Hyundai is the second most successful automobile manufacturer in the Indian market. They recently launched the i20 premium hatchback, which might be an expensive option than the competitors, but is still appreciated by everyone for its space and premium feel of the cabin. Last year, the Korean manufacturer launched the Aura, Grand i10 Nios and the Hyundai Creta. All this has helped in increasing the market share of the manufacturer. They are also working on some new launches that will belong to different segments. This will help Hyundai in increasing their sales. Here are the three new vehicles that the manufacturer will be launching.
Alcazar 7-seater SUV
Hyundai Alcazar is essentially a 7-seater version of the Creta. The Creta is expected to hit the Indian market soon. It will be the first 7-seater SUV from the manufacturer. The new SUV has already been spied on the Indian roads. It has a longer rear overhang than the Creta which has been done to accommodate the third-row of seats. It also helps in opening up legroom for the third-row occupants. At the front, there will be the same C-shaped LED Daytime Running Lamps with LED headlamps. The grille of the Alcazar might get a bit more chrome to increase the premium-ness of the exterior. The side profile gets newly designed alloy wheels. The easiest change to spot is the new rear design. The Alcazar comes with a newly designed tailgate that is more upright and gets a new set of LED tail lamps that are different from the Creta.
The AX1 is a code name that Hyundai is using for a new micro-SUV that is currently in development. Hyundai AX1 will go against the Maruti Suzuki S-Presso, Mahindra KUV100 and the upcoming Tata HBX. The design will be inspired by the Venue compact-SUV. So, there will be a split headlamp design. The main halogen headlamp will sit in the bumper while the upper strip will be a LED Daytime Running Lamp or a turn signal.
The door handles for the rear doors will be placed on the C-pillars just like we have seen on the Tata Altroz and the Maruti Suzuki Swift. This mimics a two-door look which looks quite attractive on the small jacked-up hatchback. The AX1 has not been spotted in India till now. However, there are some spy shots of the AX1 when it was on a test on the international roads. There is currently no information regarding the launch timeline of the AX1 in the Indian market.
Hyundai is also working on an MPV. It will be the first MPV from the Korean manufacturer. All the information we have comes from the spy shots because there is no information available out there about this new MPV. It will come with a sleek pair of LED headlamps with LED Daytime Running Lamps, Hyundai’s cascading grille, fog lamps, a touchscreen infotainment system which Android Auto and Apple CarPlay, automatic climate control, rear AC vents and much more. Higher variants should also offer captain seats, digital instrument cluster and connected car technology. The MPV is expected to go against the Toyota Innova Crysta but it will be cheaper than the Kia Carnival.