Hyundai’s 5 big car launches of 2019: From Venue Compact SUV to Kona Electric

Hyundai is planning to go all guns blazing this year with new car launches and facelifts. The South Korean manufacturer is the second largest automaker of India and with an increasing challenge from the likes of Tata and Mahindra among others, the company will update its lineup to up its game. If you have been planning to buy a Hyundai car this year, here are 5 of the biggest Hyundai car launches that will happen this year.

Grand i10 facelift

Expected launch by: Q4 2019



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Speculative render

Hyundai will launch the new facelifted model of the Hyundai Grand i10 in the third quarter of 2019, most probably in July. The near production ready car was recently spotted testing and new spy shots suggest that it will come with an AMT transmission borrowed from the Santro. The interiors will also be redesigned and will get several Santro inspired panels. As with the interiors, the exteriors of the new car will also get a boost and get a sharper design with Hyundai spindle grille taking the centre stage up front. However, the engines will remain the same as on the current model. A larger, floating type touch screen infotainment system is also expected to come on the car.


Expected launch by: May

Hyundai Venue Final Render

Hyundai will unveil the much anticipated Venue sub-4 meter SUV on the 17th of April but the launch will only happen by May. Though Hyundai may be a bit late in the sub-4 meter SUV game, the manufacturer has compensated for that by filling the Venue to the brim with features. It will come with several segment first connectivity features and also a Vodafone e-SIM for internet connectivity. the exterior design is inspired by bigger Hyundai SUVs, though the braces like front grille could be done away with. As for the engines, it will come with three engine options along with a dual clutch transmission on offer. Engine options include a 1.4 litre petrol, a 1.4-litre diesel and a 1.0-litre petrol turbocharged unit.


Expected launch by: Q4 2019

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Hyundai’s foray into EVs in India will be in the form of the Kona EV. It will be launched in the fourth quarter of this year. The Hyundai Kona will be brought via the CKD route and later on will be developed locally in order to keep prices in check. Internationally, the Kona gets two different 2 battery pack options. The first is a 39.2 kWh battery pack that has a range of about 310 km while the other is a 64 kWh battery unit with a range of 480 km. Its arch rival in India will be the upcoming MG eZS, that is also scheduled to launch this year.


Expected launch by: Q3 2019

2019 Hyundai Elantra Facelift 1

The Hyundai Elantra was one of the most value for money and stylish D-segment sedans in India but now has become a little long in the tooth. Hyundai will, therefore, replace it with an all-new facelifted model that features sharper body language all over. The launch will happen by the mid of this year, probably in the third quarter after the Venue is launched. Apart from the exteriors, the new Elantra will also get wholly reworked interiors and will feature a new 8-inch touchscreen infotainment system, updated upholstery and rearview camera with cross traffic alert.


Expected launch by: Q4 2019

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Finishing the list is the Hyundai Tucson, which is also teh flagship product of the South Korean brand in India. The Tucson will be launched here in the third or the fourth quarter of 2019. It will be equipped with a host of new features and equipment along with new sharper exteriors, in lieu of the new design policy of Hyundai. The major changes on the exteriors will Hyundai’s signature ‘Cascading’ grille, all LED headlights, new fog lamp housing, new alloys and LED tail lamps among others. On the inside, the new Tucson will come with new driver-assistance features like autonomous emergency braking, lane keep assist, adaptive cruise control and a 360-degree camera. There will also be a new 8.0-inch touchscreen infotainment system and the SUV will continue to be powered by the same set of engines.

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