstery. It will identical to its petrol variant in terms of features and design, but might get some cosmetic differences.

Also Read: Hyundai Kona Electric SUV Launch Confirmed For India: We Tell You All About It

Upcoming Hyundai Cars In India: Hyundai Sonata

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Back when Sonata was launched in the early 2000s, the Indians were just not ready for it. It was a premium executive sedan launched around 15 Lakhs. It looked much charming, elegant and classy. The newly design front grille, rich colours and some futuristic features made this car a pricey buy. Still, at that time, it did not live up to the mark and was forced shut. Now, the eight generation of the Sonata is expected to make a global launch this year. It has been spied a couple of times with heavy facelift and a much bolder body. It might get Elantra’s 2.0 Litre MPi and 1.6 Litre CRDi engines. The additional features expected are parking assist, panoramic sunroof, ventilated seats, front parking camera and more. Sonata will be placed above the Elantra to become the costliest Hyundai car in India. Expect the sedan to launch in early 2020.

Also Read: 2019 Hyundai Santa Fe India Launch, Prices, Features And Specifications- Complete Details

Upcoming Hyundai Cars In India: Hyundai Ioniq

2017 Hyundai Ioniq (1)

Hyundai Ioniq was unveiled at the 2018 Auto Expo and will be a fuel cell Electric vehicle. It means that the reaction of hydrogen fuel with oxygen or any other oxidizing agent will produce electricity for the car. Basically, it would not need charging points and all, the engine and the Fuel cell system will produce electricity to run the car. Feature highlights of the sedan would include digital instrument cluster, 8-inch touchscreen infotainment, Wireless charging, parking assist and much more. The estimated mileage of this fuel cell sedan is around 28 KMPL and can run up to 600 Kms on a full tank. Currently, there are no more details on this sedan. However, we expect it to launch by the end of 2020. The sedan is expected to launch at around Rs 20 Lakhs.

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