15 Hyundai cars & SUVs coming to the Auto Expo; Next-gen Santro to Creta facelift

Hyundai will make a mega splash at the Auto Expo. There will be many new models that will be unveiled by the company at the event among the current line-up of cars from the brand. Here are the fifteen cars that Hyundai is planning to showcase at the 2018 Auto Expo.

Hyundai Elite i20

Render of upcoming Elite i20 by IAB

Hyundai is frequently testing the upcoming Elite i20 facelift in India since for a few months now. The car is expected to get a new face with larger cascade grille similar to the other Hyundai products. The new Elite i20 will also get redesigned headlamps with DRLs integrated into them.

New alloy wheels and redesigned rear tail lamps are also expected. The interiors are expected to get an overhaul too and will be similar to the Verna. The engine options are expected to remain same with manual transmission and a CVT.

Hyundai Santro

The Santro moniker is expected to come back in an all-new avatar. The car will take on the likes of Maruti Alto and Renault Kwid in the market. The Santro will keep the tall boy design and is expected to be powered by an 800cc 3-cylinder petrol engine with a manual and AMT option. The car gets a fresh styling and is expected to get a sub Rs. 3 lakh starting price. We can expect the vehicle to be launched in the second half of this 2018 or early 2019.

Hyundai Creta

The Creta is quite popular in the segment and gets good numbers for Hyundai on the sales chart. To keep the compact SUV fresh in the market, Hyundai will launch the facelifted version of the car next year and will showcase the same at the Auto Expo. The new Creta will get a new grille, a new front and rear bumper and plastic cladding all around. The changes make the facelifted Creta look bolder. The interiors may get minor changes, but the engines may remain same as the current model.

Hyundai Kona

Hyundai is planning to enter the electric segment in India too. Their first electric car is expected to be the Kona electric SUV from the brand. Hyundai is expected to showcase the Kona at the Auto Expo, and details except the battery range are not known. The electric motor of the SUV will be able to propel the vehicle for 384 km on a single full charge.

Hyundai Ioniq

The Hyundai Ioniq is an all-new car built on the zero-emission platform. Hyundai has not confirmed which powertrain of the vehicle will be showcased in India though. The Ioniq sedan is available with petrol, hybrid and electric powertrains in the international markets.

The full-hybrid sedan is powered by 1.6-litre GDi engine that develops a maximum of 102 Bhp and 147 Nm of torque. There will be an electric motor that will add another 42.4 Bhp and 169.4 Nm of torque. The all-electric version is powered by 118 Bhp – 295 Nm electric motor and it can go up to 200 km on a single charge.

The cars will reach India as Completely Knocked Down (CKD) units. This move is expected to keep prices low, at around Rs. 25 lakhs.

Hyundai i30 N concept

The Elite i20 is quite popular in the Indian market. Hyundai has a bigger version of the hatchback in the international market. This year, Hyundai is expected to showcase the N-powered version of the i30 hatchback in its stall. The N-Power is the performance arm of the Korean brand. The i30 N Power is still in concept stage. It is expected to be powered by 1.5-litre T-GDI turbocharged petrol engine that generates a massive 198 Bhp – 265 Nm. Hyundai may also showcase the Veloster N instead of the i30 N concept.

Current line-up

The rest of the 9 cars will be the current line-up up of Hyundai in India. Hyundai offers as many as nine cars starting from Eon, Grand i10, i20, Active i20, Xcent, Elantra, Creta and Tucson. All these vehicles will be on the display at the 2018 Auto Expo that starts on 7th February.