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Hyundai to launch Maruti Suzuki Ertiga-rival in 2021

Hyundai, the second-largest automobile brand in India is entering new segments. Recently, the brand marked its entry into the sub-4m compact SUV segment with the Venue. The all-new car has now become the best-selling Utility Vehicle in India and has also become more popular than the Maruti Suzuki Vitara Brezza. Now, according to Express Drive, Hyundai is now working on an all-new car for the Indian market.

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To take on the likes of Maruti Suzuki Ertiga and the Mahindra Marazzo, Hyundai is working on the all-new car, which will be a seven-seater MPV. Hyundai launched the all-new Ertiga in the Indian market last year and recently launched the 6-seater version of the Ertiga as a new car named as XL6. The all-new MPV is currently under development and will be launched in 2021.

Hyundai is likely to utilise the platform of the all-new Venue for the new car. This will ensure that the cost of the development remains under control and allows the manufacturer to price the vehicle competitively. The MPV segment in India has seen a growth in recent times. The all-new car from Hyundai will also take on the likes of Mahindra Marazzo.

Details put up by Express Drive remains scarce but they do confirm that the vehicle will be launched in the Indian market in the coming times. After getting into the sub-4m SUV segment in India, Hyundai also launched the all-new Kona EV, which is the first electric SUV in the Indian market.

The all-new Hyundai MPV is likely to be powered by the same engine options that are available with the Hyundai Venue in the Indian market. There will be a 1.0-litre turbocharged petrol engine and the 1.4-litre diesel engine option. Hyundai is most likely to offer the 1.2-litre naturally-aspirated petrol engine too. Just like the Hyundai Venue, the all-new MPV will get the 7-speed DCT automatic transmission too. Hyundai has already announced that they will continue to offer the diesel engine options in the Indian market even after the BS6 emission norms come into place. This will ensure that Hyundai gets an advantage in the market since Maruti Suzuki has announced that they will not offer the diesel engine-powered vehicles in the Indian market after the BS6 comes into effect.

In the coming months, Hyundai is also planning to launch a range of all-new cars. Recently, the brand launched the all-new Grand i10 NIOS. Soon, the Elantra facelift will be launched in the market while all-new Xcent and the Elite i20 will be launched in the Indian market in the coming months too.