Korean automaker Hyundai will be offering SUVs across a variety of price ranges in India, catering to customers with different requirements.
Hyundai is on a roll in India. After having tasted success with the Grand i10 and Elite i20, the company now wants to attack the various SUV segments in India and how! The automaker intends to have a product in the SUV space ranging from the entry-level segment going right up to the premium segment. To cater to the entry-level SUV space, Hyundai has been offering the i20 Active in India while the top end of the SUV space is being catered by the Santa Fe.
The Korean automaker recently launched the Creta which is slotted above the i20 Active. However, there is a significant price difference between the two vehicles and due to this, Hyundai will now be launching a brand new sub-compact SUV that will be positioned between the i20 Active and Creta. The new SUV will have a front-wheel-drive layout and it is going to share its underpinnings with that of the i20 and Creta.
In terms of mechanicals, the product is expected to share its engines with the i20 Active including the 1.4-litre CRDI engine that also powers the Creta. The styling of the new SUV will obviously carry the fluidic design theme that will be sporty-looking and interiors are also expected to be loaded with a lot of features just like other vehicles from the same stable. The vehicle will make its first ever global public debut at the 2016 Auto Expo next month.
The sub 4-metre Ford EcoSport rivalling vehicle will be priced between Rs. 8-12 lakhs and buyers will have a range of options to choose from the Hyundai stable itself, just like Maruti who offers a hatchback in every price range. Apart from this, Hyundai will also be launching the Tucson which will be slotted above the Creta and below the Santa Fe.
Source – Auto.NDTV.com