Hyundai Motor India is gearing up to roll out several cars in the country. According to numerous industry reports, the Korean manufacturer plans to meet the increasing market competition by launching new vehicles, updating existing iterations, and investing heavily in research and development to ensure that all models are up-to-date and technologically advanced. To strengthen its position in the domestic market, Hyundai will reportedly release several models, including the Verna, the Kona EV facelift, the Stargazer MPV, and more. We have gathered information on some of the top Hyundai cars that are likely to enter India this year and sometime later. Let's have a sneak peek into the details of some of the cars that will soon expand the lineup of the Korean automaker.
New Hyundai Verna
Hyundai Motor India has officially confirmed the launch of the highly awaited Verna on 21 March 2023. Bookings for the new vehicle are underway at Rs 25,000, and the deliveries are expected to start in May this year. For 2023, the updated Verna will have several new features and a unique design language.
Mechanically, it will have a 1.5-litre petrol turbo engine and a 1.5-litre naturally-aspirated petrol unit. Hyundai will not offer the diesel engine option with the model. However, the available engine options will be E20 fuel-ready and RDE-compliant. The design language of the vehicle will be inspired by some of the most recent generation Hyundai sedans.
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The price of the new Hyundai Verna is anticipated to be more than the current-generation model, which starts at Rs 9.63 lakh and tops out at Rs 15.72 lakh (Both prices, ex-showroom). Pricing for the Hyundai Verna 2023 is expected to range from Rs 9.99 lakh (ex-showroom) for the base model to Rs 16 lakh (ex-showroom) for the top-spec model.
Hyundai Creta facelift
Hyundai will reportedly bring the facelift version of the already-on-sale Creta to the Indian market later this year. The carmaker has recently added RDE and E20-compliant engines to the Creta SUV. On the mechanical front, the redesigned Creta will not undergo any change. However, an all-new 1.5-litre turbo petrol unit will likely replace the 1.4-litre engine. According to Hyundai, the model will have several new features comprising an ADAS. Depending on the variant, the Hyundai Creta facelift's prices are expected to range between Rs 11.00 lakh and Rs 18.00 lakh (All prices, ex-showroom).
Hyundai Kona EV facelift
The Korean carmaker will likely introduce the Hyundai Kona EV facelift soon in the nation. Inside and outside, the model will come with an improved appearance. The SUV, according to reports, will sport a redesigned closed grille, sharper headlamps, revamped DRLs, and a high-tech inner bezel that uses multifunctional reflector (MFR) technology. Further, the facelift model is anticipated to feature horizontally-stretched rear lamps, redesigned lower bumper with new air intake and brand-new vertical air inlets, etc. It will also come with mechanical changes. Currently, the Kona EV uses a 39.2 kWh battery pack in India and claims to have a 452-kilometer of driving range on a single charge. In terms of price, the facelift version is anticipated cost between Rs 25 lakh and Rs 28 lakh. Both are ex-showroom prices.
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Hyundai Stargazer MPV
Hyundai Stargazer MPV marked its debut on an international platform last year. In India, the MPV is expected to come by 2024. The new Stargazer MPV might use the same chassis as the Kia Carens and could come with petrol and diesel engine options. ADAS safety features, including forward collision avoidance, assist, lane-keeping assist, blind-spot assist, and rear cross-traffic assist, are likely to be available with this upcoming MPV.
Mechanically speaking, the MPV is anticipated to come equipped with a 1.5-litre naturally-aspirated petrol engine, paired with a 5-speed MT and IVT. Officially, there is no update regarding the prices of the India-spec Hyundai MPV, but we expect it to cost around Rs 10 lakh (ex-showroom) in our market.
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