These models could fairly spice up the game…
Hyundai India had a glamorous pavilion at the Auto Expo 2023, showcasing Ioniq 5 & 6 along with several other models. It is evident that the South Korean auto maker’s core plan is to invest more in electric vehicle development. But Hyundai is bringing up some interesting ICE models this year, to strengthen its market share. Here are 3 upcoming Hyundai cars in India, expected to launch this year. The proposed lineup has 1 SUV and 2 sedans.
2023 Hyundai Verna
Hyundai Verna has been a top player in the midsize sedan segment in India, even though the segment itself has lost its flair. Hyundai has been testing the new generation Verna on Indian roads for quite some time now, under heavy camouflage. This hints at the imminent launch of the new Verna in the upcoming months. The facelift is likely to adopt the Sensuous Sportiness philosophy used in the brand’s global models such as the Elantra and Sonata.
Hyundai might lose the 1.0-litre turbo petrol in order to add the 1.5-litre turbo petrol engine which is more powerful. It’ll partner up with the 1.5-litre petrol and the 1.5-litre diesel engines. More features and advanced tech will be present inside the car. ADAS will be introduced in the upcoming Hyundai Verna alongside the 10.25-inch touchscreen, digital cluster, etc. As per the reports, the launch of the much-anticipated model will take place in the upcoming months.
Hyundai Micro SUV
Hyundai has been working on a micro SUV, mainly to rival the Tata punch in the Indian market. The 5-seater micro SUV, codenamed Ai3, will be based on the modified version of the Grand i10 Nios’ platform. It might come with a NA 1.2L 4-cylinder petrol engine with possible AT and MT transmission choices. One of the recent spottings of the test mule of the Ai3 in Korea hints at a proper SUV-ish design and character in the vehicle.
The updated version of the 5-seater compact sedan is likely to be launched In India in March 2023. The new Aura will be available in four trims: E, S, SX and SX(O). It’ll come with the same 1.2-litre petrol engine as in the current version, producing 83PS and 114Nm. It will be mated to 5-speed MT and AT transmissions. The Honda Amaze, Maruti Suzuki Dezire rival could be priced from Rs.6.5 lakhs (ex-showroom). The updated version will pack a number of new features inside the cabin. The booking of the car has begun at authorised dealerships.